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Old 01-07-2013, 11:52 PM   #151
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Some folks have asked about the drop off on the front suspension after install of this bumper and winch. I have the M8000-S so the synthetic wire is a bit lighter than steel and I lost about 3/4 of an inch to an inch after a week or two.

What I did to mitigate this is install the Mopar 19AC springs up front, this leveled out my Jeep perfectly where I am back a little above where I originally was and now I have no rake as well.

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Old 02-16-2013, 10:01 AM   #152
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Love the pictures I'm gonna pull the trigger and get one. Just ordered it with the grill guard shipped to my door for 600.00 even.

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Old 03-05-2013, 01:51 PM   #153
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For those of you on the fence about the Warn elite series bumper I have to say I'm extremely satisfied with mine. I'm running a TF 2.5" lift with 18" rims on 35's and had no issues this past weekend at Rausch Creek
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Old 03-06-2013, 07:18 PM   #154
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Installed Elite bumpers and Zeon 8-S winches on a 2012 Wrangler and a 2012 Sahara. Did not find out that the Zeon 8-S are not plug and play until we had both bumpers installed. Spend a lot of time cutting and grinding on my Son's Sahara's front mounting brackets to get enough clearance to mount the Zeon Winch. Done this without removing the bumper. After finishing up his we removed my bumper and cut the front brackets. Much easier. Warn needs to address this.
I phoned Warn's customer service today and they said that there will be a new revision of the elite bumper soon. This revision will work with the Zeon series of winches. The part number is staying the same but will add "BO" to distinguish the new bumper. Should be available the next week or so. I'll be ordering soon.
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Old 03-07-2013, 05:12 AM   #155
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Some folks have asked about the drop off on the front suspension after install of this bumper and winch. I have the M8000-S so the synthetic wire is a bit lighter than steel and I lost about 3/4 of an inch to an inch after a week or two.

What I did to mitigate this is install the Mopar 19AC springs up front, this leveled out my Jeep perfectly where I am back a little above where I originally was and now I have no rake as well.
That's what I did added a set of 19/59 springs and a teraflex leveling kit and Rancho's XL 9000 adjustable shocks.
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Old 04-07-2013, 12:38 PM   #156
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I installed the Elite Front Bumper and a Warn M8000, Took Several hours, had to ream out the mounting holes on the Jeep because the tolerances was to tight to match the welded on bumper Nuts. The winch was TIGHT... Factory Headlights perform better because they are wider. I am 100% Happy with the deal, did it all myself in the shade of my old oak tree (Garage) its not a one man job though... get help, look at their hands, smaller the better...
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Old 04-07-2013, 12:41 PM   #157
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My question is ...does the Elite REAR bumper accommodate the Factory 255/70R/18's? Without adding the $500 dollar tire mount swing gate? Cause I like my Bridgestones...Bigger meaty tires get me in way over my head...I already get beyond most 4x4's ....
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Old 04-07-2013, 01:11 PM   #158
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My Elite rear bumper had no issues with the stock 255-75R-17's fitting on the stock tire carrier, it just barely touched the bumper with the tire cover on. I just added the Warn tire carrier so I can put the 35" Toyo on. Worst case you could air down your spare a bit



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Old 04-07-2013, 05:26 PM   #159
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[QUOTE=Duffyc04;2274685]Can anyone speak to the functionality (other than cosmetics) of the grille guard bar? I know they sell a verison without that which is ~$100 cheaper, and I'm leaning towards that one...but if there's good reason to get the one with the grill gaurd bar then I'll just pony up.

The grille guard guards the front grille.
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Old 04-07-2013, 07:05 PM   #160
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Installed the Warn Elite last weekend & very impressed with the quality. Got it muddy today.

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Old 04-28-2013, 10:20 AM   #161
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I also called Warn in regards since I already have the 10-s. He said the same thing. It has to have "B0" (B zero) within the number. But, not one retailer seems to know what I am talking about when I speak with them (warn factory outlet, 4wd, etc) to verify this. They just say the Zeon will fit the 87775. Well, Quadratec's site states that it won't and it's an 87775. I can't take the chance until I know for sure.
Amazon.com offers the bumper and does have "B0" in front of the ASIN number. Is this it?
Wish Warn would have thought this out better. I appreciate any info regarding how to identify for sure.
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Old 04-28-2013, 10:42 AM   #162
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How thick is the steel that it is made of?
That's a good question on steel because it will inform my question on payload.

