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03-24-2014 08:30 PM
HunterTheBeagle
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Originally Posted by mikeJKUR View Post

Is that a shorty?
Yep here is the mid for comparison.



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03-24-2014 08:28 PM
HunterTheBeagle
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Originally Posted by The Newfoundlander View Post
Definitely looking into getting one of these in the near future. As of now, I'm thinking of going with the stubby.. Has anyone run one of these (stubby, mid or full) with the stinger?
I know someone on this forum has the mid with a stinger but im not sure of the username.
03-24-2014 07:48 PM
mikeJKUR
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Originally Posted by SHYUperman View Post
I just created some l brackets and mounted them inbetween the skid and bumper

Is that a shorty?
03-24-2014 07:20 PM
The Newfoundlander Definitely looking into getting one of these in the near future. As of now, I'm thinking of going with the stubby.. Has anyone run one of these (stubby, mid or full) with the stinger?
12-29-2013 06:07 PM
GreenRubi I've been considering the shorty armor lite for the past several months. Couple questions for those of you that already have this bumper.
  1. Any downsides to this bumper? Does it hold up well on the trail considering it is only 1/8" steel?
  2. Does the skid plate cover the auto sway bar disconnect on the Rubicon?

I called Jeep Add-ons for pricing and asked the second question and the guy on the phone said he didn't know.

Thanks.
12-26-2013 10:02 AM
HunterTheBeagle
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Originally Posted by ksuequip View Post
if you just use the 4 spaces that came off the stock bumper and place between the LOD and frame mounts you will create enough space so the cables don't rub. I just put this exact setup on 2 days ago. It all works great together and looks great.
Nice that's good news. Looks great!
12-26-2013 09:48 AM
ksuequip if you just use the 4 spaces that came off the stock bumper and place between the LOD and frame mounts you will create enough space so the cables don't rub. I just put this exact setup on 2 days ago. It all works great together and looks great.
12-26-2013 06:23 AM
HunterTheBeagle
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Originally Posted by Bamyrick226 View Post
Wow this is really making me question even installing this now...
Its your jeep but in my opinion it shouldn't, the bracket I made was just a strip of alum stock, a few bolts, and a little time... Really was no big deal. And I think its a good solution. Otherwise this seems to be a good setup. Especially for a DD that wants to keep some weight down. (My needs).
12-26-2013 06:19 AM
HunterTheBeagle
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Originally Posted by Bamyrick226 View Post
So is it a space between the bumper and frame making it stick out further?
Are you asking about my spacer? If so no, it is a spacer that moved my solenoid forward to gain some clearance from the wires. Basically just two strips of alum stock that the solenoid sits on then I bolted the alum to the original solenoid bracket.

However, putting a spacer between the bumper and the frame should work as well. You might need to get longer bolts for the bumper tho and I figured this would be easier.

Palehorse... Not sure how deep it cut it but my was rubbed some to the point there was a small black groove in it. I just touched it up with some TouchUp paint and you can barily tell where it was at... Just throwing that out there.
12-25-2013 09:30 PM
Bamyrick226 Wow this is really making me question even installing this now...
12-25-2013 09:21 PM
paleh0rse
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Originally Posted by HunterTheBeagle View Post
Meh depends on how fussy you are. I ran it for a while without my spacers, the wires were just pushing against my grill which I didn't like so I made this. (Palehorse has ran his for about a year with no issues).

For what its worth total cost to make the spacers was about $9 (including a bunch of bolts that I bought that were the wrong length.) Plus it took like 2 or 3 hours (with goofing off). Super easy and cheap but not needed if you don't want to.
Unfortunately, I checked mine again the other day, and one of the cables has worn out a small groove in my grill... So, I can't move my solenoid now unless I plastidip the whole grill, or something. Oh well...
12-25-2013 02:28 PM
Bamyrick226 So is it a space between the bumper and frame making it stick out further?
12-25-2013 11:41 AM
HunterTheBeagle Meh depends on how fussy you are. I ran it for a while without my spacers, the wires were just pushing against my grill which I didn't like so I made this. (Palehorse has ran his for about a year with no issues).

For what its worth total cost to make the spacers was about $9 (including a bunch of bolts that I bought that were the wrong length.) Plus it took like 2 or 3 hours (with goofing off). Super easy and cheap but not needed if you don't want to.
12-25-2013 10:27 AM
Bamyrick226 I just got this set up. Does all this mean the Engo doesn't fit unless modifications are done? Reason I went with these because I was told it all went together great
12-25-2013 09:14 AM
HunterTheBeagle Here is the link to the thread for the spacer that I copied.

http://www.wranglerforum.com/f274/pi...ll-221149.html

Merry Christmas.
12-25-2013 09:03 AM
HunterTheBeagle Figured I would update this thread with what I figured out. Searched around and found a thread where someone made a simple but but perfect spacer for his solenoid so I copied that. Worked perfect for my needs.



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Gave me about and inch of clearance between my grill and the wires I was pleased with my results.
11-10-2013 06:11 AM
HunterTheBeagle
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Originally Posted by paleh0rse View Post
Hmm... I need to pop my bumper for another reason, so I think I'll add some of those spacers when I put it back on.

