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Should I cut this off?

I have searched + read all of the posts related to adding a PSC stubby and cutting it off or doing so for other bumpers but dreamed that I took an acetylene /oxygen torch & cut-off the exposed `bashbar` off of my JKU last night.
this is what I speak of:

Have you removed yours , what structural support ( my ExpeditionOne Basic DX bumper has a stout as heck bottom tht supports the winch) is sacrificed and is it 2" of clearance I will gain from whacking the ugly little shit off of my Jeep? I had the electronic swaybar from a Rubicon but removed it and run RK QDs so don`t have the electronic sb disco to protect. Thanks for input.


<edit: I have had it impede an approach before against a steep ledge of about 3.5` so I know it can get in the way. >


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post #2 of 34 Old 08-27-2015, 06:59 AM
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It's the crash bar and I don't think there is anything wrong with cutting it off. It saved my swaybar motor from taking a really hard hit once so I left it. It's also what the lower skid of my jcr bumper mounts to. I would make sure whatever bumper your looking at doesn't tie into it.
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I cut mine off so I could mount a winch plate to the bottom of the frame rails. I don't think it provides much if any structural support.
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I thought that bar was only there to protect the e-disco and it didnt do its job very well as mine is crushed in...


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Yup.... cut it off.. Did mine with a few sawzall blades

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Mine currently holds a 24 inch light bar for a rock light I may cut it off in the future though.

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Mine currently holds a 24 inch light bar for a rock light I may cut it off in the future though.
That seems like a precarious position for a 24" bar...


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I cut it off. I do have a winch plate installed in case it actually was providing some kind of between the frame rails stability.

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thanks , gang . I'll cut the thing off and take photos ; I am also setting the appointment with Essentially Off Road to get the front axle trussed and lower CA mounts -both from Artec- added so didn't want this sucker to hang down and uglify the pretty work I'm about to have done nor prevent me accessing ledges of rock ever again.
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Mine was cratered in the center and putting tension on the frame rails, plus, it looked like dog shit once I installed the JCR Dagger stubby... Cut cut chop chop, buh bye!

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Cut it off. A sawzall will do the job the cleanest IMO.


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Hack that sucker off if you want...or taking a bad line can facilitate the removal.
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Cut it off, that thing would do nothing in a crash. My Poison Spyder brawler bumper comes with an optional skid plate, but I didn't want to spend the extra money on less clearance so off it went
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That seems like a precarious position for a 24" bar...
amazon special not a rigid. Already ripped the crash bar forward backing off an obstacle and the light bar actually held up great.

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Cut it off. A sawzall will do the job the cleanest IMO.
thnx Marcus


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It's the crash bar and I don't think there is anything wrong with cutting it off. It saved my swaybar motor from taking a really hard hit once so I left it. It's also what the lower skid of my jcr bumper mounts to. I would make sure whatever bumper your looking at doesn't tie into it.
the bumper in that image i annotated is the bumper I looked-at and run,Rmiller. As you can see the ExpeditionOne basic isn't tying into the part in question at all. 'preciate it


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Is this the JK circumcision thread?

Lop that dead skin off if your bumper doesn't use it.

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I thought this was going to be the JKO "Caitlyn Jenner" thread... A little disappointed.

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Is this the JK circumcision thread?
my wife's Jewish , so oi-vey, I hope so!
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oh, you don't mean the thread used to sew things back up after the bris , do ya?

bad-dum-dum; crash !


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I thought this was going to be the JKO "Caitlyn Jenner" thread... A little disappointed.
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Yall reckon cutting it off will void the warranty ?
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I hope not because I'd be screwed with the frame rails I chopped to install a BFH rear bumper lol

You should be OK
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Have you removed yours , what structural support ( my ExpeditionOne Basic DX bumper has a stout as heck bottom tht supports the winch) is sacrificed and is it 2" of clearance I will gain from whacking the ugly little shit off of my Jeep? I had the electronic swaybar from a Rubicon but removed it and run RK QDs so don`t have the electronic sb disco to protect. Thanks for input.
I hacked mine off (along with about 5 1/2" of front framerail) to install this:

https://www.tntcustoms.com/jeep_part...r_front_bumper
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I cut mine off about 9 months into ownership, warranty was not a concern at any point.

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Yall reckon cutting it off will void the warranty ?
warranty?

i guess you`re bein` sarcastic...heh


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