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Old May 13th, 2010, 02:34 PM
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i think i have one from SG
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Old May 13th, 2010, 02:41 PM
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Todd - that white ST is beastie!

I'm thinking of removing my rear bumper even tho I had it all re-powdered last fall. The last trail ride but some grind marks in it and I think removing it will help in clearance.

Question for people that removed the bumpers - where did you buy the recovery piece? IIRC, Expedition Exhchange used to sell one but I couldn't find it on their site. I could go the Rovers North/Custom setup like Charles but last time I towed something was 2 summers ago.

EDIT: I think this is the one that will bolt right in: http://www.roverparts.com/Parts/201910.cfm
That's the one that is on mine. Yes it matches up to the four hole pattern in the cross member, but I needed to get longer bolts than what it came with if I recall, and you have to drop the tank because there are no nuts on the backside of the cross member..
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Old May 13th, 2010, 03:05 PM
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Thanks Scott. Seems like it would be a clean solution.

It would make sense if there were nuts on the inside for ease of putting on and off like how Todd welded some in.
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Old May 13th, 2010, 05:00 PM
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Are those Safarigaard bumperettes still available for purchase?

I am looking for a pair.

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Old May 13th, 2010, 05:33 PM
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Here's mine. Looking to get bumperettes installed.
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Old May 13th, 2010, 09:48 PM
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carl i have the SG rear reciever not the bumperettes.
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Old May 13th, 2010, 10:29 PM
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Here are pics of my old 90 ( Birdman's now ) with Equipe bumperettes
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Old May 13th, 2010, 11:22 PM
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I see.

So who sells bumperettes in the us then? Seems they are readily available in the uk but not so much over here anymore.

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carl i have the SG rear reciever not the bumperettes.
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Old May 13th, 2010, 11:45 PM
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Old May 14th, 2010, 07:54 AM
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I think DAP has something too.
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Old May 14th, 2010, 09:56 AM
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Ok I'm gonna jump back in and swim upstream on this one. I have the NAS bumper on my 90 and and the SG type hitch on my 110 with bumperettes so I have some experience with both. The bumperettes are sexy but they do nothing to strengthen the rear crossmember. Plus I think I would rather come down hard on a hitch than my oversized spare tire and damage the spare tire carrier. Just my opinion.
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Old May 14th, 2010, 10:00 AM
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got the ones from DAP and ended up returning them
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Old May 14th, 2010, 01:17 PM
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Here was that hole I was talking about. Couldn't find the other shots I was looking for.
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Old May 14th, 2010, 01:32 PM
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as charles said "It makes a huge difference"

if the bumper was on we wouldnt have made it at all...In the pit the rear tires dropped into the mud and sank in.

An inch makes a difference.

BTW that is charles daughter making a masterful run.

Josh you need to come out and do some wheeling.
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Old May 14th, 2010, 01:36 PM
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Very Nice Reel of Photos...Now i want to remove mine!

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Here was that hole I was talking about. Couldn't find the other shots I was looking for.
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Old May 14th, 2010, 01:40 PM
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yes that hole ate alot of trucks
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Old May 14th, 2010, 01:40 PM
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Josh you need to come out and do some wheeling.

Yeah I know. Looking at the Mar 2009 photos got me all excited for this year.
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Old May 14th, 2010, 01:52 PM
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yes that hole ate alot of trucks
Yeah - a rear bumper would have been like a rear plow on that section. I'm sure you and Charles' daughter had little problem getting thru that 'rut'. BTW, seeing your kid drive a Landy thru the crud must be very cool. My daughter wants the D90 when she gets her license. Knowing how to drive a manual on a decent trail will be her test if she gets it

The more I looked at the scratches on my bumper what the added clearance would be I'll be taking mine off soon. Hopping in that back will be a little tougher but for the lab and the kids they get in there with little issue anyway.

Did you use a 2x4 piece of metal on the bottom part of your custom tire carrier? I think having that piece bolt across the rear cross member and a custom tire carrier tied to it solves the issues LRover mentions.

------ Follow up post added May 14th, 2010 02:11 PM ------

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Yeah I know. Looking at the Mar 2009 photos got me all excited for this year.
Hook up with Ron and us next time he does a tour in Western MA. It's not that bad of a drive from NYC and the trails and scenery are good.
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Old May 14th, 2010, 03:33 PM
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BTW that is charles daughter making a masterful run.
Actually it was probably a lapse of judgement on my part to let her do it. She didn't listen to me coming out of the obstacle and it could have turned bad.

But yes, even if we rubbed our spares it was far better than if we had had the stock bumper.
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Old May 14th, 2010, 05:21 PM
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EXCUSE ME...

I remember that hole, and some of the REAL DRIVERS ..ahem ahem ...like Ren Ching, Hammertime, T-Brooks, Ray G and of course YOURS TRULY, crossed that Man Eating Hole straight through not like a Lady on the side *LMFAO*

I know Charles.. you were not sure if it was in LO / Locked ;-)

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