My biggest problem with this setup is that I have to remove the entire bumper/winch in order to pull the grill. I think that's a common problem, but it's still a total PITA! lol

The other problem is that the Engo10000S winch cables barely reach the battery... another PITA.
Agree with both of these statements. Overall I love the bumper and winch setup tho. Please post a pic when u get around to putting those spacers in. Looks like Inkster gained a little breathing room I will be curious to see if it will be enough for the engo. Thanks for the heads up on the spacers btw.
11-09-2013 09:48 PM
paleh0rse Hmm... I need to pop my bumper for another reason, so I think I'll add some of those spacers when I put it back on.

My biggest problem with this setup is that I have to remove the entire bumper/winch in order to pull the grill. I think that's a common problem, but it's still a total PITA! lol

The other problem is that the Engo10000S winch cables barely reach the battery... another PITA.
11-09-2013 09:35 PM
inksterJK
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Originally Posted by HunterTheBeagle View Post
I think these are the spacers being discussed although by the looks of this picture you would not gain a whole lot from them. But at this point something is better than nothing right? Just not sure if it would be with taking my bumper back apart to add that much. Maybe the spacer plus a few washers tho.

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YES, that is the factory spacers
I added 3/16" more. just a piece of steel i had that was 3/16" thick and drilled two 1/2" holes into and painted black. washers could work too.
11-09-2013 09:30 PM
inksterJK here's a pic looking behind the bumper at the spacers:
It's hard to see the one i made 3/16" extra but you can see the factory one (the shoulders or wings are on top sticking out a little).


and looking down the grill:
Now the winch doesn't touch the grill and there's room for the winch power cables to run down under the grill (not thru my mesh grill) without pinching the thick power cables.
11-09-2013 09:14 PM
inksterJK I'm running the mid armor lite with a warn zeon 10-s. the factory spacers (I had 4 of the
m) are rectangle with one half having shoulders with 2 holes in each. My bumper came with 2" button head hex bolts that mount the bumper (thru the tow rings, bull bar, bumper, spacers and frame)
11-09-2013 09:01 PM
HunterTheBeagle I think these are the spacers being discussed although by the looks of this picture you would not gain a whole lot from them. But at this point something is better than nothing right? Just not sure if it would be with taking my bumper back apart to add that much. Maybe the spacer plus a few washers tho.

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11-09-2013 08:42 PM
paleh0rse It's been a while since I installed mine... trying real hard to picture the spacers you're talking about, and I do remember the LoD bolts being really short.

It would be great to figure out a way to create space, though!

Hmm
11-09-2013 08:22 PM
HunterTheBeagle
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Originally Posted by inksterJK View Post
Did you use the spacers from the stock bumper? I didn't at first and had the same problem with my winch. Then put the factory spacers in behind the anchor bolts and there's even more room on the bolts to add another 1/8" -3/16" spacer if you need it.
You mean those square things that were behind the bolts on the stock one? How far out will that push the new bumper (I don't have mine available right now to look at)? You running the armor lite? The question would be are the bolts that came with the armor lite going to be long enough with the spacers? Mine were kinda short. If so that's a good idea to gain a little space.
11-09-2013 08:16 PM
inksterJK Did you use the spacers from the stock bumper? I didn't at first and had the same problem with my winch. Then put the factory spacers in behind the anchor bolts and there's even more room on the bolts to add another 1/8" -3/16" spacer if you need it.
11-09-2013 07:15 PM
jadmt definitely put some protection around the hot wire so it does not rub thru.

I would look at moving the control box to a different location as well.
11-09-2013 06:33 PM
HunterTheBeagle
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Originally Posted by paleh0rse View Post
Mine have the same issue; however, after almost a year, I haven't seen any dents, scratches, or other problems with it.
Thanks for the reply, that makes me feel better. I noticed its starting to rub the paint some so I bought some clear 3M tape and I'm gonna put that behind the wires. One more question, does anybody run a quick disconnect for their winch cable to the battery? It kinda scares me a little to have a hot wire running through the front of the jeep. I'm worried about it rubbing then shorting out.
11-09-2013 05:21 PM
paleh0rse
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Originally Posted by HunterTheBeagle View Post
So I just installed a very similar setup (armor lite mid and engo 10000) and ran into a small snag. The winch is so close to my grill that I had to jam the solenoid cables down in there and now they are starting to rub my grill. Did anybody else run into this issue and if so what did you do. Or if you didn't have this issue Any suggestions for me?

Thanks in advance for your help.
Mine have the same issue; however, after almost a year, I haven't seen any dents, scratches, or other problems with it.
11-09-2013 03:20 PM
HunterTheBeagle So I just installed a very similar setup (armor lite mid and engo 10000) and ran into a small snag. The winch is so close to my grill that I had to jam the solenoid cables down in there and now they are starting to rub my grill. Did anybody else run into this issue and if so what did you do. Or if you didn't have this issue Any suggestions for me?

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Thanks in advance for your help.
10-31-2013 08:51 AM
IIWorlds
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Originally Posted by Hypnotoad View Post
Installed... Now where the heck to I mount the license plate?
I am thinking about going with a AEV Hawse fairlead license plate mount.
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