|Yesterday 11:20 PM|
|01-21-2015 11:19 AM|
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!
|01-20-2015 03:32 PM|
|01-20-2015 02:02 PM|
|01-20-2015 01:16 PM|
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|
|01-20-2015 12:32 PM|
Let me know if you have any other questions about them!
|01-20-2015 09:37 AM|
|01-20-2015 02:00 AM|
I like the setup kyvtx1300 did here for the skid:
|01-20-2015 01:33 AM|
|01-19-2015 08:45 PM|
Added a winch to my recovery bumper. Not a bad install at all. Straight forward.
|01-19-2015 08:20 PM|
|01-19-2015 07:36 PM|
|01-19-2015 04:12 PM|
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
|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|
thanks jason, i appreciate it.
|12-22-2014 06:55 PM|
Hope this helps.
|12-22-2014 04:42 PM|
|spazmcnasty||Just purchased this bumper, should be here Wednesday!|
|12-22-2014 02:05 PM|
|12-22-2014 01:09 AM|
hate to start another thread just for this.....
|12-21-2014 02:55 PM|
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|
|11-23-2014 06:45 PM|
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|
|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|
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|
|10-21-2014 09:41 AM|
Just asking again - Has anyone installed a "front" receiver hitch (like Reese or Curt) with their Rampage bumper installed?
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