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post #1 of 6 Old 01-02-2016, 04:57 PM Thread Starter
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Extending the bumper just a hair...

So my Rugged Ridge bumper is just a hair too far back in my opinion... I want to bring it out just a hair... When I removed the stock bumper there were 4 little bone shaped spacers that were taken off... Can I put these between the frame and bumper to pull it out without issue? The parts I was thinking about using are the ones in front of his bumper here...



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post #2 of 6 Old 01-02-2016, 05:27 PM
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Pretty sure you are supposed to reuse those. Most bumpers I've worked with reuse them.

So long as the bolts are long enough, absolutely no issue reusing those spacers.
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post #3 of 6 Old 01-03-2016, 07:43 AM
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I believe those are supposed to go on the back side of the frame so the bolts don't pull thru during a recovery ripping your bumper off. If you want to push the bumper forward some, just stack a few washers on the front side but I would keep those parts on the back side of the frame for sure.
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I believe those are supposed to go on the back side of the frame so the bolts don't pull thru during a recovery ripping your bumper off. If you want to push the bumper forward some, just stack a few washers on the front side but I would keep those parts on the back side of the frame for sure.
Well, I've got two sets of em so they'll go on the front AND back of the frame!
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post #5 of 6 Old 01-03-2016, 05:10 PM
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I believe those are supposed to go on the back side of the frame so the bolts don't pull thru during a recovery ripping your bumper off.
You are correct, according to the parts book I am looking at.

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post #6 of 6 Old 01-05-2016, 12:33 PM
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The spanner washers DO go behind - and span the holes to add strength as pointed out above. use some like them as a solid spacer up front or you could even make some from flat stock. I would avoid a washer stack - can add deflection making small minor bump like ledge drop something that leaves a misalignment...
The only issue I see in moving it fwd is if you ever want to run an approach skid - it wont meet up at the bumper without some modification...

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