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j0shuak 12-04-2010 10:23 PM

productive day...winch & a bumper!
 
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Still need to wire the winch to the battery and that stuff, but the heavy lifting and hard part is done.

Setup a Rampage Recovery Front Bumper and a Warn M8000 winch.
A long day, thank goodness my Uncle had air tools. A little bit of grinding was needed for one of the holes where the winch plate mounts in to the bumper. And one use of a sledgehammer to knock the bolts from the bumper fully into all 8 of the holes on the "frame" of the jeep. The coating on the bumper got a few battle scars from the installation but some flat black touch up paint will make it perfect.

j0shuak 12-04-2010 10:26 PM

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and the finished product

j0shuak 12-04-2010 10:26 PM

Will try to get some better pics in the daylight tomorrow

iamagolfspaz 12-04-2010 10:29 PM

Looks great. Always satisfaction when you install it yourself.

RubiDubiDoo 12-04-2010 10:45 PM

very nice...
where did you get the bumper?.. online?

rics1997 12-04-2010 10:51 PM

Nice, bumpers with winches must be the rage for Christmas lol

j0shuak 12-04-2010 10:54 PM

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Yeah, found it online. Sweet deal from Amazon and free shipping too...

One last pic

CruserBruiser 12-04-2010 10:59 PM

Very cool, If you ever hit somebody with that thing they would have a real bad day!!

Ageless Stranger 12-04-2010 11:16 PM

Looks good. :)

bamajeeper 12-04-2010 11:52 PM

Looks great !! now I need some info: where did you get these and what price? I am shopping around now for bumper and winch. can you post a side pic and one from above? Were you able to use the stock fog lights that came with the JK? thanks, Jon

Rogerg 12-05-2010 12:15 AM

Big difference without the factory bumpers,looks alot more aggresive now.Nice Jeep.

j0shuak 12-05-2010 05:38 AM

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Originally Posted by bamajeeper (Post 908712)
Looks great !! now I need some info: where did you get these and what price? I am shopping around now for bumper and winch. can you post a side pic and one from above? Were you able to use the stock fog lights that came with the JK? thanks, Jon


The winch is the same price everywhere.... like $539 and a rebate if you get it by the end of the year. Shop around and you can find free shipping.

The bumper was like $510 from Amazon, with free shipping also.

I was able to use the stock fog lights that came with the JK. They work fine and it came with all the HW needed.

It took me a while to find the proper bolts needed to mount the Warn winch to the winch plate that came with the bumper, but after 5 minutes on the phone with Grainger we were able to find them.

bamajeeper 12-05-2010 12:45 PM

I really like that bumper and winch combo !! I will have to see if Mrs. Claus will get me one for Xmas. Thanks for the pics !!

j0shuak 12-05-2010 03:02 PM

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and one good pic from today

MVines 12-05-2010 05:41 PM

Looks great! I am thinking of a bumper and winch for christmas too :)

J.B. 12-05-2010 09:00 PM

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Originally Posted by j0shuak (Post 909353)
and one good pic from today

Hummmm! Either the 4 doors are growin on me....or its just the black! :cool: Looks very nice!

TUSRoper 12-21-2010 12:31 PM

Awesome mod and I know you are happy you did it. What pound winch is that one?

jcf 12-21-2010 12:37 PM

Looks much better, thats an agressive looking bumper, I pity the other party if you ever run into something :punk:

j0shuak 12-22-2010 07:02 AM

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Originally Posted by TUSRoper
Awesome mod and I know you are happy you did it. What pound winch is that one?

Warn M8000

clear lake jeepn 12-22-2010 11:48 AM

Niiiiiice!!!

ZOMB1E 02-26-2011 05:07 PM

Did you happen to measure how much sag you got on the front end after installing that combo?

j33pZ 02-26-2011 05:16 PM

Looks awesome. Sweet bumper and good choice for the winch. I am curious also, did that combo lower your front end at all?

MCoppage 02-26-2011 08:39 PM

I've seen this bumper in the catalogs and did care for the looks of it, but seeing it on your JK makes me have to rethink that bumper. It looks sweet on your Jeep!

Raidue 02-26-2011 09:00 PM

Looks awesome. I think I will have to take a closer look at that bumper as well. :)


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