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Brankz 08-14-2013 10:33 PM

Stubby mod? Best way to cut
 
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 :) )

afletche 08-14-2013 11:07 PM

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Originally Posted by Brankz (Post 4080041)
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 :) )

a sawzall (reciprocating saw) goes thru the bumper (and the metal part underneath) pretty easily. if you buy the end caps (e.g. VDP) it looks great and it doesn't matter how clean the cut is. some people leave it uncapped, but then you need to worry about a nice clean cut.

Bone 08-14-2013 11:18 PM

I used a sawzall when I did my stubby end caps. It was very easy and took me about 30 minutes.

landi jeep 08-14-2013 11:35 PM

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Originally Posted by afletche (Post 4080134)
a sawzall (reciprocating saw) goes thru the bumper (and the metal part underneath) pretty easily. if you buy the end caps (e.g. VDP) it looks great and it doesn't matter how clean the cut is. some people leave it uncapped, but then you need to worry about a nice clean cut.

i bought a pavement ends front bumper. i love my bumper, but had i known there was a mid width metal piece underneath, i would have taken the plastic part off instead.

Crush21 08-15-2013 12:01 AM

Sawzall and I think without the caps looks just as good if you wanna save yourself the $70 bucks or so

suicideking 08-15-2013 12:06 AM

I also used a Sawzal to chop mine. I didn't bother with the caps. It was originally supposed to be short term, but has now been over a year. I do plan to buy a bumper, probably for Christmas.

Crush21 08-15-2013 12:15 AM

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Originally Posted by suicideking (Post 4080299)
I also used a Sawzal to chop mine. I didn't bother with the caps. It was originally supposed to be short term, but has now been over a year. I do plan to buy a bumper, probably for Christmas.

I did to and still haven't, think it looks good the way it is and would rather spend the few hundred on other jeep stuff lol

Brankz 08-15-2013 01:13 AM

Thanks to all off you:) I'm cutting my bumper tomorrow, I will run no cups, till I get my stinger.

Crush21 08-15-2013 01:18 AM

Good call. I'm going stinger too eventually just don't know which one lol

Rabuck 08-15-2013 04:56 AM

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No caps I've grown to it but eventually getting new bumper so not wasting money. I still need to sand and paint cuts to help prevent rust.

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Brankz 08-15-2013 01:49 PM

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Originally Posted by Rabuck (Post 4080547)
No caps I've grown to it but eventually getting new bumper so not wasting money. I still need to sand and paint cuts to help prevent rust.

Cool! What size are your tires 33s?

reissc1 08-15-2013 02:05 PM

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Thanks to all off you:) I'm cutting my bumper tomorrow, I will run no cups, till I get my stinger.



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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.

socal-jk 08-15-2013 04:05 PM

I love mine. Pics on my phone but I used a sawzall. Super quick, easy, cheap mod. I got VDP caps.

Brankz 08-15-2013 08:18 PM

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Originally Posted by reissc1 (Post 4082020)

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?

Rabuck 08-16-2013 05:42 AM

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Originally Posted by Brankz (Post 4081959)

Cool! What size are your tires 33s?

35x12.5x15

reissc1 08-16-2013 09:33 AM

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Originally Posted by Brankz (Post 4083314)

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.

Brankz 08-16-2013 11:18 PM

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.

10to10 08-17-2013 07:00 AM

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.

http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z...psf18b2305.jpg

dklassen 08-17-2013 08:18 AM

Sawzall. Used a cheap cordless with a metal blade. Cut through like butter.

http://dklassen.smugmug.com/Other/Je..._bumper2-L.jpg

JKPaul 08-17-2013 08:37 AM

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Originally Posted by Brankz (Post 4080041)
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.

Galenat 08-17-2013 08:56 AM

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.

reissc1 08-17-2013 09:03 AM

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Originally Posted by Galenat (Post 4089007)
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.

Galenat 08-17-2013 10:31 AM

Do I need a reciprocating saw or can I get thru with a metal blade on a jig saw?

Brankz 08-17-2013 11:09 AM

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Originally Posted by JKPaul (Post 4088965)

Reciprocating saw and RC end caps.

I love the looks in this one :) what head light cover is that?

Raiderfan001 08-17-2013 11:13 AM

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Originally Posted by Galenat (Post 4089295)
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.

jmartinb 08-17-2013 07:09 PM

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.

Brankz 08-17-2013 09:06 PM

I'm scare to cut it and mess it up lol

jmartinb 08-18-2013 07:21 AM

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.

Brankz 08-18-2013 02:56 PM

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Originally Posted by jmartinb (Post 4091963)
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

lexington01 08-18-2013 05:03 PM

If you're nervous, cut it further out, then test fit the stubby. Thats what i did. You can always cut off more.


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