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Unread 02-09-2010, 08:59 AM   #46
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Sway bar looks great painted like that. I'm gonna have to do that to mine after the snowpocalypse is over and it gets a little warmer.

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Unread 02-09-2010, 09:25 AM   #47
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Thanks! I painted it soon after i bought the jeep because the rust color just wasn't doing it for me For some reason the sway bar was the only thing that was rusty on my high milage '97. That and the side mirrors which i took care of as well
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Unread 02-09-2010, 01:51 PM   #48
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im looking at doing the under coating to mine like i did to the truck... im also looking into buying a rhyno bed lining kit to to the interior of the jeep as it came with no carpet
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Unread 02-09-2010, 02:16 PM   #49
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Have you looked into the U-Pol Raptor truck bedliner kit? A bunch of people on JF have used it to line the tub with great results. I'm hoping to do the same with mine sometime after it warms up.
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Unread 02-09-2010, 02:43 PM   #50
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i havnt but will now!!
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Unread 02-15-2010, 01:54 PM   #51
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ok so i got the plating for the winch mount and i came up with something more useful for myself... ill get the plating on and mount a 1'7/8 ball in the middle that way i can put the winch on the front or back of the jeep and I can also have the winch stored in the back... And with the ball on the front i could also tow trailers around on the front for manuverability!!
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Unread 02-15-2010, 06:55 PM   #52
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ok so i got the plating for the winch mount and i came up with something more useful for myself... ill get the plating on and mount a 1'7/8 ball in the middle that way i can put the winch on the front or back of the jeep and I can also have the winch stored in the back... And with the ball on the front i could also tow trailers around on the front for manuverability!!
Your going to put a ball hitch in the middle of the plate? i don't see how thats going to work. There is no way to mount a winch to a ball hitch that i know of?
They make receiver hitch mounted winch plates that slide into a 2" receiver, so you could put a receiver hitch in both the front and rear bumpers and then have the ability to move your winch to the front or back that way.
Maybe i misunderstood what your saying?
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Unread 02-15-2010, 08:48 PM   #53
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i have a plate that hooks onto a hitch ball and it came with an old winch of mine... Powerwinch Model 316 came with a rear vehicle mount kit that hooked onto a trailer hitch ball... heres a link to one http://www.factoryboatparts.com/cust...apterPlate.jpg
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Unread 02-15-2010, 09:19 PM   #54
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i have a plate that hooks onto a hitch ball and it came with an old winch of mine... Powerwinch Model 316 came with a rear vehicle mount kit that hooked onto a trailer hitch ball... heres a link to one http://www.factoryboatparts.com/cust...apterPlate.jpg
Thats interesting i'v never seen something like that before.
So do you just hang the winch plate over the trailer ball or does it latch down like the tongue of a trailer?
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Unread 02-15-2010, 09:23 PM   #55
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Thats interesting i'v never seen something like that before.
So do you just hang the winch plate over the trailer ball or does it latch down like the tongue of a trailer?
it goes over the ball and the v groves go under the big part of the ball where the trailer hooks on to... once you tighten up the winch it uses the ball as a mount for the winch!! its quite a nice set up... plus the winch can be placed from the front or rear and stored inside the jeep for security so no one can steal the winch and another bonus is that its out of the weather as well
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Unread 02-15-2010, 09:31 PM   #56
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it goes over the ball and the v groves go under the big part of the ball where the trailer hooks on to... once you tighten up the winch it uses the ball as a mount for the winch!! its quite a nice set up... plus the winch can be placed from the front or rear and stored inside the jeep for security so no one can steal the winch and another bonus is that its out of the weather as well
That sounds like a pretty good set up. Useful when you need to winch out backwards too.

Btw, just noticed your location. What part of Ontario are you from? My family and I make a 1-2 week trip to to the Espanola area every summer for some fishing and camping. Its like 45 minutes west of Sudbury i believe. I really enjoy it up there
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Unread 02-15-2010, 09:50 PM   #57
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Unread 02-18-2010, 12:53 PM   #58
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Dude, sweet work! Where in MD are you from?
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Unread 02-18-2010, 01:20 PM   #59
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Dude, sweet work! Where in MD are you from?
Thanks!

I'm from Montgomery County, MD

And I am going to school at Salisbury

Edit: Btw, any chance you were driving down 50 across the bridge earlier today? I passed a black golden eagle TJ with what looked like 30's and 2-3 inch lift
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Unread 02-19-2010, 05:30 AM   #60
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Nah wasn't me, I was stuck in PA and DE all day. I won't be on these 30's for much long either! New 33's coming next Friday or the following Monday! I love your bumper, I keep looking at all these pre-fabbed ones too and I'm having a hard time making a decision, I might just go balls deep and buy a welder with my tax money
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