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Old 01-03-2014, 09:29 AM   #211
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Old 01-07-2014, 10:15 PM   #212
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Anyone get theirs delivered yet?
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Old 01-10-2014, 01:43 PM   #213
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Anyone get theirs delivered yet?
Surely someone has one by now?? If anyone out there does, can you please post some pics of the area where trailer chains hook? Thanks!
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Old 01-10-2014, 04:58 PM   #214
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I'm just wanting to get some real world photos before I order. Ok ok im waiting for the wife to release my funds haha
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Old 01-12-2014, 05:23 PM   #215
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Here is my LOD midwidth installed... I love it!
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Old 01-13-2014, 11:14 AM   #216
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Here is my LOD midwidth installed... I love it!
love the mid width. Still second guessing my decision on the stubby.
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Old 01-16-2014, 11:01 PM   #217
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My rear bumper w/ tire carrier arrived a couple of weeks ago. A shortage of time and good weather has delayed the install, but it should go on Saturday. I will post some pics when its done.
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Old 01-18-2014, 09:39 AM   #218
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love the mid width. Still second guessing my decision on the stubby.
Yours looks great... Love the stinger! I thought the midwidth was a better option for me while I run stock for awhile...
Btw, love the geico paint too!
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Old 01-20-2014, 05:16 PM   #219
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Ok,after waiting five weeks for shipment and then more time for good weather I finally got the new Armor Lite (Generation IV) rear bumper installed. Here are some pics. First the bumper outside and inside showing the wiring for the lights. Then the carrier, fitting it up, and the finished product. More detail pics to come.
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Some more detail picture showing the side aspect, the post and latch, and a couple of open gate shots. I went with the Teraflex 3rd Brake light extension because it has an integrated cb antenna mount so I won't have to run the cable to the swinging gate.
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Sweet! Looks great man. How was the install? Is it possible to install alone? Thanks for the pics.
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Old 01-20-2014, 06:25 PM   #222
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And few more questions... Does the jack mount directly to the carrier or did it need a mount? Also how is the weight, feel any lighter than other rear tire carrier bumpers?
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Old 01-20-2014, 08:09 PM   #223
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The installation was pretty easy. There are three holes to drill - one through each frame rail and one through the bottom of the rear crossmember. The main trick is to make sure the bumper is aligned with the body lines of the jeep. Because of that and the weight it's good to have someone help like I did. The weight is noticeably lighter than other bumpers I have picked up but it's still a beefy unit.

The jack mounts to the top of the carrier using to steel tabs that are included with the bumper. There is a similar tab included for a cb mount but I used the TF brake light extension instead to keep the cable with the tailgate.

Like everything I have gotten from LoD there were zero instructions enclosed. I knew the bumper went on almost exactly like their generation III rear bumper so I used those instructions (off of their website) and the figured out the rest.
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Old 01-20-2014, 09:11 PM   #224
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Nice. Thanks for the info. Will be getting my order in soon.
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Some folks may know this but found out today that Chris no longer works for Jeepaddons. Not sure what happen but he always did right by me so hate to see him gone. I asked and got the political correct answer.
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Some folks may know this but found out today that Chris no longer works for Jeepaddons. Not sure what happen but he always did right by me so hate to see him gone. I asked and got the political correct answer.
Well this is interesting......what a shame! I wish him the best.
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Old 01-22-2014, 12:35 PM   #227
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Well damn who is gonna give us the scoop on new products now...
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What about any outstanding quotes? I wonder if they'll still honor them?
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Old 01-23-2014, 09:42 AM   #229
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Spoke to LoD about these Gen 4 bumpers. Apparently there are two different tire carrier models they are producing. One that swings with the tailgate and one that swings freely. Anyone know which is a better design and the one they would prefer? They seem to be similar priced.
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Old 01-23-2014, 12:27 PM   #230
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I went with the free swinging carrier so I had the option of carrying more weight in the future. No matter how you cut it all door linked carriers put some stress on the tailgate latch which is the weak link in the system and can wear over time. That is why the door linked LoD bumpers only let you attach an arm for rotopax on the passenger side - to minimize the stress on the tailgate latch side of the set up. Bigger tire in the future, full rotopax set-up, trailrack, I can put them all on there down the road if I decide. I figured it was worth the loss of convenience that the door linked model gives you.
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Old 01-23-2014, 02:00 PM   #231
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Ya that's a good point. I'm not wanting to stress my tailgate as it already started bending the hinges due to my last carrier. I'll go the same rout you did, Thanks for the input. Is any extra necessary mounts required for a hi lift jack?
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Old 01-23-2014, 02:56 PM   #232
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Nope, the two tabs to mount the high life on the top of the carrier come standard. I just set everything up to the right width and then left the tabs attached to the jack. That way when I need it I just set the jack in place and tighten two nuts. No worries about having the tabs rattle loose or some yahoo taking them.
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I went with the free swinging carrier so I had the option of carrying more weight in the future. No matter how you cut it all door linked carriers put some stress on the tailgate latch which is the weak link in the system and can wear over time. That is why the door linked LoD bumpers only let you attach an arm for rotopax on the passenger side - to minimize the stress on the tailgate latch side of the set up. Bigger tire in the future, full rotopax set-up, trailrack, I can put them all on there down the road if I decide. I figured it was worth the loss of convenience that the door linked model gives you.
How do you figure it would put stres on the door hinge or latch? All the weight is still supported by the pivot point on the bumper. The only stress that would be aplied to the door is for and aft when opening and closeing. if you were to disconect the Hem joints that conect to the door the carrier would still be suporting all the weight.
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for you guys that got the rear, how much? looking to do front and rear soon and that is a great looking set. fact that it saves so much weight is a HUGE bonus too.
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Guys im quite new hire, can u give me a suggestion to what kind of armorlite bumber i can use with my jeep wrangler. And the store or site that sells them. Tnx for the help guys
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How do you figure it would put stres on the door hinge or latch? All the weight is still supported by the pivot point on the bumper. The only stress that would be aplied to the door is for and aft when opening and closeing. if you were to disconect the Hem joints that conect to the door the carrier would still be suporting all the weight.

What you point out is part of it - with any force acting on the carrier to make it swing open will be working against the latch. Second, the body is not rigidly mounted to the frame while the bumper and the carrier are. There is always a bit of play between the body and frame and this will be working n the latch. Its probably not that big a deal.
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Guys im quite new hire, can u give me a suggestion to what kind of armorlite bumber i can use with my jeep wrangler. And the store or site that sells them. Tnx for the help guys
Look at Northridge and Jeep Add-ons and give them a call for competitive bids. You can look at LoD's own site for specs and pictures.
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What you point out is part of it - with any force acting on the carrier to make it swing open will be working against the latch. Second, the body is not rigidly mounted to the frame while the bumper and the carrier are. There is always a bit of play between the body and frame and this will be working n the latch. Its probably not that big a deal.
Yes but that has to be a hell of a lot less force and stress then the full weight of even a stock tire on the factory mount. I have yet to hear anyone complain about having an issue with these. If anyone else out there has had an issue lets hear it.
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Yes but that has to be a hell of a lot less force and stress then the full weight of even a stock tire on the factory mount. I have yet to hear anyone complain about having an issue with these. If anyone else out there has had an issue lets hear it.
The idea is that you can load it up with rotopax on both sides, a big tire, and the trail rack with gear on it. That's a lot of weight and stress over time, even when you only have it loaded up for trips. You could always give LoD a call and ask them why they say you can/should run the rotopax mount only on the passenger side of the door linked model. Or just go with what you like/want!
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