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09-13-2014 12:32 PM
huskrjk just ordered mine from amazon yesterday! should be here tuesday with free prime shipping.
This will be my first "majorish" mod to my 14 Granite Sahara Unlimited
When i first got the jeep I found a pic of this bumper on a jeep and knew it was the style I wanted!
2mos of looking I was about to order a rockhard 4x4 bumper until I ran across another picture of this and knew it was the right one for me! Not only is the styling exactly what I wanted but it weighs a bit less and costs quite a bit less than others of the same category.

this is the pic that did it for me!
09-09-2014 08:36 PM
Peter T
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Originally Posted by JeeperKreepers View Post
Why did you reinstall the factory air dam? Is it just for aesthetics?
I figured it would stop the slush and snow from building up under there in the winter. I also sat there staring at it for awhile and decided to try it.
09-09-2014 07:42 PM
JeeperKreepers
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Originally Posted by Peter T View Post
I just finished installing the air damn back on after installing the Rampage front bumper.
Why did you reinstall the factory air dam? Is it just for aesthetics?
09-09-2014 06:47 PM
Peter T
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Originally Posted by OrangeJeepGuy View Post
Will this work with a factory hitch?
I had to pull my factory hitch off to install this bumper. I am looking into somehow reworking the hitch or a different brand hitch.
09-09-2014 11:39 AM
OrangeJeepGuy
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Originally Posted by Peter T View Post
Went with pavement ends rear bumper.

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Will this work with a factory hitch?
09-08-2014 10:42 PM
twilsondallas Attention all people with questions on air dams, they now sell the matching skid plate for the Barricade bumper:

Barricade Wrangler Front Skid Plate - Textured Black J100163 (07-09 Wrangler JK) - Free Shipping
09-08-2014 09:31 PM
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09-06-2014 07:50 PM
Mr. BBW
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Originally Posted by Proxy404 View Post
Here's the bumper installed. Looks great and is solid as hell. Only thing wrong with it is a little drip on the powder coat and some scratches. No worse than I'll do to it and I can touch up with some bed liner.

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And here's the winch, all hooked up with nowhere to go :/

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Thanks for the quick replies! Good to know I'm not the only one. I have a couple hardware stores around so I'll pick them up tonight. Thanks!

I see on your Rampage install that you did not flip the grill piece from your original bumper to fill the gap...I am assuming you can you that piece either way. Looks better with the ridges rather than just placed upside down.

Love the bumper!!!
07-04-2014 01:22 PM
JeepHerz
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Originally Posted by Jaker jk View Post
Just cut your stocks it really is the best option for this bumper , you seen mine cut
I thought of that....but I really need something stronger than the stock ones. Want the same rock protection as my sliders-which are Pure Jeep. PJ makes a full width fender that would work- but its just fender. Metal Cloak and Poison Spyder both use a secondary support bracket so you're not just relying on Jeep sheet metal. But they're too narrow. Considering making the bumper a semi-stubby- just past the bull bar. Full width is getting in the way now anyway....it would save me a couple inches and then I can use Metal Cloak. Not sure how it would look...but I emailed Roughneck about the chop job.
Unfortunately I was hoping to get this done for my trip to Rubicon but it doesn't look like that will happen. So now I have time.
07-04-2014 11:51 AM
Jaker jk
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Originally Posted by JeepHerz View Post
It's been covered briefly- but anyone have aftermarket fenders other than the ACE wide? Still love my Rampage but can't find a (rock bashing) fender that works with the full width. My Rampage is gonna make the front of my JK look like the Pringles man.
Just cut your stocks it really is the best option for this bumper , you seen mine cut
07-04-2014 11:40 AM
Peter T
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Originally Posted by Peter T View Post
I just finished installing the air damn back on after installing the Rampage front bumper.
Went with pavement ends rear bumper.

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07-02-2014 12:40 AM
JeepHerz It's been covered briefly- but anyone have aftermarket fenders other than the ACE wide? Still love my Rampage but can't find a (rock bashing) fender that works with the full width. My Rampage is gonna make the front of my JK look like the Pringles man.
06-23-2014 05:40 AM
scipio337
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Originally Posted by Digger70 View Post
I also thought the KO's tubes were 0.25" smaller than the Rampage's.
Apparently, they started making the tubes thicker. DV8 is now a WF supporting vendor.

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Originally Posted by DV8Admin1 View Post
The original bumpers did have thinner tubing but we took our customers advice and began making them with .120 wall tubing. Any DV8 or KO product now has .120 wall tubing and the rock sliders have .180.
http://www.wranglerforum.com/f274/ko...l#post11208410
06-22-2014 04:59 PM
Peter T I just finished installing the air damn back on after installing the Rampage front bumper.



