Fabbed 3 more brackets, was going to shoot them with rustoleum, but it was too damn cold and late. Will do something about that in the spring.
Loaded the bumpers, beer, and all my hand tools into the back of my JK Unlimited, glad I got the 4 door, they wouldn't have fit with the two door, and headed to my buddies heated garage for the install. Picked up another friend on the way. Three sets of hands are better than two, and both friends are more senior wrench techs that I am.
Took the hitch and the rear bumper off with no problem, and we started running wires from the sPod to the rear of the JK. Put the wires in 3/8" split loom, no fun, and followed the breaklines along the frame to the rear wheel well. There is a nice sized whole in the frame so we fished a line and ran through the frame from the rear wheel well to the back, then fished through the cross support and brought the wires out near where the trailer wires are located.
Connected the juice to the rear lights
Fitted the rear bumper so it was even, a corrugate box and a 5lb sledge works and leaves no marks.
Tightened up the 4 bolts, went back and forth two times to make sure I wasn't pulling it to one side or the other, and its done. I didn't turn on the lights as they will blind most children and small animals.
While all this was going on, my other friend was removing the front bumper
We relocated the vacuum pump with an Evo vacuum pump relo kit. Found out later there is a way to do this without a kit, but thats all Monday Morning QB. Here is what I learned. Remove all the hoses and wiring from the vacuum pump, push/pull/prod open two clips, one hose just slides off. Now from underneath cut away the bolt head that is tacked into the bracket. Remove the bolt, flip the vacuum pump over and reinstall with new hardware. Evo used a #10 longer bolt, lock washer, and nut. Connect everything back up. If you use a relo kit, remove the bolts anyway. On an 11 or 12 they'll get in the way.
Also especially in the 11 or 12 you have to do some trimming of the bumper frame at the bottom. It doesn't support anything, just some extra metal that started showing up in the '11s.
This is all we cut off