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post #1 of 25 Old 09-22-2010, 06:15 PM Thread Starter
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It was like Critmas up in here today...

The big brown truck paid me a visit today...





First of all, props to Aberle and Rock Krawler on the packaging . There is not a scratch on any piece. I think I did more damage cutting the plastic off of each piece than was done during shipping. I thank both companies for taking the time to make sure the job is done right

On a separate note, I seem to be missing the tire carrier part of the bumper. Aberle let me know that the tow points would come a little later, but no tire carrier. I tried to call them and left a message, but they may have gone home for the day. Will try again tomorrow.

Super stoked to finally get it and even more stoked to get to work.

Gonna give it all a good test at the River Rock Wheelers for the Wounded event in about a week.

BTW, wheels and tires are waiting on me at Four Wheel Parts.

More pics to follow...

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Cool ...looking forward to the install pics.

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Awesome. Can't wait to see the build. Glad you like the product. We will share this with the guys in manufacturing and assembly as well.

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Love the looks of the Aberle bumpers... can't wait to see them installed.

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Nice... I would really like to see a before and after with the lift kit. Deciding on that exact lift.
I can see how excited you must be... its cHristmas.
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Man that is ALOT of soda cans!!! LOL Very nice gotta love the RK Pro kits!

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Nice! You gotta get some before v. after pics on that build.

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Those Aberle bumpers are the shit. How much does the front weigh?

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Nevermind, I found out it weighs 65 lbs. I was on their site, but can't seem to find any pricing info, what am I missing?

How much for just the bumper? No tow hooks, and no light bar?

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Ya gotta holler when your done...I wanna come check it out in person see'in as how you're in J'Ville too.....

Should be awesome....


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Nice... I would really like to see a before and after with the lift kit. Deciding on that exact lift.
I can see how excited you must be... its cHristmas.
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Nice! You gotta get some before v. after pics on that build.
I plan to snap plenty of pics before, during, and after.

BTW, its actually CHriStmas, I wrote it that way on purpose in the spirit of the wise and all-knowing Antoine Dodson

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Ya gotta holler when your done...I wanna come check it out in person see'in as how you're in J'Ville too.....

Should be awesome....
Will do. I hope to start today. Gotta go buy some or it will never work.

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My Jeep's celebrated Christmas, Hannukah, Quanza, Easter, 4th of July, it's birthday, and just about every other holiday real or fake this year in terms of being showered with gifts. My question is when's it going to stop???!!!

Good luck with your build. Post pics.

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On a separate note, I seem to be missing the tire carrier part of the bumper. Aberle let me know that the tow points would come a little later, but no tire carrier. I tried to call them and left a message, but they may have gone home for the day. Will try again tomorrow.
Tire Carrier arrived today, been working all morning.

Got the front bumper off and it is up on the jack stands.

Pics soon to follow.

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My Jeep's celebrated Christmas, Hannukah, Quanza, Easter, 4th of July, it's birthday, and just about every other holiday real or fake this year in terms of being showered with gifts. My question is when's it going to stop???!!!

Good luck with your build. Post pics.
It doesn't stop, that's all part of the "jeep thing". All you can do is embrace it and enjoy it. cheers.

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love those bumpers, cant wait to see them on


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Tire Carrier arrived today, been working all morning.

Got the front bumper off and it is up on the jack stands.

Pics soon to follow.
Damn...I feel so inadequate.....the only thing Brown did for me today is drop off my mirror relocation brackets.....

Hell, that's only gonna take 15 minutes!


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How much for the front bumper? I cant find pricing anywhere. Are the light hoop and the D-rings optional?

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Can you use regular D-rings on that front bumper instead of the Brass Rings?

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Well, long first day has come to a close.

Couple of notes

With regular jack stands under the frame and the axle on a rolling jack, it is difficult to get the axle low enough to make getting the springs in easy. In hindsight I would have put the jack stands on something to get it a little higher.

I have an '09 Rubi Unl and I have no knowledge as to what other years/ models this applies to, but I had to drill out the sway bar holes to 1/2 inch. The directions mention that I might have to. My drill bit did not like that hardened steel one bit (no pun intended). I started with my 18 volt cordless and gradually worked my way up to my big impact drill. That probably took the longest out of anything.

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How much for the front bumper? I cant find pricing anywhere. Are the light hoop and the D-rings optional?
I am not sure because I got the package deal they mention on the website. However, if you give Mike a call at 303.908.4697 I am sure he will be more than happy to help you out. Mike is a stand up guy and has pretty much answered every single one of my calls on the first ring. I mentioned above that I called him yesterday and left a message. Well, I didn't notice that he called me right back and left a message. So far I am extremely happy with my experience with Aberle Offroad and would not hesitate to do business with them again.

Both the light hoop and the D-rings are optional. You can find the individual prices for those under the JK Products tab

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Can you use regular D-rings on that front bumper instead of the Brass Rings?
The bumpers come predrilled for the brass rings, however I am sure Mike could make an exception if desired. You would have to come up with some way to mount the D-rings, maybe the things that come on the XHD bumpers by Rugged Ridge. Should be simple enough to drill the holes to mount them.

I know there is a lot of noise about using aluminum, but I will tell you that these bumpers are stout. Granted , I haven't put them in a stress tester, but they seem every bit as sturdy as any Steel bumper I have seen. Personally, I am very happy to have the weight savings as a Hemi is not in my future (a diesel may be another story, but that is neither here nor there).

I will continue to update, I don't have access to the camera right now so pics will have to wait until tomorrow. Time for some

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pics pics pics, i am getting the same rear bumper, but i have a different thing in mind for the spare tire. i want to do the orfab swing away tire carrier. how much was the one that goes with the bumper?
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Sounds like all is progressing well...looking forward to some pics.....



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i like that setup... already got a mopar front. might cut the cans off the front and use their tow loops on the front of the mopar. i likes.


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