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jtsivo 09-15-2010 09:22 PM

Show us your stock bumper mods....
 
Show us your stock bumper mods. I'm thinking of just modifying my stock bumper and maybe add a brush guard. So any stock bumper mods, post some photos so I can get some ideas....Thanks!

krutj 09-16-2010 04:54 PM

You didn't specify front or rear, I did this to my stock rear bumper...

http://i918.photobucket.com/albums/ad30/krutj/019-7.jpg

jtsivo 09-16-2010 05:02 PM

Nice.

firehawk_1989 09-16-2010 05:13 PM

krutj, nice man, that looks like it came from the factory like that!

krutj 09-16-2010 05:27 PM

Thanks.....

ncossey 09-16-2010 09:41 PM

Brush guards suck man. If you get into a front end collision, that brush guard is going to destroy your jeep. They cause more damage than a stock bumper. For what you are going to pay for a brush guard, you could get a rugged ridge shorty for 375 and be alot safer and not worry about hitting anything.

Fazed 09-16-2010 11:17 PM

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I cut both front and rear. Sorry, the pics suck.

MadRiver 09-17-2010 05:29 AM

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Originally Posted by krutj
Thanks.....

Hi Krutj -- are those wired into the reverse lights or did you wire 'em separately?

rquinn 09-17-2010 06:58 AM

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Originally Posted by krutj (Post 775264)
... I did this to my stock rear bumper...

You wouldn't happen to have a write up on this one would ya!:)

DougHeffernan 09-17-2010 08:03 AM

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Originally Posted by krutj
You didn't specify front or rear, I did this to my stock rear bumper...

I likey! Going to try and do same this weekend

krutj 09-17-2010 09:17 AM

The lights are switched and fired with a relay, thought I might need light back there without being in reverse, never know...

The write up that I did is over at JF, in the JK forum under the FAQ section, here's a link.
Recessed rear bumper light install - JeepForum.com

Any questions just ask, be happy to help.

yj-genral 09-17-2010 09:23 AM

i have a front bumper mod that is currently in porgress. ill see if i cant get a mid way pic up for you.

yomondo 09-17-2010 09:34 AM

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Rear bumper clearance mod. Did both on the same day. Very quick and easy.

Wrangler010 09-17-2010 09:48 AM

that looks more like a whoops, i have a few of those as well.....

aelwero 09-17-2010 10:36 AM

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Originally Posted by yomondo (Post 776137)
Rear bumper clearance mod. Did both on the same day. Very quick and easy.

:rofl: Best mod I've seen in a while!

08_Sahara16 09-17-2010 11:42 AM

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Originally Posted by yomondo (Post 776137)
Rear bumper clearance mod. Did both on the same day. Very quick and easy.

Great mod! I put this mod on a few days ago. Not much of a difference though.:banghead:
Installation was so easy, it's like I didn't even know it happened!

rquinn 09-17-2010 12:23 PM

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Originally Posted by krutj (Post 776111)
The write up that I did is over at JF, in the JK forum under the FAQ section, here's a link.
Recessed rear bumper light install - JeepForum.com


Thank you! Look's like I have another upcoming project.

phottomatt 09-17-2010 12:58 PM

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Originally Posted by krutj (Post 775264)
You didn't specify front or rear, I did this to my stock rear bumper...

http://i918.photobucket.com/albums/ad30/krutj/019-7.jpg

BRILLIANT!!
I added some lights but they look like crap.
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never thought about putting them IN the bumper.

krutj 09-17-2010 04:25 PM

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Originally Posted by phottomatt (Post 776393)
BRILLIANT!!
I added some lights but they look like crap.
Attachment 25434
never thought about putting them IN the bumper.

There's not much room in the bumper though, if I remember correctly, it's about 2.75".

corima 09-17-2010 04:42 PM

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Originally Posted by krutj (Post 775264)
You didn't specify front or rear, I did this to my stock rear bumper...

http://i918.photobucket.com/albums/ad30/krutj/019-7.jpg

Those are really nice! Great job. Looks like a future mod for me.

TroyD 09-17-2010 04:46 PM

very nice. any reason a man couldnt do the same in the front bumper? of a '97 ?

krutj 09-17-2010 05:28 PM

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Originally Posted by TroyD (Post 776660)
very nice. any reason a man couldnt do the same in the front bumper? of a '97 ?

none that I can think of...just spend the time to measure and re-measure, once you cut a hole, it's there. good luck and post a pic when you're done!

babiehughie 09-17-2010 09:37 PM

Winch in Bumper
 
Here's my mod:
http://i889.photobucket.com/albums/a...3725Medium.jpg

Robs20104dr 09-17-2010 10:55 PM

Nice hidden winch you got there. I ordered a front hitch so I can move mine to the back also

Kristavsmichigan 09-17-2010 11:15 PM

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I ended up not wanting a new front bumper. So I put a baby stinger I had custom made on. It might not work in the actual situation which won't happen where I live we mud not Rock but I was to iffy on. A grill guard it just seemed wrong like it's cause damage my baby stinger is a excellent blocker to odds and ends stuff I haven't tried brush yet but I think it can hold up. I added tow hooks too when. Bolted my stinger bolted the hooks on and I put fog lights. I'm always iffy about the stinger but it causes such a pain to get under the hood but because I'm small I use it to get inside under my hood an put my ankles on the stinger plus i think I could use it to hold a tow strap behind it or a Jack

Slither302 09-18-2010 07:04 AM

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Originally Posted by phottomatt (Post 776393)
BRILLIANT!!
I added some lights but they look like crap.
Attachment 25434
never thought about putting them IN the bumper.

Man Those light are gone the first time you go offroad with them:eek:

phottomatt 09-18-2010 10:45 AM

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Originally Posted by Slither302 (Post 777220)
Man Those light are gone the first time you go offroad with them:eek:

:rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl:
I know, but they were only $15 and i needed something.

krutj 09-18-2010 11:21 AM

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Originally Posted by Kristavsmichigan (Post 777127)
I ended up not wanting a new front bumper. So I put a baby stinger I had custom made on. It might not work in the actual situation which won't happen where I live we mud not Rock but I was to iffy on. A grill guard it just seemed wrong like it's cause damage my baby stinger is a excellent blocker to odds and ends stuff I haven't tried brush yet but I think it can hold up. I added tow hooks too when. Bolted my stinger bolted the hooks on and I put fog lights. I'm always iffy about the stinger but it causes such a pain to get under the hood but because I'm small I use it to get inside under my hood an put my ankles on the stinger plus i think I could use it to hold a tow strap behind it or a Jack

Looks good! I like stingers.........:blunt:

yj-genral 09-18-2010 02:36 PM

heres a sneak peak at mine, still need to weld on end caps to "finish" it off but its almost done!

got Rock Solid Off Road Fab to make me some Dring mount plates (1/4 plate with 3/4 thick dring tabs) for the stock locations $60 for the pair, not a bad deal if you ask me.

ill do a build up or write up when im done welding the ends on.

http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-..._5678258_n.jpg

http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-..._6699880_n.jpg

and ill get some better pics of everything as well.

adrenaline 09-23-2010 11:19 PM

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OK Krutj, I did it. I now know all of the things you complained about and I hope the bulbs don't burn out because I don't think they are ever coming back out, but they are in. Thanks for the idea thay look great.


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