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Unread 07-28-2013, 10:31 PM   #16
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Welcome to the hobby! You're already more well read and open to advice than new four wheelers 3x your age Keep asking questions and planning your build so you don't waste money on things you will replace.
Thanks a ton! It's great to have this forum where I can soak up all of this wonderful info and put it to use!

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Unread 07-29-2013, 07:36 AM   #17
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Hey man,

thanks for all the help, i'm looking at this bumper

http://www.jeep4x4center.com/lod/gro...-jk/group6.htm

looks quality, although one thing I am concerned about is tow points? It looks like there are spots to mount them but i can't tell? Can I mount some D-rings on this bumper? How much should I be paying for D rings anyways?

If I can't put tow hooks on it should I just go for the ARB?

http://www.jeep4x4center.com/arb-fro...b-3450400.html

Also do you think I could install this with the help of the Dad, Mom, and the internet? Because getting it done is expensive, and doing it on your own feels better. No one in the house is very mechanically inclined.. but we have a nice socket set, and a decent garage. I would ultimately like to learn how to do everything myself, but just don't know where to start.

By the way you have a sweet jeep.
I don't care for the styling but its a good bumper. There are many very good options available to you - make sure you explore all of them. Forcing yourself to wait and be open minded is the best thing you can do for your wallet if you're wanting to buy a quality piece

Check out these brands for bumpers

ARB
LOD
JCR
MetalCloak
Poison Spyder
Expedition One
PureJeep

They all make good stuff, all made in the US. Keep in mind that the more weight you put on your jeep the more your handling and performance will change. Staying light is key.

And absolutely you can do everything yourself. It's a good bonding time with your dad and will provide you with tons of life lessons and education that you wouldn't get anywhere else. It's a great experience to learn more about yourself and the vehicle you drive. Mechanical understanding is an invaluable bit of knowledge.

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Wow! spyder is recommending AEV
I never said what they make is junk (outside of their geometry brackets), just that its inappropriately recommended. They're a great place to start if you're starting small.

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Don't like RK?!?! I've got a boner for them so please explain..
I don't like their overgrown heim joints joints, I don't like how their arms are designed and I don't like how they make their coils.
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Unread 07-29-2013, 08:21 AM   #18
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Hey man,

thanks for all the help, i'm looking at this bumper

http://www.jeep4x4center.com/lod/gro...-jk/group6.htm

looks quality, although one thing I am concerned about is tow points? It looks like there are spots to mount them but i can't tell? Can I mount some D-rings on this bumper? How much should I be paying for D rings anyways?

If I can't put tow hooks on it should I just go for the ARB?

http://www.jeep4x4center.com/arb-fro...b-3450400.html

Also do you think I could install this with the help of the Dad, Mom, and the internet? Because getting it done is expensive, and doing it on your own feels better. No one in the house is very mechanically inclined.. but we have a nice socket set, and a decent garage. I would ultimately like to learn how to do everything myself, but just don't know where to start.

By the way you have a sweet jeep.
It has recover points, the tabs to mount D-Rings to. Make sure to get quality d-rings with a load rating. I use 1/2" pin d-rings rated to 13,500#, under $40 for a pair. Front bumper installs are very easy, do it yourself.
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Unread 07-29-2013, 01:42 PM   #19
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I don't like their overgrown heim joints joints, I don't like how their arms are designed and I don't like how they make their coils.
We talking quality here or you don't like their face?
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Unread 07-29-2013, 04:29 PM   #20
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Unread 07-29-2013, 07:37 PM   #21
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Fair enough (randomly chiming in)
Every company seems ro have the down falls. Always been a huge currie and clayton fan myself. My use their heims when stretching.
On another note those lod bumpers are solid as a rock!
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Unread 07-29-2013, 07:54 PM   #22
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Definitely haven't had any issues with RK and I love my lift but I might not be doing some of the hardcore wheeling you lucky bastards have on the WESTSIDEEEEEE . I'll keep the maintenance up on everything and keep an eye on it all.
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Unread 07-29-2013, 09:11 PM   #23
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Yeah I saw that and decided to leave it because the west does have better wheeling. But just for you.... EASTSIDEEEEEE
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Wait were all on the east? Why the hell havent we wheeled yet?!?!?
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