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ScottinPA 03-18-2009 06:58 PM

Body Armor rear bumper w/tire carrier installed...finally
 
Finished the Body Armor rear bumper with tire carrier install. Started Sunday afternoon and worked on it in the evening after work. Some of the quality control was iffy but its solid. Now for a rugged front bumper.
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The extra weight in the back (there wasn't anything previously) seemed to reduce the driveline vibes some. I assume it changed the driveshaft angle a little. Still going to do the SYE/CV.

Sb5551 03-18-2009 07:29 PM

Looks good Scott. When are you doing the SYE?

ScottinPA 03-18-2009 08:07 PM

Got the adj arms today so I may start Friday afternoon. Depends on the weather since where it sits as shown is where I work on it. Got a major repair at work scheduled for the weekend so may not be able to finish until next week. Drive shaft chop & balance should only take a few days.

dwdrums801 03-19-2009 02:09 AM

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Love mine! You gatta get the gas tanks.:punk:

spanky 03-19-2009 03:04 AM

can i ask 2 questions?

what size tires are you running?

what did that cost?

dwdrums801 03-19-2009 03:20 AM

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Originally Posted by spanky (Post 341032)
can i ask 2 questions?

what size tires are you running?

what did that cost?

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Those are 35 inch tires my friend :punk:

And how much did what cost? the bumper? or the jeep?

ScottinPA 03-19-2009 03:58 AM

If directed to me, the tires are 33x12.50s. Morris 4x4 had the package (bumper w/carrier & rock sliders) for $925, 4wheelparts beat it by about $20.

Definitely more than I wanted to spend but it is heavy duty and rattle free.

spanky 03-19-2009 04:01 AM

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Originally Posted by dwdrums801 (Post 341035)

And how much did what cost? the bumper? or the jeep?

come on buddy, what do you think? we talking about bumpers on this thread or we talking about jeeps for sale?

spanky 03-19-2009 04:03 AM

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Originally Posted by ScottinPA (Post 341038)
If directed to me, the tires are 33x12.50s. Morris 4x4 had the package (bumper w/carrier & rock sliders) for $925, 4wheelparts beat it by about $20.

Definitely more than I wanted to spend but it is heavy duty and rattle free.

yes that was directed to you actually. guess i should have been more specific. i know better.

47MTP 03-19-2009 04:08 AM

Scott, you mentioned some quality issues...what specifically didn't you like? I'm saving for that same bumper carrier.
Bert

ScottinPA 03-19-2009 04:38 AM

Hinge pin was missing once everything was delivered. Had to put washers under the spare, supplied lugs would bottom out before tight. Set screw hole to lock pin needed to be chased. Didn't seem like the factory tap went deep enough. I opened up frame mounting holes a little to make initial assembly easier. Angle bracket fit very tight and can be tough to get started. Opening up the tolerances a little would make assembly easier without sacrificing strength. None are big issues just frustrating and prolonged the assembly time.

Instead of mounting cans, I think I'll fab a bracket that'll use the can clamps and mount my tuff stuff carrier with shovel and axe on it. It'll end up between the spare and the carrier.


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