Review & Install Video
I'm Ryan from ExtremeTerrain.com, and this is my review and installation of the Off Camber Fabrication by MBRP Bumper Stinger Kit, fitting all 2007 to 2016 JKs with an Off Camber Fabrication front bumper installed. Today, we're going to talk about the construction and installation of this stinger.
The original purpose of a stinger was so if you were doing hardcore off-roading, you're coming down off an obstacle that's very steep and there's a chance of your rolling over forward, that the stinger would hit the ground and put the vehicle to one side or the other, keeping you on your wheels. Also, the purpose of the stinger was that if you were to roll over, the stinger would hold the weight of the vehicle from crushing the radiator and the core support, allowing you to then right the vehicle and start it up and drive it away.
Now these days, a stinger is more of a styling option than anything else, because a lot of us aren't doing that hardcore of off-roading. But, whether you're looking to purchase this because you like the look or because you need the function, this is a really well-built, really strong piece that I think is fairly-priced for what you get. As I mentioned, this stinger is designed to bolt right on to any Off Camber Fabrication front bumper, whether you have the stubby, the full-width, or a bumper with or without winch mount. However, this will not work in conjunction with either of the two light bar brackets that are available from Off Camber Fabrication for their front bumpers. The brackets for this stinger are made of quarter-inch steel, and the hoop itself is inch and three-quarter diameter, 0.12 inch wall thickness, DON tubing.
So, as I said before, this is going to be really strong with the way that these gussets are welded in. It'll probably hold up to being used as its intended purpose, and if you're just installing this because you like the look of it, it's definitely going to look good. This thing's very well-built. It's covered in a textured black powder coat finish which will match your powder coated front bumper. However, if you have the Line-X front bumper, this is not yet available in the Line-X finish, so you may want to refinish it to make sure that it matches properly.
So, as far as installation goes, this is very easy. As I mentioned, if you have an Off Camber Fabrication front bumper, this is going to bolt right on. All the hardware that's necessary to get it installed is included with the kit, and all you need to do is remove the factory bolts holding your front bumper on to the frame rails of the Jeep, set this in place, and use the included hardware to bolt everything back together. It shouldn't take you more than an hour to get this bolted onto the Jeep, and you won't need any specialty tools, just some sockets.
I think that this stinger is fairly-priced for what you get. A lot of Off Camber Fabrication products are very high-quality, this stinger included, so they do command a high price. When you consider the cost of a front bumper from Off Camber Fab and this stinger section to add onto it, the package does get a little bit pricey. But if you already have a front bumper, and you're just looking for an add-on stinger piece, I think this is pretty fair.
So whether you're looking to add some additional style or some additional function to your Off Camber Fabrication front bumper and you like this stinger look, I think that this is a fairly-priced and very high-quality piece.
So that's my review of the Off Camber Fabrication by MBRP Bumper Stinger Kit fitting all 2007 to 2016 JKs, that you'll find right here at ExtremeTerrain.com.
Sting or Be Stung.
Extreme crawling is not for the faint of heart. Or the "weak of vehicle" for that matter. That's because as soon as you're off the beaten path, you and your steel horse are going to encounter tricky ruts, rocks the size of a bathtub, deceptively slippery spots and dangerous debris; not to mention the perilous ground you're covering. All those hazards can do a real number on your Wrangler's finish, adding chips and dents that aren't going to go over well at the show. The guys over at Off Camber Fabrications have been there. That's why they make this Bumper Stinger Kit — to let you tackle those trails without sweating your rig's beauty. So go conquer those rocks in style; you're covered. Powerful Construction.
Off Camber Fabrications makes this stinger using Drawn Over Mandrel tubing, a process that takes steel tubing and cold draws it over a mandrel, producing an improved finish surface, better dimensional tolerances and the toughest weld strength on the planet. Aggressive Styling.
Not only does this stinger protect your baby from damage, it also gives it a bold, forceful look. Installation.
This Bumper Stinger Kit comes with the necessary C.R.S. brackets, making this install a piece of cake for any Wrangler JK with an Off Camber Fabrications bumper.Application.
The Off Camber Bumper Stinger Kit is designed to fit perfectly with any 2007-2018 Wrangler JK.
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- What's in the Box
- (1) Bumper Stinger
- (2) C.R.S. Brackets
- Installation Info
Installation Time: (approx) 20 Minutes
Difficulty Level:Simple installation for anyone
- Tech Specs