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Old 09-15-2010, 09:22 PM   #1
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Show us your stock bumper mods....

Show us your stock bumper mods. I'm thinking of just modifying my stock bumper and maybe add a brush guard. So any stock bumper mods, post some photos so I can get some ideas....Thanks!

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You didn't specify front or rear, I did this to my stock rear bumper...


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Old 09-16-2010, 05:02 PM   #3
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Nice.
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krutj, nice man, that looks like it came from the factory like that!
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Old 09-16-2010, 05:27 PM   #5
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Old 09-16-2010, 09:41 PM   #6
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Brush guards suck man. If you get into a front end collision, that brush guard is going to destroy your jeep. They cause more damage than a stock bumper. For what you are going to pay for a brush guard, you could get a rugged ridge shorty for 375 and be alot safer and not worry about hitting anything.
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Old 09-16-2010, 11:17 PM   #7
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I cut both front and rear. Sorry, the pics suck.
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Old 09-17-2010, 05:29 AM   #8
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Hi Krutj -- are those wired into the reverse lights or did you wire 'em separately?
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Old 09-17-2010, 06:58 AM   #9
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... I did this to my stock rear bumper...
You wouldn't happen to have a write up on this one would ya!
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Old 09-17-2010, 08:03 AM   #10
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You didn't specify front or rear, I did this to my stock rear bumper...
I likey! Going to try and do same this weekend
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The lights are switched and fired with a relay, thought I might need light back there without being in reverse, never know...

The write up that I did is over at JF, in the JK forum under the FAQ section, here's a link.
Recessed rear bumper light install - JeepForum.com

Any questions just ask, be happy to help.
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Old 09-17-2010, 09:23 AM   #12
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i have a front bumper mod that is currently in porgress. ill see if i cant get a mid way pic up for you.
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Old 09-17-2010, 09:34 AM   #13
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Rear bumper clearance mod. Did both on the same day. Very quick and easy.
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that looks more like a whoops, i have a few of those as well.....
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Rear bumper clearance mod. Did both on the same day. Very quick and easy.
Best mod I've seen in a while!
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Old 09-17-2010, 11:42 AM   #16
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Rear bumper clearance mod. Did both on the same day. Very quick and easy.
Great mod! I put this mod on a few days ago. Not much of a difference though.
Installation was so easy, it's like I didn't even know it happened!
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Old 09-17-2010, 12:23 PM   #17
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The write up that I did is over at JF, in the JK forum under the FAQ section, here's a link.
Recessed rear bumper light install - JeepForum.com

Thank you! Look's like I have another upcoming project.
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Old 09-17-2010, 12:58 PM   #18
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You didn't specify front or rear, I did this to my stock rear bumper...

BRILLIANT!!
I added some lights but they look like crap.
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never thought about putting them IN the bumper.
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Old 09-17-2010, 04:25 PM   #19
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BRILLIANT!!
I added some lights but they look like crap.
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never thought about putting them IN the bumper.
There's not much room in the bumper though, if I remember correctly, it's about 2.75".
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Old 09-17-2010, 04:42 PM   #20
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You didn't specify front or rear, I did this to my stock rear bumper...

Those are really nice! Great job. Looks like a future mod for me.
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Old 09-17-2010, 04:46 PM   #21
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very nice. any reason a man couldnt do the same in the front bumper? of a '97 ?
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Old 09-17-2010, 05:28 PM   #22
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very nice. any reason a man couldnt do the same in the front bumper? of a '97 ?
none that I can think of...just spend the time to measure and re-measure, once you cut a hole, it's there. good luck and post a pic when you're done!
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Winch in Bumper

Here's my mod:
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Old 09-17-2010, 10:55 PM   #24
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Nice hidden winch you got there. I ordered a front hitch so I can move mine to the back also
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Old 09-17-2010, 11:15 PM   #25
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I ended up not wanting a new front bumper. So I put a baby stinger I had custom made on. It might not work in the actual situation which won't happen where I live we mud not Rock but I was to iffy on. A grill guard it just seemed wrong like it's cause damage my baby stinger is a excellent blocker to odds and ends stuff I haven't tried brush yet but I think it can hold up. I added tow hooks too when. Bolted my stinger bolted the hooks on and I put fog lights. I'm always iffy about the stinger but it causes such a pain to get under the hood but because I'm small I use it to get inside under my hood an put my ankles on the stinger plus i think I could use it to hold a tow strap behind it or a Jack
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BRILLIANT!!
I added some lights but they look like crap.
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Man Those light are gone the first time you go offroad with them
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Man Those light are gone the first time you go offroad with them

I know, but they were only $15 and i needed something.
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I ended up not wanting a new front bumper. So I put a baby stinger I had custom made on. It might not work in the actual situation which won't happen where I live we mud not Rock but I was to iffy on. A grill guard it just seemed wrong like it's cause damage my baby stinger is a excellent blocker to odds and ends stuff I haven't tried brush yet but I think it can hold up. I added tow hooks too when. Bolted my stinger bolted the hooks on and I put fog lights. I'm always iffy about the stinger but it causes such a pain to get under the hood but because I'm small I use it to get inside under my hood an put my ankles on the stinger plus i think I could use it to hold a tow strap behind it or a Jack
Looks good! I like stingers.........
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Old 09-18-2010, 02:36 PM   #29
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heres a sneak peak at mine, still need to weld on end caps to "finish" it off but its almost done!

got Rock Solid Off Road Fab to make me some Dring mount plates (1/4 plate with 3/4 thick dring tabs) for the stock locations $60 for the pair, not a bad deal if you ask me.

ill do a build up or write up when im done welding the ends on.





and ill get some better pics of everything as well.
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OK Krutj, I did it. I now know all of the things you complained about and I hope the bulbs don't burn out because I don't think they are ever coming back out, but they are in. Thanks for the idea thay look great.
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