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Unread 12-31-2012, 12:11 PM   #121
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Havnt done it to mine but we bolted a u-bolt to my friends rear bumper. Its better than nothing.
No, nothing IS better than that. Buy a tow hitch and secure it with some grade 8 bolts. Use a 2" recover shackle adapter.

I wouldn't pull you out from a u bolt. Wouldn't even winch you. I'd leave you there.

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Unread 12-31-2012, 12:15 PM   #122
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I'm taking my Reciever off in a few weeks, want it
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Unread 12-31-2012, 02:12 PM   #123
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No, nothing IS better than that. Buy a tow hitch and secure it with some grade 8 bolts. Use a 2" recover shackle adapter.

I wouldn't pull you out from a u bolt. Wouldn't even winch you. I'd leave you there.
I dont blame you, but I do feel its better than nothing. We used grade 8, 1.5in diameter washers on the back. At this point it isnt the safest thing, however if your barely stuck in the snow it will hold up if pulling in a straight line. If your pulling the jeep and you punch it then yeah, theres a good chance it could fail. Were going to take a 1/4" plate (4in tall, 2ft wide) and bolt the u bolt through it on the inside of the bumper to use as a brace. The u bolt wont fail, its the relatively thin bumper that will. Once it warms up were going to the junk yard to find hitches, but for now once we add the 1/4" plate this will have to do. Havnt needed to use it yet, its really a "last" case scenario.
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Unread 12-31-2012, 02:12 PM   #124
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I'm taking my Reciever off in a few weeks, want it
If you were local then yes!
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Unread 12-31-2012, 02:42 PM   #125
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If you were local then yes!
He prolly wouldn't send it to you.
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Unread 12-31-2012, 02:46 PM   #126
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He prolly wouldn't send it to you.
For the shipping cost I could buy another hitch lol.
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Unread 12-31-2012, 02:48 PM   #127
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For the shipping cost I could buy another hitch lol.
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Unread 12-31-2012, 02:51 PM   #128
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He prolly wouldn't send it to you.
you've been eating since October lul
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Unread 12-31-2012, 03:01 PM   #129
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you've been eating since October lul
I have been eating? What?
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Unread 12-31-2012, 03:19 PM   #130
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Waiting lol
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Unread 12-31-2012, 09:11 PM   #131
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Here is some more updates for my front bumper.

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I got the winch plate welded onto it and gusseted for strength. And I gusseted the fog light plate on too.

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Unread 12-31-2012, 09:14 PM   #132
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Here is some more updates for my front bumper.

I got the winch plate welded onto it and gusseted for strength. And I gusseted the fog light plate on too.
That for plate is going to kid your approach angle isn't it
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Unread 12-31-2012, 09:17 PM   #133
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That for plate is going to kid your approach angle isn't it
No it won't it is higher up then the old skid
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Unread 12-31-2012, 09:46 PM   #134
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No it won't it is higher up then the old skid
It looks low.
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Unread 12-31-2012, 09:51 PM   #135
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It looks low.
You haven't even seen it on.
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