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post #16 of 21 Old 05-10-2014, 09:34 AM
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I was actually looking at the mid length crusader.

Rubicons have an electronic sway bar disconnect.

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post #17 of 21 Old 05-10-2014, 11:05 AM Thread Starter
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The pictures on the jcr website show a recessed bumper.
I have a rubicon and mine works fine.
I bought the JCR lower skid plate also though to protect the disconnect.
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post #18 of 21 Old 05-11-2014, 07:58 AM
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The instructions on the JCR website say the opposite. Says to install them all together.

I'm sure it's just a matter of preference with this bumper.
The people who make the bumper also make the instructions. SO it quite likely the instructions they provide are the correct method.

I have a novel idea. Rather than ask a forum and wade through a huge debate - by the time the forum has cooled, the bumper could have been installed taken off and reinstalled twice - by following the directions.

But direction following is a matter of preference...

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I just installed my Warn Elite bumper last weekend. If it were not for my ATV/Motorcycle lift I would not have got it mounted on my own. Using an ATV lift or floor jack of some type (with wood blocking) can help with holding the bumper up while you get the first bolts in place.

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post #20 of 21 Old 05-12-2014, 08:19 AM Thread Starter
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The people who make the bumper also make the instructions. SO it quite likely the instructions they provide are the correct method.

I have a novel idea. Rather than ask a forum and wade through a huge debate - by the time the forum has cooled, the bumper could have been installed taken off and reinstalled twice - by following the directions.

But direction following is a matter of preference...
Wow. Thanks for the input.

Actually, since you are posting on my old thread from back in March. I could have installed per directions from the manufacturer's website, taken it off, installed per directions from the manufacturer's rep, taken it off, installed per directions in my own head, taken it off, had you come over and installed it for me.

I guess assuming is a matter of preference for you...

No matter, it's INSTALLED by now.
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post #21 of 21 Old 05-13-2014, 03:33 PM
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The instructions on the JCR website say the opposite. Says to install them all together.
The instructions for the Rugged Ridge XHD say the same, and it's lies. LIES! I tell you.

Installed together, you're looking at around 170 lbs to man-handle onto the frame. I did that, and managed to get it on by myself (thanks farmer's carry/deadlifts!).

However, I later found out that the ground wire - conveniently located on the bottom of the winch between the bumper and the winch itself (/sarcasm) - came loose.

Resigned to taking it off again, I got under the jeep and then noticed that all of the bolts for the winch were easily accessible. As a result, I loosened all of the bolts, and then I had my 11-year old son hold up a corner while I reattached the ground wire.

Long story short, walk through the instructions without actually installing it and decide if you have to attach it before or if it would be easier to do it after - especially if you're working solo.

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