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    Best Steel Rear Bumper

    Does anyone recommend a rear steel bumper with the holes for sensors? I have the OEM rubber one on the back but want to have a steel one like the front. thanks for your help

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    Quote Originally Posted by spyder625 View Post
    Does anyone recommend a rear steel bumper with the holes for sensors? I have the OEM rubber one on the back but want to have a steel one like the front. thanks for your help
    How about the OEM steel rear?
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    Quote Originally Posted by dixonk View Post
    How about the OEM steel rear?
    Isn't that the one that flexes up and damages body paint on a hard hit? IIRC that was occurring with the OEM steel bumper.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JTCO View Post
    Isn't that the one that flexes up and damages body paint on a hard hit? IIRC that was occurring with the OEM steel bumper.
    Not super on topic, but does anyone know how sturdy the stock rear bumper is on the Gladiator?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JTCO View Post
    Isn't that the one that flexes up and damages body paint on a hard hit? IIRC that was occurring with the OEM steel bumper.
    I think there is a couple bolts in the back that make contact and some pieces that connect the fenders to the bumper which are removable. I know Eddie has a video highlighting a couple body checks. I havenít personally damaged anything but then again Iím not in an area where I can be that hardcore either.


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    LOD makes a great bumper and it will take a lot of abuse. Unless you just want one that matches the front. If I was doing it over I would probably go no rear bumper with some type of protection for the corners. I have the LOD stubby rear and I hit on stuff more than I thought I would.


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    Quote Originally Posted by TLife View Post
    Not super on topic, but does anyone know how sturdy the stock rear bumper is on the Gladiator?
    The Rubicon rear bumper is significantly better than the JL. It ties into the frame better and has those corner guards as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wayoflife View Post
    The Rubicon rear bumper is significantly better than the JL. It ties into the frame better and has those corner guards as well.
    I'd like corner guards for my JL.

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    Quote Originally Posted by doubletapdaddy View Post
    I'd like corner guards for my JL.
    I'm working on it. Got drawings almost done - I just need to find some time to have them made.

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