05-23-2013, 07:04 PM
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Everett, WA
Found a new Bumper
As the title goes I picked up a decent deal on Bestop's Highrock Narrow Bumper in a 4x4 Shop out in Clackamas, OR.
Store owner had a floor model he wasn't getting rid of, so we worked out a deal of $275 out the door. I was cool with it as I didn't have to pay overweight shipping so it still worked out better than any deal I could score online.
So, I get to work installing it after we all get back home, and here's a couple things I've learned installing this guy:
1. 75% of your time will go toward removing the factory bumper.
2. The bumper is advertised as direct bolt on, and that is true. However, a vacuum pump relocation kit for you '12 and up folks will really speed things up. I didn't...
3. Factory bolts 18mm, Bestop bolts 17mm... Just found it kinda funny
4. If your state requires front plates, FIND 2 NUTS and 2 BOLTS! Bestop doesn't issue those in the parts kit.
Installation is very easy, took maybe 30 mins to install after ripping off all the factory plastic.
2012 JK Sport
- 33x12.5 Duratracs
- 15" MB72's
- 18/58 Coil swap
- Highrock Narrow Bumper
- TrekTop NX