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Old 08-04-2013, 09:11 AM   #1
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Hi everyone. I just wanted to share with you this bumper I recently purchased from Chris at Jeep Add-Ons. It's made by Paramount Restyling and is a modular design. I opted for the version with the full-width end caps, as well as the brush bar/bull bar/pre-runner bar/whatever-you-call-it bar.

Wanting a full-width bumper, I contacted Chris after seeing the stubby and mid-width versions online, but nowhere could I find a possible full-width version. He advised me a full-width version existed, but there were no pics or anything of it so I had no idea what it looked like with the full end caps. He offered me a deal in exchange for me essentially being a guiena pig for this configuration and providing some pics.

First of all, i have no pics of the unboxing or installation process. What I can say is everything was packed very well in three total boxes. The finish is nice in my opinion, but this is my first ever aftermarket bumper, so I have nothing to compare it to.

With the exception of the 8 bolts that hold the brush bar on, everything went together smoothly. We assembled the bumper and then installed it all as one piece. The 8 bolts I just mentioned plus all exterior bolts on the LED housings are a ridiculous tapered Allen head bolt, so you can't get a socket onto them or grab them with a wrench. So we had to get similar sized bolts we could put a socket on and run them through the back side. The problem appeared to be the powder coating covering the threads and we had to power the bolts through the threads, which couldn't be done with the Allen wrench.

NOTE: I accidentally hit submit when something came up and have to go take care of something. I'll finish this post ASAP. Sorry. Stand by...

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Old 08-04-2013, 10:47 AM   #2
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As far as the LEDs go, the inner set are for splicing (yes, splicing) into your fog lights since the factory ones aren't retained. The outter ones come with a harness for making them DRLs, but I'm not a fan of DRLs, so I also spliced the otter LEDs to the dogs lights. So now I have all of the LEDs in the bumper come one when I turn on the fog lights. They're nice and bright too.

The bumper installed rather smoothly. I did reinstall that plastic filler piece that was between the grille and the stock bumper. Without that filler piece, there was an unattractive gap between the bumper and the front frame area.

Other than that, that pretty much sums up the installation. I will say that I absolutely hated the silver hardware on the outside of the bumper and as you'll see in the pics, I did dip them because to me, the silver hardware looked too much like the spikes on a dog collar. Just my own personal opinion though.

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Old 08-04-2013, 11:40 AM   #3
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Yes, I mounted the brush bar backwards. On purpose:



With the blacked-out hardware:





And finally, a pic with my new Engo E9000 winch that I also purchased from Chris. One thing I'll mention: with my mounting the bull bar backwards, there is ZERO. Clearance between the bottom of the bar and the top of the solenoid box. I mean not even a piece of paper could fit through there. So until I relocate to solenoid box to under the hood, I can't even put on the winch cover.

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Old 08-04-2013, 12:06 PM   #4
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Kinda digging it with the backwards bar!
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Old 08-04-2013, 12:31 PM   #5
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Sorry. Let's try the winch pic again:

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Old 08-04-2013, 12:32 PM   #6
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Kinda digging it with the backwards bar!
Yeah, I like it better.
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Old 08-04-2013, 01:28 PM   #7
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very nice. thanks for sharing

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