Holy Smokes! (Seafoam Treatment) - Jeep Wrangler Forum
Jeep Wrangler Forum

Go Back   Jeep Wrangler Forum > TJ Jeep Wrangler Forum > TJ General Discussion Forum

Join Wrangler Forum Today


Reply
 
Thread Tools

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on WranglerForum.com
Old 02-05-2010, 10:33 PM   #1
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Wichita, KS
Posts: 221
Holy Smokes! (Seafoam Treatment)

Did a Seafoam treatment on my Jeep tonight. This is only the second time I've done this, the first time being on my truck. When I did it on my truck, I got barely any white smoke out of the deal. Tonight was the exact opposite

I did it outside the bay doors of my shop (at work) and figured out pretty quick that I didn't plan wind direction into the equation. The wind blew all the smoke right into the doors . I did a mad scramble to get all the doors open to clear out the smoke before the fire alarms went off. No alarms...WHEW! In the end, the Jeep feels like its got a little more pep and is a little smoother at idle.

Also changed out the stock bumpers for some Pro Comp Crawler bumpers I picked up on the cheap from 4wd.com. I got both the front D-ring version and the rear D-ring/hitch version on sale for $246 to my door. The quality on these seems pretty decent for what I paid. One D-ring mount on the front is slightly crooked but other than that, they look pretty sharp. The D-rings themselves are rated at 4 1/2 tons. The install on the front was super simple and took about 10 minutes. The rear was a little more complicated since I had to drill the additional 4 holes for mounting. I managed to get 8/10 of the bolts into the bumper but I've got to drop the gas tank to get to the last two. I'm gonna hold off on that until I replace my rusted out tank skid plate in a few weeks.

__________________
Greater love hath no man than this, that he lay down his life for his friends - John 15:13

Rest in peace my brothers
www.eodmemorial.org
www.eodhero.com
Storm27m is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 02-05-2010, 10:34 PM   #2
Jeeper
 
jpoutlaw's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Rigby, ID
Posts: 326
Lets see those bumpers....

__________________
JP
jpoutlaw is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 02-05-2010, 10:44 PM   #3
Show Me Your 8008135!

WF Supporting Member
 
s3nt3nc3d's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Piqua, OH
Posts: 3,642
Send a message via AIM to s3nt3nc3d
Yes, please...I'm in the market for new bumpers and that may be just what I'm looking for. Just need something to replace my chrome front bumper...and eventually get a winch plate and mount a winch on there.
__________________
"We don't build great brakes because we think you don't know how to drive, we build them for the guy on the road in front of you that doesn't." - Black Magic Brakes
s3nt3nc3d is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 02-05-2010, 10:50 PM   #4
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Wichita, KS
Posts: 221
These are what I bought:
Pro Comp Jeep Bumpers and Other Jeep Parts and Jeep Accessories by 4 Wheel Drive Hardware

I'll try to get some pics of them on my Jeep tomorrow in the daylight.
__________________
Greater love hath no man than this, that he lay down his life for his friends - John 15:13

Rest in peace my brothers
www.eodmemorial.org
www.eodhero.com
Storm27m is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 02-05-2010, 10:58 PM   #5
Jeeper
 
jpoutlaw's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Rigby, ID
Posts: 326
I'm a bit confused. Front comes with D rings (not pictured) and the rear does not have D rings (but is pictured) and a receiver not rated for towing. Guess that would look odd or maybe not fit where I already have a hidden hitch below my stock bumper.

Appreciate the link.
__________________
JP
jpoutlaw is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 02-05-2010, 11:27 PM   #6
Show Me Your 8008135!

WF Supporting Member
 
s3nt3nc3d's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Piqua, OH
Posts: 3,642
Send a message via AIM to s3nt3nc3d
Quote:
Originally Posted by jpoutlaw View Post
I'm a bit confused. Front comes with D rings (not pictured) and the rear does not have D rings (but is pictured) and a receiver not rated for towing. Guess that would look odd or maybe not fit where I already have a hidden hitch below my stock bumper.

Appreciate the link.
Scroll down...there's a rear bumper with D-rings and 2" receiver all the way at the bottom
__________________
"We don't build great brakes because we think you don't know how to drive, we build them for the guy on the road in front of you that doesn't." - Black Magic Brakes
s3nt3nc3d is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 02-05-2010, 11:32 PM   #7
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: San Diego
Posts: 759
4wd or smittybilt does this shit all the time. pictures shit which wont come with it
terrible2 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 02-05-2010, 11:41 PM   #8
Show Me Your 8008135!

