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Yesterday 09:18 AM
Artax Finally got a chance to get the soft top back on and get her naked. Been having some crappy weather this year so far. Now you can see why your jeep makes me want to get the maximus hoop Paul.







04-17-2014 06:47 AM
Paul04tj Not hard to install at all.
I had a couple springy wood clamps to hold it in place to position it.
3 holes per side, I hit them with some paint after drilling.
I had plenty of room to get my hand behind and under the bumper to get the nuts on.
The nuts are flanged so you can preload the nut onto a boxed end wrench and get that in there.

In total I was in the garage about a half hour. (Watching paint dry)
04-16-2014 08:53 PM
Artax
Quote:
Originally Posted by Paul04tj View Post
Added the Maximus-3 hoop. Have to say I like it more than the double bent AEV.
Paul that looks really good. Been stalking this hoop for a while now. Been telling myself I don't need it, Seeing it on a white 2 door moab has now got me really wanting one again. Thanks a lot! I am telling the wife it's Paul's fault.

Oh and how hard was the install? Did you have to remove the bumper?
04-16-2014 08:15 PM
Paul04tj Sweet,

We leave for Moab on May 1st. We'll be there the 3rd for five nights.
Can't wait! We've been planning it since October.
04-16-2014 08:04 PM
AverageJK Went up to Sedona, AZ last weekend.

04-16-2014 07:38 PM
Paul04tj 2" AEV spacer lift with 285/70 GY Duratracs.
They are good tires, but not great in mud. They don't clean out if it's a sticky mud.

I don't like Mud! The wife decided last summer she doesn't like mud either.

04-16-2014 05:36 PM
cornfedksboy
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Originally Posted by Paul04tj View Post
Added the Maximus-3 hoop.

Have to say I like it more than the double bent AEV.

Looks great! What tires and lift are you running? I put the Warn 9.5 cti on mine and the front end dropped 7/8". It doesn't look bad, but I'd prefer a little more height and some more aggressive tires (tires that work in the mud).
04-16-2014 02:58 PM
Paul04tj Added the Maximus-3 hoop.

Have to say I like it more than the double bent AEV.

03-31-2014 12:45 AM
moto-scoot Hey moab owners , does anyone have these plates lying around from a winch install. i need a set.

the flat rectangle ones with 4 holes
03-30-2014 09:21 PM
MYKIDS95YJ
Mom tank with spare tire delete

Our Moab
With poison spider tramp stamp
03-27-2014 07:59 PM
cornfedksboy
Quote:
Originally Posted by km58501 View Post

I have the 10K Engo winch with synthetic line. The price was less than $500. I mounted the control box under the hood. Even though the winch is hidden it still looked ok...carbon fiber finish. Plus you can get the optional wireless remote for around $40. The remote is sweet!
I ended up buying a Warn 9.5cti on line.
03-27-2014 06:33 PM
Texanrojo
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Originally Posted by km58501 View Post
Sorry...I didn't take pics of the process.

Measured and marked the cut lines with masking tape, removed bumper, cut using an abrasive cut-off wheel, traced out the pattern onto the plate steel, cut and trim the plates, weld them on, grind, sand, paint with a rattle can of AEV touch-up paint, and mount. The hardest part was making the first cut into the bumper. The rest was easy. It took about 5 hours start to finish. I kept the cut-off pieces just in case I want to make it modular.
Very cool. Been thinking about doing the same
03-27-2014 05:05 PM
2013 Moab Looks great. Someday I need to try my hand at welding.
03-27-2014 04:58 PM
km58501 Sorry...I didn't take pics of the process.

Measured and marked the cut lines with masking tape, removed bumper, cut using an abrasive cut-off wheel, traced out the pattern onto the plate steel, cut and trim the plates, weld them on, grind, sand, paint with a rattle can of AEV touch-up paint, and mount. The hardest part was making the first cut into the bumper. The rest was easy. It took about 5 hours start to finish. I kept the cut-off pieces just in case I want to make it modular.
03-27-2014 04:48 PM
Texanrojo
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Originally Posted by km58501 View Post
Any pics of the process? Details?
03-27-2014 04:45 PM
km58501
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Originally Posted by cornfedksboy View Post
I originally posted this in the JK Tech forum, but decided to repost it here for those that have an AEV bumper. Is anyone using anything other than a Warn 9500cti? Pros and cons?

The rig:

I drive a more or less factory 2013 Unlimited Moab which comes with the AEV front bumper.

Planned winch use:

My wife and 2 young boys mainly travel through unmaintained roads in the flint hills of Kansas. We drive alone. These roads are generally tame dirt and rock, but can become quite muddy or snow packed. There is some low water creek crossing. We are never more than a few miles from a farmer/rancher with a tractor capable of pulling us out and we carry appropriate gear so that the four of us can easily walk out should we become stuck. I am only interested in pulling my vehicle out of a moderate mud hole should I happen to get stuck. I would imagine needing a winch 0 to 1 time per year.

Budget:

I can spend up to $2000.00 if warranted, I'm not seeing the value at that end, but I do understand the concept of getting what you pay for.

Wants (in order of importance):

Dependable
Affordable
Aesthetically pleasing
Light weight
Ease of use

The contenders:

The $1300.00 Warn 9.5cti winch with steal cable is recommended by AEV, and although I like the reputation of reliability, that just seems too steep for my needs.

