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wayoflife
04-09-2018, 01:01 AM
While our original plan was to install a WARN Zeon 10s onto our factory front Rubicon Steel Bumper, we got talking to our friends over at LoD Offroad and decided to change our plans and test out one of their all new, JL Destroyer Shorty front bumpers. Fortunately, it comes with a built in winch plate, a winch protector hoop with auxiliary light mounting tabs and ports to allow for the mounting factory fog lights. In this episode of the JL JOURNAL, you'll get to see what it took to get both installed on JET Li, our Jeep JL Wrangler Rubicon Unlimited. We hope you enjoy.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=okvPypQBofA&feature=youtu.be

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OverlanderJK
04-09-2018, 01:21 AM
Looks good on there. Kind of a bummer that the factory fogs don't fit.

Arrcherr
04-09-2018, 01:26 AM
That bumper looks great on Jet Li, he's growing up so fast lol. It's ashame about the led fog lights but the lights you used looked great installed.

Mountainjk10
04-09-2018, 01:28 AM
Why would LoD make a bumper that doesn't accept the factory LED fog lights?


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wayoflife
04-09-2018, 01:30 AM
Looks good on there. Kind of a bummer that the factory fogs don't fit.

Yeah, it sucked but I'm told they're working on a fix for it.


That bumper looks great on Jet Li, he's growing up so fast lol. It's ashame about the led fog lights but the lights you used looked great installed.

Fortunately, we were still able to make it work and with LED bulbs, you can't even tell.


Why would LoD make a bumper that doesn't accept the factory LED fog lights?

Their Sport didn't come with the LED group and so they assumed all the fog lights would be mounted the same. The JL is new and we're all figuring it out as we go.

Willys17
04-09-2018, 01:31 AM
Nice! This bumper install on the JK is essentially the same. Just some minor differences on the skid plate. Looks great!

Andy5160
04-09-2018, 01:47 AM
It turned out really nice. Would like to see factory bumper and Zeno 10 s combo dough [emoji41]


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Rocralr
04-09-2018, 02:05 AM
It looks great. A very nice setup.

wayoflife
04-09-2018, 02:27 AM
Nice! This bumper install on the JK is essentially the same. Just some minor differences on the skid plate. Looks great!

Funny thing is, I'm pretty sure I got instructions for a JK and yes, they looked about the same.


It turned out really nice. Would like to see factory bumper and Zeno 10 s combo dough [emoji41]

We may still do it someday just because if nothing else. :cool:


It looks great. A very nice setup.

Thanks :)

cozdude
04-09-2018, 02:29 AM
Great video! I really do like that bumper on the jet. Sucks the dogs didnít fit but Iím glad you found a backup plan and to hear LOD is working on fixing the fog issue

wayoflife
04-09-2018, 02:32 AM
Great video! I really do like that bumper on the jet. Sucks the dogs didnít fit but Iím glad you found a backup plan and to hear LOD is working on fixing the fog issue

Turns out that the fogs might only be an issue with fogs that come off a steel bumper. I've been told that the plastic bumpers all have the same fogs regardless if they're LED or not. Either way, I got it to work so it's all good. :cool:

cozdude
04-09-2018, 02:34 AM
Turns out that the fogs might only be an issue with fogs that come off a steel bumper. I've been told that the plastic bumpers all have the same fogs regardless if they're LED or not. Either way, I got it to work so it's all good. :cool:

Very interesting. Wonder what LOD will come up with to make them work with their bumper if coming off a steel bumper

TrailHunter
04-09-2018, 04:02 AM
Not having to relocate the sway bar motor and vacuum pump makes for an easy install... Looks really good!

Clifford33
04-09-2018, 06:30 AM
Looks great!


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NotInStock
04-09-2018, 07:20 AM
Yeah, it sucked but I'm told they're working on a fix for it.



Fortunately, we were still able to make it work and with LED bulbs, you can't even tell.



Their Sport didn't come with the LED group and so they assumed all the fog lights would be mounted the same. The JL is new and we're all figuring it out as we go.

I would say I had the same problem before with my JKU Rubicon HR. It seems there are 2 different light mounts Jeep uses as those seem to be identical to my JKUHR with the Upgraded Bummper. I would see if you can find the mount brackets for the sport and your lights may fit into the pods...

