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Unread 12-23-2009, 08:45 PM   #31
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What are you guys doing about dis-similar metal corrosion protection?

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Unread 12-23-2009, 09:11 PM   #32
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Is the Hanson bumper forsale? Please PM me with info.
Sorry, my Hanson is arleady sold locally thru my club...
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Unread 12-23-2009, 09:26 PM   #33
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What are you guys doing about dis-similar metal corrosion protection?
It isn't an issue. Aluminum wheels on steel hubs that is constantly heated and cooled rapidly. They are not even 6061 which is a much hard alloy. Also the frame rails are already coated.
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Unread 12-23-2009, 09:37 PM   #34
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I'm just curious as to what the two u shape brackets are for? there drilled the same as the frame rails. Are those to be used as spacers or what is there use?
Some if not all of the YJ frames have a metal piece that welded up over the top of the frame that stops the bumper from sitting flat. The spacer has a notch in it that goes to the inside to go around that notch and space the bumper up slightly.

ONLY ON THE YJ's
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Unread 12-23-2009, 09:37 PM   #35
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It isn't an issue. Aluminum wheels on steel hubs that is constantly heated and cooled rapidly. They are not even 6061 which is a much hard alloy. Also the frame rails are already coated.
So you are saying it will never corrode?
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Unread 12-23-2009, 09:39 PM   #36
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So you are saying it will never corrode?
No, he's saying that if you lift the hood on your TJ and peek in there, you will find about 30 examples of dissimilar metals bolted to each other and we've taken the same precautions the factory has.
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Unread 12-23-2009, 10:09 PM   #37
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So you are saying it will never corrode?
Only when the tit's in your avatar droop. Yes, it will corrode, with time and not due to dissimilar metals...IMO
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Unread 12-23-2009, 10:22 PM   #38
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I posted this in the other thread, but the Hanson Bumper that I removed was right @ 77lbs (with Winch mount/Foglights/D-rings), and the Savvy is a smidge under 20lbs and I expect not much more than 25 with Foglights/D-Ring, etc.

So I essentially "lost" 50-55lbs up front once all is said and done from the swap.

I've seen a few guys in this thread and others, mention the smaller bumper not being real "Deer" friendly, and I don't disagree...luckily I don't see much deer where I wheel in NorCal, nor do I daily drive (maybe 50% DD), nor do I do much night wheeling, so plowing deer was never really a consideration.

ALSO, I don't live in the Rust Belt, I see snow/ice exactly 1 weekend a year, no salt, so rust and corrosion is not really an issue. I left my Savvy Gas Tank Skid Bare and like someone else mentioned, if this starts to look bad, I'll pop it off, hit it with some primer and paint and call it a day. Gerald suggested a Matte Clear Coat, but I didn't find it today, so I'm going to leave as is it see how it goes.

This bumper isn't for everyone visually or functionally depending on where you live and where you wheel... For what I do, and where I go, and where I want to go, it "fits" me perfectly!

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Unread 12-24-2009, 12:21 AM   #39
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Looks good. Good job guys.
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Unread 12-24-2009, 01:01 AM   #40
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Some if not all of the YJ frames have a metal piece that welded up over the top of the frame that stops the bumper from sitting flat. The spacer has a notch in it that goes to the inside to go around that notch and space the bumper up slightly.

ONLY ON THE YJ's
ah okay I figured it was something like that I knew it would make sense once I put it on thanks.
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Unread 12-24-2009, 01:48 AM   #41
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just wanted to make sure I understand, you went from a bumper that gave full protection to what amounts to a shelf for a winch?
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Unread 12-24-2009, 02:10 AM   #42
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just wanted to make sure I understand, you went from a bumper that gave full protection to what amounts to a shelf for a winch?
I did yes but I am making tube fenders. I don't need the full width protection the tubing should take care of itself

The OP also did but he really doesn't need the protection of a full width bumper. He explained this in his above post
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Unread 12-24-2009, 03:44 AM   #43
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Congrats on the bumper! Nice install write-up too...
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Unread 12-24-2009, 06:03 AM   #44
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Only when the tit's in your avatar droop. Yes, it will corrode, with time and not due to dissimilar metals...IMO
Looks like neither will happen soon

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So I essentially "lost" 50-55lbs up front once all is said and done from the swap.
That much weight savings (while maintaining quality & effective strength) from a lone component is worth the $$$.

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ALSO, I don't live in the Rust Belt, I see snow/ice exactly 1 weekend a year, no salt, so rust and corrosion is not really an issue.
I do which is another specific reason I like aluminum. Sure it'll still corrode, fade, etc. over time. But, it should be much easier to maintain. You should see some of the vehicles up here that are 5-7 years old with completely rusted-through swiss cheese body panels. Nasty...

SuperWade2, thanks for the write-up!
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Your shaft isn't long enough to handle that kind of droop...
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Unread 12-25-2009, 10:10 AM   #45
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Mine came yesterday. It's officially mine this morning . Still waiting on hardware though and for the weather to change to paint it. Also, I guess I need the light tabs before I mount it or I'll have nothing to do with my fogs.

I'll be painting the bumper black, and leaving the tabs stainless and the hardware gold. Not sure if I'll be mounting the fairlead mount yet considering I don't have a winch.











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