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Old 02-24-2012, 08:19 AM   #1
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Anybody put the MBRP grill guard on?

MBRP Jeep Light Bars, MBRP Jeep Grille Guards with Light Bar

Instead of doing a new bumper right now, I'm thinking of trying to find a stock stubby conversion somebody has done, or doing it on my own. I'd also like to put the light bar on. I'm not doing a winch at the moment as I have too many other things around the house to do (hence the reason I'm not getting a new bumper).

Anyway, just from the pictures it looks like it just bolts onto the factory bumper. Has anybody done this, have pics, or experience they can offer up? I'd appreciate it.

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Old 02-24-2012, 08:23 AM   #2
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gluestick and kjeeper both have em. A link to glue's install:

Rough Country Stubby Kit with MBRP Light Bar

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gluestick and kjeeper both have em. A link to glue's install:

Rough Country Stubby Kit with MBRP Light Bar
gluestick, kjeeper. question. think a winch (probably a warn 8000, or something similar) would fit underneath the MBRP bar, on a stock bumper? i'm curious....

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I have heard that on a 2012 there has to be some fabrication. Is this so?
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Old 02-24-2012, 11:29 AM   #5
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I have heard that on a 2012 there has to be some fabrication. Is this so?
That is true...I tried to help my friend who has a '12 install the MBRP and forund the vacuum pump was interefering with the mounting bracket on the driver's side. Because this was her brand new baby, she didn't want me modding it to fit. The problem is actually the bracket for the vaccuum pump being welded to the frame rail (where it isn't on pre '12 models) interfering with the MBRP install
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gluestick, kjeeper. question. think a winch (probably a warn 8000, or something similar) would fit underneath the MBRP bar, on a stock bumper? i'm curious....

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Tell me what dimensions you are looking at and I can put a tape measure in there and tell you what you have to work with.
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Old 02-24-2012, 11:35 AM   #7
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I cut the vacuume pump mount and bent it down and in. Still holds the pump and is out of the way.
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Tell me what dimensions you are looking at and I can put a tape measure in there and tell you what you have to work with.


I was wondering the same. Seems there would be enough room. But would a winch plate be able to mount?
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You guys are getting me a bit concerned. Will I need to mod anything on an 08 JKU to make that fit? Is it a pretty simple bolt on accessory?
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You guys are getting me a bit concerned. Will I need to mod anything on an 08 JKU to make that fit? Is it a pretty simple bolt on accessory?
No issues with an 08
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'08's are "normal."

'12's are "schizo."
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Tell me what dimensions you are looking at and I can put a tape measure in there and tell you what you have to work with.
here's the dimensions for the warn vr8000. thanks for taking a minute to check! man you gotta love this place!

Winch Dimensions: 20.80" L. x 6.3" D. x 6.97" H.
(528mm L. x 160mm D. x 177mm H.)Mounting Bolt Pattern: 10.0" x 4.5"


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No they're not!
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I cut the vacuume pump mount and bent it down and in. Still holds the pump and is out of the way.
Merly, any pics of the "bent" pump. I'd like to put this on my 2012, just waiting for the backordered vacuum pump relocation kit. Would be great to do it without moving it......
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Merly, any pics of the "bent" pump. I'd like to put this on my 2012, just waiting for the backordered vacuum pump relocation kit. Would be great to do it without moving it......
Agree. Want the guard, not the hassle.
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It looks like I'll be doing some pump relocation myself when the time comes.
I saw a kit that puts it in the engine compartment.

The welds look like something a wizwheel would cut out pretty nicely.
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