CT brush guard and winch mount

ERover82

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I know they were made by Mantec for the event but I've never seen for sale. I like the style, use of stock bumper, and the winch mount. Are these essentially non-existent now?
 

mgreenspan

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If you get a group order they will make a run of them. I asked when I was stationed in the UK. Don't remember total size order required. They aren't cheap.
 

robertf

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ive got a ton of pictures of it with a tape measure next to it if you are interested in building a clone. i was until i got the arb
 

ERover82

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I've no idea what they're worth and it depends on what it includes and in what condition. I do know a brush guard isn't as big or heavy as an aftermarket bumper though.
 

best4x4

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I've been looking and nada zip nothing so far. Gonna keep looking or just grab a TR front bumper. Only issue with the TR bumper is you'd completely loose the front side marker lights. Would be sweet to modify the turn signals to run a 2 element bulb, but I guess the easier fix is just 2 small 3/4 orange LED's drilled into the sides of the TR (if there is enough room). I like the ARB because I know their quality, and it has parking lights built in.
 

KyleT

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Can you find a previous sale of one of the CT setups for reference? ARB's are very plentiful...
Nope, not very desirable.

Or very desirable...

Either it's worth a lot because no one has them or it's worth nothing because no one has them. On dweb it's the second part.
 

fishEH

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I've been looking and nada zip nothing so far. Gonna keep looking or just grab a TR front bumper. Only issue with the TR bumper is you'd completely loose the front side marker lights. Would be sweet to modify the turn signals to run a 2 element bulb, but I guess the easier fix is just 2 small 3/4 orange LED's drilled into the sides of the TR (if there is enough room). I like the ARB because I know their quality, and it has parking lights built in.
I believe the D90 lights can be swapped in to run blinker and running light in the D1 signal housing.
And ARB "quality" ain't all that. The Tactical Rovers bumper is far more stout and everything looks super clean about them including the lines and welds.
 

mgreenspan

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Nope, not very desirable.

Or very desirable...

Either it's worth a lot because no one has them or it's worth nothing because no one has them. On dweb it's the second part.
It's worth more because its either actual camel trophy gear or reproduction. Either way, it's like amber dash lights for Hondas being JDM. I'd they were cheap and common every "cookie cutter" disco build would have one on it for "the look". Even if they were available relatively frequently, like one every two months, they would probably sell on dweb for $700 a pop just so people could have the look and street cred feeling they get like owning a Defender.
 

bri

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I thought I saw something like this on one of the other boards. It likely would have been LRO or D90. Can't remember how recent the post was, but I did run across it in the past month and I was not searching, so it may have been recent.
 

best4x4

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All the ARB's I've owned had excellent fit/finish with zero issues. I did hate how small the Shackle mounts were on my TJ/LJ ARB bumper, but they never bent or failed. Warn bumpers (on Jeeps) were $$$$$$$ and the powdercoat blew off in 4 months..... I have no doubt the TR Bumper is awesome (that's why I'm thinking about it), but the light issue was a concern with yearly state inspections. Will have to look into the D90 light bulb mounts. Thanks for the heads up on that!!