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Unread 07-13-2013, 09:22 PM   #1
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bull bar question

I got a 12 kk and I'm looking to put a bull bar with the skid plate on it but the only ones I could find was for older models, I checked ebay and Amazon but no luck...if anyone has a link to one that would be great

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Unread 07-15-2013, 07:35 AM   #2
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I got a 12 kk and I'm looking to put a bull bar with the skid plate on it but the only ones I could find was for older models, I checked ebay and Amazon but no luck...if anyone has a link to one that would be great
There is one on ebay but it is a cheap "no name" bar. I am having the same problem hopefuy someone can help
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Unread 07-15-2013, 07:40 AM   #3
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Better to stay away from all of the so called "bull bars"
None provide any protection, are cheaply made and look like crap anyways after no time at all. Plus they do away with any way to mount tow hooks.
Save your hard earned money for something that actually helps your ride
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Unread 07-15-2013, 07:46 AM   #4
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Its just to mount some lights on and to get a little added protection on the beach...most say they will fit other year kk but nothing about the 12
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Unread 07-15-2013, 07:55 AM   #5
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But they offer no protection
Actually the frame and mounting area is the same from the 2002 KJs on up to 2012 KKs . Just bumper style changes etc
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Unread 07-15-2013, 09:43 AM   #6
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Body shops call them 'damage multipiers'
If you were to get stuck on the beach then you wouldn't have front recovery point. No, you can't strap up to a bull bar they are made of cheap very thin wall tube.

If you want lights, look at the JK hood light bar mod on a kk.
There's even a couple real deal bumper replacement options out there to badassify your rig 1000%
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Unread 07-15-2013, 10:37 AM   #7
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Make yourself a favor and listen to tomm and atthehelm.

I made this mod with my own hands following this awesome guide.

http://www.lostjeeps.com/forum/phpBB...?f=104&t=74082

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Unread 07-15-2013, 12:55 PM   #8
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Make yourself a favor and listen to tomm and atthehelm.

I made this mod with my own hands following this awesome guide.

http://www.lostjeeps.com/forum/phpBB...?f=104&t=74082

NICE! I would love to do this to mine
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Unread 07-15-2013, 01:42 PM   #9
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The JK light bar is a good option. Musclezmarinara has a Mopar KK light bar for sale right now also.
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Unread 07-15-2013, 03:07 PM   #10
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NICE! I would love to do this to mine
DO IT!

You won't regret.
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Unread 07-16-2013, 04:55 PM   #11
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With Diggers help I did the JK light bar mod and it's a fraction of the price for what you'll pay for a bull bar. Quite simple really, and it leaves your tow hook spots open. You can buy both tow hooks, the JK bar, and probably even a set of lights for less than those bull bars too tbh.
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Unread 07-22-2013, 11:05 AM   #12
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Honestly, I have a westin bull bar and would listen to what these guys are saying. They do cause more damage in a front end collision but have helped me out a couple times when I smacked it off roading and the bull bar took the damage instead of my actual bumper. My Piaa lights are mounted to it and when it's dark and they are on you can see them shaking a bit because the bull bar doesn't sit still over bumps etc.

All that being said, i'm selling mine if you want it!
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Unread 07-24-2013, 07:26 PM   #13
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I have both tow hooks to sell too if someone wants them
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Unread 07-25-2013, 06:34 AM   #14
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Will they fit a 12
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Unread 07-25-2013, 08:41 AM   #15
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They came off an 08 Liberty. I honestly don't know what the difference is between an 08 and 12 if anything. My first answer is yes, but I would suggest to confirm to make sure. Here is a picture of the bull bar. It was black and stainless steel skid plate but I got it stripped down and put rust protector and powdercoated it matte black
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