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03-01-2014 01:35 PM
Bamyrick226 Not sure if I spoke with Chris or not but they also were very helpful to me. I ordered the shorty with round cutouts and lights. I just hope I can get this thing on myself. Everything I ordered so far from LOD have been top notch and can't wait to complete my armor.
03-01-2014 11:27 AM
kenb1023 Ordered my rear full width yesterday and it should be here in two weeks. I got the square cutouts for the D2 or Dually lights. Chris at LOD told me that there is no stress placed on the tailgate with the linked carrier. When I asked him why the driver side gas can and cargo carrier can't be used he told me that because it is attached to the tailgate the gas can on the driver side would block the tailgate latch and the cargo cage has a slight clearance issue with the tailgate linkage. Both can hold the same amount of weight and he stressed that in no way is any stress transferred to the tailgate. He also apologized for the two week wait. Seems they were anticipating people wanting the round cut outs so that is what is on the shelf but most have been ordering the square cut outs. He went over in great detail about the construction, type of stele used and coating options. I went with the standard primer/paint instead of the special zinc. Chris agreed that since I live in NM and we don't salt the roads that it would not really be a benefit for me. Anyone thinking of getting one of these talk to Chris at 765-385-0631 sales@lodoffroad.com
02-28-2014 10:46 PM
Bamyrick226 Finally got around to ordering! Can't wait for it to arrive. By any chance, has anyone with this rear bumper made any sort of instal write up? Would be a great help.
02-17-2014 12:59 PM
WininUtah I'd like quote on:
LoD JK Full Width 2014 w/relocation bracket, bolt on skid plate No winch guard



Shipped to 84774


Thanks,
Win
02-16-2014 10:24 AM
gsmoak
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Originally Posted by kenb1023 View Post
Yes but that has to be a hell of a lot less force and stress then the full weight of even a stock tire on the factory mount. I have yet to hear anyone complain about having an issue with these. If anyone else out there has had an issue lets hear it.
The idea is that you can load it up with rotopax on both sides, a big tire, and the trail rack with gear on it. That's a lot of weight and stress over time, even when you only have it loaded up for trips. You could always give LoD a call and ask them why they say you can/should run the rotopax mount only on the passenger side of the door linked model. Or just go with what you like/want!
02-16-2014 08:21 AM
kenb1023
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Originally Posted by gsmoak View Post
What you point out is part of it - with any force acting on the carrier to make it swing open will be working against the latch. Second, the body is not rigidly mounted to the frame while the bumper and the carrier are. There is always a bit of play between the body and frame and this will be working n the latch. Its probably not that big a deal.
Yes but that has to be a hell of a lot less force and stress then the full weight of even a stock tire on the factory mount. I have yet to hear anyone complain about having an issue with these. If anyone else out there has had an issue lets hear it.
02-14-2014 09:52 PM
gsmoak
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Guys im quite new hire, can u give me a suggestion to what kind of armorlite bumber i can use with my jeep wrangler. And the store or site that sells them. Tnx for the help guys
Look at Northridge and Jeep Add-ons and give them a call for competitive bids. You can look at LoD's own site for specs and pictures.
02-14-2014 09:50 PM
gsmoak
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How do you figure it would put stres on the door hinge or latch? All the weight is still supported by the pivot point on the bumper. The only stress that would be aplied to the door is for and aft when opening and closeing. if you were to disconect the Hem joints that conect to the door the carrier would still be suporting all the weight.

