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Rear Bumper Installation
 
After seeing the wussy dual tube bumper I had, I realized I needed a more heavy-duty bumper. The original dual tube bumper that was on there was for looks I suppose even though what look that the previous owner was going for was unknown. I opted for a heavy duty bumper with the D-ring mounts and a 2-inch receiver hitch that will allow for a trailer to be towed. I looked through catalogs and the forums and saw that on eBay there was a bunch of guys that made bumpers for far less then the WARN rock krusher bumpers and such, so I opted to purchase one from one of these vendors. It worked out great and I have had no problems with it yet. They also have a great return policy. If you break one, they will replace it, no questions asked.

He can be emailed here : Robert Crow

Installation was very easy; first the removal of the old bumper is necessary. There are 4 bolts per side. Once the old one is out of the way, bolt on the new one using new grade 8 hardware. This is very important. I know you will be tempted to reuse the existing bolts, but they are very old and are probably grade 5. Opt for the few extra bucks and bolt it on the right way with the correct hardware.
 
 
Lessons Learned the Hard Way
 
So, my lessons learned here would have to be that I should have gotten some bumper reinforcement mounts that are aftermarket and heavy-duty. They sell these on eBay I believe but can be gotten anywhere.
 
 
Conclusions
 
This is a fairly easy upgrade that will give you a better way of getting out of trouble or helping others out. What you want is some heavy-duty tractor style straps to go with these so you can be snatched out of the mud.

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