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PostPosted: Fri Sep 02, 2011 6:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

that's the most intriguing yet but still looks overbuilt for the driving I do. Can't someone PLEASE make a low profile option that I can stand on without bending and can take a semi-slow speed bump with a tree while parking (after a cocktail perhaps), yet still look unobtrusive and sleek? Here's a homemade version that I kinda like but it could be about 3 inches taller in the vertical plane (but I can't weld). Close to RMW but still a bit different.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VR_TPo5YRNM&feature=related
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 02, 2011 8:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ironically that is brady's van- one of the Bostig guys.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 03, 2011 5:41 am    Post subject: Cool... Reply with quote

That bumper is sick. Makes me glad i haven't gotten a bumper yet! If i buy a new bumper something like this is what i am shooting for!!!! I just wana know if it'll be to pricey for me to justify getting it.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 03, 2011 6:26 am    Post subject: Re: Cool... Reply with quote

dredward2 wrote:
That bumper is sick. Makes me glad i haven't gotten a bumper yet! If i buy a new bumper something like this is what i am shooting for!!!! I just wana know if it'll be to pricey for me to justify getting it.

Now there's two of em? That's weird
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 03, 2011 7:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

So are they doing a matching back bumper too? I looked through the Bostig website last night and all I saw was reference to the front one.

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 03, 2011 8:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

D Clymer wrote:
So are they doing a matching back bumper too? I looked through the Bostig website last night and all I saw was reference to the front one.

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In the video I think there were some glimpses to a rear one (might be wrong, saw it very fast 2 days ago)

I have the rear RMW Twin Peaks bumper, no complain at all, but still have the original one on front - somehow, i've been holding on putting a RMW Twin Peaks on front, I think it's too big.

I truly like the looks of the Bostig one in the front (some similarities to the ARB bumpers) and is seems to have better clearance than the RMW. I added my name to the list of interested people in Bostig's website, hopefully it will be priced competitively with the RMW.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 03, 2011 2:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The main advantage I see to the Bostig bumper is the bracing for the "roo" bars is better.

I like my RMW bumper, but the roo bars are not real solid.
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I bought this setup after having a run in with a deer:
http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?p=5421865&highlight=#5421865
I had a stock vanagon bumper on her when we hit the deer.
Price for the whole setup was about $750.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 03, 2011 2:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm biased, I like mine

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 04, 2011 1:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

SCM wrote:
that's the most intriguing yet but still looks overbuilt for the driving I do. Can't someone PLEASE make a low profile option that I can stand on without bending and can take a semi-slow speed bump with a tree while parking (after a cocktail perhaps), yet still look unobtrusive and sleek? Here's a homemade version that I kinda like but it could be about 3 inches taller in the vertical plane (but I can't weld). Close to RMW but still a bit different.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VR_TPo5YRNM&feature=related


x2. would love to see what this would like in a front bumper version.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 04, 2011 9:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

from their website I assume the bumper is not happening. sad was looking good
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 04, 2011 9:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

those aren't "Roo bars" they're "Brush Garuds" designed to keep low branches from tangling & scratching your front end. not keeping out a hopping marsupial or bovine or deer.. what ever family they're in?
mostly employed to protect against bicycles & shopping carts on most suburban driven vehicles.

71MYSTABOO wrote:
The main advantage I see to the Bostig bumper is the bracing for the "roo" bars is better.

I like my RMW bumper, but the roo bars are not real solid.
Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.

I bought this setup after having a run in with a deer:
http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?p=5421865&highlight=#5421865
I had a stock vanagon bumper on her when we hit the deer.
Price for the whole setup was about $750.

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 04, 2011 9:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ursaworks wrote:
from their website I assume the bumper is not happening. sad was looking good
I looked on their website and couldn't find anything but good news. Could you post a link?
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 04, 2011 11:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

so on a second reading I think they are referring to the list of goals below
the quote i am referring to:

"The NFB has a number of design goals that we started with 6 months ago and wanted but didn't find in the right combination in the existing market: "


sorry misinterpreted the statement I think Embarassed


http://bostig.com/index.php?option=com_content&...Itemid=254

Now i can't wait to see this bumper kit!!!!
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 02, 2011 6:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Bostig NFB bumpers are "out"! ...

http://tinyurl.com/7kw38gq

I'm pretty excited by the bumper, while the approach is pretty a-typical.. I love the DIY approach. I've never done any welding, but I'd like to and this seems like a really fun project.

I just plunked my $20 on the table to get in on the buy-in. Hopefully more people will soon, so it can go into production.[/url]
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 02, 2011 8:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

it might be strong but it doesnt look good or match the style of the vanagon. looks like it should be on some hummer piece of crap.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 02, 2011 8:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Although I have been patiently awaiting the release of the bumper, I am disappointed at the final product. I have absolutely no interest in the upper bar, but pricing is inclusive of this bar whether you use it or not.

Being local for me, I really wanted to like this. Also like the idea of the kit, so that I can have pieces modified prior to building.

Going to have to think this one over.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 03, 2011 12:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I wonder if they have any plans to do a matching rear bumper. I still haven't decided if I like the look of it, but I do know it looks strange not having a rear to balance things out. Plus, the rear of the Vanagon is not nearly as strong as the front. A sturdy rear bumper would be a real plus.

I am impressed by the cleverness of the construction as well as the innovative and well-thought out approach to lining up buyers for the production run.

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 03, 2011 5:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

D Clymer wrote:
I wonder if they have any plans to do a matching rear bumper. I still haven't decided if I like the look of it, but I do know it looks strange not having a rear to balance things out. Plus, the rear of the Vanagon is not nearly as strong as the front. A sturdy rear bumper would be a real plus.

I am impressed by the cleverness of the construction as well as the innovative and well-thought out approach to lining up buyers for the production run.

David


From the Bostig website:

It'll depend on the success or failure of the front. If we can produce the front we'll offer a rear as well. So if you get in on the front bumper and end up with one, a rear will be on the way as well. In addition the rear's design will be partly driven by the buyers of the front (voting etc on features and design).

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 03, 2011 7:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm waiting to see what comes out here... http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=480327&highlight=bumper
I like the stock look and wish someone would just stamp out the same except a heavier gauge.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 03, 2011 8:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I watched the Bostig vids last night.
Amazing tollerences have been achieved on the parts made to produce these bumpers.
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Damn, I really need to get over there and hang out (and pick up my springs that are just sitting)

Idea Converting vans with brand new components,
full transmission and engine skidplate systems that take a beating,
bumpers that will withstand abuse.....you guys are on it Idea
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