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Old 12-18-2011, 06:17 AM   #31
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Great build! The "Black Widow" in now back on the road

Looking at the pix (from the rear), did you replace brake lines also (which ones)??

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Old 12-18-2011, 10:18 AM   #32
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Really, really nice.

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Old 12-18-2011, 10:43 AM   #33
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Where did u find those n how much. Those r the first bumpers I have seen I like.
Here's the scoop on the bumpers. Be aware, they come in textured black (powdercoat) and gloss black. I bought the textured version, and the mfr #'s I'm giving you are for those.

NOTE: If you buy them from Amazon, it will say "gloss black", but if you use the mfr #'s I give you they will send you the powdercoated type. Typing "Rampage" then the mfr # into any vendor's search field will bring up the bumper if they carry it.

Front Rampage Recovery bumper: 88510
Rear Rampage Recovery bumper: 88605

The front comes with a winch mounting plate...if you buy or have a winch already, you'll need countersunk hardware to mount it, since threaded mounting holes are provided. Both front and rear bumpers have cutouts for fog lights. I used my stock fogs on the front, and installed a set of Rampage fogs in the rear (run off my sPOD to a dedicated switch so they'll only turn on when I want em to). The mfr # for the lights is 5083059.
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Old 12-18-2011, 10:54 AM   #34
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Great build! The "Black Widow" in now back on the road

Looking at the pix (from the rear), did you replace brake lines also (which ones)??
Thanks, Willee.

I didn't have to replace the brake lines. There were brake line extension brackets included with the lift, but I think what you're referring to in the earlier photo are the wires hanging below my rear bumper. Those were for the fog lights I installed in the bumper's cutouts...just hadn't hooked them up when that photo was taken.

Here's a photo of the brake line extension bracket, the silver bracket mounted under the tub between the spring and shock.

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Old 12-18-2011, 12:48 PM   #35
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Great looking jeep !!!
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Old 12-18-2011, 01:00 PM   #36
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Looks great! Well done!
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Old 12-18-2011, 02:20 PM   #37
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That is a fantastic looking Jeep! Great job on that build.

You've shown me another wheel choice, as well. I've been trying to find some on DTD, so I never saw the ATX wheels til you posted. I have even more choices to consider now! I'm thinking of the 33" Duratracs, tho. I don't have a lift yet.

Again, great looking Jeep!
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Old 12-18-2011, 06:40 PM   #38
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Here's the scoop on the bumpers. Be aware, they come in textured black (powdercoat) and gloss black. I bought the textured version, and the mfr #'s I'm giving you are for those.

NOTE: If you buy them from Amazon, it will say "gloss black", but if you use the mfr #'s I give you they will send you the powdercoated type. Typing "Rampage" then the mfr # into any vendor's search field will bring up the bumper if they carry it.

Front Rampage Recovery bumper: 88510
Rear Rampage Recovery bumper: 88605

The front comes with a winch mounting plate...if you buy or have a winch already, you'll need countersunk hardware to mount it, since threaded mounting holes are provided. Both front and rear bumpers have cutouts for fog lights. I used my stock fogs on the front, and installed a set of Rampage fogs in the rear (run off my sPOD to a dedicated switch so they'll only turn on when I want em to). The mfr # for the lights is 5083059.
I'm looking them up online now. Thanks again sir
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I'm looking them up online now. Thanks again sir
No problem. I found the best price on Amazon, by the way. Oddly, the rear cost more than the front. Go figure.
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Old 12-18-2011, 08:28 PM   #40
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SWEET RIde !!!! nice work
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Old 12-18-2011, 08:35 PM   #41
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Not sure if asked. But what is holding your rear tire on.
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Old 12-18-2011, 08:56 PM   #42
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Not sure if asked. But what is holding your rear tire on.
A Smittybilt Oversize Tire Carrier (mfr # 2743). Seems pretty sturdy so far...then again, the DuraTrac and the ATX Teflon rims are a pretty light combo.

Probably gonna change it come summer, though, to an OR-FAB tire carrier that mounts on the tailgate hinges.
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Old 12-18-2011, 11:32 PM   #43
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Very Nice looking. No get her dirty!!!.
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Old 12-19-2011, 12:21 AM   #44
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those last two pics are sick!
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Old 12-19-2011, 12:27 AM   #45
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does anyone have safety tests done after a lift in comparison to none? i want to lift but saftey is an issue
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Old 12-19-2011, 12:50 AM   #46
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Old 12-19-2011, 10:15 PM   #47
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does anyone have safety tests done after a lift in comparison to none? i want to lift but saftey is an issue
Lifts are relatively safe as long as you manage your Jeep's steering and suspension geometry. On a 3" lift, that's done with adjustable control arms, which set your caster (the angle of your steering as viewed from the side), and adjustable trackbars (to re-center your axles). There are other adjustments involved, but those are the two that most affect handling and driveability.

If you install a lift without the necessary parts, it can be unsafe. Also, if you don't know HOW to install a lift properly, it can be unsafe. Improperly torqued trackbar bolts, or tightening your control arms while your Jeep's still on a lift can cause the dreaded Death Wobble (the real one.)

For a straight coil lift the procedure is much simpler (and much less expensive). Probably the easiest, cheapest ways to add lift to your Jeep without changing much at all are to buy a leveling kit, which eliminates the "rake" that Jeeps come with, or purchase a pair of front/rear Rubicon springs. The Rubi take-offs, if they're the right stiffness (19 front/60 rear) can give you 2" of lift with virtually no downside.

How might this be unsafe? Well, when you lift your Jeep you're altering the center of gravity. If you drive like a fool, you may find it easier to roll your Jeep. Then again, that holds true for stock rigs, as well.

In short, if you want a lift, do a little homework, find one that you feel comfortable with, and go for it.
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Looks awesome man. The industrial background with lights and smoke is killer!
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Old 12-19-2011, 10:27 PM   #49
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Looks awesome man. The industrial background with lights and smoke is killer!

Thanks dude. You got your ca's on, right? Have you driven it yet?
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No problem. I found the best price on Amazon, by the way. Oddly, the rear cost more than the front. Go figure.
Ya I noticed that..strange!
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Old 12-20-2011, 05:47 PM   #51
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Nice looking jeep.
I love that back bumper.
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Old 12-21-2011, 04:02 PM   #52
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Nice job kb
Thanks.

Um...what is that in your avatar? It looks very...European.

Not knocking it; just wondering if it's a model, something I could buy for the various munchkins in my life.

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