Rokmen Frame Tie-ins
|01-24-2007, 01:54 PM
Pros: Significant reinforcement of frame to aftermarket bumper attachment
Cons: If you call Very carefully drilling the frame a negative.
Comments: I had to build two steel spacers (shims) to go between the back of the tie-in and the frame crossmember as there was a significant gap between the two. One side needed a 1/8" thick shim and the other side a 3/16" shim. These had to be custom built. You could stack some washers in between but I wanted full contact between the frame rail/bumper and the tie-in.
Discussions with Rokmen led to the conclusion that the gaps were the result of manufacturing variances in the Jeep frame and not caused by the tie-ins.
As a result of the need to build shims, the install took place over several days.
Not a ton of fun but worth it for the increase in strength.
The bumper had nothing to do with this problem.
When drilling the frame, you need to be VERY careful not to break through and drill into the gas tank.