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Old 02-07-2013, 01:29 PM   #1
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JCR Bumper install

I received my JCR bumper yesterday, which coincides perfectly with my day off today. The plan is to post some photos as I go along. Here is the bumper as received from JCR Offroad. So far I am a huge fan. Mocked it up to the front end and the fit was nice and tight.

The welds look really good and the steel is nice and thick.

I really like the JCR cut into the metal. I think I may highlight that yellow sometime to make it stick out.

I ordered the stubby with the bar leaning forward with light tabs. Now I need to order more lights.
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Old 02-07-2013, 01:32 PM   #2
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That bumper looks solid. Thick welds. Love it

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Old 02-07-2013, 02:21 PM   #3
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Is the emblem cut through the face of the bumper? If so, are there any drain holes?
Many of the places I go have deep fordings, and water would enter that bumper.

What does the back of the bumper look like?
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Old 02-07-2013, 02:47 PM   #4
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Very nice looking bumper. I like the way you ordered it with the lower bar.

Curious if you are going to take it to a powder coater, or just rattle can it?
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Is the emblem cut through the face of the bumper? If so, are there any drain holes?
Many of the places I go have deep fordings, and water would enter that bumper.

What does the back of the bumper look like?

Yes, the JCR is cut through the bumper. I don't think there will be a problem with water entering the bumper. Take a look at the attached pic.

You can see the thickness of the metal in these pics. Plus it has the first coat of self etching primer already on it.
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Old 02-07-2013, 02:55 PM   #6
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Very nice looking bumper. I like the way you ordered it with the lower bar.

Curious if you are going to take it to a powder coater, or just rattle can it?
Rattle can, it is going to get scratched up anyway. I am using the same bedliner I used on my flares.
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Old 02-07-2013, 03:23 PM   #7
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JCR needs to have a talk with smittybuilt so smittybuilt knows what welds should look like! Good lookin bumper!
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I see... good looking bumper!
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Does JCR not make stuff for TJs. I looked at their site and they have JK and grand Cherokee stuff but didnt see TJ.
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Does JCR not make stuff for TJs. I looked at their site and they have JK and grand Cherokee stuff but didnt see TJ.
Scroll down.... Click---> JcrOffroad, Inc.
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Lol apparently I wasn't on their main page. Stupid google. Haha thanks!
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Will any winch fit into that? I don't know much about bumpers or winches, but really am looking to installing them.

The part that confuses me is matching up the winch and the bumper.
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I have the Engo 10000 and it bolts right up to it.
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i love my jcr bumper.
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Old 02-07-2013, 07:40 PM   #15
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done

Finished it and I really like the new look. First thing I realized was it is more difficult to close the hood. I am only 5'8" and it is a little harder to reach the hood rod with the new bumper. Not complaining, just have to get used to it being further away.
Front

Left angle

Left side

Right angle

Right side

Still need to pick up some shackles and I will move the box under the hood later on. I was basically advised that it works and I need to go do something else...
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Looks great! Nice work.

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I was basically advised that it works and I need to go do something else...
I've been told that before.
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What brand bedliner did you use?
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What model is that? I don't see that specific bumper on their site. I see it with the stinger. Was it custom made with the smaller hoop and how much extra was it if it was custom.
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What model is that? I don't see that specific bumper on their site. I see it with the stinger. Was it custom made with the smaller hoop and how much extra was it if it was custom.
It is the stubby with the lean fwd w/light tabs added from the drop down box next to the picture.

JcrOffroad, Inc. Wrangler Front Stubby Winch Bumper (CJ YJ TJ)
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What brand bedliner did you use?
I used the Rust-oleum truck bed coating. That is the same thing that I used on my flares. Spraying the flares was a PITA so I followed a tip I read on here. I put the can in warm water in the sink for a few minutes before spraying. It sprayed better and coated great after doing that.
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Looks great man!! I love mine!!
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I used the Rust-oleum truck bed coating. That is the same thing that I used on my flares. Spraying the flares was a PITA so I followed a tip I read on here. I put the can in warm water in the sink for a few minutes before spraying. It sprayed better and coated great after doing that.
Thanks for the tip about spraying flares. I want to do mine when the weather warms up.
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Other than rattle can bedliner, has anyone tried the "roll-on" type with a JCR bumper?

On other projects I've used Rust-oleum and it scratches off easy and I have used Herculiner (roll-on) before and it is super durable, just never put it on a bumper before.

Not trying to hijack this thread... I love the look of the bumper but do not want to pay $$ to have it professionally powder coated if I can do it for much less.
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Other than rattle can bedliner, has anyone tried the "roll-on" type with a JCR bumper?

On other projects I've used Rust-oleum and it scratches off easy and I have used Herculiner (roll-on) before and it is super durable, just never put it on a bumper before.

Not trying to hijack this thread... I love the look of the bumper but do not want to pay $$ to have it professionally powder coated if I can do it for much less.
I just ordered the new version of this bumper and I was wondering the same thing about bedliner. I really want to put something tough on it. I was considering doing the leading edge of my hood and fenders at the same time.
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is the the forward leaning hoop or the normal straight hoop on the front bumper
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is the the forward leaning hoop or the normal straight hoop on the front bumper
Bro, there's pictures...scroll up.
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Old 03-07-2013, 08:25 PM   #27
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Nice, whats it weigh??
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thats not just a good looking bumper but its a great looking Jeep.. nice job.. I have their rear bumper w tire carrier.. went with powder coating and it has taken a beating and not even scratched..
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I bought the Dagger bumper with the hoop seperate because I didn't like how tall the hoop was. I cut about 5" off of it. I then shot it with Dupli-color bedliner.
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Nice, whats it weigh??

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