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Well after spending the winter in SoCal with out my Wrangler I got home on April 26 and started my build on the 27th. Why I was in SoCal I ordered a few parts (52 inch LED light bar and 2 LED A pillar lights) that I could bring home with me. The bigger stuff (bumpers and winch) I ordered right before leaving and am waiting for them to show up.

Now back to the build. This is a before picture
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First thing was get the lights on. I did this why waiting on my sPOD to show up.
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got them on with little trouble and only two trips to the hardware store. Needed longer bolts for the A pillar mounts as the stock ones were to short.

The sPOD showed up on Wed. and I set out to get in in stalled.
FYI when they say about a hour to install, THEY LIE. three hours later I had this.
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I am happy with whats been done so far and am waiting on my bumpers and winch to show up. Once they show up I'll put my 18/60 springs on and then the bumpers and winch.
More to come (I hope) now :beerme:
 

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Welcome to the addiction! :D

Nice jeep!
 

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Blue and Star thank you both.

Well the bumpers got here today so I set to work putting the front one on with the winch.
The bumpers and winch are from DV8. I wanted a full with bumper and really liked the one from DV8. Got a great deal on them as a package.

old bumper off
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New bumper
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I really like the looks of this bumper. Showed up no problems. The install how ever. It might have been me but it was a pain in the :censored: to get the four bolts on both sides to line up and go in. They slide around and were not playing well with others. I wound up tying dental floss to the bolts and using that to help slide them in place. once on bumper looks great

The job all done.
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total time start to finish was 4.5 hours to get front bumper and winch on and working. I might be slow but I have all my fingers still and no bloody knockles for once.

Tomorrow its the back bumper and tire carrier.
 

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Well got the back bumper on today. A bit easier then the front bumper was to bolt on but with out any directions at all I had to do some guess work on how the tie rods worked for the tire to swing out of the way with the tailgate.

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Over all I am very happy with the DV8 stuff. The fit and finish are very good. the only thing I had to do was clean some coating out of holes so the bolts would fit. I think it truned out nice. Now I just have to get the springs put in and she will be all done for now.

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one more of the front

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ok this past weekend I got my 18/60 springs on. I think it was easer to do the springs then the bumpers. with tape in hand I got some before numbers. front 35.5 at the fender and 36 at the back. After the spring were put on its 37 front and back. I'm happy with it. I also got my KC lights on. had to do some old school on it.

here are some pictures of after the work.

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@DV8Admin1 have to give a big hats off to the guys at DV8 they have been great at helping me with the build. they have some great stuff. Thanks again guys.
 

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Coming along nicely! Love what you've done so far. I was sooooo close to getting that front bumper but being scared that someday I might go flat fenders I didn't want my jeep to have a mustache so I ended up getting the JCR mauler. Keep up the good work! :)
 

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Glad those both worked out for you! Let us know if you have any issues with them and we will be glad to help! The Jeep looks great!!
 
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