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Old August 27th, 2010, 02:48 PM
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Cool Suggestion?

Looking to put a 2" receiver on my front bumper, mostly to be used for a bike rack. Any of you guys have any suggestions? Will the stock front bumper hold-up to the weight? Is there a bumper I should look into? Any help would be great. THANKS...
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Old August 27th, 2010, 04:07 PM
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... mostly...
much of the answer to your question is within this word and what you mean by it...
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Old August 27th, 2010, 04:07 PM
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what about something similar to what I put on my rear crossmember (for the same purpose)
http://www.rigidhitch.com/default.as...emcode=2201172 - with a backing plate of some kind.

Or you could use what I did for my TJ -> http://www.amazon.com/Putnam-Hitch-3.../dp/B000AKHWYM

I had a friend make an S-shaped piece of steel to tie it into the nearby bodymount under the grill, but bracing it somehow shouldn't be too hard. U-bolts and some scrap steel maybe?
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Old August 30th, 2010, 03:18 PM
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There's got to be a much less expensive means than this?

http://roversnorth.com/store/p-5235-...-defender.aspx

There's got to be idea's?

And yes most of the time used for bike rack.
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You get what you pay for... Cheaper make one yourself but consider, by the time you get the materials weld it up and paint it or coat it your not saving that much...
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Old August 30th, 2010, 03:48 PM
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I would stay with the Rovers North Product. What you need to think about when it comes to stress is that for every inch of steel your bikes are away from that hitch the amount of stress increases.

For example: If you put an item in a hitch 20 inches away for every pound that item weighs the pressure on the hitch will be 20:1. So if you have 40 lbs of bikes and the CG (center of gravity) is 20 inches away, your stresses could exceed 800 lbs, and that does not include hitting a pot hole at 40MPH.
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