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Old 11-10-2013, 07:11 AM   #91
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Hmm... I need to pop my bumper for another reason, so I think I'll add some of those spacers when I put it back on.

My biggest problem with this setup is that I have to remove the entire bumper/winch in order to pull the grill. I think that's a common problem, but it's still a total PITA! lol

The other problem is that the Engo10000S winch cables barely reach the battery... another PITA.
Agree with both of these statements. Overall I love the bumper and winch setup tho. Please post a pic when u get around to putting those spacers in. Looks like Inkster gained a little breathing room I will be curious to see if it will be enough for the engo. Thanks for the heads up on the spacers btw.

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Old 12-25-2013, 10:03 AM   #92
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Figured I would update this thread with what I figured out. Searched around and found a thread where someone made a simple but but perfect spacer for his solenoid so I copied that. Worked perfect for my needs.



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Gave me about and inch of clearance between my grill and the wires I was pleased with my results.

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Old 12-25-2013, 10:14 AM   #93
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Here is the link to the thread for the spacer that I copied.

Pics of your Engo winch install

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Old 12-25-2013, 11:27 AM   #94
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I just got this set up. Does all this mean the Engo doesn't fit unless modifications are done? Reason I went with these because I was told it all went together great
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Old 12-25-2013, 12:41 PM   #95
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Meh depends on how fussy you are. I ran it for a while without my spacers, the wires were just pushing against my grill which I didn't like so I made this. (Palehorse has ran his for about a year with no issues).

For what its worth total cost to make the spacers was about $9 (including a bunch of bolts that I bought that were the wrong length.) Plus it took like 2 or 3 hours (with goofing off). Super easy and cheap but not needed if you don't want to.
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Old 12-25-2013, 03:28 PM   #96
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So is it a space between the bumper and frame making it stick out further?
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Old 12-25-2013, 10:21 PM   #97
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Meh depends on how fussy you are. I ran it for a while without my spacers, the wires were just pushing against my grill which I didn't like so I made this. (Palehorse has ran his for about a year with no issues).

For what its worth total cost to make the spacers was about $9 (including a bunch of bolts that I bought that were the wrong length.) Plus it took like 2 or 3 hours (with goofing off). Super easy and cheap but not needed if you don't want to.
Unfortunately, I checked mine again the other day, and one of the cables has worn out a small groove in my grill... So, I can't move my solenoid now unless I plastidip the whole grill, or something. Oh well...
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Wow this is really making me question even installing this now...
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Old 12-26-2013, 07:19 AM   #99
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So is it a space between the bumper and frame making it stick out further?
Are you asking about my spacer? If so no, it is a spacer that moved my solenoid forward to gain some clearance from the wires. Basically just two strips of alum stock that the solenoid sits on then I bolted the alum to the original solenoid bracket.

However, putting a spacer between the bumper and the frame should work as well. You might need to get longer bolts for the bumper tho and I figured this would be easier.

Palehorse... Not sure how deep it cut it but my was rubbed some to the point there was a small black groove in it. I just touched it up with some TouchUp paint and you can barily tell where it was at... Just throwing that out there.
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Old 12-26-2013, 07:23 AM   #100
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Wow this is really making me question even installing this now...
Its your jeep but in my opinion it shouldn't, the bracket I made was just a strip of alum stock, a few bolts, and a little time... Really was no big deal. And I think its a good solution. Otherwise this seems to be a good setup. Especially for a DD that wants to keep some weight down. (My needs).
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if you just use the 4 spaces that came off the stock bumper and place between the LOD and frame mounts you will create enough space so the cables don't rub. I just put this exact setup on 2 days ago. It all works great together and looks great.
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Old 12-26-2013, 11:02 AM   #102
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if you just use the 4 spaces that came off the stock bumper and place between the LOD and frame mounts you will create enough space so the cables don't rub. I just put this exact setup on 2 days ago. It all works great together and looks great.
Nice that's good news. Looks great!
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Old 12-29-2013, 07:07 PM   #103
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I've been considering the shorty armor lite for the past several months. Couple questions for those of you that already have this bumper.
  1. Any downsides to this bumper? Does it hold up well on the trail considering it is only 1/8" steel?
  2. Does the skid plate cover the auto sway bar disconnect on the Rubicon?

I called Jeep Add-ons for pricing and asked the second question and the guy on the phone said he didn't know.

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Old 03-24-2014, 08:20 PM   #104
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Definitely looking into getting one of these in the near future. As of now, I'm thinking of going with the stubby.. Has anyone run one of these (stubby, mid or full) with the stinger?
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Old 03-24-2014, 08:48 PM   #105
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I just created some l brackets and mounted them inbetween the skid and bumper

Is that a shorty?
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Old 03-24-2014, 09:28 PM   #106
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Definitely looking into getting one of these in the near future. As of now, I'm thinking of going with the stubby.. Has anyone run one of these (stubby, mid or full) with the stinger?
I know someone on this forum has the mid with a stinger but im not sure of the username.
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Old 03-24-2014, 09:30 PM   #107
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Is that a shorty?
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Old 11-01-2014, 06:54 PM   #108
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Curious, what is the difference in appearance between textured black and the 2 stage textured black? Is there any, or is it just for better protection against rust/corrosion over time?

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