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Old 04-05-2015, 08:20 PM   #29
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Question: When you guys attach a tow bar to a JK aftermarket bumper,are you pulling the jeep from the collapsible tubes attached to a stock bumper or does the after market bumper do away with all that and bolt directly to the frame?

Yes, the old stuff comes off and the bumper mounts straight on the frame horn. I liked the Rockhard 4x4 set up because the BO tabs also mount straight to the horns thru the bumper rather than just to a D ring / shackle mount.


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Old 04-05-2015, 08:21 PM   #30
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Looks great!

I have a RockHard bumper on my TJ, also using the BO tab attach points. Has worked great for several years and many trips.

Good to hear - looking forward to a real world test this spring before embarking on a 5,000 mile tow in June!


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For the dropped winch version of the bumper, you do need to relocate the vacuum pump. It's a $29 part and took maybe 5 minutes - just clocks it 90 degrees so it's out of the way. If you order the one with the flat top (no drop for the winch) I don't think you need to do that. I liked the dropped winch plate.

I did not cut off the piece yet - haven't actually gotten around to buying the winch to test fit and didn't want to cut if unnecessary. My understanding is that I can probably fit a standard 9,000lb winch without cutting, but if you go Warn Powerplant type you definitely need to cut. I'll follow up when I get around to that part!

I went with aluminum for the weight. I don't want any more rake - $300 was worth not having an extra 100lbs on the front of the JK. Glad I did, but probably fine with steel too.

I connected with Jason at RockHard - great guy that answered a few questions I had. If you order direct from them, free shipping. Comes fed ex freight on a pallet - save some coin and reach out to him and order direct. I can get his contact and post for you if you want.


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Thanks for the info. Yes if you can get me Jason contact info that would be great. I am worried that with all the weight on the front end, I would start to get some sagging and would need to upgrade the springs or add a lift kit.

What do you plan on using for a braking system and lights? I added the Mopar harness, I have not tested it yet. I do not have a MH yet, got the toad first as I look for a MH.
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Thanks for the info. Yes if you can get me Jason contact info that would be great. I am worried that with all the weight on the front end, I would start to get some sagging and would need to upgrade the springs or add a lift kit.



What do you plan on using for a braking system and lights? I added the Mopar harness, I have not tested it yet. I do not have a MH yet, got the toad first as I look for a MH.

I am using a Patriot breaking system. For brake lights, I have a separate trailer brake system to mount to a hitch basket.

Jason's info is:
Jason@rockhard4x4.com
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I am using a Patriot breaking system. For brake lights, I have a separate trailer brake system to mount to a hitch basket.

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Thanks for the contact info.

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