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01-24-2015 11:20 PM
englocon
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Originally Posted by XTRyan View Post
The way the Barricade Skid Plate mounts to the crash bar, it doesn't look like you can trim it to make the plate fit on a newer Jeep. Hopefully we'll have the newer model plate in house soon and I can test fit it on a few bumpers and get you guys answers! -Ryan
This is the part of the gusset I was talking about trimming to make the Barricade skid work on the newer JKs.
01-21-2015 11:19 AM
XTRyan
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Originally Posted by englocon View Post
Assuming you meant a Rampage bumper, I've never seen a picture of a Barricade skid plate with this Rampage bumper and am not going to spend my money on something that I don't have 100% confidence will work. Don't get me wrong, I would buy the Barricade skid in a heartbeat if I knew it would install easily. However, I still wouldn't be able to get the Barricade skid with 100% confidence because XT says it won't work on a 2014 JK (even though I think you could just trim the gusset on the bottom of the crash bar like several other skidplate manufacturers suggest).
The way the Barricade Skid Plate mounts to the crash bar, it doesn't look like you can trim it to make the plate fit on a newer Jeep.




Hopefully we'll have the newer model plate in house soon and I can test fit it on a few bumpers and get you guys answers!

-Ryan
01-20-2015 03:32 PM
JeepHerz
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Originally Posted by englocon View Post
I play in the woods and my crash bar is smashed to $#*+ right now... I'd like the extra protection for getting out of the deep rutted mud holes.
If you have the tools to cut it the Body Armor will provide all the protection you'd need. I don't know of any other skid that for certain will work with the Rampage without modification. I can't remember how long its been but I did ask Jake at Rampage recently and he said they don't know of one either.
01-20-2015 02:02 PM
englocon
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Originally Posted by JeepHerz View Post
But if you're not playing on rocks its not really necessary for anything except looks.
I play in the woods and my crash bar is smashed to $#*+ right now... I'd like the extra protection for getting out of the deep rutted mud holes.
01-20-2015 01:16 PM
JeepHerz
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Originally Posted by englocon View Post
Yeah but even they said if they had to do it over again they wouldn't...
I did the same thing- and would (do it over). It did take some time but wasn't a big deal if you have the tools. I've bashed that skid a good number of times so I like the added protection. But if you're not playing on rocks its not really necessary for anything except looks.
Someone, somewhere in this thread suggested this:
Front Skid Plate - for Jeep JK Wrangler - Skid Row Offroad
I just really wasn't crazy about advertising for an 80s hair band.
01-20-2015 12:50 PM
englocon
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Originally Posted by XTRyan View Post
I've seen people mount the Barricade Skid Plate with the the Barricade Bumper. You just need to add a couple of washers as spacers between the bumper and frame horns on the top bolts. Let me know if you have any other questions about them! -Ryan
Assuming you meant a Rampage bumper, I've never seen a picture of a Barricade skid plate with this Rampage bumper and am not going to spend my money on something that I don't have 100% confidence will work. Don't get me wrong, I would buy the Barricade skid in a heartbeat if I knew it would install easily. However, I still wouldn't be able to get the Barricade skid with 100% confidence because XT says it won't work on a 2014 JK (even though I think you could just trim the gusset on the bottom of the crash bar like several other skidplate manufacturers suggest).
01-20-2015 12:32 PM
XTRyan
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Originally Posted by englocon View Post
Rugged Ridge makes one that would work but it only comes up to the bottom of the crash bar. So there would still be a gap between the crash bar and the bumper. Albeit cosmetic, I still would like to find one that goes the full length from the bottom of the bumper to well under the crash bar. Barricade has one like this but it will not fit with this bumper because of how it mounts to the front of the frame, you would have to chop the bumper a bit to make it work.
I've seen people mount the Barricade Skid Plate with the the Barricade Bumper. You just need to add a couple of washers as spacers between the bumper and frame horns on the top bolts.

Let me know if you have any other questions about them!

-Ryan
01-20-2015 09:37 AM
englocon
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Originally Posted by comptekcs View Post
I like the setup kyvtx1300 did here for the skid:
Yeah but even they said if they had to do it over again they wouldn't...
01-20-2015 02:00 AM
comptekcs I like the setup kyvtx1300 did here for the skid:

Quote:
Originally Posted by kyvtx1300 View Post
Used a Body Armor Skid Plate and trimmed the top to fit the angles of the Rampage
01-20-2015 01:33 AM
englocon
Quote:
Originally Posted by xnavy8or View Post
let me know if you find one
Rugged Ridge makes one that would work but it only comes up to the bottom of the crash bar. So there would still be a gap between the crash bar and the bumper. Albeit cosmetic, I still would like to find one that goes the full length from the bottom of the bumper to well under the crash bar. Barricade has one like this but it will not fit with this bumper because of how it mounts to the front of the frame, you would have to chop the bumper a bit to make it work.
01-19-2015 08:45 PM
Peter T Added a winch to my recovery bumper. Not a bad install at all. Straight forward.

