It is currently Sat Dec 07, 2019 11:30 am

All times are UTC - 5 hours [ DST ]




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 5 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: Info ion fabtech prerunner bumper
PostPosted: Fri Nov 05, 2010 3:10 pm 
Offline
LOST Addict

Joined: Thu Jul 16, 2009 11:34 am
Posts: 1300
Quote:
Next came a need and desire for a front bumper. I knew there were a few options out there for KJs but none of them fit into my future plans for my jeep. I wanted something small and compact that would work with a winch, and looked good (as far as my taste goes). I looked around and searched for bumpers that might work. I have always been in love with the Prerunner bumper made by Fabtech for Wrangler TJs and LJs. It fit all the things I wanted and looked for in a bumper for my jeep except it isn't made for a KJ...
So I luckily had a buddy with this bumper and I was able to take measurements off his and modify mine to work on my jeep. I added a Harbor Freight winch plate that I cut and welded in to place and I love the way it turned out.

Quote:
I bolted mine on with 4 grade 8 bolts on top through the upper cross member and I used 4 of the existing mount points from the tow hooks for the bottom. I also made a 1/4" thick steel plate for each side and the upper bolts run through those and they act as extra surface load to spread out on. I have winched myself up a 4 foot rock, had a CJ8 literally get a running start and yank my jeep off a log and had countless other recoveries with it. It has never budged in the slightest bit.



Quote:
I bought a winch plate from Harbor Freight yesterday and cut and fit it to my Fabtech front bumper. I welded it to the mounting arms as well as the main lower round bar of the bumper. It turned out great, but I don't have pics yet. I just need a haus fairled, winch and some synthetic line and I'll be good to go. I may not run a winch, haven't ever planned on it, but I wanted to get rid of the plastic Bushwacker shroud I had covering the empty space meant for a winch plate and looks like mission accomplished.

Harbor Freight Winch Plate link courtesy of Joey: http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/ctaf/d ... mber=90476


this is all i have....pretty straight forward build. The bumper has the tabs, they just have to be extended. as you can see the mounts are on top and bottom. i wish INC was still a member, but hes not

Image
Image
Image
Image

_________________
2002 KJ Limited 3.7, 5.25" lift via coilovers, custom HD rear springs, 32.2" tires on moabs (soon 33s) 4.56/JBA diff, OX lockers front/rear, NP241OR, Parker Fab front/rear bumpers, rock rails and roof rack, Viair OBA.

2006 KJ sport 3.7, 4" Ironman lift, 32" tires, Parker Fab front/rear bumpers and rock rails.


Last edited by JeepMorrison on Fri Nov 05, 2010 3:14 pm, edited 1 time in total.

Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Info ion fabtech prerunner bumper
PostPosted: Fri Nov 05, 2010 3:12 pm 
Offline
LOST Addict

Joined: Thu Jul 16, 2009 11:34 am
Posts: 1300
Image
Image

_________________
2002 KJ Limited 3.7, 5.25" lift via coilovers, custom HD rear springs, 32.2" tires on moabs (soon 33s) 4.56/JBA diff, OX lockers front/rear, NP241OR, Parker Fab front/rear bumpers, rock rails and roof rack, Viair OBA.

2006 KJ sport 3.7, 4" Ironman lift, 32" tires, Parker Fab front/rear bumpers and rock rails.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Info ion fabtech prerunner bumper
PostPosted: Fri Nov 05, 2010 5:04 pm 
Offline
LOST Addict
User avatar

Joined: Thu Oct 29, 2009 5:59 pm
Posts: 2132
Location: Navarre FL
sweet pictures. his rig looked awesome.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Info ion fabtech prerunner bumper
PostPosted: Sat Nov 06, 2010 1:06 pm 
Offline
LOST Addict

Joined: Wed Mar 29, 2006 6:36 pm
Posts: 3144
Location: OKLAHOMA
I just wonder how aero dynamic it was... hehe


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Info ion fabtech prerunner bumper
PostPosted: Sat Nov 06, 2010 1:51 pm 
Offline
Lifetime Member
Lifetime Member

Joined: Sun Oct 01, 2006 9:28 pm
Posts: 1770
Location: Swanton, Ohio
who cares, that was one sweet KJ!!!!!! :lol:

Just talked to him the other day on a different (non jeep) forum. Was asking him about his boatside rails. Might send me some pics of those so I can try to kind of duplicate ( with my own twist, of course! :SOMBRERO: )


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 5 posts ] 

All times are UTC - 5 hours [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 3 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group. Color scheme by ColorizeIt!
Logo by pixeldecals.com