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winch bumper and 52s

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Bhintz, Nov 30, 2004.

  1. Bhintz

    Bhintz 1/2 ton status

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    try searching but nothing, so for everybody running 52 inch springs and a winch bumper what are you doing w/ the L-bracket that you move in front of the body mount, b/c the winch bumpers (or at least mine) is in the way and I cant move the bumper back at all,
     
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    That is just the trauma with the 52 swap. Hard to get the bumpers on if you keep the L bracket and weak if you don't keep it. I think I would keep the L bracket and try to fab up some other mounting for the bumper. Good luck.
     
  3. nvrenuf

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    What about incorporating an "L" bracket replacement into the bumper mount. It would all bolt together just like you would be doing by moving it and you'd almost never take the bumper off anyway.
     
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    What about incorporating an "L" bracket replacement into the bumper mount. It would all bolt together just like you would be doing by moving it and you'd almost never take the bumper off anyway.

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    That's what I'm doing, it'll make everything nice and solid.
     
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    i just cut the bumper mounting plate around the l braket and its great, of course the bumper is built by me so cutting it to work was easy
     
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    Thor,
    Is that a valve spring your using in place of the lower body mount bushings?
     
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    I thought so. I remember a while back there was a post about using valve springs instead of body mounts, to allow some movement when all flexed up. It's all good


    Sorry for the hijack, I'd say make the bracket like mentioned above
     
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    What about incorporating an "L" bracket replacement into the bumper mount. It would all bolt together just like you would be doing by moving it and you'd almost never take the bumper off anyway.

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    In my opinion I wouldn't want the suspension bolted to the bumper. Seems if you banged the front bumper hard your transmitting alot of that shock into the suspension and if the bumper moves so does your axle and suspension. To each his own.
     

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