Attachment 1825657
01-19-2015 08:20 PM
xnavy8or
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Originally Posted by englocon View Post
I did the same thing with my stock airdamn and it got ripped off while I was wheelin... I really wish there was a known good skidplate for these bumpers.
let me know if you find one
01-19-2015 07:36 PM
englocon
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Originally Posted by xnavy8or View Post
Your right...fairly simple install As others have said, I really didn't like the look of the bumper below, so I modified the stock valence panel. This will work until I get some type of skid plate. No one has posted a side view of the bumper that I have seen, so for those who are considering this bumper Overall...I love this bumper
I did the same thing with my stock airdamn and it got ripped off while I was wheelin... I really wish there was a known good skidplate for these bumpers.
01-19-2015 04:12 PM
xnavy8or Your right...fairly simple install
Attachment 1824641

As others have said, I really didn't like the look of the bumper below, so I modified the stock valence panel. This will work until I get some type of skid plate. No one has posted a side view of the bumper that I have seen, so for those who are considering this bumper

Attachment 1824649

Overall...I love this bumper
01-10-2015 02:46 PM
wassup8687 You're going to love it. It's easy to put on too.
01-10-2015 10:23 AM
xnavy8or Pulled the trigger for the front bumper today...now to wait for shipping
12-22-2014 08:09 PM
azrael
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Originally Posted by jayfrost View Post
Well, I just measured mine.....Warn Zeon 8S. 3/8th might be just a little too thin.....Im a solid 1/2 and it still rest slightly on the wings of the winch. Its so tight that I cannot get the Warn Cover over it! So you might think a little more. I used 5 washers in between the winch plate and bumper. Looks fine but still a tad tight.

Hope this helps.

Jason
actually that does help, unfortunately not in a good way but oh well. looks like i'll have to find a new plate....

thanks jason, i appreciate it.
12-22-2014 06:55 PM
jayfrost
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Originally Posted by azrael View Post
anybody?



hate to start another thread just for this.....
Well, I just measured mine.....Warn Zeon 8S. 3/8th might be just a little too thin.....Im a solid 1/2 and it still rest slightly on the wings of the winch. Its so tight that I cannot get the Warn Cover over it! So you might think a little more. I used 5 washers in between the winch plate and bumper. Looks fine but still a tad tight.

Hope this helps.

Jason
12-22-2014 04:42 PM
spazmcnasty Just purchased this bumper, should be here Wednesday!
12-22-2014 02:05 PM
OrangeJeepGuy
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Originally Posted by azrael View Post
anybody?



hate to start another thread just for this.....
I haven't installed my winch plate, I'll try to remember when I get home tonight to get it out and measure.
12-22-2014 01:09 AM
azrael anybody?



hate to start another thread just for this.....
12-21-2014 02:55 PM
azrael i'm about to pull the trigger on a rampage bumper and winch here pretty soon. i decided on a zeon knowing i'm gonna need to modify the winch plate in order to fit it. i found a piece of scrap aluminum plate at work i think will work. question being...

1. will 3/8 thick give it enough height to clear?

2. since i haven't ordered the bumper yet, could somebody with easy access to the winch plate measure the dimensions for me?

thanks a bunch....
11-23-2014 07:31 PM
Peter T
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Originally Posted by Manyskilz View Post
Thank you for your recent purchase of Rampage Products. We do have a method to touch up the powder coating. You will need the following paints. 1. Rustoleum Hammered. 2. Krylon Fusions Semi Gloss Black. You will need to spray the Hammered paint and once dry coat with the Krylon Semi-Gloss.
Thanks for your reply. Off to Home Depot to find the paint I need.
11-23-2014 06:45 PM
Manyskilz
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Originally Posted by Peter T View Post
Forgot to say the bumper is textured black. Anyone have a preference paint to use on this bumper?
Thank you for your recent purchase of Rampage Products.
We do have a method to touch up the powder coating.
You will need the following paints.
1. Rustoleum Hammered.
2. Krylon Fusions Semi Gloss Black.
You will need to spray the Hammered paint and once dry coat with the Krylon Semi-Gloss.
11-22-2014 01:15 PM
JeepHerz If no one posts- go back a few pages in the thread. It's been mentioned several times. I don't have textured so I can't help you.
11-22-2014 10:36 AM
Peter T
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Originally Posted by Peter T View Post
Well I was moving stuff around in the garage. 2 wheel steel dolly fell off wall and bounced off front rampage bull bar. Nice scratch. Not to worried that it hit bumper. Better that than hood. Which paint should I go for to touch up the scratch?
Forgot to say the bumper is textured black. Anyone have a preference paint to use on this bumper?
11-19-2014 09:40 PM
Peter T Well I was moving stuff around in the garage. 2 wheel steel dolly fell off wall and bounced off front rampage bull bar. Nice scratch. Not to worried that it hit bumper. Better that than hood. Which paint should I go for to touch up the scratch?
11-06-2014 03:20 PM
Edge1912 Well - I received the new rear bumper via an exhausted brown santa, well let's recap, shall we. I bought, intsalled, and LOVE, and highly recommend the Rampage front bumper.

