post #616 of Old 03-27-2009, 03:51 PM
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Thanks Coiz, I was hoping somebody would hook Me up! I have a couple pictures of the front in progress, but I was gettin pretty burned out by the time I got to the back bumper so I didn't take any pictures! Yes,My receiver pins from the top. I was in such a hurry to paint, that I forgot to add the chain hooks. The carrier rests on some dense rubber on the bottem and the back! It's pretty solid. I haven't gotten a spare yet, but soon! The license plate hold down really works sweet. Alot of sleepless nights designing in bed!!

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post #617 of Old 03-28-2009, 12:27 PM
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You guys think 2.5"x3/16" flat bar, bent at 90 with a gusset welded on is strong enough to mount these tire carrier bumpers? It is quite difficult to find someone who can bend 5/16 around here.

I am mounting it to a JK where the bumper mounts are in the side of the frame rails. I plan on tying into the cross member too, but the main load will be on the straps bolted into the side of the frame, and I just want to make sure 3/16 will be thick enough.

Oh and one heck of a job besrk. Thanks for the write up.

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post #618 of Old 03-28-2009, 01:28 PM
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You guys think 2.5"x3/16" flat bar, bent at 90 with a gusset welded on is strong enough to mount these tire carrier bumpers? It is quite difficult to find someone who can bend 5/16 around here.

I am mounting it to a JK where the bumper mounts are in the side of the frame rails. I plan on tying into the cross member too, but the main load will be on the straps bolted into the side of the frame, and I just want to make sure 3/16 will be thick enough.

Oh and one heck of a job berserk. Thanks for the write up.
You should be fine, its a lot bigger than any factory brackets on the JK, but when in doubt over kill.

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post #619 of Old 03-31-2009, 02:24 AM
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how much does just the bumper cost?
is the any advantage to having the tow points and the trailer hitch or is it alright to just have the trailer hitch? i dont do alot of hard wheeling but i do want to pull a light trailer for camp gear and a light alum boat.

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post #620 of Old 03-31-2009, 08:13 AM
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Yes, there is an advantage. You never know when you might get stuck, even if you're just going wheeling to go camping and stronger to have recovery points near the frame rails even though you can do it from the hitch. Plus it gives you more recovery options.

Couple weeks ago, wheeling the TJ X on what's usually an easy trail, but had become very muddy due to rain/sleet, we slid off down an off camber hill and got very hung up. It still has the factory bumper and hook on the drivers side. We tried to pull from the hook, but it was making the Jeep slide even closer to the nearby tree. We needed to pull from the passenger side to keep the Jeep off the tree, so we wrapped it around the bumper and mount on the right. I don't think due to the angle involved that the middle would've worked well either. As even though we were pulling it up, and I was helping by driving it backwards, the front end still wanted to slide further downhill into the tree. No damage other than a slightly bent bumper, which is way better than a bent or ripped off front fender .

Just my two cents.....

On a side note: We do plan on getting another bumper from BESRK for the TJ X , if I can ever figure out which configuration to go with, .


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post #621 of Old 04-01-2009, 12:24 PM
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OK I didnt read the entire post but approximately how many feet of 2inch square tubing are you guys using for the swingout? I am trying to figure costs/ Thanks
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post #622 of Old 04-01-2009, 12:51 PM
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Just shy of 10 feet on the 2x2.

Edited to add my measurement was for a JK, which was 62.5" wide, so my swing arm is wider.

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I use 2"x3" for my main swing arm. However, if I were doing it all out of 2"x2" (which I used to do), I'd use....


Main Arm.. 41"
Center Upright... 17" (I use 16" on the taller 2x3 arm)
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So.. about 100" or so.. fudge a bit since you're spindle and latch setup may vary a bit.

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Thanks man! Hopefully I will get to welding this weekend.
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post #625 of Old 04-02-2009, 09:33 PM
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Small 3/16" piece to catch the bolt hole in the bottom of the frame

I'm quoting a really old picture here so bare with me. Is that small strap on the bottom enough tie in to the frame to pull a small trailer? I've looked at other bumpers that had that and I didn't think that you did that on yours because you also sell a frame tie in. Is that standard on all the bumpers you make now?


Since I can't see the strap very well, is that strap basically the same as the one I see on this bumper?

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I'm at work right now so I can't see the pic you posted. I do include that lower strap on my YJ/TJ/LJ bumpers.. and can do the frame tie in kit with it too.

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What size bolt goes in the from threw the lower strap???? By the way I love the bumper i need to get off my tail and take some pics....

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post #628 of Old 04-03-2009, 11:01 PM
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WOW, 42 pages of rear bumper madness!! I haven't taken possession of my LJ yet but already know what I want to do first.

Quick question for you Bserk(Eddie, if I may be so bold). Have you shipped overseas to an APO address yet? Since I'm stationed in Germany, we can only use USPS which I'm sure will be pretty expensive for the completed assemblies. Another option would be to ship the bumper whole, and the carrier in pieces and I could find a welder locally to put it together. What are your thoughts on that?
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Has anybody tried using an automotive door striker style latch? I saw one in quadratec but I dont remember the brand name. Any DIY incorporate this into your design?
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It's a metric bolt that goes up thru the bottom of the frame.. I forget of the top of my head what size though.. think it was a 10x1.5 but I'm not positive.

Someone here in the Fabrication Forum used a striker for the latch setup a couple months back.. might want sift thru the bumper threads to see..

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