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Drawing og front bumper I will be making...

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 84gmcjimmy, May 19, 2004.

  1. 84gmcjimmy

    84gmcjimmy 1 ton status

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    Here is a little "Paint" drawing I did, kind of copied the style from KMA (or whatever the name is)

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    It will hold a MM 9,000 or 12,000 pound winch. But I have a few questions... How wide should I make it? Like how wide are blazer/Jimmy's front end? Also I know that your supposed to have a winch that can pull 1.5 times the weight of your truck... say if my truck weighs 5000LBS I would need a 12,500 pound winch right? Would it be okay if I got a 9,000 pound, or would that just not do it? I have been thinking today and maybe I should just cough up the extra clams and get the 12,000LBS.

    One more qestion, for whom who have built bumpers simular to this, how high did you make it? The KMA site says 3" but I don't like the small look of that... I was thinking maybe 5"... opinions are wanted /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
  2. BranndonC

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    5000 x 1.5 = 7500
    also get the biggest one you can afford, it will make the winch work easier and maybe last longer /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif
     
  3. TxK5Blazer

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    [ QUOTE ]
    5000 x 1.5 = 7500
    also get the biggest one you can afford, it will make the winch work easier and maybe last longer /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif

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    what he said at least that is what my calculator says too....Jason
     
  4. jjlaughner

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    This is 6" tall witha 1.5" body lift
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    I think if you have a body lift you could get away with as much as 8"
    This 6" bumper is higher than the bottom of the frame rail by about 1"
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  5. 84gmcjimmy

    84gmcjimmy 1 ton status

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    Woah! I didn't think it was still that small... I may go with a 6" then because I don't have a body lift. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     

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