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Bwgas 01-30-2012 04:30 PM

Ace bumpers and rock rails
 
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I got them all on!!!!!I uploaded some pictures hope they turn out. Ace sure makes nice stuff. !!!!!

Red Sahara 01-30-2012 04:51 PM

You made me jealous. Looks great.

BIGCOUNTRY10 01-30-2012 04:54 PM

Looks good :thumb:

strider_mt2k 01-30-2012 05:07 PM

Very nice!

Bwgas 01-30-2012 09:12 PM

Thanks

rs87277 01-31-2012 05:45 AM

did u have to cut or do any mods for the front bumper?

Bwgas 01-31-2012 09:48 AM

No mods but I enlarge the bolt hole on driver side upper right and upper bolt hole left hand side. Passenger side made it real easy then. I had factory fog lights will fit in nice had to drill out the holes a little on the fog lights mounting brackets to use aces screws which work great.

rs87277 01-31-2012 10:23 AM

So you didnt have to do any of this for your front bumper?


From Ace:
Here is what we typically do for the pump re-locate for our bumpers. Here are a few pics during the process. We remove the factory welded threaded studs and use new hardware to mount pump on the opposite side of the factory pump bracket. This lowers the pump about 2 inches giving enough room for bumper clearance.

Also trim the crash bar bracket in two spots. These brackets have changed over the years and are not always the same. Here is a pic below the tape we trim to keep a even height with the cross bar.

1CrzyCelt 01-31-2012 10:47 AM

:thumb:

Bwgas 01-31-2012 11:09 AM

No mine does not the pump it's a 2007. I think the 2012 is the start of the pump being in the way

suicideking 01-31-2012 03:49 PM

Very nice! I'm installing my Ace rails this weekend, can't wait!

Those bumpers look really nice too. Any chance you could post a couple more photos of the front maybe at a slight angle without the lights on?

1CrzyCelt 01-31-2012 03:52 PM

BW,
would you mind posting something in this thread about your front bumper? This is an effort to make a consolidated list/review of front bumpers:
http://www.wranglerforum.com/f33/hug...ad-135145.html

themoneypit 01-31-2012 08:02 PM

i have the front stubby and rails and love em'. just waiting for a rear with a tire swing and i'll be set.

kjeeper10 01-31-2012 09:22 PM

What are some paying for a 2 door set of ACE sliders?

Found a set "like new" for $200 :)

jsmithtx 01-31-2012 10:05 PM

Jeep looks great. Can you give a little more info and pictures of the front bumper? Looking to do mods, I have a 2008 same color.

ryanJKunlimited2012 01-31-2012 10:17 PM

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Originally Posted by suicideking (Post 1980320)
Very nice! I'm installing my Ace rails this weekend, can't wait!

Those bumpers look really nice too. Any chance you could post a couple more photos of the front maybe at a slight angle without the lights on?

Here is a shot of mine.
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ryanJKunlimited2012 01-31-2012 10:22 PM

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Originally Posted by rs87277 (Post 1979481)
So you didnt have to do any of this for your front bumper?


From Ace:
Here is what we typically do for the pump re-locate for our bumpers. Here are a few pics during the process. We remove the factory welded threaded studs and use new hardware to mount pump on the opposite side of the factory pump bracket. This lowers the pump about 2 inches giving enough room for bumper clearance.

Also trim the crash bar bracket in two spots. These brackets have changed over the years and are not always the same. Here is a pic below the tape we trim to keep a even height with the cross bar.

The extra metal on the crash bar started showing up in the '11s. Anything earlier than that and you don't have to remove any material. I believe the vacuum pump relo is only on the '12s.

Also, if you start in the upper right hand corner, facing the jeep / driver side, and then do bottom left hand corner, facing the jeep / passenger side, all the other bolts should fit in without any extra drilling. I found a pipe just smaller than the holes and a 5lb hammer helped moving it around as I tightened up the bolts. I would also suggest getting some grade 8 hardware for the nuts and bolts on the front bumper.

ryanJKunlimited2012 01-31-2012 10:24 PM

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Originally Posted by Bwgas (Post 1976909)
I got them all on!!!!!I uploaded some pictures hope they turn out. Ace sure makes nice stuff. !!!!!

Very nice. Looking at your rig just makes me jealous. I should have gone with the Rubi. Love the deep cherry red.

How was the winch and lights install?

ryanJKunlimited2012 01-31-2012 10:28 PM

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Originally Posted by kjeeper10 (Post 1981653)
What are some paying for a 2 door set of ACE sliders?

Found a set "like new" for $200 :)

$245 + shipping for new. If they are the real thing and local, you can probably save $100. Touch em up with rustoleum flat black or bed liner.

Not sure if the lifetime warentee transfers.
www.acejeep.com for more info

Battlecat 01-31-2012 11:11 PM

Looks great! The ace bumpers/rails are on the top of my to do list.

Bwgas 02-01-2012 08:34 PM

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Originally Posted by ryanJKunlimited2012

Very nice. Looking at your rig just makes me jealous. I should have gone with the Rubi. Love the deep cherry red.

How was the winch and lights install?

Wasn't as bad as I thought the only thing that was hard was drilling holes in that Ace bumper for the winch (that some thick steel ) you better have some new drills Ace builds them strong !!!!!


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