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Unread 03-23-2014, 04:29 PM   #94876
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Took off the eautogrilles bumper and cut down the old stock bumper to a stubby. Also I finally got rid of the nerf bars! Before: After:
why did you downgrade on the bumper? :thumbsdown:

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Unread 03-23-2014, 04:36 PM   #94877
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why did you downgrade on the bumper? :thumbsdown:
Potato/P...upgrade

Idk, I see that as an upgrade. I'm not sure what that bumper looks like, but I think they do knock-off smitty products.....that's like knock-off-ception

...besides, I bet their bumper is pretty wide & a fairly heavy chunk of metal.

I'd take a chopped oem over whatever they probably sell (idk the bumper, I'm picturing a knock-off smitty bumper)

But to each their own

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Unread 03-23-2014, 04:49 PM   #94878
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Potato/P...upgrade

Idk, I see that as an upgrade. I'm not sure what that bumper looks like, but I think they do knock-off smitty products.....that's like knock-off-ception

...besides, I bet their bumper is pretty wide & a fairly heavy chunk of metal.

I'd take a chopped oem over whatever they probably sell (idk the bumper, I'm picturing a knock-off smitty bumper)

But to each their own

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I agree. There are a lot of pictures on here of stubby OEM's and they look great and very functional for climbing and such!!!
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Unread 03-23-2014, 04:50 PM   #94879
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why did you downgrade on the bumper? :thumbsdown:
That isn't a downgrade.
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Unread 03-23-2014, 04:59 PM   #94880
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why did you downgrade on the bumper? :thumbsdown:
Other one had lots of rust forming all over so I had to take it off to repaint anyway. And I am planning on getting flat fenders eventually so the stubby will look a lot better IMO.
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Unread 03-23-2014, 05:06 PM   #94881
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We put a new Leather steering wheel cover on my sons TJ. Not perfect but better than the torn one that was there. I hadn't done one since the 1980's. LOL $16.00 at Pepboys Auto.
I'd pop the cruise buttons off and tuck the cover under

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Unread 03-23-2014, 05:10 PM   #94882
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Finally got rid of my drive line vibrations. Thank God. That took forever to get done.
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Unread 03-23-2014, 05:20 PM   #94883
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That's a good idea! I'll try that tomorrow when I sober up. ;-)
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Unread 03-23-2014, 05:22 PM   #94884
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How did you do it?
Turns out the lower control arms were too long. The driveshaft was over extended and the slip shaft didn't have enough engagement. I shortened the wheel base 1.5 inches and all is well. :-)
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Unread 03-23-2014, 05:47 PM   #94885
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Turns out the lower control arms were too long. The driveshaft was over extended and the slip shaft didn't have enough engagement. I shortened the wheel base 1.5 inches and all is well. :-)
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Unread 03-23-2014, 05:57 PM   #94886
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tune up, plugs wires, cap and rotor. trying to stop the 1900-2000rmp surge. it helped but did not completely cure.
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Unread 03-23-2014, 06:33 PM   #94887
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started the "quick" dismount of the stock bumper affixed to a frame rail mounted trailer hitch receiver frame... apparently 17 yr old bolts prefer snapping and / or spinning freely when you cant get to the bolt head inside the framerail... don't think I missed any access holes - so a good amount of prybar work, hammering and ultimately taking the sawz-of-life sawzall to anything that would get the hitch frame off...

then some more cutting and prying to get the remaining portions off.

then test fit the new QR3 hitch frame and bumper... looks much nicer, though there are a couple bolts I need to put on inside the framerails, behind the fuel tank shield that I need to figure out how to get to and get a wrench or socket on to tighten up.

hard work is done... just some thinking cap time.
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Unread 03-23-2014, 06:39 PM   #94888
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Yep, these 17 year old jeeps don't like to come apart easily for sure.
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Unread 03-23-2014, 06:44 PM   #94889
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That's a good idea! I'll try that tomorrow when I sober up. ;-)
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Unread 03-23-2014, 06:44 PM   #94890
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Installed my new winch.
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