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Unread 11-13-2012, 06:25 PM   #1
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Easy Warn Bumper Mod - Safety Chain Spots Welded On (Bach Crawlers)

Got the Warn bumper package with receiver and tire carrier, but the receiver isn't rated to tow. It looks plenty strong enough with all the bolts and the two brackets holding it to the frame...it's just not rated and it doesn't have safety chain spots. So I copied this post and had some welded on.

First pic is the stock photo of the bumper before. Quadratec actually had this same pic for the bumper that receives the tire carrier, which is different b/c it has an unprotected post to mount the tire carrier. I was going to do the tire carrier later, but the post started rusting the day after I put the bumper on, so I ordered the carrier right then.

Next two pics are the bumper after the weld, with and without the shackle. I wiped most of the dirt off for the pic, but there's still some on there...it's a smooth weld and the paint is a pretty close match to bumper's finish.

It's made from one plate of 5/16" steel welded across the bottom.

Had it done at Bach Crawlers in Monument, CO, since I don't have a welder. Happy with the work and friendly service.

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Nice, that's exactly what I would have done to make it usable for towing.
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Had it done at Bach Crawlers in Monument, CO, since I don't have a welder. Happy with the work and friendly service.
Nice work, how much did it cost you?...
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Ninety bucks.
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Did you try and install a hitch ball mount in it yet?
I thought the Warn bumpers used slightly smaller tubing that would not accept a standard ball mount.

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What do y'all think about using the d ring holes on a rear bumper to hook safety chains? I just ordered a JCR rear but didn't think about it not having them.
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I also made my Warn bumper usable by mounting OK Offroad shackles to mine. I tow my loaded down M416 with my warn bumper and no issues. I added ROKMEN bumper tie ins for a little extra support.
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Ninety bucks.
Thanks.

Where in the Springs are you?
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Did you try and install a hitch ball mount in it yet?
I thought the Warn bumpers used slightly smaller tubing that would not accept a standard ball mount.
The Class 3 shank fits in the Warn receiver hitch just fine, except you may have to re-drill the pin hole in the shank or shorten the length of the shank because the Warn receiver is very short...
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The Class 3 shank fits in the Warn receiver hitch just fine, except you may have to re-drill the pin hole in the shank or shorten the length of the shank because the Warn receiver is very short...
Ahhh... that makes sense, I thought there was something odd about the receiver on ther Warn bumper.

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Knucklehead - I'm in Monument.

Haven't put my ball mount in there yet, but the receiver does look a little short. If it's too short, I'll just cut a bit off the mount. Shouldn't affect the strength enough to affect what I'll be towing with it.
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Knucklehead - I'm in Monument.

Haven't put my ball mount in there yet, but the receiver does look a little short. If it's too short, I'll just cut a bit off the mount. Shouldn't affect the strength enough to affect what I'll be towing with it.
That's what I did, chop saw the shank that goes in the receiver.

I'm in south COS, have you been up 370C yet?...
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Nope - just up Mt Herman to Woodland Park...couple side trails but nothing challenging.
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Nope - just up Mt Herman to Woodland Park...couple side trails but nothing challenging.
Maybe I can show you a few local places to go...
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You may not have any issues with your receiver at all. I use a heavy duty pintle hitch and I also have a cargo rack that fits into my receiver and I havent had any fitment issues.
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Unread 11-14-2012, 06:53 AM   #15
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That's good to hear. If the one I have doesn't fit, maybe I'll see if Walmart has one that fits before I cut this one. We have a receiver on the Cherokee too, so it wouldn't be a big deal to have another one.

Knucklehead...sounds good. Probably after the holidays, though.
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