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post #16 of 42 Old 10-04-2013, 01:52 PM
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I like the look and design but I don't like it enough for $300
No kidding. For $300, I will mount it myself.

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post #17 of 42 Old 10-04-2013, 02:16 PM
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Got mine from their site for 150.
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Its a good design but for $300 I'd prefer a little more real protection. I just put my light bar right on my bumper. Only a ten inch one, might sell it to upgrade to a 20inch.

I initially though I'd mount my 20 inch led light bar like that. But when you put it on the bumper, it just doesn't work. The curvature of the bumper and length of the light bar.... The feet of the bar just won't work the same as it does with a ten inch bar.
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post #19 of 42 Old 10-04-2013, 08:13 PM
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Does anyone know if these bars require you to remove factory tow hooks? If not would it still work with the fawkes fab stand alone shackles or would I need to get the relocation tabs?

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Website says you retain factory hooks
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Fully expecting to retain the use of my factory two hooks with it.
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post #23 of 42 Old 10-05-2013, 04:47 AM
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Can anyone post pics of the how the bracket mount? I have the Fawkes stand alone shackles and trying to figure out what mounting option would be easier. I figure I might have to do some modification but don't want to have to remake the whole bracket or might as well just make my own.

Thanks for the help.
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Can anyone post pics of the how the bracket mount? I have the Fawkes stand alone shackles and trying to figure out what mounting option would be easier. I figure I might have to do some modification but don't want to have to remake the whole bracket or might as well just make my own. Thanks for the help.
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I can post pics next week when I receive it
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Does anyone know if these bars require you to remove factory tow hooks? If not would it still work with the fawkes fab stand alone shackles or would I need to get the relocation tabs?
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Can anyone post pics of the how the bracket mount? I have the Fawkes stand alone shackles and trying to figure out what mounting option would be easier. I figure I might have to do some modification but don't want to have to remake the whole bracket or might as well just make my own. Thanks for the help.
It doesn't look like it would work with our stand-alone tabs as shown. Our tabs tuck up tight to the fascia in the exact same spot as their mounting plates. You'd have to (at the very least) drill a 7/8" hole through their plate in order to attach a shackle, putting it through both assemblies.

It might work with our modular tabs in stock form, since those hang lower to accommodate bull bar mounting. Without seeing exactly how the light bar mounts, it's tough to tell what one would have to do in order to run both products.
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It doesn't look like it would work with our stand-alone tabs as shown. Our tabs tuck up tight to the fascia in the exact same spot as their mounting plates. You'd have to (at the very least) drill a 7/8" hole through their plate in order to attach a shackle, putting it through both assemblies.
I am hoping that the width of the bracket would work out that I can cut it so it will just get welded to the side of the Stand-alone tab. Figured I would have to drill it to run the shackle through both.

hope that made sense. I willl hold out to order till ive seen better pics of the mount.
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post #28 of 42 Old 11-03-2013, 07:12 PM
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Installed the lightbar with the Fawkes stand alones today. I ended up using both brackets together. Had to drill the holes for the lightbar bracket out abit but ended up working fine. I still have to drill a hole for the shackle shank to go through. I was going to weld it together but dont think that I can can get the bumper back on with the lightbar bracket installed. Ended up tacking the nuts to the top plate and then the plate to the unibody channel. So everything can be mounted or removed with the bumper on.

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post #29 of 42 Old 11-03-2013, 07:59 PM
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Nice work! Looks awesome!
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post #30 of 42 Old 11-04-2013, 08:38 AM Thread Starter
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Yeah looks great! I like that much more over a bull bar.
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