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Old 03-21-2013, 08:33 PM   #1
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Yay or Nay? Rugged Ridge Xhd

Is the bumper any good?

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Old 03-21-2013, 08:41 PM   #2
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I have the front and love it.

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Old 03-21-2013, 08:44 PM   #3
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Heck yea.

I was one who jumped on the Amazon $200 price mistake.
Awesome bumper IMO. Well made and no rust over the winter. Can't say that for other components I've bought.
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Old 03-21-2013, 08:55 PM   #4
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Good news. I like the look with the bull bar.

What's the amazon $200 mistake?
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Old 03-21-2013, 09:03 PM   #5
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I have front and rear... match perfectly with the jk imo
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Old 03-21-2013, 09:06 PM   #6
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Love mine. Have it in combo with Rugged Ridge 8500 and Pre Runner. Also the rear XHD Bumper goes well with it as said before.

The installation bolts have a good bit or rust on them now after this winter but gonna replace them with Stainless Steel this summer.

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Old 03-21-2013, 09:08 PM   #7
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Good news. I like the look with the bull bar.

What's the amazon $200 mistake?
A member posted. The bumper was marked $200 w/ free shipping.

20 or so bought it. Amazon iirc honored them all at that price.
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Old 03-21-2013, 09:12 PM   #8
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The XHD was the bumper I have been looking at....I think its one of the best looking I have seen. Hearing everyones positive feedback just make me wanted move my order date up!

I am currently sitting stock....how much droop can I expect when I purchase and install the front bumper? I would be purchasing the full end caps and bull bar.
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Old 03-21-2013, 09:17 PM   #9
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Just ordered mine earlier this week and its being delivered tomorrow! Along with a few other goodies.
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Old 03-21-2013, 09:17 PM   #10
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Just bumper...

I lost about 1/2 inch


With winch installed and bar I have a 2" spacer installed and it sits level. If that helps any.
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The XHD was the bumper I have been looking at....I think its one of the best looking I have seen. Hearing everyones positive feedback just make me wanted move my order date up!

I am currently sitting stock....how much droop can I expect when I purchase and install the front bumper? I would be purchasing the full end caps and bull bar.
What are your spring rates ?

The bumper is about 75 lbs I think. It's the winch that will sag the front if you have the lower number springs.

If you plan to stay stock. Get yourself some 1/2"-1" spacers for the front if sagging becomes a issue.
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Old 03-21-2013, 09:21 PM   #12
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What are your spring rates ?

The bumper is about 75 lbs I think. It's the winch that will sag the front if you have the lower number springs.

If you plan to stay stock. Get yourself some 1/2"-1" spacers for the front if sagging becomes a issue.
I think I do have the lower number springs front and rear.
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great for the trail AND the mall
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What are your spring rates ?

The bumper is about 75 lbs I think. It's the winch that will sag the front if you have the lower number springs.

If you plan to stay stock. Get yourself some 1/2"-1" spacers for the front if sagging becomes a issue.
Yeah the bumper weighs about 75 and the winch with steel cable weighs about 80, 1" spacers are a good idea.
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Old 03-21-2013, 09:26 PM   #15
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Thanks for the feedback.....looking at a small lift which should address the issue anyway.
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Old 03-21-2013, 09:31 PM   #16
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I like this bumper a lot. Is there any cutting or trimming to install or is it strictly bolt on?
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Old 03-21-2013, 09:34 PM   #17
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2012 and up requires cutting and minor relocation of the E-Vap pump. But it is worth it.
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Vac pump relocation if you have the '12 or newer
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From all the post's I have read on it....the only thing that might need to be addressed is an item on the 2012 models.....a pump or something simple I think. I believe the bumpers come with the relocation bracket too.
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2012 and up requires cutting and minor relocation of the E-Vap pump. But it is worth it.
You beat me to it.. lol
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From all the post's I have read on it....the only thing that might need to be addressed is an item on the 2012 models.....a pump or something simple I think. I believe the bumpers come with the relocation bracket too.

Yes it does or several companies make a nice relocation bracket moves it under hood.
here is a good one.

http://www.orfab.com/details.php?App...location%20Kit
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2012 and up requires cutting and minor relocation of the E-Vap pump. But it is worth it.

What cutting is required?
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What cutting is required?
The factory pump bracket needs to be cut off and relocated.
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DB if you go to quadratec's website and find the bumper, you can look at the installation instructions and it will show you exactly what and where to cut.

http://www.quadratec.com/Assets/Installation/93750.pdf

^^^^^ link to the installation instructions. Should be the last page I believe.
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DB if you go to quadratec's website and find the bumper, you can look at the installation instructions and it will show you exactly what and where to cut.

http://www.quadratec.com/Assets/Installation/93750.pdf

^^^^^ link to the installation instructions. Should be the last page I believe.

Awesome.....thanks!
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That's if you have a rubi
The rubi is only for the sway disco...
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Yeah. That's what is detailed on the last page of the instructions. Cutting some of the bumper away for the electric disco. That's what I was talking about. Sorry for the confusion.
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http://www.omix-ada.com/media/catalo...n/11540.10.pdf

This is the updated install guide
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