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Unread 06-22-2010, 03:26 PM   #211
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i got my front bumper in yesterday!! now i have to hack off the towbar setup on the front of my jeep so the bumper can go on. I needed to take it off anyways so i can add a steering box skid too.

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Unread 06-22-2010, 05:34 PM   #212
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That's what i'm talking about! Very nice! Put some wax on it now. Nice thing is you just use a Mother's polishing ball and shinny as ever!
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Unread 06-22-2010, 10:56 PM   #213
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That's what i'm talking about! Very nice! Put some wax on it now. Nice thing is you just use a Mother's polishing ball and shinny as ever!
Thanks! It has a great shine.You guys do great work. Get compliments everyday on the bumper. Hopefully more savvy upgrades in the future!
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Unread 08-10-2010, 03:40 PM   #214
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T60-61 Aircraft grade aluminum. Just as strong as your steel bumper, but a 1/4 of the weight.
oh, alright, thanks for clearing that up hahaha
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Unread 08-10-2010, 07:19 PM   #215
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oh, alright, thanks for clearing that up hahaha
Well maybe half the weight. 6061-T6 Aluminum.

If I can hardly bang it up, you can be assured it is very strong. There are very few people who do what I can do to a Jeep.
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Unread 08-10-2010, 10:24 PM   #216
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Well maybe half the weight. 6061-T6 Aluminum.

If I can hardly bang it up, you can be assured it is very strong. There are very few people who do what I can do to a Jeep.
At least I have the right numbers and letters. Now I have it memorized the right way too!
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Unread 08-10-2010, 11:05 PM   #217
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but a 1/4 of the weight.
Dale, aluminum solid weighs 165 lbs per cubic foot.

Rolled solid steel weighs 495 lbs per cubic foot.

That works out to exactly 1/3rd the weight for the same thickness.
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Unread 08-10-2010, 11:07 PM   #218
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Dale, aluminum solid weighs 165 lbs per cubic foot.

Rolled solid steel weighs 495 lbs per cubic foot.

That works out to exactly 1/3rd the weight for the same thickness.
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Unread 02-21-2011, 02:58 PM   #219
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I removed my bumper this afternoon to start installing the savvy unit. I noticed the bolts for the sway bar are M10x1.5 rather than the 3/8-16 the instructions say to use in this location. Anyone else run across this?

I'm not running a stock sway bar, so I plan on reusing the stock bolts, but I just found it odd. The 1/2-13 bolts were still 1/2-13.
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Unread 02-21-2011, 03:51 PM   #220
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I removed my bumper this afternoon to start installing the savvy unit. I noticed the bolts for the sway bar are M10x1.5 rather than the 3/8-16 the instructions say to use in this location. Anyone else run across this?

I'm not running a stock sway bar, so I plan on reusing the stock bolts, but I just found it odd. The 1/2-13 bolts were still 1/2-13.
It's very hard to find metric and grade 8 bolts that match in appearance. Having been the victim of someone using 3/8-16 bolts to hold down a winch plate I removed and then trying it myself to see what the actual problem with it would be, I arrived at the conclusion that the coarse thread metric was so close to the coarse thread US thread that it would work fine even in a structural application.

To date, there have been no issues using the 3/8-16 bolts in the metric weld nuts in the frame. You can almost screw them all the way through by hand.
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Unread 02-21-2011, 04:35 PM   #221
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Thanks for the response. I noticed they were stamped as a grade 10.9 and the pitch did not quite match the 3/8-16 tap I had. I hadn't heard anyone mention it before which made me a little nervous.

Should warm up tomorrow and I can wash the salt off that was trapped under the old bumper and get it installed.
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Unread 02-23-2011, 07:02 AM   #222
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Got it installed, just need to wind the winch rope.



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Unread 02-23-2011, 08:08 AM   #223
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Got it installed, just need to wind the winch rope.



Looks great!

I'm still considering a Savvy Winch Hoop myself!
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Unread 02-23-2011, 09:08 AM   #224
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My wife actually requested the hoop, thought it looked too plain without it. The only thing I ran into is the hook that came with the winch is too large to fit inside the cutout.

The IPF lights are a little large too and don't give a whole lot of room next to the hook. It shouldn't be a problem for the viking recovery strap I use, but it might be a little tight with one of the flat straps.
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Unread 02-23-2011, 09:09 AM   #225
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Is Savvy offroad a good place to do buissnws with?
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