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Thread: Fab Fours "Grumper" - Jeep JK integrated grille/winch bumper - pretty cool looking

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    Default Fab Fours "Grumper" - Jeep JK integrated grille/winch bumper - pretty cool looking

    I just received an email for the new Fab Fours Grumper. A grille and winch bumper combo. I think it looks pretty neat. I am not a fan of the windshield armor. I think it looks good except for where it dips down for the lights at the top.

    Quadratec has it listed for $1400 ($1350 bare steel).

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    looks like the front of a tractor / trailer unit in Australia

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    That is God awful ugly. I'm sure there will be more than one chromed to go with giant wheels.
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    Looks tooooo techno for my taste...
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    Something you would expect to see at a concept show, so I think it is cool looking, though not exactly true for an off-road reality, at least for around here anyways :/
    Traction, articulation, and gearing make a good off-road rig. Just a tall lift, big mud tires, winch, and a light bar simply do not.
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    Aside from style - my question with that design would be about airflow across the radiator.
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    It looks neat, but on a functionality standpoint I think it's not that great, but that's just my opinion. There looks like very little airflow to the radiator like Tundra mentioned, plus if you have a bad winch solenoid you have to clean up during a recovery it's more things you have to deal with. The visibility through the windshield doesn't look all that great either. On the plus side though, there's added protection for the winch from trees/rocks hitting it as well with the grille/radiator/ac condenser too which is a plus.
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    At least the radiator over-coverage will have you broken down long before night time becomes an issue, those are seriously shrouded headlamps, all the way around them. Do they even bother to take beam spread into account before selling this? I thought April Fools was last week.....
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