WF Supporting Member
 
s3nt3nc3d's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Piqua, OH
Posts: 3,642
Send a message via AIM to s3nt3nc3d
Lots of companies do this...they take a general photo of their products and instead of post actual photos for each item, they just use a stock photo. It saves them time.

Personally i think it costs them potential valuable sales...but if they wanna sacrifice sales in order to save time, that's their call, not mine.
__________________
"We don't build great brakes because we think you don't know how to drive, we build them for the guy on the road in front of you that doesn't." - Black Magic Brakes
s3nt3nc3d is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 02-06-2010, 11:51 AM   #9
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Wichita, KS
Posts: 221
I don't understand all the confusion....I knew exactly what I ordered. The rear is pictured with D-rings and receiver and the front is pictured without D-rings. I guess I've seen enough of this style of bumper to know what I was expecting? In the description, there was clearly and option for both with and without D-rings. I chose with and that is what I received. I did not buy it to use it for towing...I have my truck for that. So having the receiver was not a factor in my decision to buy. As a matter of fact, I removed the factory hitch off the Jeep a week or two ago. The transaction with 4wd was perfect and shipping was very fast. I ordered the bumpers on Monday and had them on Thursday. Anyways, here's the pics of the bumpers on my Jeep.

Front:





Rear:





Slightly crooked D-ring tab:



Tag above hitch receiver:



Thickness was advertised as 1/4". Not sure how steel thickness is measured, but it is definitely closer to 3/16". I'm sure that will be adequate:
__________________
Greater love hath no man than this, that he lay down his life for his friends - John 15:13

Rest in peace my brothers
www.eodmemorial.org
www.eodhero.com
Storm27m is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 02-06-2010, 09:11 PM   #10
Jeeper
 
HyperBuzzin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Western PA
Posts: 642
Quote:
Originally Posted by Storm27m View Post
Thickness was advertised as 1/4". Not sure how steel thickness is measured, but it is definitely closer to 3/16". I'm sure that will be adequate:
Figure in that there may be 1/32" of paint on each surface and that steel may be closer to 1/8".
__________________
'04 TJ Unlimited (The Original Unlimited!!)
2.25"BB, 32" M/T's & Super Swampers for off-road
Where we're goin', we don't need no stinkin' roads!!
HyperBuzzin is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 02-06-2010, 09:51 PM   #11
Show Me Your 8008135!

WF Supporting Member
 
s3nt3nc3d's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Piqua, OH
Posts: 3,642
Send a message via AIM to s3nt3nc3d
They look pretty nice considering the price...they feel pretty sturdy regardless of the measurements?
__________________
"We don't build great brakes because we think you don't know how to drive, we build them for the guy on the road in front of you that doesn't." - Black Magic Brakes
s3nt3nc3d is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 02-06-2010, 10:41 PM   #12
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Wichita, KS
Posts: 221
The feel pretty sturdy to me, but I don't think that's a really good indication of strength. They certainly don't feel flimsy and they're a significant step up from stock bumpers in strength. I think it's worth the $123 each to try them out, after all, I'm building on a budget here and I've got a lot more to do. These fit the budget nicely!

__________________
Greater love hath no man than this, that he lay down his life for his friends - John 15:13

Rest in peace my brothers
www.eodmemorial.org
www.eodhero.com
Storm27m is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Jeep Wrangler Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Seafoam branty TJ General Discussion Forum 4 06-25-2009 10:09 PM
seafoam activelydying TJ General Discussion Forum 27 04-05-2008 11:01 PM
seafoam Wr@ngler00 TJ General Discussion Forum 7 02-20-2007 03:49 PM


logo carid shop wrangler parts carid fender flares custom wheels store avs deflectors at carid
» Rates
Get low rates on auto insurance in Canada!

» Network Links
»Jeep Parts
» Featured Product

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:14 AM.



Jeep®, Wrangler, Liberty, Wagoneer, Cherokee, and Grand Cherokee are copyrighted and trademarked to Chrysler Motors LLC.
Wranglerforum.com is not in any way associated with the Chrysler Motors LLC