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06-22-2014 03:09 PM
Jeeprubi13 I've seen a few rampages here in town and they are comparable in quality mine is pretty sturdy I went for this brand because it was a similar design and it was easy on my pocket. Also the dv8 I have has light tabs on the top tube
06-22-2014 01:20 PM
Digger70 I also thought the KO's tubes were 0.25" smaller than the Rampage's.
06-22-2014 12:37 PM
JeepHerz Glad you like your bumper and it looks looks good- but so no one gets confused it's not Rampage. (KO buys their bumper from DV8 by the way). Per the product manager at Rampage:
"Unfortunately these are knock-offs. We’re currently trying to sort out what is going on and how. Seems they’ve knocked off quite a few bumpers from various manufacturers. One listing even goes so far as to say they are made in the USA, which they for sure are not."
06-22-2014 08:43 AM
Jeeprubi13
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Originally Posted by Mowgli25 View Post
Has anyone order the ko ebay one yet?
I bought one from dv8 all the same bumpers just have different finishes I love mine it's in my profile pic and I'll see if I can add some more pics
06-16-2014 12:54 PM
Digger70
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Originally Posted by Milkman View Post
I know many people in the thread have talked about an air dam with this bumper. I looked at designing a custom one (and probably will still) like others have but thought why don't I see if there is a way to modify the plastic one to work with the bumper because it's sitting here and free.

So, I'll post some more details tomorrow along with some measurements but I think I have it figured out and it looks to be securely mounted.

I simply cut off the "wings" near the tires so they were the width of the bumper where the drings are located (mine are still a little wide in pic and will be trimmed tomorrow). I then took measurements and trimmed the front lip so it fit in the bottom back of the bumper.

With the front lip cut and notched for the gussets I marked the 4 holes on the crash bar (silver screws just below bumper) on the back of the air dam.

Then just drill holes, add some bolts with washers and nuts and you have an air dam back on the front for free. Looks factory once you clean up your cuts and paint your hardware black.




I did mine today. I didn't do it exactly like you did but it's on and I'm happy with it. I used the 2 fasteners and zip ties. Thanks for the tips!
06-15-2014 11:31 PM
JeepHerz I am posting this pic just in case someone worries because this bumper is made in China. This bumper was one of the first things I did and I'll admit since then all my rock crawling armor/equipment is made in the USA. If you look back very early in this thread you'll see I was hit pretty hard and my Rampage suffered no damage. Well- this weekend a big boulder (on the right) I was trying to crawl over turned. And wedged itself between the Rampage, my tie rod and my tire. My only choice was to hit reverse- with the boulder jammed against the lip. I lifted 3/4" of this rock off the ground and backwards- before it dropped and shifted, just enough to let me get off of it. I may not have explained that well- but by all accounts this "made in China" bumper/design could've easily ripped right off- or crumpled under the pressure. You can see all the "damage" that was done. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this to a mall crawler OR a rock crawler.
(And my semi-gloss powder coat has held up better than any of the Warn components around it).
06-13-2014 07:18 PM
Digger70
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Originally Posted by Milkman View Post
I know many people in the thread have talked about an air dam with this bumper. I looked at designing a custom one (and probably will still) like others have but thought why don't I see if there is a way to modify the plastic one to work with the bumper because it's sitting here and free.

So, I'll post some more details tomorrow along with some measurements but I think I have it figured out and it looks to be securely mounted.

I simply cut off the "wings" near the tires so they were the width of the bumper where the drings are located (mine are still a little wide in pic and will be trimmed tomorrow). I then took measurements and trimmed the front lip so it fit in the bottom back of the bumper.

With the front lip cut and notched for the gussets I marked the 4 holes on the crash bar (silver screws just below bumper) on the back of the air dam.

Then just drill holes, add some bolts with washers and nuts and you have an air dam back on the front for free. Looks factory once you clean up your cuts and paint your hardware black.




Cool! I'll try that with mine.
06-13-2014 07:04 PM
Milkman I know many people in the thread have talked about an air dam with this bumper. I looked at designing a custom one (and probably will still) like others have but thought why don't I see if there is a way to modify the plastic one to work with the bumper because it's sitting here and free.

So, I'll post some more details tomorrow along with some measurements but I think I have it figured out and it looks to be securely mounted.

I simply cut off the "wings" near the tires so they were the width of the bumper where the drings are located (mine are still a little wide in pic and will be trimmed tomorrow). I then took measurements and trimmed the front lip so it fit in the bottom back of the bumper.

With the front lip cut and notched for the gussets I marked the 4 holes on the crash bar (silver screws just below bumper) on the back of the air dam.

Then just drill holes, add some bolts with washers and nuts and you have an air dam back on the front for free. Looks factory once you clean up your cuts and paint your hardware black.





05-13-2014 07:01 PM
Digger70
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Originally Posted by JeepHerz View Post
No.
Cool! Thanks.
05-13-2014 05:32 PM
JeepHerz
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Originally Posted by Hillcrester View Post
Does the Rampage's grille guard get in the way at all with the headlight beams?
No.
05-13-2014 04:32 PM
Digger70 Does the Rampage's grille guard get in the way at all with the headlight beams?
05-13-2014 01:26 PM
Damooch
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Originally Posted by Proxy404 View Post
Anybody know the diameter and thickness of the tubing on the bull bar?
i beleive 1 1/2 inches. Thickness is 3/16 " if I'm not mistaken
05-13-2014 09:33 AM
Proxy404 Anybody know the diameter and thickness of the tubing on the bull bar?
04-28-2014 09:43 PM
Digger70 Check out this thread: http://www.wranglerforum.com/f274/ko...er-272185.html
04-28-2014 09:26 PM
Mowgli25 Has anyone order the ko ebay one yet?
04-23-2014 02:25 PM
Ubear7
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Originally Posted by JeepHerz View Post
ACE fenders?
Yes, wide fenders.
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