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Unread 05-19-2010, 12:56 PM   #16
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Yep, and I just ordered the Rancho Rear bumper and tire carrier. That bumper just doesnt look good with the fenders off and Im tired of having to take my rear seat out just carry my spare.

That Bumper is a piece of crap, both tire swing connection areas got bent all up and I had to remove the swing entirely so now its just a stubby

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Unread 05-19-2010, 01:04 PM   #17
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That Bumper is a piece of crap, both tire swing connection areas got bent all up and I had to remove the swing entirely so now its just a stubby
Wow, really? How did the connections get bent up? I already ordered the bumper but I could probably just cancel my order... Do you recommend any other bumper? Thats really the only one I like the look of thats in my price range.
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Unread 05-19-2010, 01:14 PM   #18
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yeah thats the reason i got it was a guy ordered a jk one for a tj on deployment and when he got back noticed to late so i got it for 200 bucks in the box, i rock crawl alot so it gets a lil beat up but when you install it your tow point gets removed unless you have a tow package. which for me needing clearence is not an option. i used it to pull a nissan out of snow once and it broke the swing bolt in half swang " yes im southern" open and destroyed a tail light. it never lined up right so it was a pain in mud to get to shut. also my high lift did not line up and could only attach it on one side. i still have my old bumper ill pry put back on. I dont know any others i never looked but i guess with some elbow grease you can make it better but i have a bad taste for it.
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Unread 05-19-2010, 01:16 PM   #19
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btw i love the painted grill i just might do that this weekend.
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Unread 05-19-2010, 02:23 PM   #20
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Where did you get your tinted signal lenses? I have been looking for them and have not had any luck? ...
Search ebay motors for "jk (smoke, clear) -window" will show you clear and smoke lenses for the JK... The "(,)" means option 1 or 2. Saw them on there the other day. Watch they're sold just the individual pieces such as side markers or turn signals or as sets. They even had plastic overlays for headlights... but why?
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Unread 05-19-2010, 04:34 PM   #21
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Search ebay motors for "jk (smoke, clear) -window" will show you clear and smoke lenses for the JK... The "(,)" means option 1 or 2. Saw them on there the other day. Watch they're sold just the individual pieces such as side markers or turn signals or as sets. They even had plastic overlays for headlights... but why?
Cause I like the way that they look. Why else would I ask?

About the bumper... I really dont rock crawl too much, just on occasion, and I installed the stock tow hitch so I will still have recovery points. I think it will suit me just fine, although I dont like losing my tow hook in the back. Maybe I will find a way to keep it.
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Unread 05-19-2010, 04:49 PM   #22
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Got both back fenders off and painted now. Ran to the car wash to wash out the fender wells prior to sanding.... Here are some pics
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Unread 05-19-2010, 04:50 PM   #23
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Some more...
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Unread 05-19-2010, 05:03 PM   #24
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it might be a little late, and sorry for the crappy cell phone pic....but here's mine. i've been fenderless since about feb or march of 08..

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Unread 05-19-2010, 05:11 PM   #25
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it might be a little late, and sorry for the crappy cell phone pic....but here's mine. i've been fenderless since about feb or march of 08..

I love the way that it looks like that AND it gives you a spot to mount fogs What fog lights are those? And did you have to come up with a way to mount em or did it work fine with that bracket? And how managable is it without the fenders off?
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Unread 05-19-2010, 05:17 PM   #26
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thx man i bought the cheapest ones possible at kragen in case i roll the thing or hook them on a rock/tree or something stupid...which is what nearly happened to the fenders which is why i took them off lol it's very manageable though. no real difference except for when there is rain. it shoots up some pretty gnar rooster tails. seriously tho, the thing has the aerodynamics of a shoe box, so i go slow on the hwy...with that, i havent noticed any change.

the bracket is just the bracket that holds the fenders on. if you look at the first pic in the thread with teh 2 fenderless JK's you'll see the bracket there too
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Unread 05-19-2010, 07:47 PM   #27
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The smoked signal lights I have are Recon LEDs. While I was running flareless, I didn't catch any crap from the popo down here, and still haven't with the narrow tube flares I run now.

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Unread 05-19-2010, 07:51 PM   #28
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the bumper is what has stopped me from going fenderless. I have the Rugged Ridge rear bumper, which is full length. I considered removing my fenders, and then realized it would look stupid having that bumper sticking out there and no fenders. I'll probably go with tube fenders eventually.
We'll take care of that Saturday!
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Unread 05-19-2010, 08:22 PM   #29
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Looking good, Milman
I've had the Rancho rear for about 9 months, and I have no problems with it. It too a dremel grinder to get the fit right during installation, but hey.....
My only problen with it is that is leaves the rear corners totally naked, and if you come off a rock or something, it's begging to get body damage So far, my bumper has taken the hits!
Yes, I have tiny tires, and no, a tree took my fender off!
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Unread 05-19-2010, 08:45 PM   #30
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The smoked signal lights I have are Recon LEDs. While I was running flareless, I didn't catch any crap from the popo down here, and still haven't with the narrow tube flares I run now.

What corners are you running. I just bought new tail lights and corners that are smoked but I have been looking for corners that run inset circular lights and havent found any for the 2 door that are worth a damn but yours look awesome!

UPDATE I got the fronts taken off and finished the rears. Fronts are painted and I just got some cheapo fog lights for the brackets in the front but I dunno if I wanna deal with wiring them up yet or not. Seems like its going to be a lot of work running the wires and the cutting the dash for the switch.... But I LOVE the way my jeep looks like this... It looks like a competition Jeep or something. I dont think those fenders are ever going back on... But I will eventually get the poison spyder fenders or something like them.
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