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I smoked my front bumper cover on my Disco when it lost badly to a snow bank. I am thinking about buying a TJM T15 as a replacement. Anyone here have any thoughts or experience with these bumpers? I had an ARB Bullbar on my last Jeep and I loved it, but it is considerably more expensive than the TJM model. Time is of the essence on this as I need to get the claim into my insurance company pronto.

Also, where can I source the bumper from (USA) for the least amount of scratch. I found them at the 4x4 Connection for $665.30 (non-aluminum).

On a side note, got an estimate done for a new front bumper with install and paint (fog's were fine) and it was boasting $1100!! Now you can see why am searching for a better bumper and with my $500 deduct, I may only have to invest about $125 out of my pocket since the insurance company will shell out the remaining $600, to me.

I appreciate all your help and if you have any other ideas as far as bumper go, please let me know. The price is the greatest concern right now as I am building a new home and my wife has an uncanning way to find 'upgrades' on a daily basis.

Cheers,

Ryan
 

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Stay with the shop that gave you that price, it is good and a better bumper then the ARB's.
Here is a picture that say's it all as far as I aam concerned.
Mike J.
 

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Thanks! Did a tree trunk to that much damage to your bull bar? Was that from trying to back off it or from being connected for a tow?

Also, does anyone know if the TJM bumpers have the provisions for the washer jets. Thanks all!
 

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That was not my truck, the picyure was sent to me by a friend. The driver drove over it and then tried to back off.
Washer jets are available as kits and I believe TJM does have them.
It is pictures like this that made my build my own bumpers.
See my pictures.
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WOW, that is a great looking set of bumpers! What would you charge to fabricate another front?

I have the SE, so I am already equipped with the washer jets, just want to make sure that they had provisions to remount them as they are very usefull in Minnesota.
 

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If you wanted something like mine I would suggest you find a good welder/fabrication shop near you, I can send you plenty of pictures to get them started in the right direction.
I sent these pictures more to make a point, there are alot of aftermarket bumpers out there, not many of them are very strong. Now I may have gone overkill on mine, but it is what I wanted and it is overly strong.
As you can see, I do alot of off roading.
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Ryan:
If you do serious "off-roading" like Mike go for the toughest ones.If you don't do much, you can try buying a used original one at www.roversland.com
Give them a call,as they have great prices and I'm almost shure that it would cost you less than $600 bucks.All you got to do is buy yourself the paint for the sides(where the fogs are), (and in the case it's not the same color as yours) from www.atlanticbritish.com and then install it yourself,as it's pretty easy to do.Just my opinion.
Thanks,
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Carlos,

I do travel off the beaten path quite a bit in my Rover. Although, the factory bumper looks well versed for the vehicle, the last thing I want is to replace another one a few months down the road. Therefore I am in search of a metal replacement unit, one that can withstand a certain level of abuse. All the while giving me a better approach angle and house a winch.

Looks like th TMJ unit keeps looking better and better to me.

Thanks,

Ryan
 

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What was your final solution on your front bumper issue? I've got the same problem now.

Kevin
Kevin, check out bottorf-fabrication.com. Here is a snap of the D2 bumper he makes on my rig. He makes a slimmer version as well. You won't find a better bumper for the price and he ships free.
 

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