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lets talk custom bumpers.

all the custom bumpers i've seen online have a larger hoop or "stinger" type hoop. why is this? what is the purpose of it? are you able to mount anything to it?

i'm sure other questions will pop up but this is to get the discussion stared.
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all the custom bumpers i've seen online have a larger hoop or "stinger" type hoop. why is this? what is the purpose of it? are you able to mount anything to it?

i'm sure other questions will pop up but this is to get the discussion stared.
I believe the real purpose of a stinger is to protect the engine compartment in a rollover. That is why the stinger hoop is generally slightly taller than the hood. Someone correct me if I am wrong though.
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that would make sense. i just saw it as a hoop and your not really able to mount lights to it and if you put a strap for recovery it's just gonna fall to one side or the other.
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I Googled it
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Prevent a vehichle from going end over end, and also in a rollover, can protect that radiator/front end.
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The stinger is there for the NEXT time the guy rolls it 3 times..Instead of the front end rolling on the hood and smashing in the radiator and fan...the front end will roll on the stinger, making the vehichle capable of driving off the trail to see another day
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I Googled it
Thanks for clearing that up for him.
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Makes sense... I always thought they were kind of there just to direct brush/trees/whatever else away from the vehicle to go through. lol
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Makes sense... I always thought they were kind of there just to direct brush/trees/whatever else away from the vehicle to go through. lol
honestly, i thought it was for looks, no joke
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yea i thought about the whole spotter thing too. there was a pic or vid of someone who nosedived their truck and it was teetering on the stinger.
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I thought the original use was in deep snow areas (up North) where there might be a big crack (Crevice) that you can’t see and the Stinger would stop you from going through the crack.

From there I think the 4x4 Off Road Groups turned it into a Roll Bar.

Not sure of which came first but I know it is used in deep snowy areas.
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