NotInStock
04-09-2018, 07:22 AM
Does anyone know if the LOD Destroyer for the JK fits the JL... It seems very close to the same mounting and everything and would be nice when I change my jeep to the JL if I can just swap my LOD stuff from my JK... It would definitely make the switch a little less expensive....

OverlanderJK
04-09-2018, 01:21 PM
Does anyone know if the LOD Destroyer for the JK fits the JL... It seems very close to the same mounting and everything and would be nice when I change my jeep to the JL if I can just swap my LOD stuff from my JK... It would definitely make the switch a little less expensive....

As said earlier, itís similar but not the same.


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wayoflife
04-09-2018, 02:26 PM
Very interesting. Wonder what LOD will come up with to make them work with their bumper if coming off a steel bumper

More than likely, they just need to make a new bracket that will allow for the 2 bolt mounting of the steel bumper lights.


Not having to relocate the sway bar motor and vacuum pump makes for an easy install... Looks really good!

Yup, sure was easier than I was even expecting.


Looks great!

Thank you :)


I would say I had the same problem before with my JKU Rubicon HR. It seems there are 2 different light mounts Jeep uses as those seem to be identical to my JKUHR with the Upgraded Bummper. I would see if you can find the mount brackets for the sport and your lights may fit into the pods...

The fog lights I used are the same as what comes on a standard plastic bumper. They worked fine for me.

wayoflife
04-09-2018, 02:27 PM
Does anyone know if the LOD Destroyer for the JK fits the JL... It seems very close to the same mounting and everything and would be nice when I change my jeep to the JL if I can just swap my LOD stuff from my JK... It would definitely make the switch a little less expensive....


As said earlier, itís similar but not the same.

What OverlanderJK said, similar and you might be able to get it to work but it's not the same.

benatc1
04-09-2018, 03:45 PM
Looks great, and a great step by step video. Any reason for not going with the Power plant like your other 2 JKs?


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Jsouder53
04-09-2018, 03:58 PM
Looks great! Canít go wrong with an LoD bumper!


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wayoflife
04-09-2018, 04:31 PM
Looks great, and a great step by step video. Any reason for not going with the Power plant like your other 2 JKs?

I love the PowerPlant but we've been running one on both our JK for a long time. On Moby, for over 10 years and that should speak volumes. We just wanted to try something new for the experience if nothing else and the Zeon is it. :yup:


Looks great! Canít go wrong with an LoD bumper!

Nope, definitely can't go wrong with an LoD. :cool:

benatc1
04-09-2018, 04:32 PM
I love the PowerPlant but we've been running one on both our JK for a long time. On Moby, for over 10 years and that should speak volumes. We just wanted to try something new for the experience if nothing else and the Zeon is it. :yup:



Nope, definitely can't go wrong with an LoD. :cool:

Nice, that make sense! Yea I knew how happy you guys had been with it, so was just curious. Zeons are nice for sure!!


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Dale72
04-09-2018, 05:16 PM
Looks good. Great video. I'm still trying to decide on the LOD bumper or the EVO

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Clifford33
04-09-2018, 10:23 PM
Looks good on Jet Li! Canít wait to see the rest of the build and what your JL will look like down the road.


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VeruGE*144
04-09-2018, 10:36 PM
Jet Li looks sexy with that setup.


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Cashburn
04-10-2018, 04:51 AM
Great video. Wondering about the the Zeon vs. the Zeon platinum. Is the plug in more reliable than the remote?


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wayoflife
04-10-2018, 01:56 PM
Looks good. Great video. I'm still trying to decide on the LOD bumper or the EVO

That's a tough one as both are real nice.


Looks good on Jet Li! Canít wait to see the rest of the build and what your JL will look like down the road.

More than likely, it'll change more than a few times in the years to come. At least, that's how it was with Moby :)


Jet Li looks sexy with that setup.

Thanks!


Great video. Wondering about the the Zeon vs. the Zeon platinum. Is the plug in more reliable than the remote?

There would definitely be benefits to having a wireless remote but for me personally, I like to keep things as simple as possible. Less things to go wrong is always a good thing.

Dale72
04-10-2018, 02:47 PM
That's a tough one as both are real nice.



More than likely, it'll change more than a few times in the years to come. At least, that's how it was with Moby :)



Thanks!



