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Old September 15th, 2010, 10:14 PM
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Here is the Brownchurch grille on a standard bumper. Perhaps the profile pic gives you an idea of how far it sticks out. I would guess about four to five inches on top.
Thanks. It is a nice bar I think.
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Old September 15th, 2010, 10:29 PM
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One of my favorites is this one from RoverHybrids.

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Old September 15th, 2010, 10:37 PM
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Everyone knows this bumper, which is probably why the ARB hasn't been posted here yet. Here's mine with a Warn 9000 mounted.
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Old September 16th, 2010, 12:32 AM
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Does anyone have a picture of a Terrafirma tube bumper installed? It seems to look an awful lot like the Equip bumper but for 1/2 price...

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Old September 16th, 2010, 07:36 AM
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Is your plate supposed to say 'tease tease' in my rear view mirror?

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Crap. It's not SUPPOSED to. That's just a standard plate.
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Old September 19th, 2010, 09:16 PM
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Does anyone have a picture of a Terrafirma tube bumper installed? It seems to look an awful lot like the Equip bumper but for 1/2 price...

http://www.lucky8llc.com/Products.asp?ProductID=2407
And from what I hear it's at least half the quality...
I did hear that the Scorpion Racing ones were fantastic, but NLA.
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Old September 20th, 2010, 12:45 AM
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Last page. Nice looking and not such a belly dragger. Bumpers for Defenders must be extremely hard to make, because I have never found one that really looked good.
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Old June 18th, 2012, 10:04 AM
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Question about tow jaw fitment

My question is for Chris Snell.
Hello, my name is Alvaro, I live in Uruguay ( South America ), I was looking at your pictures and I want to know how you installed the two tow jaws at the front. Because I want to install two at the front of my vehicle but I am afraid my bumper is not strong enough. My car is a Land Rover 110 County Station Wagon 1989. Thank you very much. Sorry to bother you.
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Old June 18th, 2012, 10:26 AM
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Hi Jeff, thank you for the answer. So it's ok to install those tow jaws in the standard Defender bumper if I use those backing plates. Is this correct? Don't I need anything else to fix it to the chassis or something like that? Thank you very much.
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Old June 18th, 2012, 10:48 AM
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This thread would be even better if you all would add any accident pictures involving these bumpers. I have an ARB and don't plan on changing it as my needs are overland related. While most of you hate how far out an ARB sticks, and hence the con of comparably poor approach angle, I love it. I need a bumper that can take a hit out in the middle of nowhere and have the strength and standoff distance to protect the grille/radiator if there's an impact, so I'm not stranded. that is what the ARB was designed to do. When I see some of these rock climbing focused bull bars, which appear quite well built for what they are designed to do, they still mounted so close to the front end that any major impact will crush the wings and grille by the bar itself. I have seen actual impact photo's of defenders with an ARB after an animal strike, but would love to see some for the others to validate or invalidate my assumptions. I like that rockware, but can it stand up to an impact and protect the radiator? The brownchurch looks like it would fold like pipecleaner if it hit anything.
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Old June 18th, 2012, 11:19 AM
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Last weekend at Anthracite I saw for the first time an ARB bumper get completely pounded in from an impact on the trail that otherwise seemed superficial. The front plate of the ARB on the driver's side was bent all the way in - I was shocked. I'll see if anyone got a shot of it. I got a photo of what the rest of the truck looked like after the trail - not sure I got the front though.
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Old June 18th, 2012, 11:26 AM
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Would there be a difference with an ARB for an airbag DII with crush cans and one for a non airbag Defender? Or are they pretty much built the same?
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Old June 18th, 2012, 11:58 AM
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Or are they pretty much built the same?
This is relative, different designs with one longer than the other but neither is boxed. So someone will argue they are inherently weaker.
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Old June 18th, 2012, 12:06 PM
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There was a very long and debated thread about bumper choice for Scott Brady's D1 that involved the ARB, RTE and others. What seemed clear to me is that there was an inherent design shortcoming in the ARB D1 non-srs bumpers, and that the Defender and later DII bumpers where much stronger. My question in this thread was about the strength and application of the ARB Defender bumpers in overlanding and strength in animal strike. I'm fine with a bumper that can take an animal strike and then need to be replaced, preventing damage to the frame and body.

On that note, has anybody had rotation of a Defender ARB bumper by using the recovery points at the bottom? D1 ARBs had a rotation problem, but not sure about defender versions.

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I like that rockware, but can it stand up to an impact and protect the radiator?
The rockware bull bar is pretty sturdy, but it isn't indestructible. To account for inevitable damage to the bumper, there's quite a bit of distance between the rockware bull bars and the grill/wings.

It would take a pretty massive hit to deform a rockware to the point that it destroys the radiator.

That said, who knows...some people have a knack for being incredibly rough on their gear: a collision with a rock at 4mph carries four times the energy of a collision at 2mph.
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The rockware bull bar is pretty sturdy, but it isn't indestructible. To account for inevitable damage to the bumper, there's quite a bit of distance between the rockware bull bars and the grill/wings.

It would take a pretty massive hit to deform a rockware to the point that it destroys the radiator.

That said, who knows...some people have a knack for being incredibly rough on their gear: a collision with a rock at 4mph carries four times the energy of a collision at 2mph.
I have had my rockware on 3 different trucks: a NAS 90, the 83 110 and now the 130.
I have had plenty of contact with tree's etc with no damage.

In the green 110 I slid into a boulder @ Uwharrie while wheeling in the rain there (the red clay turns into crisco). It was on a very steep grade and we slid 20 yards before hitting. We hit very hard - enough to bounce back off the bolder several feet. Got out expecting massive damage, to my amazement the only damage was to the Matts rockware decal. There is a slight dent in the steel there as well.
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Anyone have a Masai? Really like the looks of this one. No shackle mounts though?

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