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Old 12-29-2015, 12:16 PM
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LOD Armorlite bumper, relocate vacuum pump?

Can anyone confirm that the LOD Armorlite midwidth front bumper does (or does not) require the vacuum pump replocation kit for a 2015 JK?

Sorry to ask, but I've found conflicting info and want to be sure that I have everything needed before removing the stock bumper.

No winch, just the bumper, bullbar and skidplate.

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No it does not have to be relocated. By the way I love this bumper and I did not have a hard time installing it myself which says a lot since I am a moron when it comes to working with tools.

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Old 12-29-2015, 05:51 PM
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No it does not have to be relocated. By the way I love this bumper and I did not have a hard time installing it myself which says a lot since I am a moron when it comes to working with tools.
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So I just sent an email to Chris at LOD. He says that you need the vacuum pump relocation bracket for JK wranglers 2012 and newer.
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I do believe the relocation kit is only used if you are installing a winch.
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I do believe the relocation kit is only used if you are installing a winch.
That's correct. Installed Armorlite midwidth with bullbar & skid plate last weekend. Did not have to relocate anything, just pulled old bumper and bolted up new one.
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I do believe the relocation kit is only used if you are installing a winch.
I have an armorlite mid with a winch and did not have to relocate, on the armorlite the winch sits on top the bumper not recessed so not sure why a winch would make a difference. (2012 FYI).
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I have an armorlite mid with a winch and did not have to relocate, on the armorlite the winch sits on top the bumper not recessed so not sure why a winch would make a difference. (2012 FYI).
My bad, I have the LOD mid width, but it is the other series that has the sunk winch. Thought they were the same.
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My bad, I have the LOD mid width, but it is the other series that has the sunk winch. Thought they were the same.
NP I figured that was the case, just wanted to clarify.
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That's correct. Installed Armorlite midwidth with bullbar & skid plate last weekend. Did not have to relocate anything, just pulled old bumper and bolted up new one.
Love this bumper.
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Love this bumper.
wow. I looked closely and noticed the bull bars are separate and can be bolted on. It does look great with the bull bar.
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Where did you guys purchase your bumper?

I've seen it on Quadratec for about 100$ lower than anywhere else, but worried that it's missing something.
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Where did you guys purchase your bumper?

I've seen it on Quadratec for about 100$ lower than anywhere else, but worried that it's missing something.
I got mine from Jason at krawl off-road. I would give him a call or shoot him an email.
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I bought the mid-width front with a Zeon winch (and a stubby rear w/tire carrier) from Northridge 4x4 on November 27th. (Black Friday). I got my rear bumper 3 weeks ago and my front bumper 7 days ago. I installed the front bumper/winch by myself last Saturday. I would suggest having another person (with small hands) assist you with the frame bolts. I took me forever to tighten the outer bolts (I'm a weight lifter) i could barely get my hands & forearms in far enough to get to the bolts. Plus, do yourself a favor & buy lock nuts or washers for all of the bolts. I found this out the hard way with the rear bumper when it kept loosening up on me.

LOD bumpers are awesome, but if you get them with the zinc coating and go with the Zeon winch mount, you might be waiting for 6 weeks or more to get it to your doorstep.

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