What you point out is part of it - with any force acting on the carrier to make it swing open will be working against the latch. Second, the body is not rigidly mounted to the frame while the bumper and the carrier are. There is always a bit of play between the body and frame and this will be working n the latch. Its probably not that big a deal.
02-14-2014 07:49 PM
bryan888 Guys im quite new hire, can u give me a suggestion to what kind of armorlite bumber i can use with my jeep wrangler. And the store or site that sells them. Tnx for the help guys
02-14-2014 06:19 PM
pbeachcruzer for you guys that got the rear, how much? looking to do front and rear soon and that is a great looking set. fact that it saves so much weight is a HUGE bonus too.
02-14-2014 04:49 PM
kenb1023
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Originally Posted by gsmoak View Post
I went with the free swinging carrier so I had the option of carrying more weight in the future. No matter how you cut it all door linked carriers put some stress on the tailgate latch which is the weak link in the system and can wear over time. That is why the door linked LoD bumpers only let you attach an arm for rotopax on the passenger side - to minimize the stress on the tailgate latch side of the set up. Bigger tire in the future, full rotopax set-up, trailrack, I can put them all on there down the road if I decide. I figured it was worth the loss of convenience that the door linked model gives you.
How do you figure it would put stres on the door hinge or latch? All the weight is still supported by the pivot point on the bumper. The only stress that would be aplied to the door is for and aft when opening and closeing. if you were to disconect the Hem joints that conect to the door the carrier would still be suporting all the weight.
01-23-2014 02:56 PM
gsmoak Nope, the two tabs to mount the high life on the top of the carrier come standard. I just set everything up to the right width and then left the tabs attached to the jack. That way when I need it I just set the jack in place and tighten two nuts. No worries about having the tabs rattle loose or some yahoo taking them.
01-23-2014 02:00 PM
Bamyrick226 Ya that's a good point. I'm not wanting to stress my tailgate as it already started bending the hinges due to my last carrier. I'll go the same rout you did, Thanks for the input. Is any extra necessary mounts required for a hi lift jack?
01-23-2014 12:27 PM
gsmoak I went with the free swinging carrier so I had the option of carrying more weight in the future. No matter how you cut it all door linked carriers put some stress on the tailgate latch which is the weak link in the system and can wear over time. That is why the door linked LoD bumpers only let you attach an arm for rotopax on the passenger side - to minimize the stress on the tailgate latch side of the set up. Bigger tire in the future, full rotopax set-up, trailrack, I can put them all on there down the road if I decide. I figured it was worth the loss of convenience that the door linked model gives you.
01-23-2014 09:42 AM
Bamyrick226 Spoke to LoD about these Gen 4 bumpers. Apparently there are two different tire carrier models they are producing. One that swings with the tailgate and one that swings freely. Anyone know which is a better design and the one they would prefer? They seem to be similar priced.
01-22-2014 12:42 PM
bfschor What about any outstanding quotes? I wonder if they'll still honor them?
01-22-2014 12:35 PM
Bamyrick226 Well damn who is gonna give us the scoop on new products now...
01-21-2014 06:26 PM
bfschor
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Some folks may know this but found out today that Chris no longer works for Jeepaddons. Not sure what happen but he always did right by me so hate to see him gone. I asked and got the political correct answer.
Well this is interesting......what a shame! I wish him the best.
01-21-2014 03:25 PM
ksuequip Some folks may know this but found out today that Chris no longer works for Jeepaddons. Not sure what happen but he always did right by me so hate to see him gone. I asked and got the political correct answer.
01-20-2014 09:11 PM
Bamyrick226 Nice. Thanks for the info. Will be getting my order in soon.
01-20-2014 08:09 PM
gsmoak The installation was pretty easy. There are three holes to drill - one through each frame rail and one through the bottom of the rear crossmember. The main trick is to make sure the bumper is aligned with the body lines of the jeep. Because of that and the weight it's good to have someone help like I did. The weight is noticeably lighter than other bumpers I have picked up but it's still a beefy unit.

The jack mounts to the top of the carrier using to steel tabs that are included with the bumper. There is a similar tab included for a cb mount but I used the TF brake light extension instead to keep the cable with the tailgate.

Like everything I have gotten from LoD there were zero instructions enclosed. I knew the bumper went on almost exactly like their generation III rear bumper so I used those instructions (off of their website) and the figured out the rest.
01-20-2014 06:25 PM
Bamyrick226 And few more questions... Does the jack mount directly to the carrier or did it need a mount? Also how is the weight, feel any lighter than other rear tire carrier bumpers?
01-20-2014 06:20 PM
Bamyrick226 Sweet! Looks great man. How was the install? Is it possible to install alone? Thanks for the pics.
01-20-2014 05:22 PM
gsmoak Some more detail picture showing the side aspect, the post and latch, and a couple of open gate shots. I went with the Teraflex 3rd Brake light extension because it has an integrated cb antenna mount so I won't have to run the cable to the swinging gate.
01-20-2014 05:16 PM
gsmoak Ok,after waiting five weeks for shipment and then more time for good weather I finally got the new Armor Lite (Generation IV) rear bumper installed. Here are some pics. First the bumper outside and inside showing the wiring for the lights. Then the carrier, fitting it up, and the finished product. More detail pics to come.
01-18-2014 09:39 AM
NealL
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Originally Posted by Bamyrick226 View Post
love the mid width. Still second guessing my decision on the stubby.
Yours looks great... Love the stinger! I thought the midwidth was a better option for me while I run stock for awhile...
Btw, love the geico paint too!
01-16-2014 11:01 PM
gsmoak My rear bumper w/ tire carrier arrived a couple of weeks ago. A shortage of time and good weather has delayed the install, but it should go on Saturday. I will post some pics when its done.
01-13-2014 11:14 AM
Bamyrick226
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Here is my LOD midwidth installed... I love it!
love the mid width. Still second guessing my decision on the stubby.
01-12-2014 05:23 PM
NealL Here is my LOD midwidth installed... I love it!
01-10-2014 04:58 PM
Bamyrick226 I'm just wanting to get some real world photos before I order. Ok ok im waiting for the wife to release my funds haha
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