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Unread 05-20-2012, 12:48 AM   #361
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Coming from a guy who didn't run a bumper for 10 years, I like having it a lot. I always hated not having a hitch and a recovery point out back.
My Jeep came with a double-tube rear bumper with a hitch built in. And when I say a hitch, I don't mean a nice convenient place to put a ball hitch. No, no, no, sir. An actual ball hitch welded onto a piece of 1/4" or smaller metal that's welded onto the bottom tube.

First time I got pulled from the rear, it gave the rear bumper a nice angle. It sits at about 30-45* outwards now.

So, really lookin' into gettin' somethin' good. You pull out from the rear yet? I hear Smitty doesn't have the best reputation for making good products.

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Unread 05-20-2012, 06:18 AM   #362
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So, really lookin' into gettin' somethin' good. You pull out from the rear yet? I hear Smitty doesn't have the best reputation for making good products.
I wouldn't recommend getting a Smittybilt. I'd recommend getting one from BESRK in the CJ forum. When I bought the one I had I understood what I was getting and determined that I would modify it to make it work for me. So I put the latch on there and I also replaced the bolts going through the rear cross member with grade 8's. I ended up drilling at tapping the bumper for 7/16"-14 TPI. So as of now it has 10 grade 8 bolts holding it on. Two on the bottom to the frame and 8 through the cross member. I also made backing plates for the cross member that are 3/8" thick. I didn't use the small 1/4" ones.

Oh yeah, I've pulled out with the rear bumper and jacked the jeep up with my hi-lift on it.
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Unread 05-20-2012, 02:01 PM   #363
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Getting more done today. I got my dropped pitman arm off and put the stock one on. I had to get the heavy duty puller from Autozone. It was beef and I also got the stabilizer out of the tie rod. Not sure why I took it off since they are both junk. I guess I wanted to make the most use out of the $90 puller I rented. I also got a good shot of how bent the drag link is.
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Unread 05-20-2012, 04:18 PM   #364
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More progress.

I got the old rod ends off the used tie rod, cleaned them up and stuck them on my new tie rod. Pure beef. Speaking of that, the old slightly bent tie rod I also got was a solid rod that was drilled and tapped. Soon I'm going to work on the drag link once the sun goes down. My deck faces the West and the sun comes right in and makes it feel like an oven when I'm out there.
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Unread 05-20-2012, 06:29 PM   #365
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I still crack up when I see all this in an apartment. It's similar to the guy who kept his 8.8 in his bedroom closet.
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Unread 05-20-2012, 06:38 PM   #366
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I still crack up when I see all this in an apartment. It's similar to the guy who kept his 8.8 in his bedroom closet.
I'm more a fan of the RC legos.
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Unread 05-20-2012, 06:51 PM   #367
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I still crack up when I see all this in an apartment. It's similar to the guy who kept his 8.8 in his bedroom closet.
Yes, I'm that guy. Luckily I can take my jeep to work and do work.

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I'm more a fan of the RC legos.
That's my Unimog. The largest Technic creation in terms of pieces...I'm such a nerd.
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Unread 05-20-2012, 07:54 PM   #368
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Post just to repeat soonermatt's quote.
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Unread 05-20-2012, 08:05 PM   #369
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Yes, I'm that guy. Luckily I can take my jeep to work and do work.
I once had a 5 horse briggs under my bed for a few moths while our garage was being worked on lol.
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Unread 05-20-2012, 08:20 PM   #370
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I once had a 5 horse briggs under my bed for a few moths while our garage was being worked on lol.
My dad had polished and revalved 396 cylinder heads under his bed back in the 70's when he had his Chevelle Supersport. I guess I get it honest. Though I kept my jeep longer. He wrapped his ride around a telephone pole.
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Unread 05-20-2012, 08:42 PM   #371
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Looks like you showed that tie rod who's boss!!

Rather surprised that I've never posted in this thread before.
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Unread 05-21-2012, 04:16 AM   #372
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Looks like you showed that tie rod who's boss!!

Rather surprised that I've never posted in this thread before.
That's why I told you to take a look at it.
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Unread 05-21-2012, 04:32 AM   #373
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That's my Unimog. The largest Technic creation in terms of pieces...I'm such a nerd.
Listen, if I had the money, I would totally do it. So, who's the bigger nerd? The one who did it or the one who wants to do it but hasn't?
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Listen, if I had the money, I would totally do it. So, who's the bigger nerd? The one who did it or the one who wants to do it but hasn't?
The one who has nearly completed Season 1 of Star Trek: The Next Generation on Netflix as of last night...that would be me.

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Unread 05-21-2012, 05:31 AM   #375
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Eh, completed the series of stargate sg-1 last night, and my ex fiancés son and I built almost every Lego star wars together..... Just had to step up as a nerd and be heard lol
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