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Old 03-22-2012, 02:43 PM   #1
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Xhd front bumper help

So there is this silver canister with hoses connected to it from the radiator in the way of me bolting on my front bumper...

Where do I relocate it?

Didn't realize I had to relocate it for this bumper to fit...?

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Old 03-22-2012, 02:44 PM   #2
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So there is this silver canister with hoses connected to it from the radiator in the way of me bolting on my front bumper...

Where do I relocate it?

Didn't realize I had to relocate it for this bumper to fit...?
That is the vacuum pump that is on the 2012s. You will need a bracket to relocate it or DIY something.
But I remember reading somewhere that the newer stock of XHD bumpers came with a relocation bracket. Maybe you got an older stock?

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That is the vacuum pump/canister/thingamajig that is on the 2012s. You will need a bracket to relocate it or DIY something.
But I remember reading somewhere that the newer stock of XHD bumpers came with a relocation bracket. Maybe you got an older stock?
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I have to either cut this b**** off or something.
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Old 03-22-2012, 02:49 PM   #5
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So there is this silver canister with hoses connected to it from the radiator in the way of me bolting on my front bumper...

Where do I relocate it?

Didn't realize I had to relocate it for this bumper to fit...?
If they didnt include the bracket call Rugged Ridge, they'll send you one free of charge
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Old 03-22-2012, 02:50 PM   #6
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Looks like the Rugged Ridge part number you would need is 11540.99. There is some info in this thread @ JKO concerning it. I would definitely call up your vender or call RR direct and inquire about getting it free of charge.
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Old 03-22-2012, 02:50 PM   #7
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You can just cut off the existing bolts, and mount the pump upside down with new bolts and nuts.
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Looking for relocation brackets inside my place. Even if they sent them, I'd stil
Have to cut off the stock bracket for the existing pump. I don't have a damn saw lol
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Yea. Found the baggy containing the relo. Will have to buy a steel cutting saw...hopefully lowe's has a hand one...
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check out this site -- Chris may sell you the relo bracket... just give him a call
Lodoffroad.com
http://www.lodoffroad.com/2012%20Rel...%20Install.pdf

Takes 10 minutes
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Yea. Found the baggy containing the relo. Will have to buy a steel cutting saw...hopefully lowe's has a hand one...
Glad you found it. . I'm sure you could use a hack saw if you can get at the right angle.
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Yea. Found the baggy containing the relo. Will have to buy a steel cutting saw...hopefully lowe's has a hand one...
You can rent tools from Home Depot
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Old 03-22-2012, 03:23 PM   #13
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rent an angle grinder if you are going to rent... takes 15 seconds to cut the bracket
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Old 03-22-2012, 04:16 PM   #14
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Just buy a grinder from Harbor Freight. Like 15 bucks and you'll always have one. (Well at least 10 uses, It is harbor freight, afterall)
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Just buy a grinder from Harbor Freight. Like 15 bucks and you'll always have one. (Well at least 10 uses, It is harbor freight, afterall)
15 if you're lucky

I got an air hammer from them once and got a couple uses
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Old 03-22-2012, 04:26 PM   #16
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Just installed this bumper on my 2012 JKU the other day. was a little of a pain but I got it done and it looks good.

I have a better instruction manual with clear color pictures if you need it.
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Old 03-22-2012, 06:16 PM   #17
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XHD Modular Bumper has been installed! just finished in the home depot parking lot. and met a really nice guy who gave me some advice about winches and off road jacks...I love texas folk, best people in the nation just about.

anyway, the install...so being a newb, I just opened up the box and started unbolting things and following the directions without having read ahead (this is where chemistry should have prepared me, prelab).

anyway, I go to put on the XHD bumper after removed the stock bumper which is a POS btw. it weighed maybe 3 lbs. sliding the bumper on and then boom hit the pump and was like "wtf that shouldn't be there" so I look ahead in the manual, saw that you needed to saw it off, so I jumped in the jeep with no bumper (extra ghetto looking) went to home depot got a hack saw, cut it off in about 2-3 minutes then boom, slid right on. but then I found the relo bracket, hooked that stuff all up (this is all in the home depot parking lot btw, I live at an apartment complex and have no tools, place to work, or car port/garage).

good thing I was at home depot, because I bought deep sockets for the rear bolts that I didn't have and picked up a nice husky brand socket wrench!

all in all, the install was really fun despite having to buy a couple extra things (sockets and hack saw), I enjoyed it. overall, extremely happy with the looks and apparent functionality. the gentleman I met loved it as well, thought it looked "solid as hell and badass" but he said I need a rear bumper haha.

anyway, here are some pics. thanks for all the responses earlier, really made things go smoothly, don't know what I'd do without WF! y'all are awesome!

only one mistake was made, you'll see in the pics below...



relo bracket almost done, cut made

installing the fog lights...could have used keebler elves with their tiny tools...

the cut is done

whoops...getting too excited...

AND DONE!


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Old 03-22-2012, 06:17 PM   #18
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oh and since this took longer than I expected, I won't be installing my rigid dually's until saturday morning. that will be in a different thread!
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Good work. But its dying for some stubby ends, hoop, and winch!
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Old 02-05-2013, 02:29 PM   #20
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The RR Bracket looks like (2) 90 degree brackets?! IS that all it is? If so, I'll pick up a couple from home depot on the way home and just paint them black.
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Old 02-05-2013, 03:08 PM   #21
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You can make one yourself. Just make sure you mount it in far enough, or it will still be in the way. And make sure the vacuum pump is nice and centre in the front channel or it will rattle and may get damage.

We make one for a friend of mine a few weeks ago because he didn't get one with the bumper and didn't want to wait for them to send it out. Long story short, it didn't worked to well and we had to order the bracket and do it all over again. Not fun to take the bumper and winch of again.

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