Will a jk steel bumper fit on a KJ?

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  1. DNieto87

    DNieto87 New Member

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    Wanted to know will a jk steel number fit on a KJ? I want to give my 06 KJ a rugget mean look but all i seem to find when looking is jk steel bumpers??
     
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    LibertyTC Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator

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    I think you meant to say bumper instead of number, I'll change the title to reflect bumper for you.
     
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    tommudd Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    Want an honest answer ?
    With some work you can mount one of course, anything can be thrown at the front, enough welding and steel it will work.
    BUT will it look good and be as strong as an ARB, never
    Have seen a bunch that tried to mount TJ bumpers but have not seen one that I would proudly say I owned due to looks
     
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    DNieto87 New Member

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    Thanks for the feed back.
     
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    Didn't Matrix make one? Or was that just a brush guard?
     
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    tommudd Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    Its not a bumper per se, good and solid with good tow points built in, I ran one on the 04 for a while and now on the 03 but not technically a bumper
     
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    DNieto87 New Member

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    Thanks lol yes exactly what I meant not number
     
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    I got a cheep rock crawler bumper off eBay and Im going to be doing a similar modification as It seems I have more time then money to buy the ARB.
    I’ll post pictures of the journey and end results.
     
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    tommudd Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    Good luck, and make sure you have good strong mounts and tuck it back in close to the body. Don't like the fat lip looks when there is a foot between the bumper and body
     
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    I am interested too, I am going to have to fab me one as well. I would like an ARB but the wife said NO!!!! Or at least not till the bathroom has been remodeled! lol. Wonder how fast I can get that done lol.
     
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    tommudd Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    Just wait for an ARB
     
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    I went and bought me an ARB, when the wife finds out I may be sleeping in the jeep for awhile lol.
     
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    tommudd Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    There are worse things
    Went through many other 4x4s and Jeeps over the last 50 plus years of driving ,........and 4 wives
    They both come and go , a few you are glad to see go, some you give to your best friend , example my first wife LOL
     
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    Yeah don’t like that fat lip look either!
     
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    Is this the JK bumper you are referring to? Might not be nearly as expensive as an ARB but it looks pretty darn good on the Liberty. I'll be mounting it in the next couple weeks, more pictures then.