There would definitely be benefits to having a wireless remote but for me personally, I like to keep things as simple as possible. Less things to go wrong is always a good thing.
Yeah it is a tough decision

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RockingK
04-10-2018, 03:05 PM
Another great video guys! I have been looking at that winch. Donít get me wrong, I love my powerplant, but it does block a lot of air to the radiator. Looking to get your feedback. Keeping things simple is always the best approach and I can tell you that on my 8274 on ďPapa MoĒ itís never let me down in 38 years with 3 winch controls broken and lost, we could use a dime to power in and out. Thanks again for all the great information:thumb:

wayoflife
04-10-2018, 03:30 PM
Another great video guys! I have been looking at that winch. Donít get me wrong, I love my powerplant, but it does block a lot of air to the radiator. Looking to get your feedback. Keeping things simple is always the best approach and I can tell you that on my 8274 on ďPapa MoĒ itís never let me down in 38 years with 3 winch controls broken and lost, we could use a dime to power in and out. Thanks again for all the great information:thumb:

Oh yeah, hard to beat an 8274. They are massive though. :crazyeyes:

ibgpin
04-10-2018, 05:30 PM
Just watched the latest video of Jet Li's transformation. Wanted to thank you for all the videos, I am planning on doing many of the same things to my JLRU when it arrives. I may not use the same products for each upgrade, but your extremely well made videos and accompanying written instructions are a life saver. I have already learned many things about my new Jeep and I don't even have it yet. Keep up the good work, you are helping more people then you realize.:thumb:

wayoflife
04-12-2018, 02:08 PM
Just watched the latest video of Jet Li's transformation. Wanted to thank you for all the videos, I am planning on doing many of the same things to my JLRU when it arrives. I may not use the same products for each upgrade, but your extremely well made videos and accompanying written instructions are a life saver. I have already learned many things about my new Jeep and I don't even have it yet. Keep up the good work, you are helping more people then you realize.:thumb:

Glad to hear it and glad to have you here. :yup:

MSJKU11
04-12-2018, 04:56 PM
Setup looks great. I have that bumper on my list for the JK.

CCTX50
04-13-2018, 04:42 AM
Planning on purchase of this bumper for my JK. I already have a Warn Zeon 10s. Do you think it would be easier to install winch on the bumper before mounting bumper on Jeep?

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wayoflife
04-13-2018, 02:08 PM
Planning on purchase of this bumper for my JK. I already have a Warn Zeon 10s. Do you think it would be easier to install winch on the bumper before mounting bumper on Jeep?

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Not if you're installing everything yourself. I mean, that would be a LOT of weight to be working with.

CCTX50
04-13-2018, 10:56 PM
Not if you're installing everything yourself. I mean, that would be a LOT of weight to be working with.
Understood.

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SmileyFtW
06-06-2018, 07:46 PM
I have been taught to have the bolts installed so that they don't fall out should the nut come loose; is the "upside down" installation "normal" on Jeeps?

WJCO
03-02-2019, 10:07 PM
While our original plan was to install a WARN Zeon 10s onto our factory front Rubicon Steel Bumper, we got talking to our friends over at LoD Offroad and decided to change our plans and test out one of their all new, JL Destroyer Shorty front bumpers. Fortunately, it comes with a built in winch plate, a winch protector hoop with auxiliary light mounting tabs and ports to allow for the mounting factory fog lights. In this episode of the JL JOURNAL, you'll get to see what it took to get both installed on JET Li, our Jeep JL Wrangler Rubicon Unlimited. We hope you enjoy.
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I assume since you've installed this, no issues with the way the wiring is hooked up? Just with that second battery business, just making sure those terminals you used are working OK.

wayoflife
03-02-2019, 10:14 PM
I assume since you've installed this, no issues with the way the wiring is hooked up? Just with that second battery business, just making sure those terminals you used are working OK.

Oh yeah, no problems. :cool:

JAGS
03-03-2019, 05:26 AM
Oh yeah, no problems. :cool:

Need to rewatch this again as donít recall anything about terminals. ??

Oly72
03-03-2019, 10:06 AM
Aloha from HAWAII, Eddie. Once again, thank you for the informative video. I was able to install my new WARN Zeon 8s-winch to my new JL Rubicon. Chee Hoooo \m/

Oliver A.

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wayoflife
03-03-2019, 02:50 PM
Aloha from HAWAII, Eddie. Once again, thank you for the informative video. I was able to install my new WARN Zeon 8s-winch to my new JL Rubicon. Chee Hoooo \m/

Oliver A.

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Awesome! It's always great to hear that our videos have been helpful to people like you :)