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Rear BFH install

With the amount of metal that has to be removed to install this, it's sure to make your wife and neighbors think you've officially gone mad...

Here it is as shipped:


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This will give you an idea of how much material has to be removed. Using the template, you cut the frame like this and drill a hole in the right frame rail for the additional bolt (there's an existing hole in the left frame rail that gets re-used):



Here it is after the "first round" of cutting. The frame is easy to cut, but you just have to kind of eyeball the crossmember. You should be able to sight down either side of the frame after the cutting and not see any crossmember sticking past the new profile you just cut. These pics will give you an idea of where I made the crossmember cuts:






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After cutting, I tried to install the bumper...no go. It's such a tight fit, I was able to get one bolt in, but the others weren't going with ANY amount of "persuasion." So, I cut an additional 1/4" off all the way around:





Forgot to mention that I had to cut out approx. 4" of my tailpipe so I could get the angle grinder with cutoff wheel in there to trim:

Hopefully, I can relocate that whole mess soon and get it up and out of the way.

I went ahead and bedlined it with Raptor when I was doing the tub:


Rear view (also with the new tramp stamp):


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Overall, I'm extremely pleased with it. It looks aggressive, and the departure angle would be hard to beat...

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Looks awesome man! nice install. Poison Spyder makes some bad ass shit! Im loving my rocker knockers and body armor. i can only imagine how stout and bad ass this is in person


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Ba-da-ba-ba-ba! I'm lovin' it! Best thing I've done yet.

One note though, if you don't have a plasma cutter, do your arms a favor and make friends with someone who does. It looks like I've got track marks from all the burns on my arms from the angle grinder / abrasive cutoff wheels. I've got leathers, but too lazy to drag them out. That, and it's still 100 degrees plus here...

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Ba-da-ba-ba-ba! I'm lovin' it! Best thing I've done yet.

One note though, if you don't have a plasma cutter, do your arms a favor and make friends with someone who does. It looks like I've got track marks from all the burns on my arms from the angle grinder / abrasive cutoff wheels. I've got leathers, but too lazy to drag them out. That, and it's still 100 degrees plus here...

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not that this is anywhere in the near future for me, but would a sawzall worked?


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Sweet! Love that rear bump!
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not that this is anywhere in the near future for me, but would a sawzall worked?
A sawzall would work fine for the frame, but you'd have to get creative on the crossmember making the initial cut. I don't remember anywhere to "start" the blade...unless you're a better surgeon with a sawzall than I am...

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not that this is anywhere in the near future for me, but would a sawzall worked?
Forgot to mention, but yours is one of the best-lookin' two-doors around! I'd LOVE to get a set of those flares and crusher corners. The list gets longer by the minute...

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Oh, and as another testament to the Raptor liner; I beat that bumper like a rented mule trying to get the bolt holes to line-up after the initial cut and it didn't even mar the finish on the bumper (let alone chip it). It was with a 48oz. dead-blow, but still...

Also, it didn't hurt the bumper either. "Built For Hammers" eh? Hmmm...

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Only reason I've stayed away from a rear bumper this long, is that they all stick out too far, or are bulky, etc. But this one has really sparked my interest. That departure angle is impressive.

Looks awesome- especially with the PSC accented tramp-stamp.


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Looks good!
But whats your plan for the spare?

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Looks good!
But whats your plan for the spare?
I just throw it in the back or leave it behind. Surf Blue JK's don't get flats...

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i like those tires... hmm where have i seen them before??

the bumper looks great. would you mind getting a shot of it from the side alittle further away?

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i like those tires... hmm where have i seen them before??

the bumper looks great. would you mind getting a shot of it from the side alittle further away?
The tires are Hankook Dynapro MT's and I'll get some more shots of it this weekend at the Jeep Jam that I'll post.

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Nice install and write up man. That's a kick ass bumper.
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i love this bumper but i have to have my receiver.
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i love this bumper but i have to have my receiver.
Have you considered relocating the muffler and adapting a bolt in truck hitch? I doubt it would be very hard as soon as you got the measurements you needed.

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i love this bumper but i have to have my receiver.
There is going to be one similar soon.
I spoke with Larry Saturday and I need the same thing.
Maybe after Expo.

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not that this is anywhere in the near future for me, but would a sawzall worked?
I used a sawzall on my front bumper cut and then just cleaned it up with a disc.

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There is going to be one similar soon.
I spoke with Larry Saturday and I need the same thing.
Maybe after Expo.
Make the call! I will save you some shipping and bring it back with me on Saturday.

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Make the call! I will save you some shipping and bring it back with me on Saturday.
I'd love to.
But I'm not made of $$ like you.

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Thats a great looking bumper, would so consider it if it will come with a reciever.
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I'd love to.
But I'm not made of $$ like you.
You have me confused with someone else...I am Moose, $$Hitmoney$$ is still in Miami!

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Thats a great looking bumper, would so consider it if it will come with a reciever.
Let's revisit this after Pomona Offroad Expo.
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I cut the whole rear cross member out.
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I cut the whole rear cross member out.
If my last trim didn't get it done, that was gonna be the next step...

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