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Are those sliders weld on or do they have mounts? Or do you have to make your own mounts? I am about to order some and just need to know whats going on with them.
They are weld on. I bought the extra slider mounting kit that gives you plates for the frame and extra gussets.


Anyways, the bumper is on. I f'n love it!! Now I just need to get it painted. I'll try and get some pics later.

But now I have to go get a battery, I ran mine down and now it won't hold a charge.
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They are weld on. I bought the extra slider mounting kit that gives you plates for the frame and extra gussets.


Anyways, the bumper is on. I f'n love it!! Now I just need to get it painted. I'll try and get some pics later.

But now I have to go get a battery, I ran mine down and now it won't hold a charge.
You wanna throw up some pics when you get a chance of those sliders and mounts too. Gotta figure out what I need to have welded.
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I can get some later. The legs will need to welded on to the slider, then the legs welded to the frame and you're done or weld the legs to the slider gussets shown at the bottom of this page, then weld them to the frame.

http://www.trail-gear.com/rocksliders.html

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You wanna throw up some pics when you get a chance of those sliders and mounts too. Gotta figure out what I need to have welded.
everything
they're made for a toyota so they will kinda sorta fit. but most likely gonna need some fab
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Alright, I got the new battery, the old one was toast.

But I have a winch question. When I attempt to use the winch it kills the truck, lights dim, and makes a starter clicking sound. I am pretty sure I have everything wired up correctly, but I am going to recheck it tommorrow.

I grounded it to the frame and scratched it up pretty good before I put it on with a self tapping screw. Could this be a ground problem or does it sound like I've hooked something up wrong??
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just free spooling? it shouldn't do anything.. my lights kinda dimmed when i was ripping a tree out of the ground

with the motorcraft battery it pulled the charging needle wayyy down when i was pullin' jeeps out of tricky spots.. aka a big load, hopefully my fancy optima will help with that..
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I figured it out. I didn't have it hooked up right. So now it is working!! Hell yeah!!
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Pics or your a lier!!
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noob question:

on these custom bumpers, where do you mount it to? right to each side of the frame?
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Since I got it working I decided to test it out. Got 2 decent pulls on it after getting stuck. Both times in that same hole that ate my truck when I only had the bodylift. It still eats my truck. lol

The winch did great. Not super hard pulls or anything but hard enough. I pulled down a 6" cedar thinking if I hooked it low enough it would be alright. I love this thing!!
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Since I got it working I decided to test it out. Got 2 decent pulls on it after getting stuck. Both times in that same hole that ate my truck when I only had the bodylift. It still eats my truck. lol

The winch did great. Not super hard pulls or anything but hard enough. I pulled down a 6" cedar thinking if I hooked it low enough it would be alright. I love this thing!!
LOL! I want pics now!
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Eating spaghetti at my mom's house so I figured I'd snap a few.

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The fairlead held up good on a very steep uphill pull. I nose dived the truck coming down the other way and the bumper dug in pretty good but was unfazed. I love it!!!
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WOW! That looks badass!! I want that bumper now!!
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Looks pretty good, but it really looks like it's lacking something.
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Looks pretty good, but it really looks like it's lacking something.
Paint??
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Why not drive in that pond or whatever it is??
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Paint??
No... well actually now that you mention it. That's not what I meant though. there is a lot of undercarriage showing, just looks to exposed imo.
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Why not drive in that pond or whatever it is??
That's like the "community" pond in my mom's development. I'm pretty sure they'd frown upon that.

But I have crossed it up the way where it's just a nice sized creek.

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No... well actually now that you mention it. That's not what I meant though. there is a lot of undercarriage showing, just looks to exposed imo.

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need skid plate to cover your goodies
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If I wanted the coverage for looks I would of went with an ARB bumper or something like that. But this thing gives me awesome approach angles and functionality is what I'm after.

I do plan to build a skid for the radiator and stuff so that should help cover it up some.
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that is beastly! keep it up
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I do plan to build a skid for the radiator and stuff so that should help cover it up some.
I think that would do wonders for the truck. I am not saying it needs to look pretty to win a car show, but it just looks incomplete and exposed.
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I think that would do wonders for the truck. I am not saying it needs to look pretty to win a car show, but it just looks incomplete and exposed.
Yeah it definitely needs a a skid up there. I was hesitant to run up on a couple things because the the front is still so open.

I did get to test out the transfer skid pretty good last night. Thanks Buckgnarly.
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Oh, I agree with whoever it was that said you need to play in the lake. I wanna see pics. of that.
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