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Old 07-04-2013, 05:44 PM   #1
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2013 front cross member/crash bar removal for bumper?

So I am getting ready to install the Off camber fabrications full width winch bumper and it says the front crossbar (thing that the plastic air dam is mounted to) between the frame rails needs to be removed. My question is, how safe is this? Is it really ok to be removing such a large chunk of OEM support? This being my first major project on the jeep it just has me a little nervous. Any insight into this would be great, and have a happy 4th!!

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Old 07-04-2013, 05:52 PM   #2
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People have been removing that for several bumpers over the years. I haven't heard anything bad happening yet.

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Old 07-04-2013, 06:17 PM   #3
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So I am getting ready to install the Off camber fabrications full width winch bumper and it says the front crossbar (thing that the plastic air dam is mounted to) between the frame rails needs to be removed. My question is, how safe is this? Is it really ok to be removing such a large chunk of OEM support? This being my first major project on the jeep it just has me a little nervous. Any insight into this would be great, and have a happy 4th!!
I was interested in this as well. Seems weird to me
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Old 07-04-2013, 06:18 PM   #4
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I'm not familiar with your bumper choice, but I had to do the same thing on my Metalcloak. In my opinion, the resulting design and product by Metalcloak is stronger than the factory design.
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Old 07-04-2013, 11:42 PM   #5
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Thanks for the quick replys everyone, just what I needed to hear. Surprising how easy it was to hack off.
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