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Old 02-23-2013, 11:01 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm wanting to put a brush guard or bumper brush guard on front of my 92 tracker. Just wondered if anyone had fabricated their own and could post some pics to give me some ideas. Thought I might convert one for a ranger s10 or something small. If anyone has any ideas I'm all ears. Just trying to have fun customize my tracker. Thanks. Here it is w 2" spacer lift 15x8 cragars w 235-75-15 maxxis. Before and after.
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I would not call my tubular receiver bumper (Welcome to the Trail Tough Products) a "brush guard" but it is sturdier than the original plastic bumper.
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I would not call my tubular receiver bumper (Welcome to the Trail Tough Products) a "brush guard" but it is sturdier than the original plastic bumper.
I like the front receiver on that.
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Random question cook, you have a brother named Ryan?
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From the same company, I have a rear tubular receiver bumper that matches the front bumper.

The the front and rear receiver bumpers will accommodate a portable winch.

I'd like to be able to say that I planned all this for off-roading but the truth is that a truck hit my Sidekick and OEM bumpers were no longer available.

However, my original thought was to find a rear receiver bumper that can permanently house a winch. This would add weight to the rear for traction. I found on a web forum (http://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/suzuk...r-bumpers.html) a picture of such a bumper on a Tracker. Unfortunately, it was custom fabricated by the owner who never answered my query about his bumper.

Your red rig looks nice. What do you want out of a "brush guard?"
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First no I do not have a brother. I like the solid bumper rather than the tubular ones. I wish they weren't so darn expensive. He's mine now. Yesterday I did the spray on Bedliner. Turned out pretty good. Now I have to tackle the interior. That will be fun. Have no idea why it's putting that pic upside down. I even rotated it and its still doing it. Anyway u get the idea!
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Very cool, not only does it not show up on radar you can drive it on the ceiling
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I like the solid bumper rather than the tubular ones. I wish they weren't so darn expensive. He's mine now. Yesterday I did the spray on Bedliner. Turned out pretty good. Now I have to tackle the interior. That will be fun.
If you like a "solid" bumper, look at the "Dominator" bumper from Zuks Off Road - Aftermarket add-ons for Suzuki Samurai, Suzuki Sidekicks, Geo Trackers and other 4-wheel drive vehicles. Only the front bumper houses a winch. If the rear bumper could have housed a winch, I would have purchased it.

To what part of your car did you apply the spray-on bedliner? I am thinking about applying it to the interior side of my rear wheel wells. The upholstery over the wheel wells is aged and needs to be replaced. Since the upholstery is no longer available, a spray-on bedliner appears to be a promising alternative.
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PJF, I am pretty jealous of your bumpers. I have no need for a reciever and I legally need a license plate up front but damn yours looks nice.
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I have the ZOR dominator and its an awesome bumper. The brush guard is a heavily modified range rover.
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