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Unread 06-05-2013, 07:53 AM   #1906
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So I purchased a used ARB bar today from a shop in CO for $300!!! I have been looking around for a used one and planned to continue looking until I returned home. At which point if I hadn't found one I was going to consider purchasing a new one. Let’s just say I am REALLY excited about this one, because it was going to be extremely difficult to convince myself to purchase a $1400 bumper just to start hacking it up! I won’t have anything set in stone until I get my hands on it and start working, but here's the basic plan:

-Remove my current winch cradle
-Make a new cradle using the ARB mounting bracket
-Remove all the unnecessary junk from the bar to save as much weight as possible
-Shorten the bar as much as possible
-Reuse my hawse fairlead, winch, and synthetic line

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-Remove and fill the holes for the fogs and markers
-Mount a set of 6" single row lights in place of the fogs
-Flush mount the 20" Rigid into the front of the bar











In the mean time I just need to get it home! I am asking a few friends and family who might be driving between CO and SoCal between now and Dec so that I don't have to pay for shipping, but if nothing else I will pay to have it shipped and it will still be a great deal. So if anyone is planning a trip and can lug this back for me, shoot me a PM and we can work something out!
"Used" you say?

Thing looks new to me. Great find!

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Unread 06-05-2013, 08:19 AM   #1907
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If you are willing to sell your winch cradle, I got fist dibs!! This should be really cool as always.
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2nd dibs

Really excited to see the ARB transformation
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Can't wait to see the finished product! Take lots of pictures, if it turns out great, I might do the same!!!
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There seems to be a lot of them out your way was this the one that was posted on the group
Well the bar is in CO and I live in CA, so I am not sure that qualifies as out my way I haven't seen a single one out in Cali which is why I jumped on this one when it was posted, well that and the incredible price. There were two bars that were posted, this one was $300 and there was a $500 one as well. The other one looked to be painted khaki already which would have been nice but since I plan to do a bit of work to it, it will need to be painted again. A lot of things I plan to do will be similar to what Rob (USN_BlackWK) did to his. As of right now I think I can use the mounting bracket as part of a new winch cradle and then sell my current cradle, but I won't know that for sure until I start working on it.

Now since I have been bombarded with PMs here and messages on FB, let me just say this. Most likely I will be selling my winch cradle and Matrix sometime early next year, however I always give my brother first dibs Then if he doesn’t want them I will try to find someone locally so I don't have to mess with shipping. If no one local wants them then I will consider shipping them off to whoever wants to cover the shipping cost.

Oh and Ryann04, you might have noticed by now that a LOT of pics is what I do best
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Unread 06-05-2013, 08:26 AM   #1908
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"Used" you say?

Thing looks new to me. Great find!
Haha, yes "used"! It was taken off of a leased WK when the lease was up. I'm not sure of the back story, but a 4x4 shop removed it and doesn't want it just sitting around. So it was priced to move
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Unread 06-05-2013, 09:36 AM   #1909
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Most likely I will be selling my winch cradle and Matrix sometime early next year, however I always give my brother first dibs Then if he doesn’t want them I will try to find someone locally so I don't have to mess with shipping.

HAHA finally living in overpriced San Diego pays off!
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Unread 06-05-2013, 01:19 PM   #1910
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Any clue if the khaki one is still for sale?
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Unread 06-05-2013, 02:17 PM   #1911
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HAHA finally living in overpriced San Diego pays off!
We shall see my friend. If anything we could build one for you I even have some .25" aluminum we could try.


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Any clue if the khaki one is still for sale?
Look like it:

http://denver.craigslist.org/pts/3841330873.html
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Unread 06-06-2013, 09:51 AM   #1912
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Well... I will most likely be taking u up on the cradle and matrix (sorry fellas)! Looks like I will need to do a little more saving, installing the new lift might have to be pushed back a bit
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Unread 06-07-2013, 04:21 AM   #1913
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Well sounds like you need to make at trip down sometime early next year so we can get them installed!
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Unread 06-07-2013, 06:36 AM   #1914
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Well sounds like you need to make at trip down sometime early next year so we can get them installed!
I was thinking the same thing... Oh hey... Are you going to be hanging on to your Nittos or have u already sold them?
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Unread 06-07-2013, 11:21 AM   #1915
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Not yet, but they will be for sale once they are swapped out for some A/Ts. Probably around the same time you come down
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Unread 06-07-2013, 04:02 PM   #1916
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Its kind of funny flipping from page 1 to the last page, such a transformation. Excited to see your bumper!
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Unread 06-07-2013, 04:03 PM   #1917
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And are you still looking at the wild peaks?
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Unread 06-07-2013, 09:59 PM   #1918
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Gypsum is about 1 hour from me :-)
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Unread 06-08-2013, 04:45 AM   #1919
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Its kind of funny flipping from page 1 to the last page, such a transformation. Excited to see your bumper!

And are you still looking at the wild peaks?
I know, I should keep an updated pic in the first post after the lost of mods.

Not so much anymore. They would be an awesome tire if I was planning to have only one set for both on and off road. But since I have the KRs for off road, I want a quiet light weight tire for driving around on every day. The WildPeak is a great tire, but it's just too heavy for what I want.


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Gypsum is about 1 hour from me :-)
Well if you want one for your WK it's a great deal!
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I did email him, waiting for a response. Thanks for posting it!
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