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Old 05-09-2011, 07:39 PM   #1
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New XHD Bumper is on my COD.

This thing is heavy but looks tough! Looks great on my COD Black Ops with a Smittybilt XRC10Comp winch. Skid plate going on tomorrow.

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Old 05-09-2011, 07:58 PM   #2
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Looks great man. Definitely looks tough on the COD. How do you keep that thing so clean? Mine is covered with pollen and I washed it earlier today!

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Thanks and its actually dirty now.. Same here with the pollen. Yellow dust everywhere. I washed it Saturday, took the hard top off, put soft on and changed the bumper. It was a good weekend for the Jeep.
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I was thinking about this bumper, and now after these pics, I now will have to get it!

Easy install?
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This thing is heavy but looks tough! Looks great on my COD Black Ops with a Smittybilt XRC10Comp winch. Skid plate going on tomorrow.

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Dumb question, but where do you put the license plate?
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Dumb question, but where do you put the license plate?
I'd like to put it in the trash.. You can buy plate holders that go over the fairlead.. I am thining of using black wire ties and strapping it to the bar. Not sure yet.
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I would think you could mount some type of flat metal to fairlead and mount the plate under the fairlead
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I was thinking about this bumper, and now after these pics, I now will have to get it!

Easy install?
A) I bought from Amazon and got free shipping on everything and a good price.

B) The install is pretty easy if you have the right tools and some help because it is heavy.

Primarily you need a 19mm socket and a good set of larger sized open end wrenches or vice grips to hold the nuts on the back side of the bumper while you tighten from the front. It is tricky and tight space to get into but with patience it can be done. Mounting the winch took me the longest (I had zero experience). I forgot to hook up a wire, then I remounted it in the wrong holes on the bumpers, then I realized I put the washers on the wrong side of the fairlead frame, so 3 times I had to remove and reinstall the winch (which is also very heavy).

Next time I will be a pro!

Go for it! It was a fun job.
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LMOA...glad to see I wasn't the only one who put the bumper on then had to take it all off again to wire the winch
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Hey Snax does your winch keep you from removing your front grill? I had to disconnect the 8 bumper bolts and pull the bumper out about an inch so I could take off the grill to paint and add the grill guard.
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Totally not on topic here, but all you dark colored jeep guys dealing with pollen need to pick up a California duster. Best thing ever made for black/ dark vehicles
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Totally not on topic here, but all you dark colored jeep guys dealing with pollen need to pick up a California duster. Best thing ever made for black/ dark vehicles
x2 already got it
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Your jeep looks awesome I'm considering the same bumper, but was also looking at one like this...


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Hey Snax does your winch keep you from removing your front grill? I had to disconnect the 8 bumper bolts and pull the bumper out about an inch so I could take off the grill to paint and add the grill guard.
I had to do that also. Even considering a 1" body lift just so get the wiring under the grill better
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Hey Snax does your winch keep you from removing your front grill? I had to disconnect the 8 bumper bolts and pull the bumper out about an inch so I could take off the grill to paint and add the grill guard.

Funny thing you asked me that. I also bought the Mopar hood lock and decided I would do that last. Guess what? I cant get my grill off now because the winch is up against it. I refuse to take this bumper off again (at this time) so the hood lock is going back in the box for a future date.

The other issue I ran into is that I would have liked to have had the hoop leaning forward but that blocked the remote hookup for the winch so I had to install the hoop leaning rearward which still looks ok but it doesn't protect the winch in anyway at all. I would have to move the solenoid to the motor mount position but I like the look of it mounted over the rods better.

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This thing is heavy but looks tough! Looks great on my COD Black Ops with a Smittybilt XRC10Comp winch. Skid plate going on tomorrow.

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Nice!!! Same setup I have.

I did have my winch mounted to my stock bumper for a year before deciding on which bumper to buy. Putting 35's on expedited that decision as they would rub my bumper at full lock and flex.

I bought the Warrior Products hawse fairlead license plate bracket. Works great and you can easily remove your front plate when wheeling. I ran my wires through the passenger side grill slot. I may re-run them to go under the grill at some point.
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I ran my wires under the grill and used wire ties to hold onto some stock wiring, then came up along the fuse box over to the battery.

I currently have my license plate wire tied to one of the D-rings. I am wondering if its possible to drill into the bumper to mount the plate under the fairlead. I like the look of having the fairlead exposed.
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I'm sure if you had a new drill bit and used a little bit of oil you could drill two holes in the bumper under the fairing in order to mount your front plate. After you drill use some flat black touch paint to avoid any rust. My next project is a 2 1/2" lift that bumper has caused a noticeable sag.
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I called Rugged Ridge today to ask them about drilling into the bumper. She said it void the warranty. Not sure why I would need a warranty unless the thing rusted or something. I may try to make something to hold the plate below the fairlead.
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just drill two holes..like you said why would you need a warranty? "Ugh, I smashed into a car at 70, and your bumper didn't hold up, does the warranty cover this?" Ya you don't need a warranty...
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I did the same thing. Drilled 2 holes in the front and bolted the plate on.Click image for larger version

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I did the same thing. Drilled 2 holes in the front and bolted the plate on.Attachment 49248
That's what I am going to do. How hard was it to drill through that thing?
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I was surprised how easy it was...
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Old 05-14-2011, 08:58 AM   #25
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That is one sweet ride there !!!
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Can I ask a favor. Could you take some pics at night with the fog lights on and off? I'm interested in how effective they are being that far recessed and how the beam looks in front of the vehicle.
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That's what I am going to do. How hard was it to drill through that thing?
Found out today at a show that they make a bracket that snaps on to the front over the hole where the wench cable is to mount the license plate
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That is one sweet ride there !!!
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Couple questions, are those the factory fogs and does the new bumper come with the need equipment for the install? Also, do you think it would look good wthout the winch for sure, and either with or without the extra fogs in the middle?
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They are the factory fog lights. You remove them from the original bumper and screw them into the new bumper with the provided screws. They are very secure. They also light up the road exactly the same way they did with the original bumper (IMHO).

I think the bumper looks good with or without the winch, but you would want to buy the version that does not have the winch mounting ability for the best look if your not using it.

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