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post #11 of 41 (permalink) Old 06-06-2019, 02:35 PM
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Not a chance square, ugly, and overbuilt for killing 'roos:



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But seriously, if your goal is to buy the most metal from a bumper company for the least amount of money, the ARB is the way to go. There's a reason why you see so many of these, they're the battering ram of the aftermarket bumper world.


You really to show the ARB away from the mall.



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how high is your deductible. That seems like $1k plus worth of damage to the front.
Deductible is 1K. The agent through in the signal lamp. Looks fine. The fender looks OK as well. I ordered the filler panel so when I install I should know more.
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A winch is an easy install. Just be sure you don't link the live direct to the battery but install a fuse link and an isolator in line.
Does the Shrockworks Disconnect Switch and Bracket do both or is that just a partial solution? If not what would you suggest? My mechanical/electrical skills are not robust but I am ready to DIY and improve my skills so I appreciate all the input.
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Bummer.

I have that little panel in white if you want it. I hit a drunk last fall and it was just dangling there, so I pulled it off and forgot to give it to the repair shop.

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Already ordered in the correct color but thanks for the offer.
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A few pieces of advice:
I must admit my fascination with DO evil eye is purely aesthetic. I'm in the ARB is ugly camp. My thought about aluminium is to keep the weight down/MPG up but I have probably already crossed that bridge with the steel E1 rear bumper I have. No rust would be nice, I'm in northern NM which does use salt but it's a low humidity place and I'm fanatical with getting under the vehicle during winter months at the self-serve car wash. People think I'm strange because to me washing the vehicle is all about the under carriage. I am am going to strongly consider the E1 steel bumper probably the diamond style. Appreciate the input.
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Ordered Shrockworks Washer Fluid Reservoir Bottle. Might as well get that ball rolling...
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1. I've installed or help to install pretty much every major bumper made for the FJ, including the Demello. I'm not a fan. Control box mounting is always an issue and everything on this bumper is a tight fit. Personally, the easiest bumper to install is the Expedition One. If you expect to hit more deer, the ARB will be the strongest. If you expect to winch 100 times a year, the ARB will be the strongest (they clock the winches so that the bottom of the winch is facing forwards, I've never seen anybody else do this, it's an amazingly strong design).

The trade-off between the Expedition One and ARB offerings is style vs functionality. No that the Expedition One bumpers can't take a deer hit, but the ARB one is literally designed for hitting Kangaroos. So that's the decision I'd make in your situation: Expedition One vs ARB. I'm on my second Expedition One bumper ('11 FJ and '18 4Runner).
I don't want to hijack this thread, but I'm also trying to make a decision on a front bumper, and deer are a major concern. I don't totally like how the ARB bumper looks, but that's a minor factor in the decision. I was wondering how the Shrockworks front bumper compares to the ARB bumper for the FJ, in regards to collisions? I've heard folks say that for the 4Runner the Shrockworks front bumper is supposed to be as solid as the ARB bumper, but I'm not sure if this is true for the FJ (or even if this is accurate for the 4Runner).
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@jimmy-buffett "No that the Expedition One bumpers can't take a deer hit."

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Also look at the road armor titan 2 bumper. The winch is also mounted feet forward in this bumper

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2011 Army Green is paint code 6V7 www.automotivetouchup.com and it's a perfect match.


I have the E1 Kodiak with the Shrockworx Rez and aux battery tray.
I want to add that I purchased that paint code from Automotive touch up. My 2011 army green now has many darker measles on it. Not even a close match. That reminds me to contact them today.
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