The ~$500.00 Engo E9000 with synthetic line seems like a top contender, but I'm not to crazy about the aesthetics.

Superwinch Tiger Shark 9500 (~$500.00). Aesthetically, I like this much better than the Engo, but not nearly as much as the Q. This is a steel cable, and I would prefer synthetic, but it's not a must. Again, however, I am interested in reliability first!

Am I missing a brand/model I should really be considering?

What else:

I'm going to have to purchase a winch mounting plate ($250.00), some accessories; snatch blocks, anchor system, etc. (~$150.00). What accessories do I need, and what's the budget?
I have the 10K Engo winch with synthetic line. The price was less than $500. I mounted the control box under the hood. Even though the winch is hidden it still looked ok...carbon fiber finish. Plus you can get the optional wireless remote for around $40. The remote is sweet!
03-27-2014 04:05 PM
km58501
Quote:
Originally Posted by jwilson2598 View Post
Semi related...which Fairlead is that? I'm looking for a plain black aluminum one for mine. Thanks.
It came with the Engo winch. It was polished aluminum but I scuffed it and painted it with a can of AEV touch-up paint.
03-27-2014 04:00 PM
km58501
03-27-2014 03:56 PM
km58501 It's an AEV bumper I recently turned into a stubby.
03-23-2014 04:51 PM
cornfedksboy
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Originally Posted by jwilson2598 View Post
Depending on how patient you are, there is a seller on eBay who has brand new 9.5cti's he sells for $699. Usually he puts up 3 at a time and they go pretty quick, I got mine this week, now just waiting for it to get here. I wasn't willing to spend the $1299, but at $699 for a seamless fit I was all in.
Keep me posted. I'll start watching for it.
03-23-2014 04:01 PM
jwilson2598 Depending on how patient you are, there is a seller on eBay who has brand new 9.5cti's he sells for $699. Usually he puts up 3 at a time and they go pretty quick, I got mine this week, now just waiting for it to get here. I wasn't willing to spend the $1299, but at $699 for a seamless fit I was all in.
03-23-2014 03:06 PM
Mikel01 Just finished clearing some land using my Warn Zeon. Coated the cable when I finished. It's paying for itself.
03-23-2014 07:57 AM
cornfedksboy
Need a winch

I originally posted this in the JK Tech forum, but decided to repost it here for those that have an AEV bumper. Is anyone using anything other than a Warn 9500cti? Pros and cons?

The rig:

I drive a more or less factory 2013 Unlimited Moab which comes with the AEV front bumper.

Planned winch use:

My wife and 2 young boys mainly travel through unmaintained roads in the flint hills of Kansas. We drive alone. These roads are generally tame dirt and rock, but can become quite muddy or snow packed. There is some low water creek crossing. We are never more than a few miles from a farmer/rancher with a tractor capable of pulling us out and we carry appropriate gear so that the four of us can easily walk out should we become stuck. I am only interested in pulling my vehicle out of a moderate mud hole should I happen to get stuck. I would imagine needing a winch 0 to 1 time per year.

Budget:

I can spend up to $2000.00 if warranted, I'm not seeing the value at that end, but I do understand the concept of getting what you pay for.

Wants (in order of importance):

Dependable
Affordable
Aesthetically pleasing
Light weight
Ease of use

The contenders:

The $1300.00 Warn 9.5cti winch with steal cable is recommended by AEV, and although I like the reputation of reliability, that just seems too steep for my needs.

The ~$500.00 Engo E9000 with synthetic line seems like a top contender, but I'm not to crazy about the aesthetics.

Superwinch Tiger Shark 9500 (~$500.00). Aesthetically, I like this much better than the Engo, but not nearly as much as the Q. This is a steel cable, and I would prefer synthetic, but it's not a must. Again, however, I am interested in reliability first!

Am I missing a brand/model I should really be considering?

What else:

I'm going to have to purchase a winch mounting plate ($250.00), some accessories; snatch blocks, anchor system, etc. (~$150.00). What accessories do I need, and what's the budget?
03-22-2014 03:58 PM
jwilson2598
Quote:
Originally Posted by km58501 View Post
I'll try the picture again. Just finished my latest project. Chopped my bumper, Bushwacker flares, and a Maximus-3 hoop.
Semi related...which Fairlead is that? I'm looking for a plain black aluminum one for mine. Thanks.
03-22-2014 01:48 PM
2013 Moab It does look great, can you get a shot of the bumper from the side.
03-22-2014 01:21 PM
Texanrojo
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Originally Posted by km58501 View Post
I'll try the picture again. Just finished my latest project. Chopped my bumper, Bushwacker flares, and a Maximus-3 hoop.
Bumper looks awesome! More pics and details?
03-22-2014 12:40 PM
km58501 I'll try the picture again. Just finished my latest project. Chopped my bumper, Bushwacker flares, and a Maximus-3 hoop.
03-11-2014 12:50 PM
km58501
My 2013 Moab

03-11-2014 11:07 AM
km58501 Here's my first post. If your looking for a hoop for your AEV bumper check out Moab/MW3 - maximus-3.com. They make one just for us. They also have the light mounting brackets among other things. I ordered a hoop and brackets yesterday.
03-02-2014 08:59 PM
MOABLTY Love the AEV package look. I'm going for the same look...
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