|07-26-2009 06:01 PM|
|n8smitty||yes a body lift would have made it easier. I did the same thing opening the tailgate. Now I watch for it and have had no more problems. Once I got everything lined up it went on simple. I also put the silver spacer plates in there so the hinge of the tire carrier wasn't right against the tailgate. So far I like it.|
|07-22-2009 01:11 AM|
|07-22-2009 12:53 AM|
I saw the same bumper on sale thru 4 wheel parts. got it for like 279 for whole thing. I figured what the hell i would give it a shot. well it was on back order. took over a month and a half to get it. Came in and I actually had all the right parts, so took it over to a buddies shop (he has a stereo shop) and pulled it in the bay and got busy... well much like u about 4 hours later and MUCH cursing we had it on. this bumper is a perfect example of you really do get what you pay for. its cheap made crap. It takes two people for sure.. we used three people, and most of the crap doesnt line up right or thread right.
FINALLY to add insult to injury have you tried to opening your tailgate? thats fun. with the plastic bushing on the bottom of the hinge mine would not open, so we flipped the plastic bushing on top and bam it opens... it opens up and broke the zerk fitting off the top of the swing hinge. apparently your suppose to take the plastic bueaty trim off the tailgate hinges to clear the bumpers hinge.. hey smitty... how about designing your bumper better, lets do that instead..
|07-21-2009 05:54 PM|
I like that.
Going to have to add it to my wish list...
|07-21-2009 05:19 PM|
|n8smitty||I had to have something that could hold the weight of my full size spare (33x12.50). It was too much weight for the tail gate.|
|07-20-2009 11:23 AM|
Very cool. So what is the purpose for that cool looking triangle bumper? What good does it do?
|05-14-2009 04:05 PM|
|Bignuke||Looks great thinking about getting one soon. Got to come up with the $$ first. lol|
|05-14-2009 03:48 PM|
|4point||I like it.|
|05-14-2009 03:46 PM|
Got the Spare today
The spare came in today. Now it looks good.
|05-08-2009 08:53 PM|
|05-08-2009 08:22 PM|
|zpratt4||n8, the new bumper looks really nice. it makes me want to spend some money and buy one now. it's on the list of things to do, but i'm not sure if i'm up for the install, it sounds rough.|
|05-08-2009 02:38 PM|
|05-08-2009 02:36 PM|
|05-08-2009 02:34 PM|
|n8smitty||Here's the before and after pics.|
|05-07-2009 07:59 PM|
To get the bolts into the frame for the frame brackets, use Duct Tape to hold the nut in a closed end wrench, and a small peice if tape to hold the washer, then insert into the frame via the hole in the bottom, and insert the bolt from the outside.
Hope that helps.
|05-07-2009 06:37 PM|
|daanbc||Good to hear, now some pic's. You need to line these projects up with some of my days off, I'd be glad to help ya out if ya needed an extra hand. I don't believe your to far from me.|
|05-07-2009 06:34 PM|
Smittybilt Rock Crawler bumpers, Part 2
So yesterday my rear tire carrier bumper arrived. I opened both boxes and noticed that the hardware packed didn't match the parts list. So I had to go step by step in the instructions and determine if I had enough hardware to install it. Turned out I would have extra hardware and all that was missing was two nuts. So I removed the old bumper in about 5 mins. Step one of the new bumper involved installing some reinforcement brackets to the frame. That took about an hour and a half and a lot of cussing. My wife helped or I would still be working on it. It sure was a two person job. Then I got the bumper in place and of course it took an hour to get the 10 bolt holes to line up. Then while installing the tire carrier I dropped a nut and I think it fell into the gas tank skid. So all in all it took like 3 hours to install with some help from my wife. I didn't even get the brackets bolted to the frame yet, but it's not going anywhere and I'm going to fix that problem next week. I also have to get another nut to replace the one I dropped into the skid (easier than dropping the skid). I got all of it done and found out that the Pro Comp Soft 8's are on back order with an ETA of "a very long time". So now I have the bumper and no spare to put on it for who knows how long. I loved every minuet of it and love the way it looks. I'll post pics tomorrow.