Avid Essential Rear Expedition Bumper...too heavy?

Discussion in 'Renegade Modified Tech' started by SLV-1, Oct 10, 2019.

  1. SLV-1

    SLV-1 New Member

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    So I was just having a conversation with another Renegade owner on Instagram. He recently traded up to a Rubicon because of problems he was having with his build. He installed the Avid Essentials Rear Expedition Bumper with the tire carrier. Avid’s website lists the bumper at 190lbs. After having it installed for a year, even with Eibach springs, both rear struts died.
    The next mods I have planned are rock sliders and a rear bumper. I already have the Avid Essentials Expedition front bumper installed and was planning on getting the rear to match. Although 190lb plus the weight of a spare tire sounds very heavy.
    Does anyone have experience with this setup?
    Do you think that much weight in the rear would cause problems?
    I’m new to the forum and look forward to seeing what everyone thinks. Thank you.
     
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  2. HoosierJeeper

    HoosierJeeper New Member

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    I'm new too, so take my opinion for what it's worth. On my lifted Liberty, I used to kill a set of Bilstein shocks every year, no extra weight, some times you just get bad shocks or hit rough roads that blow them out. Switched to OME shocks and haven't had an issue since. 190 isn't too much, doesn't sound like a lot to me. Are multiple spring rates offered?
     
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  3. IDoMy0wnRacing

    IDoMy0wnRacing Active Member

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    I went with the AVID front and rear bumpers and a 8k winch, Rocky Road sliders.
    AVID 2.5 plus the ATP coil springs and went with the Bilstein B6 struts.
    My 3573 pound Trailhawk now weights in at 4540 pounds and I don't have any suspension issues.
    IN FACT, the added weight makes for a really nice riding vehicle, on and off road with the setup I am using.
     
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  4. THawk16

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    Plus you've got an extra 100HP... Jealous!!
     
  5. IDoMy0wnRacing

    IDoMy0wnRacing Active Member

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    Don't be Jealous. I'm only using 4 psi of boost (for longevity/reliability purposes). lol Only 50-HP gain @ 4 psi. weg
     
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