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Old November 17th, 2008, 06:14 PM
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I have a Rockware and have been happy with the quality.


(kevin - whose that guy in the orange jumpsuit)
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Old November 17th, 2008, 07:09 PM
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It's funny how passionate people get about their bumpers : )
If it really "suxs" offroad, how come Bill Burke has one on the front of his rig?
I don't think you could go wrong with any one of the three personally, but it depends on what your goals are.
As Fidel said because they are one of his sponsors.
Bills bumper was so modified from the original ARB design that when ARB USA saw a publicity photo (think he said it was a BFG KM2 ad) they sent him a new stock one and "suggested" he should install it.
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Old November 17th, 2008, 08:31 PM
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It's funny how passionate people get about their bumpers : )
If it really "suxs" offroad, how come Bill Burke has one on the front of his rig?
I don't think you could go wrong with any one of the three personally, but it depends on what your goals are.
Yes... passionate it is... ARB bumpers suck. i was trying to be nice.. now i will just be honest. Rockware or Die. Or one of the new ECR bumpers look nice too..
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Old November 17th, 2008, 10:05 PM
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I really the Safari Guard setup on my 95. In fact, I like the SG 3-link and the SG rear tire rack too. I hope they do you right if you order from them, it will help their PR image a lot.
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Old November 17th, 2008, 10:18 PM
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Scott, nice looking truck. What color is your 90? It looks Grey in the picture.

Also, what is on the hood? A basket?
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Old November 18th, 2008, 12:06 AM
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Oh man, don't tell my wife it is for drying sweaters!! I will be driving around with laundry clipped to my rover... well, maybe it will be kinda cool if she leaves the G strings and wonder bras! The gel cups can keep your ears warm in the winter!

The Rover was repainted in LR bottany grey. Was black when new, but looks nicer to me. It's only money!!

The rack is from the Brit military Wolf (Wimik) gun trucks. They carry extra ammo in the rack and other odd items! I "may" have acquired a pair of them from a RAF supply SGT in the desert.... amazing what Jack Daniels and beer can get!
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Old November 18th, 2008, 03:26 PM
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How about Devon 4x4's bumper kit? It includes the steering guard that attaches to the cross member under the radiator. They have both low mount and high mount winch options. Only trouble is there is no distribution in the US yet. www.devon4x4.com

It is seriously strong, I have hit the skid on rocks in Moab and also the bumper ends on trees in Washinton, only scuffs so far...




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Art Vigil had the sweetest Rockware yet. Its on here somewhere..
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Old November 18th, 2008, 07:39 PM
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How about Devon 4x4's bumper kit? It includes the steering guard that attaches to the cross member under the radiator. They have both low mount and high mount winch options. Only trouble is there is no distribution in the US yet. www.devon4x4.com

It is seriously strong, I have hit the skid on rocks in Moab and also the bumper ends on trees in Washinton, only scuffs so far...




I like that setup. Similar to the Rockware without the brush bar. How was it to get it over here?
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Old November 18th, 2008, 09:39 PM
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I think I've decided against the ARB. It's down to SG and Rockware. Emailed SG and got a email back five minutes later from their CEO. He said they are getting inventory ramped up so that when they come back online there won't be a wait for their parts. I'm still a little leery based upon what people have said on the board.
Dude, you got an e-mail from the CEO. It doesn't get any more legit than that.
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Well, I don't know anything about who this guy is....his title on the email said CEO. Sounded legit but I'm still a little skeptical
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Old November 18th, 2008, 10:59 PM
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Has anyone mentioned the new offering from Rovertym?

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Old November 18th, 2008, 11:17 PM
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Too me, they all look the same.
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Old November 18th, 2008, 11:30 PM
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I definitely vote ARB, as I doubt the Safarigard and Rockware have even a 10th of the crash protection testing and engineering that ARB has put into theirs. ARB's are true bullbars, meant to take a smack into large animals in the outback. yes you do lose some clearance, so the buyer will need to decide what's important. ARB's have a singular goal...to save the radiator so you can get home.

BTW, Pendy has an ARB mod, that resolve the ARB clearance issue, that I have yet to do, but plan to at some point.
I agree with Mark on the crash testing. I was involved in an accident in my 80 series Landcruiser and the ARB saved the truck from being a total loss.

Any pics of the pendy-modded ARB? Very interested. I feel like I've seen pics but can't remember where.
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FWIW- the Rovertym bumper on the NAS 110 was @ Uwharrie Safari last spring. The welder from Rovertym took me over to show it to me, he had just finished it a couple of days before and was quite proud of it.. The thing was impressive to say the least. It had the usual clean Rovertym lines and was massively built (looked heavier than my Rockware).
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Well, I don't know anything about who this guy is....his title on the email said CEO. Sounded legit but I'm still a little skeptical
Be very skeptical...scratch that, you should never buy anything from them ever!!! I waited 2 years for a 3-link, they just recently sent the rest to me. But I am still missing two end pieces to the 3-link.

If you order the bumper from them, you will pay in full and possibly wait up to 2 years to get anything. They say the company is new and better form the old SG but I still haven't seen it yet.

Get the Rockware. Like Randy keeps saying, it really is the best bumper. I have one and could not be happier. Its bombproof. The SG one isn't even boxed in on the back side I don't think.
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Get the Rockware. Like Randy keeps saying, it really is the best bumper. I have one and could not be happier. Its bombproof. The SG one isn't even boxed in on the back side I don't think.
It's not I wonder what Rockware would charge to duplicate the SG design with a heavier build (or if he would), now that would be cool...

Wasn't ECR reproducing the SG bumper? If so, were there any changes to it to make it stouter?
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Who's defender is this? Looks like an ARB, but with wrap-around guards. How can I go about getting this?
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I can vouch for the strength of the Rockware bumper. I've hit trees while skidding down a muddy hill at MAR wil know damage to the bumper or truck. On the other hand I've seen an ARB's welds split after a similar hit.
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I can vouch for the strength of the Rockware bumper. I've hit trees while skidding down a muddy hill at MAR wil know damage to the bumper or truck. On the other hand I've seen an ARB's welds split after a similar hit.
don't think that rockware is immune to a split weld.

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Who's defender is this? Looks like an ARB, but with wrap-around guards. How can I go about getting this?
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