Originally Posted by revo2k11
did you have to cut or change anything to make it fit or was it just for looks? and i already have B torsion bars which i think are the second strongest so couldnt i just crank the bars to compensate for the sag
Had to redo the way it was mounted, and it sticks out more than I want it too because I didn't want to cut into the bumper then it wouldn't be as strong. But you need to fill in places around the body lines because it will look like s#$t if you don't, the xj's are boxy and doesn't match the ranger at all and extend the sides to match the body lines, then I added the skirt around it to protect the radiator and lines under there better because the xj's radiator and such are tucked up higher than rangers, added the trim up top to match the body lines just for looks I guess but you will have like a 3 in. gap and will look ugly (to me).
I plated the winch hole cause I'm not getting one anytime soon, then added the tow hook mounts, drilled for light holes, added the bars but you can get creative with that or not have any, but I wanted something to break up how far it sticks out.
Then redid the mounting brackets again once I got a body lift
About 15 hours of work with me and my buddy at his shop and he is a certified welder and that is what he does for a living.
So you better check around unless you or you know somebody that can weld and fabricate things cause it can still get real expensive if you want it to look good. Cause trust me it won't look that good if you don't fix things about it. You will be able to tell 100% that it doesn't belong on there.
and b rated bars will not hold up. I got rancho shocks and #1 bars to make it not nose dive and bounce.