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Old January 10th, 2005, 08:29 PM
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Rear bumper options

Are there any aftermarket rear bumpers to replace that rear step thing. Aside from taking it off an adding bumperettes.
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Old January 11th, 2005, 10:54 AM
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The bumper on the NAS d-90's in considered after market in the rest of the world since it was designed by safety Devices exclusively for our market.

I have seen recently in LRM a new full size bumper with a winch pocket, similar in size to the SD one you have now, made in the UK. It looks enormous though.

A few other people have had rear bumpers/bumperettes made up by SG and Rockware. Scorpion racing has a nice bumperette as well for short money (www.4x4ag.com). You can combine this with a hitch mount like those of SG and Rover accessories. Add a dixon bate and your styling.
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Old January 11th, 2005, 11:58 AM
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I guess the question is what do you want the bumper for? Normal 90s don't have rear bumpers. Do you want a step for people getting into and out of the back or is it for collision protection or something else??
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Old January 11th, 2005, 02:12 PM
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Dave, do you have the Scorpion bumperettes? I've probably asked you that before... If so, do they work, have you 'tested' their strength at all?
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Old January 11th, 2005, 02:27 PM
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Yup, I have them. Don't think we talked about it. I have "tested" them. However that is always subject to the circumstances. I will just say they have done very well so far. I have no complaints.

How about that?
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Old January 11th, 2005, 02:27 PM
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Hey dave M do you have a rear reciver hitch??
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Yes, it's the rover accesssories one.
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Old January 11th, 2005, 02:31 PM
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did you have to ditch the Yakima?
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Yes, I went with the spare tire mounted Yakima instead. That way I can leave it on for offroading rather than removing it every time I go somewhere. I hated the hitch mounted version. It vibrated, made too much noise and was heavy.
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yeah, woould it not clear the spare? hows the mantec hold bikes and a tire?
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Dunno, never tried to see if it would handle clearing the spare with the new hitch. I don't think it would of. Either way, I still didn't like it.

The Mantec handles it just fine. I've had zero issues although the most bikes I've ever put on it were three.
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