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Old December 11th, 2010, 11:15 AM
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My dang job keeps getting in the way of my defender projects!
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Old December 30th, 2010, 07:44 PM
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Rear bumper installed

Here is the bumper and tire carrier I've been working on. I think it turned out pretty good, but I think I will end up lowering the tire a little. I put it high like that for the departure angle, and even an extra 2" in case I end up going with 35s. What do you think?
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Old December 30th, 2010, 08:31 PM
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Nice work! I'd probably lower that tire mount so that it covers most of the jerry cans and gives you better rear window visibility. But besides that it's a nice, sturdy-looking rack. I wish I had your talent!
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Old December 30th, 2010, 09:07 PM
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Outstanding work. Looks good.
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Old December 31st, 2010, 09:02 AM
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It looks like I responded in the wrong thread before. I like it, well done.

In terms of feedback or improvements, I said I thought the spare was too high. If in the end the 35" still covers the light bar, the good news is you can sell it for a decent amount

Are you going to add a 2" receiver? Also wonder if the latch location makes it vulnerable. On the Jeep bumpers I have seen like this I'm pretty sure they mount the latch above the bumper which protects the latch.

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Old February 15th, 2011, 09:48 PM
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Martin -

I originally got to this thread because I was looking at your tires for sale. Since then I have been struggling with picking a tire size for my 95 ST. Are all the PIC's in this thread showing your truck with 255/85 R16's?.

If you have minute and would be willing, I'd like to ask you a few questions about why your moving away for the current tire size. I need tires by Spring, so I still might be able to take your old ones if the new ones get in on time.

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Old February 17th, 2011, 01:41 PM
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Since the last update I have done a few things:

1. mounted 16x7 steelies with the 255/85/16 bfg KM2
2. lowered the spare tire mount 5 inches
3. installed GBR 4.14 gears front and rear
4. installed ARB air lockers front and rear
5. installed cobra hand held cb radio and 3 foot fire stick antenna
6. installed Garmin Nuvi gps unit
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Old February 18th, 2011, 09:41 PM
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still looking for input on the rear bumper. it will still have some changes made.
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Old February 20th, 2011, 02:09 AM
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Rear bumper looks good, nice work. As far as my opinions go, I would prefer to have the latch above the bumper line, if possible. I like the idea of the side protection, but I would prefer to have the side protection be straight rather than angle down toward the tire, but obviously you would have to hack your fender a bit. I would also add a 2" receiver, not sure if you were planning that or not. Spare tire looks good lower, and will hopefully protect those jerry cans a little more if you ever have fuel in them. I think the truck looks good on the 255/85 KM2's. I have 33x10.5 KM2's on my truck and I think that size 33 looks just about right on a 90.
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Old February 20th, 2011, 09:09 AM
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I have been thinking about how to move or protect the latch. That is a very good point. As for the receiver hitch I am a little worried about the departure angle. The bumper sticks out far enough on its own. I sure do think it would be a good addition though. I will think on it some more.
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Old February 20th, 2011, 08:58 PM
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If you got creative i'm sure you could flush mount a receiver hitch into your bumper.

------ Follow up post added February 20th, 2011 06:01 PM ------

something similar to this. http://www.thenewx.org/forum/showthread.php?t=15628
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Old February 27th, 2011, 08:57 PM
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got rovertracks rear axle shafts and terrafirma HD drive flanges installed yesterday, and also did some more fab work on my rear bumper. pics coming as soon as I get it all back together.
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