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Old 11-18-2010, 11:55 PM   #1
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Stubbed My Stock Bumpers! Pics

Hated my stock bumpers but didn't want the added weight & expense of aftermarket ones. Quite happy with results.





The plate I riveted on is actually a Yield sign. lol

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Old 11-19-2010, 12:05 AM   #2
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I was wondering if you did that or if it was like that when you bought it.

Either way:

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Old 11-19-2010, 12:09 AM   #3
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I was wondering if you did that or if it was like that when you bought it.
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Ya I did it, thanks. I'm perfectly capable of ruining stuff all on my own. lol
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Old 11-19-2010, 06:33 AM   #4
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Keep a close eye on your swing gate. There have been reports of failures due to people mounting 35's on the stock carrier. Ideally you should have a bumper mounted swing out carrier. The stock spare tire carrier is only rated at 50lbs.
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Keep a close eye on your swing gate. There have been reports of failures due to people mounting 35's on the stock carrier. Ideally you should have a bumper mounted swing out carrier. The stock spare tire carrier is only rated at 50lbs.
It WILL fail. Mine is starting to with the 35. Took about 2 years to start loosening. Tire carrier on order.
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Old 11-19-2010, 08:57 AM   #6
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Keep a close eye on your swing gate. There have been reports of failures due to people mounting 35's on the stock carrier. Ideally you should have a bumper mounted swing out carrier. The stock spare tire carrier is only rated at 50lbs.
Ya, I've heard the same thing. That tire/wheel weighs 114 lbs. My only saving grace it that the tire wedges tightly in the bumper recess. I actually have to lift up on it & get a bit physical to get it to close. Also, have had the jeep 9 month now & have only put 1500 miles on her. Just drive her for fun!

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It WILL fail. Mine is starting to with the 35. Took about 2 years to start loosening. Tire carrier on order.
Thanks for the heads up. I'm sure I'll end up with one at some point in time. So did it bend your tub or ruin bushings?? If it's bushings only perhaps there are better ones available??

Thanks Men!!!
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It could bend and possibly crack the gate itself.
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It could bend and possibly crack the gate itself.
Not good. This is sooooooooooo JEEP. When you change one thing, it is bound to effect something else and it ALWAYS costs you more money to make up for your initial stupidity lol
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Old 11-29-2010, 10:45 PM   #9
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I was wondering if you did that or if it was like that when you bought it.

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Dude, where have you been??
When are you going to take a pic of you flying right over the top of your Jeep?
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Old 11-29-2010, 11:00 PM   #10
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I think it looks great. I had been wondering what a stubbed stock bumper would look like if the fenders weren't trimmed, but folks seem to do those two home made mods together (once they start with the cutting . . .). You answered my question.

But yeah, don't let your tailgate break off. Not cool.
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Op perhaps your could fab something into your diy gas can carrier that supports the tire a bit? Just an idea
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I think it looks great. I had been wondering what a stubbed stock bumper would look like if the fenders weren't trimmed, but folks seem to do those two home made mods together (once they start with the cutting . . .). You answered my question.

But yeah, don't let your tailgate break off. Not cool.
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Op perhaps your could fab something into your diy gas can carrier that supports the tire a bit? Just an idea
Good idea. My tire wedges tightly on the rear bumper. I would think that it would help a bit. I imagine I'll have to get some sort of carrier in the future. I don't pack the cans very often, therfore haven't tried to shore up the tire on the can rack.
It's a jeep thing for sure. Always evolving & costing me money. lol
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Old 12-20-2010, 09:34 PM   #13
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Op perhaps your could fab something into your diy gas can carrier that supports the tire a bit? Just an idea
Jenkins where have you been & what is that pink car in your avatar???
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Keep a close eye on your swing gate. There have been reports of failures due to people mounting 35's on the stock carrier. Ideally you should have a bumper mounted swing out carrier. The stock spare tire carrier is only rated at 50lbs.
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Op perhaps your could fab something into your diy gas can carrier that supports the tire a bit? Just an idea
You guys inspired me to support my spare tire. So I built this:



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Hitch mounted spare tire support pics...


Thanks for all you great ideas!!
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very nice. impressive for a DIY.
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very nice. impressive for a DIY.
Thanks. I know my welding isn't top notch but I have never had a piece fail on me. I'm quite sure the slider part of this is stronger than anything on the vehicle, lol.

Thanks for the nice comments
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You guys inspired me to support my spare tire. So I built this:

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Hitch mounted spare tire support pics...

Thanks for all you great ideas!!
That's a sharp execution right there. And it's probably about the least expensive option, yet works every bit as well as the full bumper set ups. Is it a bit of a hassle to open the tailgate now, or do you sort of have it down to a science?
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That's a sharp execution right there. And it's probably about the least expensive option, yet works every bit as well as the full bumper set ups. Is it a bit of a hassle to open the tailgate now, or do you sort of have it down to a science?

Thanks MTH,

Ya it's cheap allright. I got the huge clevis free. It came off a military cargo parachute. They probably used it to puch a Jeep out of a transport plane, lol. All the steel & the huge bolt were just laying around my garage.

As far as opening the gate goes. It's simple. I've been running it with the strap cause I'm still excited about the whole contraption. So 10 seconds to get the strap off. In town I wont run it. It takes about 20 seconds to turn the support bolt down, that's it. Much easier than having to work on or replace my rear gate.

I used to feel bad having that heavy tire back there. No more!

Thanks again for the kind words Sir. Your opinion always means a lot to me.

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