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Finally getting around to posting a pic. I installed my RockHard 4x4 front bumper w/ recessed winch and I just love it. The install was so easy; it took longer to remove the factory bumper than to install the new one (not counting winch wiring). Looks fantastic too.

Thanks and shout out to Rick at Quadratec! :winner:

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Ordered the same bumper yesterday from Quadratec...yours aluminum? How long was the wait time? My order details said it was coming from the vendor and the vacuum pump relocation bracket was out of stock. Thanks! D-rings coming to you next?
 

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Ordered the same bumper yesterday from Quadratec...yours aluminum? How long was the wait time? My order details said it was coming from the vendor and the vacuum pump relocation bracket was out of stock. Thanks! D-rings coming to you next?
Yep, aluminum. I'd guess 4-5 weeks from order to delivery give or take. I can't remember exactly but I think it was in that range. I called Q-tec a couple times during the process and they called RH and gave me an update on status/timing. I remember the vacuum pump relo-bracket came really fast.

I actually have d-rings but wanted to touch up the paint before putting them on the bumper :)

I have 2 Rigid dually lights that I want to install on the light tabs on the hoop but haven't had the time to do it yet...too many house projects.
 

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How would you describe the appearance of the powder coating ?
From your picture, it looks like gloss black instead of matt black and it doesn't look like a textured finish.
I have the ACE rear bumper with matt black textured powder coating and wonder if it will match the Hard Rock black coating.
 

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Finally getting around to posting a pic. I installed my RockHard 4x4 front bumper w/ recessed winch and I just love it. The install was so easy; it took longer to remove the factory bumper than to install the new one (not counting winch wiring). Looks fantastic too.

Thanks and shout out to Rick at Quadratec! :winner:

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How would you describe the appearance of the powder coating ?
From your picture, it looks like gloss black instead of matt black and it doesn't look like a textured finish.
I have the ACE rear bumper with matt black textured powder coating and wonder if it will match the Hard Rock black coating.
We use a semi gloss, 20% texture. You can see hi-res photos of our coating at Rock Hard 4x4 Powder Coat Finish. Remember that unless you have a really long neck, you can't really see front and rear bumpers at the same time ;). Also - it's Rock Hard 4x4, Hard Rock is a casino chain and a Jeep special edition.
 

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That is the bumper I plan to get once I have money again (for some reason my wedding is cutting deeply into my available funds). Was curious if you installed this by yourself or if you needed help. Also how, mechanically inclined you are, to make this "easy", I would love to install this myself and Rock Hard's install video makes it look super easy but all install videos do. Thanks! And congrats on the new bumper looks great.
 

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As the person from Rockhard said, the finish is kind of semi-gloss. Not real glossy but not a true matte either. Hope that helps. The RH description is probably better. The quality of the powder coat is excellent. I also have RH rear bumper and some skid plates and the quality is top notch - no hesitations in recommending.

The install was a piece of cake (easier than the rear bumper - access is just easier on front). The instructions are easy to follow too. It's really just unbolt and re-bolt type procedure. Shouldn't be a problem even if you don't have a lot of mechanical ability/experience. I forget the hex-key size you'll need for the bolts so maybe RH can chime in. I had the size but some might not so you'll want to make sure you have before starting the install. If you're unsure watch the RH video on youtube, it walks you through step by step and you'll see it's a cinch. I trimmed the factory bracket for the vacuum pump with an angle grinder but I think you could do it with a jig saw or hack saw (or use as an excuse to pick up an angle grinder - they're cheap). That's probably the "hardest" part.
 

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That is the bumper I plan to get once I have money again (for some reason my wedding is cutting deeply into my available funds). Was curious if you installed this by yourself or if you needed help. Also how, mechanically inclined you are, to make this "easy", I would love to install this myself and Rock Hard's install video makes it look super easy but all install videos do. Thanks! And congrats on the new bumper looks great.
I forgot to answer the question about doing it myself or w/ help. I did it by myself, not counting my 5 year old trying to "help" with a sledge hammer and pruning shears. :)

If you find Quadratec (Rick) in the vendor section send him a PM and see if he'll give you a forum discount. He was great to work with. He gave me a quote and I think you can complete the order from the quote (but I called and completed the order).

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Remember that unless you have a really long neck, you can't really see front and rear bumpers at the same time ;). Also - it's Rock Hard 4x4, Hard Rock is a casino chain and a Jeep special edition.
Thanks for the information.
That was a funny post and yea, I noticed the mistake but it would not let me edit it after a certain period of time.
 
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