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Old 04-20-2013, 12:14 AM   #31
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Old 04-20-2013, 04:55 AM   #32
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I got mine and loving it I don't see any connection with AEV bumper !!!! Most hoops out there look the same, I'm cool with that....
I was getting ready to order the; LOD Armor Light mid-width, with grill guard and skid plate for, $679. But this looks good. Especially if the $299 price is firm. Wouldn't pay more than that. How difficult was it to install on the factory bumper?

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Old 04-20-2013, 06:36 AM   #33
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Looks good I'm thinking about this too
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Old 04-20-2013, 07:12 AM   #34
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No worries... since I want to keep my stock bumper, and shorten it with the VDP Stubby End Cap Kit, I think I'm going to pull the trigger on it in a month or two. It's the best looking one I've run across for a stock look. I like the way it overlaps the top of the stock set up...
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Old 04-20-2013, 01:13 PM   #35
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No worries... since I want to keep my stock bumper, and shorten it with the VDP Stubby End Cap Kit, I think I'm going to pull the trigger on it in a month or two. It's the best looking one I've run across for a stock look. I like the way it overlaps the top of the stock set up...
Same here. I already have the vdp stubby. I think this is going to be a great add on. Plus, if I want to add the lights or winch plate later I can.
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My VDP caps will be here on monday. I plan on the same light bar and some lights. If I ever decide to change bumpers won't be hard to sell a modded stock bumper and light bar I figure
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Old 04-20-2013, 04:55 PM   #37
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How could I add the winch plate or light tabs later? Does the entire assembly unbolt so the other components can be added in? I'm looking at the brochure and can't figure out how I can add stuff later. Looks like the best way (for now) would to be to order the full Monty and add the winch and lights when I buy them. Any ideas?
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How could I add the winch plate or light tabs later? Does the entire assembly unbolt so the other components can be added in? I'm looking at the brochure and can't figure out how I can add stuff later. Looks like the best way (for now) would to be to order the full Monty and add the winch and lights when you could I buy them. Any ideas?
It is my understanding that the entire system is modular. That's why there is an option to buy the light plate or winch plate separately. You could buy the bar now, see how you like it, and add on later. It looks as though you would just have to unbolt the bar and add the other plate. It is cheaper to buy the whole thing up front as one though.
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Old 04-20-2013, 05:17 PM   #39
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Linferno, how do the pieces go together?
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I like the bar with lights option, but I'm on the fence about mounting the winch on top or inside of my bumper. Now to figure out if the light mounts can be relocated if I decide on the winch plate. If the whole deal is modular, it shouldn't be a problem.
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I like the bar with lights option, but I'm on the fence about mounting the winch on top or inside of my bumper. Now to figure out if the light mounts can be relocated if I decide on the winch plate. If the whole deal is modular, it shouldn't be a problem.
I don't think the light mounts can be relocated. I think you have to get the separate plate that incorporates either the winch only or the lights and the winch. Keep in mind, I have never seen this thing either. I'm just going by the pictures / emails. I'm lot too sure I would want my winch on top of the bumper either.
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Old 04-21-2013, 02:37 PM   #42
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looks great
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Old 04-21-2013, 03:51 PM   #43
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Bumper bar with lights

I had one of the first MAXIMUS-3 bumper bar/light kit. Installation was about 35-40 minutes. There was no modifications to the original bumper. Very stylish, good eye appeal.
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Why is the antenna relocated to the bumper?
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Old 04-21-2013, 04:14 PM   #45
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Same question I have. Looks out of place!
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Old 04-21-2013, 04:24 PM   #46
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Kinda pricey.Little more money and you could have a new aftermarket bumper.
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Relocating the antenna to the front is a personal preference. The option is there.
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I had one of the first MAXIMUS-3 bumper bar/light kit. Installation was about 35-40 minutes. There was no modifications to the original bumper. Very stylish, good eye appeal.
I recognize your Jeep from their demo photos. The hoop looks great on your rig. Do you work for/with those guys or were you just an early customer?
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I was getting ready to order the; LOD Armor Light mid-width, with grill guard and skid plate for, $679. But this looks good. Especially if the $299 price is firm. Wouldn't pay more than that. How difficult was it to install on the factory bumper?
Maximus-3 did my install, they are dear friends of mine, .... but I did help my buddy with his install on the Dozer Sport you see in the earlier pictures I posted. The install was very easy and straight forward - no cutting, no drilling.
I don't remember how long it took us exactly,... i say about 1 hour.
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Linferno, how do the pieces go together?
The whole thing is a bolt on modular assembly. You can take off or add on parts as the hoop, winch plate, light plate, light brackets.

I got the full combo and plan to switch the light plate for a winch mount in the future.
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Old 04-22-2013, 10:59 AM   #51
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I really can't wait to see someone with the VDP stubby kit and this bar with the lights, but no winch. That would be my set-up, once I have the extra cash.
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Old 04-23-2013, 04:29 AM   #52
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Maximus-3 did my install, they are dear friends of mine, .... but I did help my buddy with his install on the Dozer Sport you see in the earlier pictures I posted. The install was very easy and straight forward - no cutting, no drilling.
I don't remember how long it took us exactly,... i say about 1 hour.
I'm liking this accessory. Does the bar provide any actual protection to the grill? Or, is it merely cosmetic? Thanks.
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I'm liking this accessory. Does the bar provide any actual protection to the grill? Or, is it merely cosmetic? Thanks.
I haven't abused this thing yet but I bet it would stop any rock or tree branch coming at my grille. Hoop is 2.5" diameter, 0.12" thick, ... this thing doesn't just look cool, it's solid. They did a nice job
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Maximus Bar/Hoop Installation Guide

Here is the installation guide for the front bumper bar/hoop from Maximus. It appears to be a high quality product build.



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Here is the installation guide for the front bumper bar/hoop from Maximus. It appears to be a high quality product build.

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This link isn't working for me.
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Here is the installation guide for the front bumper bar/hoop from Maximus. It appears to be a high quality product build.



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Intriguing product, right price, and doesn't appear to add excess weight like a full steel bumper does (thinking the AEV option currently). The pdf install manual is very detailed and answers a lot of questions. THanks for posting!

One thing I didn't see (might have missed) is the paint protection (assuming powder coat of some thickness?)and warranty (both for the paint and the materials).
Anyone have the details?
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Ordered.
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Ordered.
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Shipped!
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Can't wait to see it!
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At installation step 7, if you don't have a low profile 7/32 allen wrench you can cut the short end of your regular L allen, ... cut as low as possible just enough to be able to get under the tow hook

Also if you don't have the right tools step 2, removing the air dam can be annoying as the clips would just spin and not come out. Solution? prepare a pick tool or use a small knife tip to pick up the pin as you unscrew it. That should work. The rest is simple and straight forward if you follow the guide.

That's what my buddy did when i helped him install his, .... Have fun ... huhu

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