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post #46 of 113 Old 03-15-2013, 08:49 AM Thread Starter
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Very nice! About how far in front of the grille does the fairlead mount sit?
Center of grille to front face of bumper is ~7 3/4".

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I would like a more flush paneling, not opposed to the recessed like it is though.
I don't know what this means.

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Whats the assembled weight?
Not sure yet. Haven't got that far.

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Would like to see the tow points. Kinda a decision point for me
They are on there!

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I am interested in having a removable winch or the winch set lower to give more air flow over the radiator. I like the look of your bumper and I am in need of getting a new winch bumper to fix my air flow issues.
This is a very minimum air blocker. If you are having overheating issues, it has more to do with something in your system than airflow!

We won't be offering anything with a full sunk winch. Approach angle is very important on ZJ's and putting the winch up higher allows for a better approach angle!


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post #47 of 113 Old 03-15-2013, 09:25 AM
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1. Here's a pic of my old ARB bumper. Why? well, it has the license plate and lights in front of the radiator... never had cooling issues even with the bigger motor. So, I don't believe that where you have the winch mounted that it would have any affect on cooling issues at all. The bumper and placement of the winch look great.



2. The weight of the bumper will be a consideration for some. Especially those with the stock 20yr oldish springs up front.

3. Have you strength tested the tow points on the bumper or like the old warm ads, pulled your ZJ vertically off the ground to see if "it'll hold?"

I'm sure the guys would really like to see that...it'd be a great selling point as well.

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3. Have you strength tested the tow points on the bumper or like the old warm ads, pulled your ZJ vertically off the ground to see if "it'll hold?"

I'm sure the guys would really like to see that...it'd be a great selling point as well.
This isn't our first rodeo We've been building bumpers for 10 years now! If welded correctly, the tabs are not going anywhere.

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Very nice, depending on price I'd be interested in replacing the ARB with one.

Will you be making some light mount points for it?
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post #50 of 113 Old 03-15-2013, 10:11 AM
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Very nice.
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That's the point, we've got a bunch of guys looking for a good quality bumper.

I've signed brimy up for the rodeo tour....


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Very nice, depending on price I'd be interested in replacing the ARB with one.

Will you be making some light mount points for it?
Firstly, nice avatar. Secondly, the bumper offers 2 light mount provisions on the top next to the headlights. We also offer a fairlead light bracket for regular lights and also our 10" led light bar. Also our current DIY tubework options for Prerunner and Hoop-forward include 2 light tabs.

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That's the point, we've got a bunch of guys looking for a good quality bumper.

I've signed brimy up for the rodeo tour....


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post #53 of 113 Old 03-15-2013, 03:51 PM
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drive down,install, drive back, what new bumper customs officer sir??

really like the look of this bumper too.


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That thing is freaking sick! Post some more pics when you get a chance (side views, etc). Have you come up with a price yet? Also, are there only specific winches that will work with it or is it pretty universal?
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Do you have a ballpark price? i would love to replace my arb with this
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That thing is freaking sick! Post some more pics when you get a chance (side views, etc). Have you come up with a price yet? Also, are there only specific winches that will work with it or is it pretty universal?
We'll have a bunch of pics and such once we get it on our website.

It will be pretty universal. The powerplant might not fit, but pretty much anything 9500-8000 range with am 8" x 4.5" mounting pattern.

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Here's what the ZJ DIY Front Winch Bumper looks like with our Prerunner Tube work!


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post #58 of 113 Old 03-21-2013, 01:16 PM
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Nice

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post #59 of 113 Old 03-21-2013, 01:57 PM
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Sign me up for one when they're available.

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post #60 of 113 Old 03-21-2013, 02:09 PM
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Looks good! How does it mount to the jeep? I've got front end damage and would love to get one.

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