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post #1 of 24 Old 01-20-2013, 05:46 PM Thread Starter
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front bumper reinforcement

My front bumper has been geting into the habit of rotating on the mounting bolts so i added some more bracing but its still not enough. Its mounted with the stock three bolts and now a angle iron welded to the bottom of the bumper and bolted to the front crossmember under the radiator. Was winching off it last night and managed to rotate it again so Iv decided to buy the tie ins. Lookin online the best looking tie ins are the JCR offroad's. My question is has anybody used these specificly or any other brand and what was your opinion. I know some modification wil be needed to properly fit to my bumper mounts but that is ok. It seems you must cut the body support bracket by the horn. Is this safe to do or any way around it? http://www.jcroffroad.com/mm5/mercha...oduct_Code=UNF


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post #2 of 24 Old 01-20-2013, 09:10 PM
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My front bumper has been geting into the habit of rotating on the mounting bolts so i added some more bracing but its still not enough. Its mounted with the stock three bolts and now a angle iron welded to the bottom of the bumper and bolted to the front crossmember under the radiator. Was winching off it last night and managed to rotate it again so Iv decided to buy the tie ins. Lookin online the best looking tie ins are the JCR offroad's. My question is has anybody used these specificly or any other brand and what was your opinion. I know some modification wil be needed to properly fit to my bumper mounts but that is ok. It seems you must cut the body support bracket by the horn. Is this safe to do or any way around it? http://www.jcroffroad.com/mm5/mercha...oduct_Code=UNF
What front bumper do you have?

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post #3 of 24 Old 01-21-2013, 05:14 AM Thread Starter
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its a custom built one. this is before I reinforced tothe front crosmember

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post #4 of 24 Old 01-21-2013, 07:57 AM
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that picture scared me just fyi.... so massive... I have nothing else
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post #5 of 24 Old 01-21-2013, 09:45 AM
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Id go for a new front bumper altogether...


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post #6 of 24 Old 01-21-2013, 10:01 AM
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To each his own, if you like YOUR bumper that's all that matters.
With that said I wouldn't winch off it without tie ins, I'd go with jcr iv only ever bought nut strips from them but even they where beefy.

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post #7 of 24 Old 01-21-2013, 10:17 AM
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Id go for a new front bumper altogether...
I 2nd this!
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post #8 of 24 Old 01-21-2013, 11:54 AM
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Love that color on Cherokees! That bumper is huge. IMHO it's too tall and too wide but that's just me. Definitely get some unibody tie ins if you winch off it on a regular basis.

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Thank you everybody for your opinions on getting a new bumper but thats not happening...Now if anybody has some comments on a good brand tie in to go with Id like to hear them. Thanks

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post #10 of 24 Old 01-21-2013, 03:11 PM
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JCR tie ins....attached to a JCR bumper.....
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post #11 of 24 Old 01-21-2013, 04:32 PM
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JCR tie ins....attached to a JCR bumper.....
Lol schneaky sir.

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post #12 of 24 Old 01-21-2013, 07:26 PM
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I have JCR tie ins with a JCR bumper, no complaints.

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post #13 of 24 Old 01-21-2013, 10:41 PM
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The more I see the bumper the more it resembles a gigantic chevy emblem. Is it just me or does anyone else see it.

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I gotta say, I think that bumper is deer proof .
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post #15 of 24 Old 01-22-2013, 04:38 AM
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I gotta say, I think that bumper is deer proof .
Unless the deer go through the enormous holes in it or smash it into the grill because it's not tied in properly and likely weighs a ton anyway.


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