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12-19-2010 01:13 PM
JIMBOX --BINGO-Merry Christmas !


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Originally Posted by Noddy View Post
Jimbox - Thanks, thats pretty much exactly what I'm looking for.

Cheers, Noddy
JIMBO
12-19-2010 12:13 PM
Noddy Jimbox - Thanks, thats pretty much exactly what I'm looking for.

Cheers, Noddy
12-17-2010 10:32 AM
yomondo What da.....!!
12-17-2010 10:19 AM
JIMBOX --INCOMING !!!

JIMBO
12-17-2010 10:10 AM
haitt 杭打工事 新潟
基礎工事 新潟
鋼管杭 新潟

香川 タイヤ
タイヤ販売 重機 大型トラック乗用車
オイル交換 バッテリー交換 アライメント

新潟慈生会
マチュアハウス
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The last 江別 介護
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12-17-2010 10:09 AM
haitt ]杭打工事 新潟[/url]
]基礎工事 新潟[/url]
]鋼管杭 新潟[/url]
]香川 タイヤ[/url]
]タイヤ販売 重機 大型トラック乗用車[/url]
]オイル交換 バッテリー交換 アライメント[/url]
]新潟慈生会[/url]
]マチュアハウス[/url]
]ぐみの郷[/url]
And ]江別 介護[/url]
]江別 デイサービス[/url]
]江別 ショートスティ[/url]
12-17-2010 10:02 AM
JIMBOX Heh Heh, You can't beat the portable winchs, I've got twoofem !!


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Originally Posted by yomondo View Post
I have to say you've got a really smart bumper setup there. Not only inexpensive, but also lightweight, meaning easier time on the trail + less stress on suspension components + better performance + better gas mileage. Stick the portable winch on in front there only when you need it. I've only had to use mine once in the past year. (I always prefer strapping over winching whenever possible.) Stick the receiver shackle on in front or back only when you need it. Makes lots of sense. May not have the aggressive look that some prefer, but you can't argue with the practicality.

Are you still using the stock tire carrier though?
My off-road trailer has 2" hitch receivers front and back and I've used my smaller mobile winch to move the assend of the frailer-several times-

Yes, I'm still using the stock spare tire carrier with my load sharing attachment on the bumper-you can also get tailgate strengthening attachments from Quadratec-



Thats a 5/8"x3" carriage bolt (round head) and it supports the spare, especially on bumps/ruts/gullys-where down force will disable the hinges, works great, you just gotta figure where your tire tread is and drill, adj the height so the spare swings over and JUST CLIMBS over the round head !!easy !!

JIMBO
12-17-2010 09:46 AM
yomondo
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Originally Posted by JIMBOX View Post
I've got light bumpers that are just a couple lbs more than the stockers-

These are OLYMPIC "ROCK" bumpers and run about $270/ea--checkout 4wdparts-Quadratec-JCWhitney-

They're strong with good powder coating and you have a choice of texture finish !!
I have to say you've got a really smart bumper setup there. Not only inexpensive, but also lightweight, meaning easier time on the trail + less stress on suspension components + better performance + better gas mileage. Stick the portable winch on in front there only when you need it. I've only had to use mine once in the past year. (I always prefer strapping over winching whenever possible.) Stick the receiver shackle on in front or back only when you need it. Makes lots of sense. May not have the aggressive look that some prefer, but you can't argue with the practicality.

Are you still using the stock tire carrier though?
12-17-2010 09:10 AM
JIMBOX Tight fit huh ?


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Originally Posted by Noddy View Post
Hey there, new to the forum, lots of interesting info. Thanks.

I did a search without success, as I (think) I have a bit of a unique issue.

I live in a condo, and have only one parking space. Right now there are 2 motorbikes in the parking spot. I have 155" of space besides the motorbikes, just about enough to fit a 2-door wrangler.

However, knowing strata councils, I know that if the jeep spills out of the spot at all I'll be looking at people complaining, etc.

So...

After market bumpers appear to lack the two bulges that are in front of where the frame rails meet the bumper. I'm thinking replacement bumbers may give a little extra room.

Question(s):
- Are there any recommended low-profile front / rear bumpers (rear is less critical, as the tyre will still stick out the furthest)
- I'm looking for light(er) weight, any recommendations?
- Are there any other options to shave inches off a JK? (don't say cut the frame)

Thanks in advance
I've got light bumpers that are just a couple lbs more than the stockers-





These are OLYMPIC "ROCK" bumpers and run about $270/ea--checkout 4wdparts-Quadratec-JCWhitney-

They're strong with good powder coating and you have a choice of texture finish !!

Good luck

JIMBO
12-16-2010 11:30 PM
PecosRiver Condo days. Glad I'm not having to live with that carp anymore. My roommate was pretty compliant and got a lot of grief from people there. Amazing the large number of whiney little people in condos. Me, I went ballistic on the "main" whiner in the complex and nobody said a word to me after that.

Now I was never one to go stupid on the rules, but this guy was a nit picker and I had to break him or continue to listen to his bitching. A couple of inches out or your spot should not be a problem, but whiners like to use the rules to beat you down. Scare the crap outta them and it may be to your advantage.
12-16-2010 10:37 PM
daggo66 You could remove the plastic skin and cut off the crush cans. I know a couple of people have done that and it doesn't look half bad. Especially when they painted the bolts for the tow hooks. It might net you a couple of inches.
12-16-2010 10:33 PM
Noddy
Bumper Buying advice required

Hey there, new to the forum, lots of interesting info. Thanks.

I did a search without success, as I (think) I have a bit of a unique issue.

I live in a condo, and have only one parking space. Right now there are 2 motorbikes in the parking spot. I have 155" of space besides the motorbikes, just about enough to fit a 2-door wrangler.

However, knowing strata councils, I know that if the jeep spills out of the spot at all I'll be looking at people complaining, etc.

So...

After market bumpers appear to lack the two bulges that are in front of where the frame rails meet the bumper. I'm thinking replacement bumbers may give a little extra room.

Question(s):
- Are there any recommended low-profile front / rear bumpers (rear is less critical, as the tyre will still stick out the furthest)
- I'm looking for light(er) weight, any recommendations?
- Are there any other options to shave inches off a JK? (don't say cut the frame)

Thanks in advance

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