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Old 04-12-2013, 12:49 PM   #1
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Moving front bumper

Hey guys,
I just purchased my 03 TJ back in December and i absoliutley love it. There is one thing though... Why does the front bumper have to stick out so far?? I don't plan on rock climbing or doing any "serious" mudding so I don't need the winch space.
Has anyone moved the bumper a few inches closer to the grill before?
I've been looking at front bumper for a while now and even the sleekest bumpers for the TJ still stick out quite a bit. Just wondering!
Thanks fellas!

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Old 04-12-2013, 12:55 PM   #2
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You can't move the bumper back towards the grill, there is a cross member right behind it.

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Old 04-12-2013, 12:55 PM   #3
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It can't be moved back any at all without tearing into the frame & moving its front-most crossmember back which would require a few other mods as well. This would also require welding. For most Jeepers, I'd say consider it not doable.
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Old 04-12-2013, 12:57 PM   #4
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Yea i noticed how the steering box was right there as well. I knew it would be a pain if somebody has ever done it
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Old 04-12-2013, 01:09 PM   #5
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Most move the front axle forward.
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