Payload on my 2010 JK is 892 lbs. If you put front and rear bumpers, steel, with the winch and the extra fuel, water and gear that goes with the AEV rear bumper, you're payload is down net, about 400 pounds (if you assume stock front and rear bumper are about 100 pounds and adjust accordingly). Counting the driver the vehicle is at 600 pounds - not much more payload capacity to go. Also, the spec payload is the same for the 2010 and 2013 JK Wrangler, Unlimited. Yet the 2013 Special Edition has a bigger engine and more metal (steel bumpers). What am I not understanding on payload?
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Old 07-01-2013, 08:30 PM   #163
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Here my setup.
Elite front bumper and M8000.
Need to decide on rear bumper yet. Would really like the Warn Elite, but kinda don't want a tire carrier. I have a spacer on my stock one to fit the 35" now.
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Old 07-03-2013, 10:43 AM   #164
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I just ordered this Bumper . Should be in Today. Will post Pic's
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Old 07-22-2013, 04:25 PM   #165
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I have the Warn Elite series front, rear and tire carrier all on order for my 2012 JKU. I have also ordered the VR8000-s winch. My question is, do I need to order any additional parts to mount the winch? Thanks!
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Old 07-22-2013, 04:58 PM   #166
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I have the Warn Elite series front, rear and tire carrier all on order for my 2012 JKU. I have also ordered the VR8000-s winch. My question is, do I need to order any additional parts to mount the winch? Thanks!
I went to West Marine and made up battery cables that were longer so they could be routed under the Jeep to the battery rather than through the grill and around obstacles. They had the cable and ends along with a professional crimper that customers can use. Also used blue loctite on every nut and bolt to make sure they stayed attached properly.
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I have the Warn Elite series front, rear and tire carrier all on order for my 2012 JKU. I have also ordered the VR8000-s winch. My question is, do I need to order any additional parts to mount the winch? Thanks!
The Elite Front Bumper is winch-ready. No mounting plate needed. Just use the hardware included with the winch, bolt it on, wire it up, stretch your winch rope, and you're good to go.

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Old 07-22-2013, 05:04 PM   #168
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Thank you!!
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Old 07-22-2013, 08:16 PM   #169
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Hi everyone. I've been eying this bumper for few months, and now that my other half got over the roof rack and roof top tent bank account hit, I think we're ready to pull the mastercard out again. My only question about this bumper is if it comes coated from the factory (like the ACE rails for example). I would assume so, but my step dad recently ordered an ARB bumper for his grand cherokee and it just came in primer black, which i thought was lame.
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Old 07-23-2013, 09:21 AM   #170
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Hi everyone. I've been eying this bumper for few months, and now that my other half got over the roof rack and roof top tent bank account hit, I think we're ready to pull the mastercard out again. My only question about this bumper is if it comes coated from the factory (like the ACE rails for example). I would assume so, but my step dad recently ordered an ARB bumper for his grand cherokee and it just came in primer black, which i thought was lame.
They come powder coated a flat black.......
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Old 07-23-2013, 09:34 AM   #171
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I ordered mine from northridge and when I received it the bumper was damaged (scratched, dented a bit) northridge has warn sending a new bumper. I'm ready to get this bumper and get it on who know how much longer it will take.
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Old 07-23-2013, 10:42 AM   #172
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I have both the front and the rear ones - I installed the rear in about 2 hours with a hand from my son to get in on the first time. DON"T tighten the rear bolts until the end because once you tighten you CANNOT get in and loosen/retighten - too tight of a space.

Love them.

Have not seen any sag with my spring/shock lift. They are heavy but solid which is what I wanted.
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Are there any rubbing issues with the front bumper on a 2.5" AEV lift and 35" tires?
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Old 07-23-2013, 06:49 PM   #174
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Are there any rubbing issues with the front bumper on a 2.5" AEV lift and 35" tires?
That is the exact set-up that I am running, no issues with the front bumper rubbing at all, have had it off-road in all kinds of situations and not a single issue with rubbing.

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Old 07-23-2013, 07:02 PM   #175
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Awesome!!! Nice looking rig!
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The Elite Front Bumper is winch-ready. No mounting plate needed. Just use the hardware included with the winch, bolt it on, wire it up, stretch your winch rope, and you're good to go.

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Andy, would you please have a look at this thread and get back to me, privately if necessary? Thank you.

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Old 08-09-2013, 07:48 AM   #177
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The only problem I had looking at the install was cutting the factory vacuum bracket. With my vr8000 I don't think is was needed but no big deal. I am over all pleased with the setup
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Old 08-09-2013, 08:19 AM   #178
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AEV 2.5 + 315 duratracs + elite front bumper..

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That is the exact set-up that I am running, no issues with the front bumper rubbing at all, have had it off-road in all kinds of situations and not a single issue with rubbing.

Love the look and stance. Making me rethink 35's for the future...
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Are those 35's on stock Ruby wheels?
Just ordered these Front and rear bumpers with a Zeon 10-S. Can't wait!!

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