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Unread 12-30-2012, 11:01 AM   #106
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Thank man. Just gotta build some tube renders now.
Trent, when you get 37s give me those tires, lol

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Unread 12-30-2012, 11:02 AM   #107
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That really does look good on the jk, and I just now noticed your monster is the back ground. You tha man T!
Thanks. Haha my monster?
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Unread 12-30-2012, 11:03 AM   #108
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My bumper

Lol
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Unread 12-30-2012, 11:04 AM   #109
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Im thinking about bolting a u-bolt into my rear bumper for a recovery point. If it rips a hole in my bumper Il build the rear one we talked about lol.
Please don't.

Rear JK bumper came out better than I imagined, but the gap should be closed up somehow. Also the d rings look like two pieces of metal? And the shackles are undersized. That should be corrected.

BESRK makes a nice set of 1" D rings for around $20.

They fit really nicely for 2" rectangular tube and can be welded front and back like so.



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...I say don't lift but CUT. :)
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Unread 12-30-2012, 11:11 AM   #110
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Trent, when you get 37s give me those tires, lol
Which ones?
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Unread 12-30-2012, 11:12 AM   #111
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Please don't.

Rear JK bumper came out better than I imagined, but the gap should be closed up somehow. Also the d rings look like two pieces of metal? And the shackles are undersized. That should be corrected.
Thanks the the d ring mounts are one piece each and yes the shackles are undersized I haven't bought any others yet.
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2009 JK 4 door 2.5" lift 35" tires custom bumpers mile marker 9500# winch
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Unread 12-30-2012, 11:23 AM   #112
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Thanks the the d ring mounts are one piece each and yes the shackles are undersized I haven't bought any others yet.
I see it now. Through mounted? Just a thought, you can repurpose that JK bumper for a TJ. Get some bigger tube for the JK, then cut out a clearance for the tire. Take that piece of metal flip in upside down and 180 degrees and weld back in and then make some strips to fill the sides up. Front's looking really good.
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Unread 12-30-2012, 11:33 AM   #113
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I see it now. Through mounted? Just a thought, you can repurpose that JK bumper for a TJ. Get some bigger tube for the JK, then cut out a clearance for the tire. Take that piece of metal flip in upside down and 180 degrees and weld back in and then make some strips to fill the sides up. Front's looking really good.
That one is already powdercoated if I did any more work to it it would ruin the finish. But I think I'm gonna sell that one to a buddy of mine and build me a new one that is a little beefier.
Thanks about the front one I will post up some more pic later tonight after I do more work to it today.
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Unread 12-30-2012, 04:34 PM   #114
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Please don't.

Rear JK bumper came out better than I imagined, but the gap should be closed up somehow. Also the d rings look like two pieces of metal? And the shackles are undersized. That should be corrected.

BESRK makes a nice set of 1" D rings for around $20.

They fit really nicely for 2" rectangular tube and can be welded front and back like so.



Havnt done it to mine but we bolted a u-bolt to my friends rear bumper. Its better than nothing.
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Unread 12-30-2012, 05:13 PM   #115
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Until it flies off and gives someone a concusion it worse,
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Unread 12-30-2012, 05:16 PM   #116
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Until it flies off and gives someone a concusion it worse,
Shhh
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Unread 12-30-2012, 05:18 PM   #117
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Shhh
Well, it's true.
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Unread 12-30-2012, 06:07 PM   #118
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No it wont. ok maybe.
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Unread 12-30-2012, 06:15 PM   #119
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No it wont. ok maybe.
Yes, yes it will.
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Unread 12-30-2012, 09:59 PM   #120
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Well here is an update to my bumper build. I got everything ground down smooth and I got my fog light plate made.

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I used a 4 1/4" hole saw to drill out the fog light holes.

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And here is the slot I cut out in order to get the bumper onto the frame rails on my Jk

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On to those plates.
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