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post #1 of 8 Old 11-11-2008, 06:51 AM Thread Starter
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Has anyone used the Rokmen diy bumper kits?

I am interested in using Rokmen's do it yourself bumper kits because they would save me a ton of time and the price is right. But, is it to sweet of a deal... I want to weld in my winch mount to the front bumper, and add a tire carrier to the rear at some point. Btw I am a decent welder with a 220 arc,110 mig, torch, grinder, and chop saw. Thanks Cody
Front bumper $109 http://www.rokmen.com/products/diy_f...nt_bumper.html
Rear bumper $154 http://www.rokmen.com/products/diy_f...nt_bumper.html


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post #2 of 8 Old 11-11-2008, 07:40 AM
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If you've got all that equipment, buying the kit wouldn't really save you that much time.

You could knock out a front bumper like that in half a day with about $40 in steel.

If you're not really in to fab work, though, the kit looks okay.

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not going to lie, never seen that kit before, but i have been looking into building bumpers for my yj. and that is an amazing price
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I'm about to bite on the front bumper kit, but I don't like the mounts they have. I think I will cut the top off the mount and weld a winch plate on much like my buddies Jeeperman bumper.

I do like the pre-cut kit...easy!

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I'm about to bite on the front bumper kit, but I don't like the mounts they have. I think I will cut the top off the mount and weld a winch plate on much like my buddies Jeeperman bumper.

I do like the pre-cut kit...easy!
I wondered if I would see you in this thread...

The only issue I see with that kit are the front mounts - as Dogman mentioned he's going to basically copy and paste the top plate of my Jeeperman bumper to replace/subsidize the front mount and add an integral winch mount as well.


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Yeah, I was thinking of adding a 3/8" plate to the top of the front bumper for my winch mount. So maybe I could trim the top off the mounts like you guys suggested and use the plate as the attechment point between the bumper and frame rails. Does the round crossmember interfere with winch mounting holes? Figured I could mount winch before I install bumper if the crossmember only restrects access to the bolt heads with a wrench.
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I would go 1/4" for the plate, 3/8" is super thick. If I get this, I'm not sure I'll use the provided mounts at all. BTW, shipping to Boise was $26 according to the shopping cart. Not too bad.

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Something else you could do with the Rokmen is instead of cutting off the top of the mount just add a "filler" plate to the top of the bumper between the mounts then mount your winch plate to the top of that; this would prevent the gap that would be caused by the mounts.


As far as shipping goes that's not bad, now I'm really interested to know how much the parts would cost - maybe if I have time I'll make a phone call...


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