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#19887 of 23397 Re: Greetings [koolbreeze2]
Oct 06, 2005 (5:35 am)
KB2, yep, the end caps are totally worth the 25 bucks. They look really good on the Jeep. A couple of friends of mine from work are ordering them for their Wranglers. I'll try to post some pics when I think of it.
Tom, great idea for the pieces of conduit. I would imagine, though, that 2002 or 2003 and up would need a large diameter. The roll bar padding is much thicker on the newer models.
#19888 of 23397 Re: Winch on Stock TJ Bumper? [tsjay]
Oct 06, 2005 (7:29 am)
Thanks, as always, for the info on the winch mount and the Hi-Lift mount. Do you have a photo of your mounted winch handy that you could post? I have this universal mounting plate that came with my cheapo Chinese winch and I would like to modify it. I don't want to buy another mounting plate because the aftermarket bumper I'm eyeing has an integrated mount. If I could see one mounted on the proper plate I may get a better idea of how to modify mine. Unmodified it is too long/wide and also interferes with the sway bar mounts.
This brings me to another question that is contributing to my insomnia: how does an aftermarket bumper affect airbag deployment in a crash? Mac?
Oct 06, 2005 (7:44 am)
Here is a link for one of Tom and his bumper.
As for aftermarket bumpers, I have one and hit a tree on a trail (less than 5 MPH). My airbag didn't deploy. hehe
the bumpers won't have much impact (bad pun). The angle of the hit is still the determining factor. An aftermarket bumper will protect the body more offroad, but in a road accident (say a rearending), you could still have the force directed along the frame rails.
#19890 of 23397 Re: Winch on Stock TJ Bumper? [wpowell]
Oct 06, 2005 (7:57 am)
I don't have a picture of the mounting plate without the winch on it. I don't think it would help you very much for me to get a picture of the plate with the winch on it.
You might try e-bay to find a mounting plate being sold by someone who bought a new after market bumper with the winch mounting plate built-in.
Have you hugged your Jeep today?
#19891 of 23397 Re: Winch on Stock TJ Bumper? [wpowell]
Oct 06, 2005 (8:19 am)
how does an aftermarket bumper affect airbag deployment in a crash?
Airbag deployment is triggered by a decelerometer located on the transmission tunnel under the dash.
In theory, an aftermarket bumper that's stronger than the original will cause an earlier airbag firing than the stock bumper, which will absorb more of the impact by crumpling more easily thereby reducing the negative g-force transmitted to the vehicle.
In practice, it probably doesn't have an effect worth worrying about. It's certainly not high on the list of things that keep me awake at night.
#19892 of 23397 Whats that hole for?
Oct 06, 2005 (9:53 am)
Can anyone tell me what the hole underneath the silly looking (IMO) flares located on the rockers of newer (2003?-05) Wranglers is for? I took mine (just those flares) off last night since I did not like the look of them, and lo and behold there is hole underneath, in the side of the tub about 1.5" in diameter with a super sticky square piece of see-thru tape covering it. I was thinking of drilling a drain hole in the lowest part underneath the body so that if water got in this hole (minus the tape) it could leak out. Any ideas/suggestions out there?
#19893 of 23397 Re: Whats that hole for? [jbone]
Oct 06, 2005 (10:15 am)
Apparently it's a location point for one of the fixtures supporting the body on the production line. If you decide that drilling holes is a good idea I'd suggest taking appropriate measures for corrosion prevention.
#19894 of 23397 05 TJ Stock Bumper Caps/Inserts
Oct 06, 2005 (11:55 am)
If like me, and you don't like the look of the stock front/rear bumper on your TJ, and opt to take off those "plastic inserts" you might find yourself asking this question.....is there a "cap" out there or "insert" to close off the end of the bumpers? If so, can anyone direct me to a website/phone number I can order these from? Thanks!
Also, more insight on the 4" lift from Skyjacker. If I plan on using the JEEP as a DD, I really don't want to go with a flex lift of any kind,....do I??....I am thinking about the standard 4" lift from Skyjacker....I am against body lifts of anykind...had bad luck on a Toyota with one.....words of wisdom, anywone?
#19895 of 23397 Re: 05 TJ Stock Bumper Caps/Inserts [osuav8r]
Oct 06, 2005 (12:14 pm)
Just added these a couple of weeks ago. Pics are from their website.
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#19896 of 23397 Re: 05 TJ Stock Bumper Caps/Inserts [keats]
Oct 06, 2005 (12:25 pm)
Thank you SO MUCH...I just placed an order for them! I was so amazed by how much better the bumpers looked with out the balloon inserts, can't wait to install these!...thanks again...any words on the whole susp. lift mod?