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    Opinions wanted on bumper decision

    So, I like bumpers in the mid width to stubby length and a sunken winch. I have a VR10-S waiting in the garage. I was looking at the LOD Signature mid-width but saw the Rugged Ridge Arcus in Eddies EJS video with RR. The LOD is 3/16th steel and the RR is 11ga. That comes out to .188Ē and .120Ē respectively.

    What Iíd like to know, since Iím not educated enough on steel, if I were to tag a rock or bump something, would there be a difference in damage to the Rugged Ridge since itís 6/100th thinner? It doesnít seem like a lot, but idk. Thanks.


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    Knows a Thing or Two MrGiant's Avatar
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    It does not only depend on the wall thickness. Without concerning the impact strength the other factors about damage or no damage are geometry on the impact area (konvex or similar is stronger than flat), the type of steel (alloys and strength, heat treatment...), formed surfaces vs welded pyramid like shapes and inner reinforcements.
    Which of these would be stronger....I dont know

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    I canít weigh in on the bumper thickness question.. but I will say I do prefer that LoD Signature Mid Width!


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    Quote Originally Posted by MrGiant View Post
    It does not only depend on the wall thickness. Without concerning the impact strength the other factors about damage or no damage are geometry on the impact area (konvex or similar is stronger than flat), the type of steel (alloys and strength, heat treatment...), formed surfaces vs welded pyramid like shapes and inner reinforcements.
    Which of these would be stronger....I dont know

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    Very true. As I try to gain experience on more advanced terrain, I would hate to misjudge the line and tag a rock and damage the bumper. I guess sometimes you do have to play to play


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    Quote Originally Posted by Napalm View Post
    I canít weigh in on the bumper thickness question.. but I will say I do prefer that LoD Signature Mid Width!


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    It was on my buy list until I saw the other one, now Iím up in the air. I would have my buddy powder coat the hooks glossy red though.


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