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Unread 09-21-2008, 09:54 PM   #16
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just a question...is it personal preference to trim the area underneath the hook? I see that you just slipped it thru the pre-cut hole there.

I was always assuming that that needed to be cut out completely.

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Unread 09-23-2008, 09:40 PM   #17
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Quick question on the bumper mounts, couldn't you just leave the mounts attached to the bumper and mount the bumper up while you were mounting the hook mounts? Like stated in the previous post?
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Unread 09-23-2008, 09:50 PM   #18
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Quick question on the bumper mounts, couldn't you just leave the mounts attached to the bumper and mount the bumper up while you were mounting the hook mounts? Like stated in the previous post?
I left the mounts attached to the bumper. I put the brackets for the hooks on the frame rails and pretty much forced the bumper back on. Warning though, it took some muscle to get the bumper back on after
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Unread 10-28-2008, 12:50 PM   #19
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I have the hooks for this but I need to make the brackets. Does anyone know the dimensions of these?
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Unread 12-28-2008, 02:23 PM   #20
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did you buy the hooks and brackets in a kit? if so, from where?
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Unread 12-28-2008, 03:06 PM   #21
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Here ya go http://jeepinoutfitters.com/scripts/...p?idproduct=40
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Unread 06-27-2009, 04:48 PM   #22
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How exactly do you remove the endcaps? The other guides aren't clear, and this one doesn't mention them at all. I removed 3 or 4 screws but they won't move at all. It's like there is something holding them on besides the air dam.

Also, what is the best way to remove the air dam rivets? I've tried Dremeling them, but the centers seem to be some really tough metal
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Unread 06-28-2009, 05:44 PM   #23
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Got my endcaps off... Was missing the 4th screw.

But how do you get the left side L bracket on, with the steering box in the way of the bolts???
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Unread 06-28-2009, 05:51 PM   #24
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BTW it seems to me like you should put the big washers behind the frame, since the metal is pretty thin. What good do they do on the cast iron brackets?
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Unread 06-28-2009, 06:49 PM   #25
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Thinking about tying a metal wire around the screws, and pulling them through the holes. Is there anywhere they can fit through?? I can't picture threading a nut back there....
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Unread 06-28-2009, 10:37 PM   #26
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I have discovered that pulling the screws through with wire works. Put the big washer on the screw, tie the wire around it, and pull through. The top one takes some work to get it through.
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Unread 06-29-2009, 08:55 AM   #27
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Could I get some VIDEO of the actual wrench turning on each socket please?? I am lost on my install........

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Unread 06-29-2009, 08:07 PM   #28
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Another thing... On the right side, the alternator is in the way, so you need a ratcheting box wrench. On the left side, the steering linkage is in the way, so you have to use an open ended wrench which takes forever. Why doesn't anyone mention these obstructions?
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Unread 06-29-2009, 08:33 PM   #29
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Are we talking the same product here? My hooks/brackets were really easy to install
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Unread 10-20-2009, 09:26 PM   #30
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Shouldn't you have installed the bolts going through the hooks the other way so that the threads are inside the brackets and the only thing inside the hook is a bolt head?
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