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michealk



Number of posts : 5
Location : arizona
Rig : 2010 2 dr rubicon
Registration date : 2010-06-04

PostSubject: New jeep owner   Fri 04 Jun 2010, 11:18 pm

This is my first Jeep a 2010 2 dr rubicon. I am wondering how much an after market rear bumper like the rockhard with tire carrier will affect the ride and balance of stock suspension.
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Mr.RonGilbert
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Number of posts : 2701
Age : 48
Location : Mt. Belvieu, Texas
Rig : 08 Black Unlimited
specs. : Its a beater!
Registration date : 2009-01-18

PostSubject: Re: New jeep owner   Fri 04 Jun 2010, 11:33 pm

Its quite a bit heavier.... a whole lot heavier than that POS stock bumper. It will squat the springs a little depending on what it is made of and what you hang off of it.

It is a trade off that is well worth it IMO - if you don't like the sag you can easily stuff some spacers in there to make up for it.
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N2rock
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Location : Sugar Land, TX
Rig : '07 Unlimited
Registration date : 2008-04-14

PostSubject: Re: New jeep owner   Sat 05 Jun 2010, 8:30 am

it will likely be around .5"-.75" sag. That doesn't sound like much, but it is very noticeable. You can pick up a .75" spacer to compensate.
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Uup4it
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Number of posts : 758
Age : 54
Location : San Antonio
Rig : 07 2 door X Flamer 6 spd
Registration date : 2008-09-07

PostSubject: Re: New jeep owner   Sat 05 Jun 2010, 10:17 am

I did not notice a difference in handling, etc., but I do now have a reverse rake, (ass-drag). The weight of my bumper stole quite a bit of lift on my 2 door X, just so ya know.

Welcome to the forum.
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michealk



Number of posts : 5
Location : arizona
Rig : 2010 2 dr rubicon
Registration date : 2010-06-04

PostSubject: Re: New jeep owner   Sat 05 Jun 2010, 7:37 pm

I am also not commited to a rockhard bumper, I just want a solid nonrattling setup that will allow me to carry hilift jack and extra water as I live in desert.
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michealk



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Location : arizona
Rig : 2010 2 dr rubicon
Registration date : 2010-06-04

PostSubject: Re: New jeep owner   Sat 05 Jun 2010, 7:40 pm

I thank you all for the welcome and info. I just want to set this jeep up right for what we like to do, which is alot of backcountry exploring and camping with some fun trail riding thrown in.
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Mr.RonGilbert
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Location : Mt. Belvieu, Texas
Rig : 08 Black Unlimited
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PostSubject: Re: New jeep owner   Sat 05 Jun 2010, 7:54 pm

michealk wrote:
I am also not commited to a rockhard bumper, I just want a solid nonrattling setup that will allow me to carry hilift jack and extra water as I live in desert.

How about a Hi-Lift, two gas cans (or water cans) and an ice chest and some recovery equipment?


Or just gas cans....


Or just the rack....


Or a set of 20mm Ammo cans....


Or nothing at all...
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michealk



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Location : arizona
Rig : 2010 2 dr rubicon
Registration date : 2010-06-04

PostSubject: Re: New jeep owner   Sat 05 Jun 2010, 8:12 pm

I like the flexibility looks sturdy and able to take some trail abuse. Any rattle issues or is it a solid fit out of the box?
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Mr.RonGilbert
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Location : Mt. Belvieu, Texas
Rig : 08 Black Unlimited
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PostSubject: Re: New jeep owner   Sat 05 Jun 2010, 8:32 pm

Solid...... I added a piece of 1/4" felt where the swing out latch meets the bumper. After about a 9m it rattled a little and now not at all. I am very happy with it.

It is a Shrockworks
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michealk



Number of posts : 5
Location : arizona
Rig : 2010 2 dr rubicon
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PostSubject: Re: New jeep owner   Sat 05 Jun 2010, 9:25 pm

Thanks will look into shrockworks. The bumper looks tough just right for a rubicon.
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Divide_and_Conquer
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PostSubject: Re: New jeep owner   Sun 06 Jun 2010, 12:21 am

nice
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jonsjeep
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Location : San Antonio
Rig : 2007 sahara unlimted
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Registration date : 2008-02-27

PostSubject: Re: New jeep owner   Wed 09 Jun 2010, 12:54 am

welcome to the forum
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