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is this a stupid idea?

frat guy

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So I rear ended a car and bent my homemade brackets. I had to take the bumper off to drive around and i really like the look it has now. What do you guys think about me welding a bull bar or even a Westin light bar to where the frame is to try and get a wannabe Rick look? If you look at the pics Rick has you may get a better picture of what I am talking about. I have about a 4 in body lift now, and so I just have those two ends of the frame sticking out now, illegal I think, and the bottom of the radiator. So what do you all think? It would pretty much be a bumper and i would still have the look it has right now with no bumper and cover up the ends of the frame. Do you think it would look funny?............bad idea?
 


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Alec

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Check CA state laws first!
 








GaSouthern1

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I think that the westin bar will look horrible, a bull bar will look good (like and ARB bumper).
 




Brett

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yes. bad idea. put the bumper back on. Focus on school.
 




410Fortune

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Doesnt a 97 have air bags? That might be a big problem dude. Also Rick has more then just a tube welded to his frame horns, his bumper/winch mount has structural integrity and function incorporated into the design.

dont go welding on a piece of pipe on there only to find that when you bump into that tree your airbags go off.....
 








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Originally posted by Hokie
4" Body lift? :eek:

oh yea, i forgot to add that to my post...how in gods name did you get a 4 inch BL.
 








Brandons

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Just do some painting if ya get the other bumper! trust me it looks sweet when ya paint the underside of the X, especially with a lift, which i dont have ..... yet.


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