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Alibaba Front Bumper

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28 Mar 2018 20:20 #190995 by mdog18
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Hey guys,

Can anyone confirm whether they have bought/fitted this (or any other) jimny bumper off of Alibaba.com?

I'm thinking about buying one because I can't seem to find any in the UK and the rest are too expensive with shipping.

Would be super grateful if anyone had any recommendations!

Thanks

Bumper link: www.alibaba.com/product-detail/Hot--ARB-...15.33.17f07e46pM4ijn

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28 Mar 2018 20:26 #190996 by ninjaferret
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Like the look of it.

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28 Mar 2018 20:54 #191000 by mdog18
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Me too - I've been wanting a bumper that provides solid protection while also making the jimny front a bit more meatier. I think the front of the Jimny is its weakest point, aesthetically.

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28 Mar 2018 21:20 #191002 by ninjaferret
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What would be the cost ? Do you know?

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28 Mar 2018 23:31 #191004 by Darthblaker7474
Does it conform to whatever regulations for bumpers in the UK?

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29 Mar 2018 00:24 - 29 Mar 2018 00:26 #191008 by zukebob
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I can confirm that they are well made. Mine is the same except doesn't have the tube to look like the ARB Deluxe.



Also very durable. Although I wanted the steel as a simple upgrade for possible off-road damage, mine was actually baptized on-road. As the traffic was stopped in the lanes in my direction, a gentleman coming in the opposite direction decided he was going to make a U-turn between me and the car in front of me. There wasn't enough room and nothing I did persuaded him not to try. The result was my bumper took out his right front headlight and provided a long deep crease across his right front fender. When I got out there was no damage to my car. Even the finish only had about 1/8 inch diameter chip.

As a side note, 9 out of 10 of the vendors on alibaba or aliexpress will bend over backward to accommodate your needs.

DO RESEARCH WHAT DARTHBLAKER747 SAID FIRST

I started out with nothing & still have most of it left
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29 Mar 2018 08:45 #191010 by mdog18
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$580 inc. shipping to the UK. Or $280 without shipping.

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29 Mar 2018 08:47 #191011 by mdog18
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How easy was it to fit the front bumper? I'm not exactly mechanically inclined but I want to start learning more and more about my car so I would like to start doing small modifications on my own rather than paying for a garage to fit it.

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29 Mar 2018 10:10 #191017 by Daniel30
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mdog18 wrote: $580 inc. shipping to the UK. Or $280 without shipping.


plus vat when it comes into the country

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29 Mar 2018 10:11 #191018 by mdog18
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yup..and I'm sure it will be a tidy sum too. Luckily its pretty easy to negotiate with the sellers on these sorts of sites so I reckon I can get the full price down to ~$420 so I can budget for VAT when it arrives.

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29 Mar 2018 13:52 #191026 by Busta
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Darthblaker7474 wrote: Does it conform to whatever regulations for bumpers in the UK?


It won't be type approved, but I don't know of any Jimny bumpers (or other parts for that matter) that are. That doesn't mean it's illegal, but I believe if you have an accident and it damages someone/something, or for example prevents your airbag from going off and a passenger gets hurt etc. and somebody claims against you, the onus will be on the you to prove it is necessary and that its design wasn't a contributing factor to the damage/injury. The same goes with any non-type approved parts you bolt onto your car, from lift springs to recovery points to arch extensions.

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30 Mar 2018 01:53 #191033 by zukebob
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mdog18 wrote: How easy was it to fit the front bumper?


I had mine mounted at a shop and was glad I did. It went on and off 6 or 7 times before everything was lined up correctly. It took about 4 hours. There was another UK member on the forum that also purchased one. He had the same experience.

I started out with nothing & still have most of it left

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