I got my new JCR bumper and love it. I cannot wait to get it mounted. I took it to Line-X and they gave me a quote of $200. Ouch! Now I am leaning toward Monstaliner. I'm also thinking about getting JCR's new XJ Cherokee Ultimate Sliders - Deluxe to help my wife and daughter step up into the Jeep. I will probably use Monstaliner on these too.
I need some opinions from you guys...
1) I want to install driving lights on the new bumper. Do you think round lights look better or the rectangle lights?
Note: The below Jeep picture belongs to a mod here. I can't seem to find the thread where I saw it. I love this Jeep. It has the look I'm after.
2) This bumper has light mount holes on the top of the hoop and the top of the bumper. Where would you mount the lights? I'm thinking on the hoop.
3) The paint on my Jeep is in very good shape. The picture below does not do it justice. Do you think it will look good if sliders are painted black? Do you think I should put Monstaliner on the rockers?
I'm not a fan of the bed-liner looks. Having black bumpers and sliders will not look odd on a Jeep, I've seen tons in pics and never though it was an odd combination, even on red and white ones. As for lights, I'm OCD and don't like circular fog lights with square head lights (mine have circular fogs from the previous owner and they are driving me cray). I'm looking to get the JCR bumper too, just not the pre-runner. My buddy rattle canned his and it looks great. Good luck and post pics once you paint and mount it!
2001 Jeep Cherokee Sport
3" Rusty's lift/1 1/4 front pucks/Rusty's adjustable trac bar/JKS quick disconnect swaybar links/15*8 MT Sidebiter wheels w/ 31" BFGs/Flowmaster 40 series muffler/K&N intake
I agree about the square lights. I've always liked them better. But I like the JCR photo too.
I'm still not 100% about what to paint the bumper with. I like the look of flat black, but rattle can paint is so cheap and easy to mess up. Sure I can re-spray it, but I don't want to have to do it every few months.
I used Rustoleum "truck bed coating" in a rattle can on my sliders and quarter panel armour. It has a fine texture and touch ups are a breeze. I will use it on my bumpers when I get them. Its like six or seven bucks a can. When you use your bumper and the liner gets scraped off, what are your options for reapir??
SUSPENSION: OME CS035RA HD leafs w/OME AAL. Ironman Fab 1.5 in boomerang shackle, RE 3.5 coils w 3/4 spacer, Ironman Fab adj UCA + LCA, JKS discos, JKS adj. trac bar, OME long travel shocks.
ARMOUR: AJ's Super Sliders, JCR belly skid, Mopar gas tank skid, OR-FAB quarter panel armor, Ruff Stuff diff covers.
Rolling gear: Rubicon Moabs, 245/75/16 MTRs, IRO hack-n-tap SYE. Aussie locker in front, Powertrax no-slip in rear.
Uniden 520proxl, Hella 500s, rock lights.
I used a company on the web that sent me an aerosol can with my paint matched in it, used a clear from the local auto store, and wet sanded and buffed. Came out perfect match. Yes, I did 3 coats of etching primer first