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For those with a BFH rear bumper...

I ditched my XRC bumper/carrier in lieu of the Poison Spyder BFH. Tracking says the bumper is "On FedEx vehicle for delivery" so I am hoping to install it tonight.

Question about the cutting the crossmember.. Should I just completely cut it out? Or should I trim it for the bumper install? I don't see it providing much structural support once the bumper is installed.

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post #2 of 8 Old 03-26-2013, 01:49 PM
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I just cut mine out, and then replaced it by welding in a new piece of tube-steel behind the BFH. You trim so much of the stock piece out anyway, that it made sense to do so.

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same here, once i trimmed it there was hardly any material left. i could move what was there by hand.
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I did this for a buddy's. he wanted a hitch built in, and more rigidity for once the cross member was removed.


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Cool Fellas... I'll just cut out the cross member.
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I did this for a buddy's. he wanted a hitch built in, and more rigidity for once the cross member was removed.


Nice job.

I was contemplating hacking mine up and adding a receiver, but I have never used the hitch on the XRC... Figured I probably didn't need it on the new bumper.
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i also completely removed mine after seeing what little was left. then i added some 2x2 1/4 wall tube to make a new support.

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removed mine, ill be adding a new one soon enough. Like said above your already removing so much, just hack it off.

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