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Unread 04-11-2012, 12:16 PM   #10261
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The thing is I don't think I will be doing any kind of wheeling that will be like that or that extreme. This is still a DD.
So is that one!
i figured if you were going through the trouble of adding a recovery points that you'd be wheelin......carry on

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Unread 04-11-2012, 12:22 PM   #10262
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So is that one!
i figured if you were going through the trouble of adding a recovery points that you'd be wheelin......carry on
No need to make anything lower to the ground. The only thing I really hated about my ARB was how it killed the approach angle. I wouldn't get another one because of that.
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Unread 04-11-2012, 12:38 PM   #10263
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No need to make anything lower to the ground. The only thing I really hated about my ARB was how it killed the approach angle. I wouldn't get another one because of that.
were actually building something similar to this one but im gonna bring it all the way to the bottom of the radiator and maybe even replace the rad support with it by adding some brackets. so the bottom will serve better support than KORs rad support and be integrated into the bumper
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Unread 04-11-2012, 01:05 PM   #10264
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Tube bumpers are not the prettiest but they are better because they are very strong, have better approach angles, and lighter than the others. I would go tube for sure next time.
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Unread 04-11-2012, 01:27 PM   #10265
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Tube bumpers are not the prettiest but they are better because they are very strong, have better approach angles, and lighter than the others. I would go tube for sure next time.
that is one of the few tube bumpers i have ever liked, they are tough to pull off looks wise
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Unread 04-11-2012, 01:57 PM   #10266
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that is one of the few tube bumpers i have ever liked, they are tough to pull off looks wise
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x2. But I would probably weld in sheet metal where the holes are on the bottom.
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Unread 04-11-2012, 02:03 PM   #10267
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I want this one day...
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Unread 04-11-2012, 02:12 PM   #10268
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^^^That's a pretty bad *** looking bumper.
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Unread 04-11-2012, 02:13 PM   #10269
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I want this one day...
Not a huge fan of that one but it is super simple to build. I want a stinger. Hopefully its there if I ever need it.
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Unread 04-11-2012, 02:40 PM   #10270
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Not a huge fan of that one but it is super simple to build. I want a stinger. Hopefully its there if I ever need it.
Simple to build... maybe

The install on the other hand...

Check out where the winch is located, he's got a bunch of work behind the bumper/grill that you can't see
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Unread 04-11-2012, 03:09 PM   #10271
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Simple to build... maybe

The install on the other hand...

Check out where the winch is located, he's got a bunch of work behind the bumper/grill that you can't see
Also notice the outer sections of the inner bumper are gone. That is one of the nicest, most. Work involved bumpers I've seen. Looks amazing as well.
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Unread 04-11-2012, 03:20 PM   #10272
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That bumper/ winch combo is very nice. You can tell the owner wheels it because there was alot of work done in an effort to obtain maximum approach angle. It's not so much about winch work, as it would have been pretty easy to just let it stick out past the front bumper like most other designs... but the approach angle is awesome. Actually, my approach angle is very close to this and I built my front bumper the way I did because that's what I was after.
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Unread 04-11-2012, 03:37 PM   #10273
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Yup, I just noticed he replaced the bottom lights too. Check them out (the sized have a angled cut on them compared to stockers)
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Unread 04-11-2012, 03:41 PM   #10274
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I built mine on approach angle only. Winch is removable for a few reasons 1 approach angle, 2 I'm cheap and use 1 winch fnr of 2 different rigs, 3 approach angle. Lol. I even put the rad in the back simply for approach angle.
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Unread 04-11-2012, 03:45 PM   #10275
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If some do not think approach angle is a big deal. I was stuck in a mud trench for an hour, back and forth, finally bit the bullet and removed my winch as it was a pita back then, drove right out. There are many times on the trail you will find you need a better approach angle.
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