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I'm sick of seeing the front bumper support bracket between the tire and bumper.
That bracket interupts the clean profile of the jeep. I made two stainless steel
brackets and used stainless riviets and the two existing frame holes to secure.
The stock brackets were bent from curb and pot hole crashing and the plastic
liner was 75% destroyed. The brackets are 16ga. and 4.5" wide by 10" long and
the bend is at 3.5" about 30 degrees. Using our lift, we were able to complete in
1 hr. total. It already feels stronger than stock, so I'll see how well it holds up.
For now I don't have to see those fugly brackets from the side profile.
 

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Cool Scott! For a minute I thought you meant the stock plate holder on the front bumper.... Hehehe....
 

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Buy the plastic bumper bracket and it should add more strength.
 

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Buy the plastic bumper bracket and it should add more strength.
Are you talking about the molded plastic bracket that runs along the entire bottom
of the bumper. My stock one was broken from smashing curbs. Not sure I'm gonna
replace it as these brackets are holding up nicely.
 

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I was just thinking about a better solution for those guys earlier today and walaahh! Looks awesome man im going to defiantly look at doing this!
 

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That's a great idea. When I bought my used SRT8, I noticed I only had the driver's side bracket. The passenger side was not there and it looked like it was never installed. So, I made up 2 new ones from 5/8 inch hydraulic steel line and never gave much thought about changing the design.
 

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Are you talking about the molded plastic bracket that runs along the entire bottom
of the bumper. My stock one was broken from smashing curbs. Not sure I'm gonna
replace it as these brackets are holding up nicely.
I just replaced my bumper recently because the previous owner was a curb smasher, and let me tell you, that little piece of plastic came in over $100. Your better off without it if those are working for you.
 

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Are you talking about the molded plastic bracket that runs along the entire bottom
of the bumper. My stock one was broken from smashing curbs. Not sure I'm gonna
replace it as these brackets are holding up nicely.
Yes, that's what I was talking about. How does it hold up when you push from the front? I'm asking cause the two metal brace that you took out adden horizontal strength.
 

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I put the jeep back on the lift today to install the slp pulley (liken it)
and I checked the brackets and still very solid. I used 16ga stainless,
just cause we stock it. If you did this and had concerns for flex you could
easily do 4 brackets instead of two, no biggie.
 
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Don't really like the look of them stock braces either but those fabricated ones look like a clean setup HEMI! Nice job! Also whats the big advantage of that SLP pulley???
 

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So far the SLP pulley was easy to install with a lift, the pulley delivered was $235. SLP is giving 10% off now. The bolt and new napa belt was $35. total. 2hrs on the lift.
Going to the track next week and if I run 12's, it'll be worth it.
 

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Thanks. It's easy to do. I used 1/8 stainless rivits with a handheld gun and
that's the hardest part. I'd suggest using stainless button head machine
screws with lock washer.
 

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Don't really like the look of them stock braces either but those fabricated ones look like a clean setup HEMI! Nice job! Also whats the big advantage of that SLP pulley???
From the forum guru's and SLP they say 9hp.
Guys here have said their 60ft is better. I can believe it.
Feels good. The pulley's nice piece.
 

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I just bent one of mine. Time to do this. Do you have a spare set around? LOL had to ask.

I'm sick of seeing the front bumper support bracket between the tire and bumper.
That bracket interupts the clean profile of the jeep. I made two stainless steel
brackets and used stainless riviets and the two existing frame holes to secure.
The stock brackets were bent from curb and pot hole crashing and the plastic
liner was 75% destroyed. The brackets are 16ga. and 4.5" wide by 10" long and
the bend is at 3.5" about 30 degrees. Using our lift, we were able to complete in
1 hr. total. It already feels stronger than stock, so I'll see how well it holds up.
For now I don't have to see those fugly brackets from the side profile.
 
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Need to do this on my current rig, forgot I did this JBomb!
 

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You need a proline motor, fuel system, a built tranny, some boost and a Cage in that thing :wink2:

Need to do this on my current rig, forgot I did this JBomb!
 
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