Custom bull bar?

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  1. TheBlueKJ

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    Hey guys, I was just wondering if it would be a good idea to make my own bull bar. My main concern though is how safe it would be or if i should even attempt to do so. Any input would be greatly appreciated thanks in advance :)
     
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    It all depends on how you design it.
    Just don't replicate it the way commercially available ones like Manik, Westin, Aries, Steelcraft, Romik; as they all use the mounting points where the factory tow hooks go and are cosmetic and will do more damage than without one fitted to your Liberty...

    Or clone an ARB front bumper complete with the exact same mounting points or utilize the front cross member for mounting it to your vehicle.
     
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    Thanks for the input Ry. I'll probably do some more research and go with the ARB clone
     
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    If you are an avid off roader and are planning on using a winch,
    the other item you might consider is the Detours Backbone winch mount.
    KJ Backbone Bumper System for Jeep Liberty
    We have one on our Rig and it is bomb proof!
    I'll be adding on to it sometime in the future and making a prerunner style
    bumper with a stinger possibly.
     
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    The only issue I have with a stock TJ bumper is that it's not the strongest or best looking item out there and it look ugly on a Liberty IMO.
     
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    Yea thats why i was looking at the upgraded ones