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Unread 03-12-2011, 05:34 PM   #1
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Bumper/winch too much weight?

I am probably going with a Rubicon when I get my severence check from work this summer. I want to remove the front bumper right away then get an after market bumper and a winch. Will I need to do anything to the suspension because of the added weight? If so, how involved?

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Unread 03-12-2011, 06:24 PM   #2
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Get some leveling spacers for the front springs - the amount of height needed would be based on before and after measurements...
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A little more height would be nice, but you don't drop that much.



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Unread 03-12-2011, 07:00 PM   #4
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I don't really like either stock bumper. So...when I replace the rear I should add spacers there too? Or, better yet, just do both at the same time I guess.
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The stock JK has some rake to it from the factory - also, you probably won't be putting a winch on the rear, so, if you want keep the rake the same, I would measure before and after bumpers and winches and then determine what you need to get back to those dimensions.
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Unread 03-12-2011, 08:03 PM   #6
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Makes sense. Thanks!
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I just put on an Expedition One Basic Dx bumper and Superwinch ep9 with Viking rope. My Jeep set level before and experienced no sag after install. A lot depends on the weight of the winch and bumper. My new bumper is not much more than a winch mount. The Viking rope saves a good bit of weight over the standard steel cable.
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i have a set of(4) 3/4 daystar spacers for sale ($40shipped) that would sit on top of your springs...you could just put the front 1's on since that's probably the distance you'll sink down with the new bumper and winch.
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The Viking rope saves a good bit of weight over the standard steel cable.
x2 the rope vs. steel cable saves about 40lbs I think i read somewhere in stats for the same winch but with different rope/wire set ups.
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I just put on an Expedition One Basic Dx bumper and Superwinch ep9 with Viking rope. My Jeep set level before and experienced no sag after install. A lot depends on the weight of the winch and bumper. My new bumper is not much more than a winch mount. The Viking rope saves a good bit of weight over the standard steel cable.

ColoradoTJ,
I just checked this bumper out. It may be for me. I see an option is for "wings" but they show no pics.

How do you like the Superwinch?
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