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Old 04-03-2006
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My New Winch Bumper

made of 1/4" thick steel... this sucker is strong and HEAVY...I designed it and two buddies adapted it to fit my truck and built it in a weekend... all complete except the winch and cutting out the space for the fairlead/cable... once the winch is on i'll be cranking the torsion bars some to level the truck back out cuz it's almost an inch lower in the front now...i also have my procomp lights mounted on the bumper now



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holly ****

thats alittle big
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i like that... but who did the welding on the skid plate!
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if the rest of the welds look like that i wouldnt be winching off of it. Also, what grade are those bolts? nothing lower than a grade 8 should be used
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i like it, but looks really heavy. Im sure you dont have to worry about your truck getting damaged in an accident.
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It looks like only the winch welds are bad. The other welds i can see are good.

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Alittle big, but looks good. I think it will look better with the winch mounted!
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i like it, but looks really heavy. Im sure you dont have to worry about your truck getting damaged in an accident.
I agree No damage to you if you rear-end somone but I would hate to see thier car. Do you have any pics of the whole truck with the new bumper on it? If so I would love to see it, please.
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agree, i would hate to be the one to get rearended by you if that ever happened. looks good man!
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I would replace your torsions with the heaviest ones possible..
mine have sagged 2+ inches with my modest winch mount.. also you have changed
your weight ratio badly to the front on an already front heavy/back light truck.
Also I would recommend syn winch rope vs cable.. save another 40# or so off your
overloaded front end.
I ordered my winch rope from www.peakempire.com
it was by far the best deal.
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i already have the heaviest bars...but how would i go about changing the weight ratio??? never heard of this being done with our trucks...it's only the skid plate welds that suck b/c i decided to add that later so they were in a hhurry to do those... got some good pics of me and some buddies after we went mudding tonight... i will post those pics in the morning
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He means you could put a few sandbags in teh back of your truck to counterbalance the weight of that new bumper. Adds traction too.

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if the welds are going to be changed on the bottom have the plate ride over the support
idea is to slide over things with little to catch onto
also if the plate is below the support it will help hold it down instead using the welds to support all the load

do you have a winch picked out already?
will it fit into the space you have configured?
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....interesting.

reminds me of the ones on the front of fire trucks
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Looks good man
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If you want to add USEFUL weight, try building a big a$$ rear bumper too... lol
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^^haha^^
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a rear bumper will be made after i get a winch put in there.... probably a warn 8000 or 9000
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