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    Thanks Erin for the info and pics. Looks good, andnof course that bumper looks great.
    I don't know why they would have to make the installation so involved when many other aftermarket bumpers just bolt right up to the original mounting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gheller View Post
    Thanks Erin for the info and pics. Looks good, andnof course that bumper looks great.
    I don't know why they would have to make the installation so involved when many other aftermarket bumpers just bolt right up to the original mounting.
    Sure thing, and thanks. It seems like a really solid bumper. The directions aren't too bad. I think most of it is just my inexperience, but I would definitely follow the online version of the install manual. I think my print copy was a little old, but the online version seems on point.




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    Awesome. I ordered one of these in November.

    How long did you guys wait for your order to ship? Hoping mine will ship soon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by drrty_jk View Post
    Awesome. I ordered one of these in November.

    How long did you guys wait for your order to ship? Hoping mine will ship soon.
    Took mine 4 weeks. I ordered Nov 15 got here Around Dec 7


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    Quote Originally Posted by aermid View Post
    Took mine 4 weeks. I ordered Nov 15 got here Around Dec 7


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    I've been looking at this bumper. Any comments on living with it for a couple weeks? Any squeaks or rattles? Smooth and functional operation?

    Just looking for as much insight as possible before buying ANOTHER rear bumper...

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    Anyone have the LOD Destroyer Rear Bumper w/ Tire Carrier?

    Quote Originally Posted by aermid View Post
    Got the first half installed last night. Finished around 2am. Lots of mistakes by us; this was our first bumper .

    Things that we found out the directions sorta glossed over:

    The side cross-member holes gotta be drilled inside and out; we dry fit to double check the directions "3/8" distance. That was spot on so could have saved a lot of time not doing that. The directions say 5/8 holes; don't short change that else the bottom cross member bolts will be hell.

    To help hold it and level it we used a normal tire changing jack. I don't have a high jack yet; I'm sure that would have helped or a floor jack. Jack stands weren't accurate enough imo to help level. Also I ended up hooking tie downs from the toe points to the roll cage to help front-to-back to get in line with the body (I just eye balled that direction). I used a 3ft level going driver/passenger.

    Do NOT tighten down anything till all 10 of the bolts are in; found that out the hard way

    The washers are huge and will overlap. Looks like that's same as in their direction pictures.

    The bolts seem short but after tightening everything down; seemed like there was enough bite.

    No idea what the 4.5" bolts are for yet; going to call them this morning.




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    I started mine then found out that you have to install the lights before you install the bumper. LOD said you can drill the holes with just the two stock bolts in on both sides? Just received my lights so going to install the bumper tomorrow will let you know how it goes. Your right the online directions are way better than the prints. The middle holes were easy to drill.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Edwrds View Post
    I started mine then found out that you have to install the lights before you install the bumper. LOD said you can drill the holes with just the two stock bolts in on both sides? Just received my lights so going to install the bumper tomorrow will let you know how it goes. Your right the online directions are way better than the prints. The middle holes were easy to drill.


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    Good luck. We got it all together before the trip but I think we are going to have to level it more front-to-back. The carrier arm ended up being just a little off from flush. I was able to use a thinner bolt on the top rubber bumper to make it flush but it sways out a little on its own. This is something we will have to go back and correct. We measured a few times on both sides and middle to try and get it right. It has to be flush when closed. If it doesn't fit exactly in the latch it will be noisy. Once I fix it, it's been silent.


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    Quote Originally Posted by aermid View Post
    Good luck. We got it all together before the trip but I think we are going to have to level it more front-to-back. The carrier arm ended up being just a little off from flush. I was able to use a thinner bolt on the top rubber bumper to make it flush but it sways out a little on its own. This is something we will have to go back and correct. We measured a few times on both sides and middle to try and get it right. It has to be flush when closed. If it doesn't fit exactly in the latch it will be noisy. Once I fix it, it's been silent.


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    Guess I'll let you know how it went. Really don't look forward to messing with it. Hope I have better luck.
    Thanks for the info.
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    Well, I ordered mine back on the 16th of December so hopefully I will see it in another couple weeks. Any advice anyone has on installing it is very much appreciated... I am doing a ton of upgrades at this time and my poor jeep has been half disassembled in my garage the last 2+ weeks... But I should have it back on the road this weekend needing an alignment though...

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    I ordered mine dec 6th. Still have not received it. I'm hoping to get it in the next week or so.


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