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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?
10-09-2014 10:31 PM
Edge1912 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?
10-05-2014 09:52 AM
Edge1912 I will definitely post a picture once I get it installed. I am going to follow up with Rampage on Monday to see how the replacement is coming, I cannot wait to get it and get it installed.

On different note, for the front bumper, I had planned to install a hitch mount and use a hitch mount winch plate. We had a new Harbor Freight open, and they had the specials going for the Badlands 12K winch that was too good to pass up. I bought it and the hitch mount plate, got them home and assembled and realized there is NO WAY I could carry that through mud from the back to the front, so it will be getting mounted to the front bumper. Now I need to see if I can find the tapered grade 8 bolts locally, or order them online. I may just do what others did and drill four holes through the bumper and mount the winch through the bumper, mounting plate, and then into the winch. Just not sure yet which route to go. I will post pictures of the winch mount when that is done too...
10-05-2014 01:16 AM
pfunkyfize
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Originally Posted by Edge1912 View Post
As a side note - I searched for a rear bumper too, and wanted a full width rear so wound up getting the Rampage rear as well. I found out they have finally tested and rated the hitch and it is the same rating as the stock hitch now, and is supposed to also come in the box with the bumpers.
Hey make sure you post a pic of the rear bumper when you put it on, I passed on the Rampage rear glossy version only because the hitch receiver wasn't rated. I'd sure love to see it! I ended up going with the ARB glossy rear bumper:

ARB 5650360 - ARB Modular Rear Bumper for 07-15 JeepĀ® Wrangler and Wrangler Unlimited JK - Quadratec

It'll be going on tomorrow or next weekend...

10-04-2014 12:18 AM
Edge1912 Well here is a front view pick. Something seems off though...
10-03-2014 12:34 PM
Edge1912 Hey - just wanted to say thanks for this thread - I read through the entire mega front bumper thread, and then this one and decided to also get the rampage front bumper. It installed great and I was able to get to the top bolts from the top pretty easily with the little plastic cover off. Can't load pictures yet, but I will add a couple when I can.

Question for those who reinstalled it backwards - the drain hole is right above the fog light plug, so any (all) water draining from there will run right onto the wires and plug. It is water proof, but is it water proof enough for a steady dousing from the hole right above? - Thoughts?

Another question - is anyone using this bumper to pull their Jeep as a toad, and if so, what did you do to it? I called Rampage before I bought it, and the person I spoke with said it may be fine, but could not officially say or recommend it would be safe to pull by the shackle tabs unless you welded in supports and such. I liked the bumper enough from this thread that I bought it since I am probably a few years from needing to pull it that way. Anyone using it to pull that way?

As a side note - I searched for a rear bumper too, and wanted a full width rear so wound up getting the Rampage rear as well. I found out they have finally tested and rated the hitch and it is the same rating as the stock hitch now, and is supposed to also come in the box with the bumpers. I bought it at 4WD's Jeep Jamboree show in Columbiana OH last Saturday, and one of the folks from Rampage was set up there. I got it home and sure enough the powder coating was pealing, and it did not have the hitch in the box. I called Rampage and they are working through 4WD to get me a replacement. It is taking a little time, but I can't wait to get it on the Jeep. Just thought I would share...
09-24-2014 12:43 PM
JeepHerz So much for textured being easier to touch up!
09-24-2014 12:37 PM
huskrjk Respond from rampage tech support:

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.
Please let me know if you have any questions.



Thank you for your continued support of Rampage Products!

Tech Support
09-23-2014 02:57 PM
huskrjk
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Originally Posted by JeepHerz View Post
In case no one responds- I know the right stuff is listed on one of these pages. But you can also call Rampage direct: 951-277-4949. They're pretty helpful. Or try their Facebook page or a PM thru the forum.
thanks!
Having already read the thread I dont feel like rereading the whole thing to find it so this will help
Mo
09-23-2014 01:06 PM
JeepHerz
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Originally Posted by huskrjk View Post
It's the textured powder coated version but it's pretty shiny!
In case no one responds- I know the right stuff is listed on one of these pages. But you can also call Rampage direct: 951-277-4949. They're pretty helpful. Or try their Facebook page or a PM thru the forum.
09-22-2014 07:48 PM
huskrjk It's the textured powder coated version but it's pretty shiny!
09-20-2014 01:58 PM
JeepHerz If you have semi-gloss- this is what you'll want - perfect match.