At the Jeep Jamboree at 4WD in Ohio, Rampage had a booth set up. I bought the rear bumper at the show. It cost more than Amazon, but he threw in the lights so it made it within $20.00 of getting it and the lights on Amazon. It was close enough I like to buy from the local (is 2 1/2 hours away local) places especially when they put on really great events like the Jeep Jamboree.

Now as many know, Rampage had an issue with the powder coat not being right on the rear bumpers a few years back. I got one of the old stock. It had a couple of small areas where the coating had peeled of and was a little rusty where the coating came off. I should have kept that bumper and just cleaned it up and painted it with rustolium. It was on the brackets so it would not have been seen, but when I called Rampage they said they wanted to exchange it. It took time, but working through 4WD, I received the new bumper and returned the old one, which is why brown santa was exhausted.

The new one seems to be a newer batch (no flaking), but was scratched and scuffed pretty bad from the way it rubbed in the box on the packaging. They offered to exchange it, but I am just going to touch this one up and installed it. The coating feels more like the front one, but that may just be me.

Kudos to 4WD and Rampage for working hard to make it right!!

I installed it and it was easy, easier than the front one. Search you-tube as they (Rampage) has an install video and after watching, super easy. They also have the video on their webpage with the rear bumper. The written instructions have a lot to be desired, but the video makes it very easy to see what to do. On the install, I am one of those anal people who like things right, and it is off center left to right about 1/8 -1/4 of an inch left to right. If I had an adult helping me (had my children help) they could of held it in place while I tightened it, and it probably would have been perfect. No body can see that it is off, but the perfectionist in me can.

The good - It is stout, looks great, is average priced, was easy to install. The bumper has a rated for towing hitch and lights in the bumper. The hitch now comes with the bumper, so no need to buy it separately. If you get one and it does not have it in the box, call Rampage and they will mail one out to you.

The Bad - I feel it shows the back of the Jeep too much above the bumper and especially in the center where the cutout for the spare goes compared to say the Smitty XRC bumper which has a plate there to cover it up. (I may add a small plate there later.)

The bumper is sloped down on the face of it (to slide down a rock?), so the top of the lights are in the recessed hole, but the bottom of the lights stick out. It will provide more light down on the ground where you want it, but they are exposed for damage if you slide off a rock just right. Any sloped bumper will have this issue if the lights are fat/thick and cannot go back further. I can fix that by welding on some round bar later - basically add a steel donut around the holes. However it still looks great as is and would not be a problem if not rock crawling.

The biggest complaint is that to change the bulb in the lights, you have to remove the bumper. Looking at the design of this and the other rear bumpers with lights in them, I think all of them with this style light will have that issue. You install the lights first, then when you mount the bumper, the backside (the part you could access the light bulbs) then goes flush against the stock bar between the frame rails. There is no room for a finger to get up in there, let alone room to remove the lightbulb.

Seems like the bad list is longer, but I just wanted to explain all of the issues in detail. I have no pictures yet of the rear, but I hope to get some up by this weekend. I will put them on this thread.

Also note - I went with the one without the tire carrier. I plan to upgrade to the Teraflex hinge/carrier later, and wanted the bumper without a tire carrier.

Well - there you have it. Stay tuned for pictures in the thread later.
10-22-2014 04:04 PM
OrangeJeepGuy
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Originally Posted by Edge1912 View Post
Well - still waiting on the replacement bumper, but while waiting I think I will ask a question. Has anyone installed a "front" receiver hitch (like Reese or Curt) with their Rampage bumper installed? If so, were any modifications needed or was a straight bolt on?
I am curious about this too. I was thinking about buying a motor home in the next year or two.
10-21-2014 09:41 AM
Edge1912
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Originally Posted by Edge1912 View Post
Well - still waiting on the replacement bumper, but while waiting I think I will ask a question. Has anyone installed a "front" receiver hitch (like Reese or Curt) with their Rampage bumper installed? If so, were any modifications needed or was a straight bolt on?
STILL waiting on the replacement rear bumper. As soon as we get this resolved I will get it installed and get pictures up...



Just asking again - Has anyone installed a "front" receiver hitch (like Reese or Curt) with their Rampage bumper installed?
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