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Old May 12th, 2004, 02:57 PM
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Rear Bumper

All right, I am now on to my next item on my wish list--> a new rear bumper. Obviously Landrover didn't think much about the angle of departure when they nailed that plastic thing on the rear end, and even with 265/75/16's and a 3" lift I hit bottom in some places.
Before I get crazy, does anyone have insight on who makes a good steel rear bumper. Trek looks OK, but its $1000 dollars without shipping.
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Old May 12th, 2004, 03:06 PM
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Old May 12th, 2004, 03:28 PM
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Oops, started another thread by accident. Ho, that looks good, but ideally I am looking for something that also offers some quarterpanel protection. Also, I have a Disco II. EE offer anything that fits that description?
Rob
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Old May 12th, 2004, 03:33 PM
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ahh, disco2. nothing for disco2.

there's SG and trek... their quarter panel protection isn't really all that. i've seen the SG and trek give against rocks and crunch into the panel it's supposed to protect.

so, if you decide to go with any of them, just keep that in mind and be careful.
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Old May 12th, 2004, 03:39 PM
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Oh well. Between SG and Trek, any preference, other than price. Attached is a picture of the 3" lift me and my buddy Shane put in a couple of weeks ago. The spacers were sure pretty, almost a shame they aren't more visible.
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Old May 12th, 2004, 03:42 PM
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Nicely Done.
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Old May 12th, 2004, 03:44 PM
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Next thing you know Rob will be bragging about the extra inch he's got on me now.


Anyone looked into a way to strengthen the quarter panel protection on the SG and Trek rear bumpers?
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Old May 12th, 2004, 03:47 PM
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Oh yeah, and Rob I think you're next item should be some underbody/diff protection before the rear bumper.

That way I have something to work on.
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Old May 12th, 2004, 03:52 PM
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Shane, the only diff guards I have come across are weld-on only. So I guess you are are going to have to buy some welding gear next
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Old May 12th, 2004, 03:58 PM
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I think the QT Services diff guards are bolt on. I'm not sure though.
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Old May 12th, 2004, 05:10 PM
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there are 3 possible ways of hitting the bumper at that spot behind the rear tire:

1. front the side,
2. diagonally,
3. straight up (most common)

so get your head under there, and look where you can put braces to make that portion stronger.

you'd need at least 2 supports. vertical and horizontal.

even then you should be careful. the heavy disco will pretty much mangle anything if you hit it hard enough.
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Old May 16th, 2004, 10:15 AM
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Mike,
my email is stansellrob@msn.com. Sorry about getting back to you, but been a busy weekend. If you have any pics laying around with your rear bumper, that would be cool. Thanks,
Rob
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Old May 16th, 2004, 08:00 PM
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Ho, gotta say that I have knocked the crap out of my rear Trek bumper, yes, I have come down very hard on it, and have not had any problems with it. The Trek bumper does have vertical supports inside the rear quarter panel.
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Old May 16th, 2004, 11:51 PM
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Old May 17th, 2004, 12:18 AM
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Ron, does blowing this kind of bag count?
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Old May 17th, 2004, 07:03 PM
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Hey, now we're getting personal. I know where you live!!!!!
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Old May 17th, 2004, 07:50 PM
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Keith, they're just jealous 'cos they don't have a Trek bumper, and may never have one

SC
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