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Unread 09-12-2013, 08:45 PM   #1
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Got a front bumper started today





Plan to get the lights flushed in first thing in the morning, then get the front and rear welded up. Hopefully have everything lined and on by saturday afternoon. I'll make a radiator guard sometime next week.

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Unread 09-12-2013, 08:51 PM   #2
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looks good man, nice jeep.
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Unread 09-12-2013, 08:56 PM   #3
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how is your ride on 35s? i am looking to lift my wj this spring and I am considering 35s vs 33s. I lifted my zj with a custom iro long arm kit to 4.5 inches to keep everyday driving nice. However, when i regeared to 4.56s, i was a bit torquey (good for off roading) but messed with my mileage. If i go to 35s with 4.56s, that should put me at factory spec with rpms vs speed.
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Unread 09-12-2013, 09:04 PM   #4
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Thanks. It rides as nice as any town car, but it also has front(radius)/rear long arms. I run 27psi in the tires, 35x17. It was too squishy so I upgraded to bilstein 5100/5125s, not my first choice but I had the part numbers and didn't want to spend hours looking for the shocks I wanted. It drives and rides great, which it should because I have about $2100 retail in suspension components. But it's my daily driver, so I didn't want to spare expense on the ride quality.
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Unread 09-13-2013, 06:41 AM   #5
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Great work! Fell like sharing your design for personal use. Love the rear bumper also.
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Unread 09-13-2013, 07:35 AM   #6
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Great, another guy I get to hate for having all of the cutters and welders I can't afford. :-P

Someday.
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Unread 09-13-2013, 09:30 AM   #7
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Great work! Fell like sharing your design for personal use. Love the rear bumper also.
The design is in my head, I don't use cad software very often. I do use it sometimes if it's necessary, but I try not to. Keeps my mind sharp by designing projects in my head or on paper, then actually fabricating all the pieces into one unit. Besides, almost anyone can read instructions printed from a computer and put puzzles together
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Unread 09-13-2013, 12:26 PM   #8
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Ready to take off and weld.





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Unread 09-13-2013, 12:45 PM   #9
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How tall is your lift?
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Unread 09-13-2013, 05:12 PM   #10
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6"
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Unread 09-15-2013, 01:36 PM   #11
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Stayed up late and got the bumpers and quarter panels sprayed with color matching bedliner. They turned out great considering I sprayed them outside at 3am. Minor things to do now - make a plate that bolts from the bottom of the front bumper to the core support - get the logo on the rear powder coated - wire up the lights















27,720 lumens


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Unread 09-15-2013, 03:23 PM   #12
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Fantastic work! When my WJ grows up I want it to be just like yours...
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Unread 09-15-2013, 04:09 PM   #13
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That thing is Badass! Great work! I am thoroughly impressed.
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Unread 09-15-2013, 07:00 PM   #14
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Okay, I'll be the first customer...how much?
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Unread 09-15-2013, 07:22 PM   #15
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Fantastic work! When my WJ grows up I want it to be just like yours...
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