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why so. i seems fairly straight forward. i hope 4 years of vocational auto mechanics will get me through. I'm pretty sure i can complete the job in under 2 hours. i had the front bumper off a month ago and i haven't taken the rear off yet but nothing a little pb blaster and heat can't fix.
there is some drilling required. i'm charging my batteries for my drill now. i only have to drill two 5/8 inch holes and i already went out and bought a really good bit. is it really neccessary to remove the rear body blocks for installation?
. is it really neccessary to remove the rear body blocks for installation?
I did not have too but, I have a 1.25'' bl. I believe you will have a much easier time installing the frame tie=ins and also getting to the upper backing plate bolts if you do remove them if the vehicle doesn't have a bodylift.
yeah i don't have a bl yet put future plans include a 1 inch one. a couple of my buddoes said they didn't have to remove theirs but one of them bought their jeep with the rear bumper already on it and the other has a 2 inch body lift.
i thought about doing that. i have a fastenal near bye me. i should swing through on my way to my buddy's house. they're pretty good down there. i walk in with a bolt or two and bam they have my new pieces in hand almost instantly. good store.
So today in the nicest of weather i installed a smittybilt xrc rock crawler front bumper and a smittybilt rock crusher rear bumper. the installs went fairly easy with the exception of one bolt on the front bumper , but a quick fix was to weld a nut on the torx bolt and wah la. it took me a total of 3 hours for both installed and of course that included smoke and beer breaks. here are the pics for you. sorry i didn't get many from the install but i was busy working and forgot to take the pics. oh yeah i purchased the d-ring mounts on the front bumper seperatley off ebay. i did save $30 of the rear bumper from smittybilt because i sold the d-rings that came with the bumper back to smittybilt. everything came out fairly easy and no busted nuckles. i know the winch is missing but it's in the mail. a smittybilt xrc8 ($325 on ebay). enjoy
the near future as in next week includes a 4 inch lift new mx-6 shocks, the winch, and new hella driving lights on the front pre-runner bar. i put the factory ones on just for looks till tues. i cut the wiring harnesses off them so i could figure out how to wire the hellas into the factory conectors. should look pretty sweet. still looking for some moabs.
also installing the tc drop kit but as soon as i get my sye and tom wood drive shaft i should ready for this season.
no frame tie-ins. i drilled two holes and then i didn't want to drop the tank. so i shorted it 4 bolts for today. next week it will be on a lift and we'll be taking it down. all bolt holes lined up front and back. smooth transition. the rear is accessory friendly. i need to get a hitch but not yet.