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post #706 of 927 Old 12-07-2009, 12:07 PM
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Still no comment on when the TT will be available?

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Still no comment on when the TT will be available?
It will be available shortly after we finish production on the tub rails, front bumpers, devopment of the LJ stuff (corners, rock rails, and tub rails) and development and production of the rear bumper.

I'm going to finish all the loose ends before I commit to it full time.

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Projected time estimate?
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Projected time estimate?
my guess is next year
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It will be available shortly after we finish production on the tub rails, front bumpers, devopment of the LJ stuff (corners, rock rails, and tub rails) and development and production of the rear bumper.

I'm going to finish all the loose ends before I commit to it full time.
So then, after lunch? ;o)

I'm very interested in seeing the rear bumper design. My LJ Rubi has been driving around with a nekkid butt in anticipation. I have my own design in mind as a 'fall back'.

I have set aside funds for the LJ rockers and bumper.

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It will be available shortly after we finish production on the tub rails, front bumpers, devopment of the LJ stuff (corners, rock rails, and tub rails) and development and production of the rear bumper.

I'm going to finish all the loose ends before I commit to it full time.
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Your shaft isn't long enough to handle that kind of droop...
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I would love to loose my 130lb rear bumper. Any chance your bumper will include a reciever? I'm not even sure it that's feasible with an aluminum bumper, but I would buy one if it is.
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I would love to loose my 130lb rear bumper. Any chance your bumper will include a reciever? I'm not even sure it that's feasible with an aluminum bumper, but I would buy one if it is.
If I put a rear receiver in it, will you promise not to tow with it?

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^^ this because the aluminum couldn't handle it, or because of the annoying legal hassle involved in having something tow rated?

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^^ this because the aluminum couldn't handle it, or because of the annoying legal hassle involved in having something tow rated?
Making the aluminum handle it is not a big deal. Getting folks to not abuse it is another issue altogether. I know and understand human nature perfectly and if it's got a tow point, they will use it.

As it is right now, I use a non tow rated Currie rear bumper to move my Jeep trailer around and it has 400 plus pounds of measured tongue weight. I think that's up in Class IV territory if my memory serves. No Jeep should ever need a Class IV hitch.

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Haha I should say not! Knowing that abuse will likely occur with at least a portion of your customers, is it your plan then to produce them without a hitch? I don't usually have anything to tow, but I do use the occasional hitch-mounted bicycle or luggage rack.

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If I put a rear receiver in it, will you promise not to tow with it?
Absolutely...
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Maybe....

My current Body Armor bumper isn't tow rated either, so it's a tow at own risk as well. Did I mention how heavy my bumper is. More diet products please.
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If I put a rear receiver in it, will you promise not to tow with it?
Come on, you know we will abuse it. If it is for legal reasons, fear not. If it is for strength issues, well then, you better let people know. The aluminum should be more than strong enough, but people are stupid (like me) and even the most savvy product will not keep them from dragging that 10k lb trailer down the road.

I would love to get the bumper, but I couldn't justify the money right now since I just recently got a new bumper from BESRK. I don't think another rearending could take that out.

I keep telling my dad I need to save money for an sye/ds and Rear Adjustable UCAs. I still haven't found out if the included bl will be a replacement mount, or a stack style.

Edit: I forgot to ask, will the rear bumper sit against the rear crossmember? My receiver is recessed, so it actually has a better departure angle than the regular version. I don't know if that makes a difference though.

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