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05-03-2013 12:10 AM
thgr8alex Ive got the xrc front bumper and xrc rock sliders. I love them. Install was easy and the instructions were straight forward. Only complaint (which doesnt matter really) is the finish is harder to get dirt/mud off. But its a jeep.. Seem to be pretty sturdy as well.
05-02-2013 10:37 PM
DutchmansLJ Only thing i heard that deterred me from smitty bilt was there metal was low grade and didnt have much strength but I havent seen any bad photos so who knows
05-01-2013 08:25 PM
parker21
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Originally Posted by Malaby View Post
Did you have to do any cutting or strictly bolt on?
It was strictly bolt on. Just make sure to use your bolts I'm not sure if comes with any.
05-01-2013 11:49 AM
Malaby Did you have to do any cutting or strictly bolt on?
04-25-2013 06:07 PM
EnglishBulldog1 Got it! Thanks
04-25-2013 12:58 PM
OhSixTJ
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Originally Posted by EnglishBulldog1 View Post
I was able to get the lower 2 bolts off. It appears that the tow hooks are also keeping it bolted down. Are there and others?
It's just those 6. 2/tow hook, one underneath on each side.
04-25-2013 12:55 PM
EnglishBulldog1 I was able to get the lower 2 bolts off. It appears that the tow hooks are also keeping it bolted down. Are there and others?
04-24-2013 06:32 PM
OhSixTJ
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Originally Posted by EnglishBulldog1 View Post
Any tips to getting the bolts loose with out a torch or having a air compressor tool?
Wheaties, spinach, or a big ass cheater bar.
04-24-2013 06:16 PM
EnglishBulldog1 Any tips to getting the bolts loose with out a torch or having a air compressor tool?
04-18-2013 11:48 PM
O_M_Jeep
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Originally Posted by Rubicondon53 View Post
That all may be true, but you do live in a rust free zone, that stuff would be lucky to make it thru 3 winters anywhere in the northeast, from the Mississippi River to Maine..
I live in Wyoming, 9 months of winter here, and it spends most of it's time covered in snow, ice and permafrost.


This pic was taken last Wednesday

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Originally Posted by parker21 View Post
The next thing I'm looking to get is a winch. What winch and winch plate did you get? And what was your cost?
I run the RR 8500 for 3 years now, I use it regularly and on trucks larger than I should, it has yet to ever fail to do what I ask of it, with the XRC stinger you need a raised winch plate (though I dont recall precisely why).



Smittybilt raised winch plate $110



Smittybilt XRC winch $300

04-18-2013 11:45 PM
EnglishBulldog1 Well I will make sure to take extra special care on my number to prevent rust.
04-18-2013 07:09 PM
parker21
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Originally Posted by O_M_Jeep View Post
I have had the XRC stinger and tube fenders for about 2 years now, not a single sign of rust, it's all in how you take care of them, you can beat them to hell and back and not have rust as long as you realize the harder you are the more maintenance you have to do, you want to bolt it on and forget it, yes, its going to rust.

The Stinger is a super-simple install, nothing to it. The Tube fenders are not as I'm sure you found out, I had to trim the battery tray on both sides to get them just right.

As far as durability, the tube fenders are amazing, I weigh 255, in Moab when people look at them and ask about them, I stand on the fender and jump up and down, not so much as a tiny bit of give, they are tough, I have pushed with them, slid on rock and trees on them, even had a buggy park on one side (tire wasnt high enough to flex lol), they are great. I keep a can of semi-gloss bumper black on hand, anytime I chip or scrape the powder coating within a cpl hours I hit it with the can, I do that on all my bumpers, sliders and all 4 fenders, it keeps them nice, clean and rust free.
The next thing I'm looking to get is a winch. What winch and winch plate did you get? And what was your cost?
04-18-2013 07:08 PM
parker21 Well either way everyone has there own opinion and to me you can't beat it for $250 for the bumper and $350 for the fenders. Totally changed the look and performance of my jeep for $600 bucks. So even if it does rust or get scratched and beat up, I think it's well worth it. And after all that's what a jeep is for haha
04-18-2013 04:46 PM
Nothing but a jeep thing It's a good brand, don't get me wrong but if your taking it on trails it's gonna get scratched up and expose bare steel. If that's the case just sand prime and touch it up. I have found that if its a smooth finish wax the hell out of it and that seems to help some.
04-18-2013 03:59 PM
Rubicondon53
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Originally Posted by O_M_Jeep View Post
I have had the XRC stinger and tube fenders for about 2 years now, not a single sign of rust, it's all in how you take care of them, you can beat them to hell and back and not have rust as long as you realize the harder you are the more maintenance you have to do, you want to bolt it on and forget it, yes, its going to rust.

The Stinger is a super-simple install, nothing to it. The Tube fenders are not as I'm sure you found out, I had to trim the battery tray on both sides to get them just right.

