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I don't like the ARB in general, not just the bull bar
Not going to spend $1k on something I don't like so I'll be fine without a front bumper
Just causes more issue with sagging faster anyway

Yes I ran an ARB for over 150,000 miles, 100,000 on the same OME suspension. Sagged almost 1/2 inch
 

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It did sag "almost" 1/2 inch but not quite :happy175:
Besides my wife is the Linguistics Professor so I can get by not knowing cause I have her. :happy175:

Fair enough. I'm married to an English teacher... so sometimes, I say things very wrong just to see if she's paying attention. The look I get.... would give Stephen King nightmares..
 

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Fair enough. I'm married to an English teacher... so sometimes, I say things very wrong just to see if she's paying attention. The look I get.... would give Stephen King nightmares..

Know what you mean, but even worse with mine is the fact her native language is Chugga ( her tribe ) and Swahili, plus knows a few more so she can tell me off in about 5-6 different languages.
I just smile and go on my way. Of course she was taught the " proper English in school " not American English, so I'm in trouble no matter what.:happy175:
 

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You guys are lucky, my wife is a Therapist/counselor!

She makes me talk about my feelings!

:Grenade:

Bert


oh my!!!
I've had a Bank President, next was a CPA, then a drunk ( seemed like fun for a month), and now my current Linguistics Prof.
 

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If you are kinda limited on space & equipment. I have 2 ideas for your solution.
1) buy a brush guard for the liberty.
Thats half your bumper there and its a decent base to work off of. To finish the build out of a full coverage front bumper (very helpful in deer country)
2) pawn shops & sometimes Craigslist is a great place to find decent small wire or stick welders.
A chop saw is not really needed. Any good grinder that can use a 6" cutoff wheel is just as capable.
Or make your bumper patterns out of cardboard. Bring those patterns to your local steel fab shop and have them cut your parts with a plasma cutter.

Side note: always measure twice and cut once.
 

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If you are kinda limited on space & equipment. I have 2 ideas for your solution.
1) buy a brush guard for the liberty.
Thats half your bumper there and its a decent base to work off of. To finish the build out of a full coverage front bumper (very helpful in deer country)
2) pawn shops & sometimes Craigslist is a great place to find decent small wire or stick welders.
A chop saw is not really needed. Any good grinder that can use a 6" cutoff wheel is just as capable.
Or make your bumper patterns out of cardboard. Bring those patterns to your local steel fab shop and have them cut your parts with a plasma cutter.

Side note: always measure twice and cut once.
Most all brush guards are so cheaply made they are not even worth installing let alone trying to build off of them
 

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Maybe so. When a full bumper is created off the brush guard its far more durable than just a brush guard itself (look at frontier's bumpers & brush guards)same base design. I've hit deer and hondas with mine(my old 06 f150). They arent made like road armor but will take a licken and keep you driving.
Im not knocking this build or design at all. Its actually how i would build one. I'm just putting options out there for those less inclined, limited on space, time, tools, knowledge & access to materials.
 

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Maybe so. When a full bumper is created off the brush guard its far more durable than just a brush guard itself (look at frontier's bumpers & brush guards)same base design. I've hit deer and hondas with mine(my old 06 f150). They arent made like road armor but will take a licken and keep you driving.
Im not knocking this build or design at all. Its actually how i would build one. I'm just putting options out there for those less inclined, limited on space, time, tools, knowledge & access to materials.
Comparing apples to oranges now. KJ brush guards except for the Matrix one are so thin and poorly made if you hit a rose bush you will bend them.
Start from scratch if you want but do not waste money on 99% of the brush guards out there
 
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