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09-05-2013 08:17 PM
Galenat Has anyone done anything to fill in the gap/seam between the VDP end caps and the bumper bulges? I was thinking of some kind of caulking and then bedlining the whole bumper. Thoughts?
08-21-2013 11:57 PM
Brankz Your tires. I have 33.8/12.something
08-21-2013 11:55 PM
Brankz
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Originally Posted by legitposter View Post
Very nice!

Stubby looks funny with skinny tires. I have 285/70/17 and that's just too skinny. Otherwise I would've joined you all...
Does are 32.7/11.2R17 not that skinny.
08-21-2013 11:44 PM
legitposter Very nice!

Stubby looks funny with skinny tires. I have 285/70/17 and that's just too skinny. Otherwise I would've joined you all...
08-21-2013 10:15 PM
Brankz
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Originally Posted by Brankz View Post

No way back now lol. I was shock for 10 seconds now I like it well now I can save up for my bumper will I have the stubby looks haha I like it ALOT.!


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Forgot the pic lol
08-21-2013 10:11 PM
Brankz
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Originally Posted by 10to10 View Post

Awesome Take your time with it! Your going to love the results and feel great knowing you did it yourself! Nice choice on the blade...perfect! Can't wait to see the results
No way back now lol. I was shock for 10 seconds now I like it well now I can save up for my bumper will I have the stubby looks haha I like it ALOT.!
08-21-2013 06:31 PM
10to10
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Originally Posted by Brankz View Post
U know what this means



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Awesome Take your time with it! Your going to love the results and feel great knowing you did it yourself! Nice choice on the blade...perfect! Can't wait to see the results
08-21-2013 04:32 PM
Brankz U know what this means



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08-18-2013 11:26 PM
suicideking
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Originally Posted by Brankz View Post
Looks bad ass !
Thanks!

I just hacked off the ends at 3.5" (I think) and then rattle canned the ends after some brief sanding. The exposed sheet metal will show, so paint it black if not going with the caps.

I think it was 3.5". I looked up directions for one of the end cap kits and used the measurements it said. Don't do less than 3.5" because there's some bolts and other hardware at that point that you won't be able to cut through.
08-18-2013 09:45 PM
Brankz
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Originally Posted by suicideking View Post
Mine:
Looks bad ass !
08-18-2013 08:29 PM
suicideking Mine:
08-18-2013 06:45 PM
JKPaul
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Originally Posted by Brankz View Post
I love the looks in this one what head light cover is that?
It's in my Jeep profile. Made by Logan, Quadratec has them.
08-18-2013 05:03 PM
lexington01 If you're nervous, cut it further out, then test fit the stubby. Thats what i did. You can always cut off more.
08-18-2013 02:56 PM
Brankz
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Originally Posted by jmartinb View Post
Brankz-

Remember the fear of something is nearly always much worse than the experience itself!!! I too was hesitant but read enough on here and the kit instructions were great to make it a breeze to do.
Thanks!! I will cut them tomorrow
08-18-2013 07:21 AM
jmartinb Brankz-

Remember the fear of something is nearly always much worse than the experience itself!!! I too was hesitant but read enough on here and the kit instructions were great to make it a breeze to do.
08-17-2013 09:06 PM
Brankz I'm scare to cut it and mess it up lol
08-17-2013 07:09 PM
jmartinb Reciprocating saw with a long blade for cutting metal. You will go through both metal and plastic. It will go like butter. Taped off the measurements beforehand using blue painters tape. Drilled the holes for the fasteners. Took 20 minutes to complete and 15 to get all the tools out and tape it up.
08-17-2013 11:13 AM
Raiderfan001
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Originally Posted by Galenat View Post
Do I need a reciprocating saw or can I get thru with a metal blade on a jig saw?
You could probably do it with the jig saw but you risk blowing it up. I chopped off one end with a dremel but it went pop during the other end. Bought a sawzall and it went through it like butter.
08-17-2013 11:09 AM
Brankz
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Originally Posted by JKPaul View Post

Reciprocating saw and RC end caps.
I love the looks in this one what head light cover is that?
08-17-2013 10:31 AM
Galenat Do I need a reciprocating saw or can I get thru with a metal blade on a jig saw?
08-17-2013 09:03 AM
reissc1
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Originally Posted by Galenat View Post
I was thinking about doing this too. One question... How far out does the metal run in the bumper. Am I just cutting the plastic or the metal too. Was thinking of the VDP end caps, but are there other that are better? Oops I guess that was 2 questions.
I have the vdp. They give you the exact measurements to cut from the crash cans. It does go through part of the metal, but the sawzall just zipped right through it. I think vdp and rough country are the two popular end cap brands. Rc are metal I think. The vdp are plastic. They both have a slightly different look. It's really just a matter of which look you prefer.
08-17-2013 08:56 AM
Galenat I was thinking about doing this too. One question... How far out does the metal run in the bumper. Am I just cutting the plastic or the metal too. Was thinking of the VDP end caps, but are there other that are better? Oops I guess that was 2 questions.
08-17-2013 08:37 AM
JKPaul
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Originally Posted by Brankz View Post
So I was thinking to get the stubby mod ( caps) will I save for a poison spider trail stinger.... But I was wondering best way to cut my bumper?? And if the mod looks ok. My bumper is beat up the corner of the passenger side. Sorry for my broken English ( but this is not English class. So is ok )
Reciprocating saw and RC end caps.
08-17-2013 08:18 AM
dklassen Sawzall. Used a cheap cordless with a metal blade. Cut through like butter.

08-17-2013 07:00 AM
10to10 Like most folks here I used a sawzall. I cut mine right before the metal. Just enough room to clear my tires at full turn and this way I get just a little more protection up front if I were to encounter Deer.

08-16-2013 11:18 PM
Brankz Cool thanks!

But I think I'm cutting them And get the caps, I will save for a poison spider trail stinger or Evo stinger.
08-16-2013 09:33 AM
reissc1
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Originally Posted by Brankz View Post

How much was to get it in that point?
The end caps are from vdp. I think they are about $70. The bar and light plate are from Maximus-3. They have several different combinations (bar, light plate, winch plate etc.) ranging from probably $150-$300. This whole setup is probably around $300. I know you could probably get a new bumper for that amount or at least be part of the way there, but I liked playing around with the look in stages. I can also run different combinations (winch, no winch, lights, no lights, etc).

I will post an updated picture when I get a chance.
08-16-2013 05:42 AM
Rabuck
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Originally Posted by Brankz View Post

Cool! What size are your tires 33s?
35x12.5x15
08-15-2013 08:18 PM
Brankz
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Originally Posted by reissc1 View Post

This is definitely one of my favorite ,low cost mods. It really changes the appearance of the Jeep. One suggestion would be to download the directions from one of the companies that sell the caps. That way if you decide you do want to end the caps, the bumper will already be cut to their specifications.
How much was to get it in that point?
08-15-2013 04:05 PM
socal-jk I love mine. Pics on my phone but I used a sawzall. Super quick, easy, cheap mod. I got VDP caps.
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