As far as durability, the tube fenders are amazing, I weigh 255, in Moab when people look at them and ask about them, I stand on the fender and jump up and down, not so much as a tiny bit of give, they are tough, I have pushed with them, slid on rock and trees on them, even had a buggy park on one side (tire wasnt high enough to flex lol), they are great. I keep a can of semi-gloss bumper black on hand, anytime I chip or scrape the powder coating within a cpl hours I hit it with the can, I do that on all my bumpers, sliders and all 4 fenders, it keeps them nice, clean and rust free.
That all may be true, but you do live in a rust free zone, that stuff would be lucky to make it thru 3 winters anywhere in the northeast, from the Mississippi River to Maine..
04-18-2013 07:26 AM
O_M_Jeep I have had the XRC stinger and tube fenders for about 2 years now, not a single sign of rust, it's all in how you take care of them, you can beat them to hell and back and not have rust as long as you realize the harder you are the more maintenance you have to do, you want to bolt it on and forget it, yes, its going to rust.

The Stinger is a super-simple install, nothing to it. The Tube fenders are not as I'm sure you found out, I had to trim the battery tray on both sides to get them just right.

As far as durability, the tube fenders are amazing, I weigh 255, in Moab when people look at them and ask about them, I stand on the fender and jump up and down, not so much as a tiny bit of give, they are tough, I have pushed with them, slid on rock and trees on them, even had a buggy park on one side (tire wasnt high enough to flex lol), they are great. I keep a can of semi-gloss bumper black on hand, anytime I chip or scrape the powder coating within a cpl hours I hit it with the can, I do that on all my bumpers, sliders and all 4 fenders, it keeps them nice, clean and rust free.

04-18-2013 07:03 AM
Rubicondon53
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Originally Posted by EnglishBulldog1 View Post

The bumpers rust quickly?
Yes, unfortunately .... There are many grades of steel. Smity uses the very lowest grade..
04-17-2013 11:37 PM
EnglishBulldog1
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Originally Posted by Nothing but a jeep thing View Post
Easy install, rust quickly, heavy. Simple
The bumpers rust quickly?
04-17-2013 10:50 PM
AirSeaMedic
SRC Tube fenders

I also have the Smittybilt tube fenders, and roof rack, seat/tailgate cover and winch they are great.
04-17-2013 06:39 PM
Nothing but a jeep thing Easy install, rust quickly, heavy. Simple
04-17-2013 06:32 PM
Ginsu You know, I like flat flares, like the Bushwackers, a lot better than flat fenders totally. But that rig looks sharp, nice job.
04-17-2013 05:58 PM
Rubicondon53
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Originally Posted by parker21 View Post
I just ordered smittybilt xrc tube fenders and a smittybilt xrc stinger front bumper for my tj. Just wondering if anybody has any good/bad reviews of this. And maybe could give some tips on installing. Thanks
I've removed my front bumper a couple of times for cleaning and a rust check,, ( no rust ). Use at least a propane torch to heat up the lower torx bolts, they'll come out really easy if you heat them up...
04-17-2013 05:47 PM
jp2611
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Originally Posted by EnglishBulldog1 View Post
Just got myself a smitty bumper. Glad to hear it is easy to install and how well it holds up. Should I install the bumper with the winch already installed or install the bumper then winch.
IMO, having never actually installed a winch, I would do bumper than the winch. Seems it would be enough of a tough time holding the bumper while mounting than adding the winch weight to the process.
04-17-2013 05:25 PM
EnglishBulldog1 Just got myself a smitty bumper. Glad to hear it is easy to install and how well it holds up. Should I install the bumper with the winch already installed or install the bumper then winch.
04-02-2013 04:05 PM
parker21 I just used spray on bed liner that I picked up from advanced auto for about $20.

And my parking lens and blinkers are just zip tied and slid throught the wholes
04-01-2013 08:39 PM
jp2611
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Originally Posted by parker21 View Post
I got all the stuf put on and love it! The bumper took about 20 min but the fenders took a little over 4 hours. They look great and hopefully hold up great while offroading




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Okay am Jealous....after the TT this fall and regear next year than I can get fenders like that!!
04-01-2013 08:27 PM
mrpotatohead Parker what's going on with your rockers? Did you paint them or use a coating?
04-01-2013 08:11 PM
cbush1885

i got these little 1 wire led lights from autozone for about 4$ with a little modification they work great as marker/turn

btw parker my entire jeep is "almost" all smittybilt and i like it, i have been off road a bit and everything has held up well, everything lined up well when putting it on

the rear corner armor really tied the entire thing together, i got it with the 3" flare because of my front fenders
04-01-2013 07:47 PM
blkrubi88 Looks good.
Can you post a close pic of your lights for them? I have those tube fenders aswell and I've been debating on different ways to do the marker/singnal lights.
04-01-2013 07:34 PM
parker21 I got all the stuf put on and love it! The bumper took about 20 min but the fenders took a little over 4 hours. They look great and hopefully hold up great while offroading


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