You have inspired me to spend some money on the XJ! I was unaware of a pre-cut DIY bumper on the market. Assembly looks relatively straight-forward and the price is right. Did you have any issues assembling yours?Oregon187 said:Finished building my JCR Offroad DIY bumper today.
Now I just need to paint it.
That's not too bad. I put $115 in my Dodge the other day - twice.Oregon187 said:Yeah ouch!
I too have done this. In the rain and about 35 degrees out. Also on a transverse mounted engine which allowed me the pleasure of laying down in the mud to get to some bolts.pdcomm said:So ...
That's no excuse . I switched out my water pump in the driveway . Out in the elements , in low light no less .
You learn alot doing your own repairs and upgrades. And I completely understand using a mechanic for times sake. I've got a truck in the shop right now just because I couldn't make enough time to work on it.Jeepnbo said:Very true. Plus i would like to start doin my own repairs, It makes hard to pay somebody to do a repair im pretty sure i can do but usually due to time i cant have my xj down for a long time, and my luck only runs the bad kind.
Looks like it was fun!Joshharris98xj said:Wheeled it a little, didn't get Amy pictures of the "trails" it was more of very tight trees and mounds. Had a blast and got 5 inches of water in the floorboards. Got it a little too sideways for comfort on a few. No pics on my phone but I got stuck in the deep hole in that water and had o be winched out twice
Mine has 307k. Still running strong. They live a long time!RebelRidinRyan said:Oh it will. Mine's got 233k on it. runs great but my axles had to quit. Haha
The shocks on my TJ were the same way. I thought it was a bit odd too, especially the no rebound aspect of them. They haven't given me any problems though.Spokes said:Is anyone running the new RC2.2 shocks? My rears blew and they sent me 2 New ones but they mount differnt, the body is now on top, and the shocks have NO rebound. I can move them up and down with ease? Can someone explain how this is gonna work? With my blown shocks my jeep is about 1" lower. RC said the shocks work better?
I've got the one from Savvy. It's aluminum so it's pretty light. I was hesitant at first being aluminum, but I've slammed down on rocks several times and have barely scratched it.YoureverydayXJ said:.........fuel tank skid ........ I would NOT recommend the Tomken Machine one.
Looks like a quality product.MattBillyTayloe said:I got the exact same thing a week ago :cheers:
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Funny thing is that your bumper build write-up was a strong deciding factor for my purchase! I like the 2-color paint scheme you did too.Oregon187 said:That JCR DIY is a great bumper. I didn't even know how to weld when I bought mine. I'm still not an expert but I have a much better understanding of welding now. I have some pics of mine in the beginning of my build thread. The tie in brackets are easy, they just take the place of the standard brackets. You will have two pieces of metal left over.