Attachment 1500969
09-19-2014 09:27 PM
Digger70
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Originally Posted by huskrjk View Post
I just ended up drilling them out and going to advanced auto parts and buying new ones.

On a side note. Got some flat black rustoleum and it seems a little too flat. Would a satin black be a better match?

Also winch plate came with not bolts) but the under side is appropriately tapered.
Can't remember what the exact bolts were and don't feel like rereading this entire thread to find it. Have a fastensal in town so will go there.
Txs all!
Satin would probably be better.

I didn't have any bolts with mine either so I used some bolts I had in the garage and painted them black. I didn't mount a winch so I used the bolts to cover up the holes.
09-19-2014 09:18 AM
huskrjk
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Originally Posted by Digger70 View Post
I stripped mine too so I took a pry bar underneath and pried the whole piece off one side at a time and was able to reuse the spacers.
I just ended up drilling them out and going to advanced auto parts and buying new ones.

On a side note. Got some flat black rustoleum and it seems a little too flat. Would a satin black be a better match?

Also winch plate came with not bolts) but the under side is appropriately tapered.
Can't remember what the exact bolts were and don't feel like rereading this entire thread to find it. Have a fastensal in town so will go there.
Txs all!
09-18-2014 09:19 PM
Digger70
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Originally Posted by huskrjk View Post
So how do you get the plastic spacer screws out? I stripped mind so we just trimmed it in place till it fit.
I stripped mine too so I took a pry bar underneath and pried the whole piece off one side at a time and was able to reuse the spacers.
09-18-2014 02:32 AM
pfunkyfize
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Originally Posted by Peter T View Post
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.
Thanks for the idea! I didn't throw mine away and so I think I'll cut/shape it and spray paint it glossy black to match the glossy finish on the glossy Rampage 86510. Michigan roads suck in the winter with the slush and salt so doing anything to fight back against rust I'll attempt...
09-18-2014 02:03 AM
pfunkyfize
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Originally Posted by huskrjk View Post
So how do you get the plastic spacer screws out? I stripped mind so we just trimmed it in place till it fit.
I had to drill it out with a regular drill bit and the spacer came out with it. It's easy to replace so I didn't mind destroying it with the drill to get it out. I found a new set of spacer screws at O'Reily's...
09-17-2014 11:46 PM
pfunkyfize This is what my JKU 2014 Dragon ed. looks like with the Rampage 86510 (Glossy) with JW SPeaker head and fog lights:
'Svetlana'
09-17-2014 11:36 PM
huskrjk So how do you get the plastic spacer screws out? I stripped mind so we just trimmed it in place till it fit.
09-17-2014 11:35 PM
huskrjk Sorry double post!
Will attempt to find a flexible ratchet.
Txs guys! Got it snug. But not tight!
Did you guys torque yours? If so how much?
09-17-2014 11:34 PM
pfunkyfize
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Originally Posted by huskrjk View Post
Ok how do you get to the drivers side interior upper bolt? Behind the pump? I cannot get a socket in there to tighten the nut!!!!
You can if you get the long plastic spacer plate on top that sits between the grill and the bumper. I installed mine on Saturday and really pleased with it. Had to remove the plate and I was able to get a ratchet in there from the top to get the driver side interior nut off with a long cam 18mm ratchet. Don't mistake the two screws that hold the plastic spacer in for metal, I took a drill with a Philips bit and totally stripped the head of the screw because it was plastic LOL.
09-17-2014 10:55 PM
huskrjk Ok how do you get to the drivers side interior upper bolt? Behind the pump? I cannot get a socket in there to tighten the nut!!!!
09-17-2014 10:17 PM
NFRs2000NYC
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Originally Posted by Milkman View Post
I used my 9 year old daughters tiny hands to get it started. No way I was getting my sausage fingers up there to get it started.

Just drive around your neighborhood offering free wifi, your sure to snag one
*calls child services for child labor violations*
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