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Thread: Anyone have the LOD Destroyer Rear Bumper w/ Tire Carrier?

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    Quote Originally Posted by aermid View Post
    I got the 4" round. I went round because it looked like if I get the matching front; it has round. My anal retentive levels are off the chart



    Well it was short lived. I didn't realize lights weren't included. So I'm off to find some 4" rounds.

    Looks like I can get any type that isn't super deep and bolt mounts? Anyone have any suggestions on what might work well?

    I saw LOD had a halogen kit option for the Signature bumper, but didn't have that option when I was filling out for the Destroyer. I'd rather get LED anyways; so I'm hoping I can find something that will work. I gotta get this sucker on for the Christmas trip to CO.



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    check out Inspired Engineering. I am vey happy with their products and they have a sale going on right now. They were on my Christmas list so i'm hoping Santa came through.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Goldeneagle1LC View Post
    check out Inspired Engineering. I am vey happy with their products and they have a sale going on right now. They were on my Christmas list so i'm hoping Santa came through.
    Thanks a bunch, i'll check em out. I called LOD they didnt have any recommendations other than "round that bolt mounts".
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    I decided to go with the Rigid Industries Dually Flush Mounts, and I ordered my bumper and tire carrier today.

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    Not sure how it is with the destroyer, but with the regular LoD bumper you have to remove the bumper to replace the lights. That sucks given the frequency with which halogen lights can blow. IMHO, the flush mount Rigids (or something similar) are the way to go. You can change them out without removing the bumper.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sharkey View Post
    Not sure how it is with the destroyer, but with the regular LoD bumper you have to remove the bumper to replace the lights. That sucks given the frequency with which halogen lights can blow. IMHO, the flush mount Rigids (or something similar) are the way to go. You can change them out without removing the bumper.
    Agreed.

    I have Signature Series bumper with the Halogen Lights. Over the years water, dirt, and bugs got into the light housings and both of the bulbs were broke. I emailed LOD about buying replacements or directing me where I could get them. These damn things are $50 a pair plus shipping anywhere you look.. He (Chis/LOD) suggested I convert to a flush-mount 2x2 inch LED cube, they're the better option.

    I bought two knock-off duallys on Craigslist for $30, squared off the round holes and installed them. Better output over the halogen lights, half the cost, and had some fun installing them. I do still have to take the bumper off to replace them if needed. I didn't want them to shake loose, or some A-hole steal them, so I used the bolt/nuts included.

    I've helped a lot of friends put on various bumpers over the years. Still amazes me the quality and strength LOD bumpers are designed and built with. Ive take some really hard hits on my rear bumper and it's bruised, scratched and dented. However, it still mounts just like new. I know you'll have the same experience.

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    Ended up finding LEDs. I got something that was completely flat in the front because I figured if I wanted to mount them flush, I could drill a closer bolt hole in the provided tab. I didn't end up doing that after all cause I thought it looked pretty good as-is. Just finished up the wiring.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aermid View Post
    Ended up finding LEDs. I got something that was completely flat in the front because I figured if I wanted to mount them flush, I could drill a closer bolt hole in the provided tab. I didn't end up doing that after all cause I thought it looked pretty good as-is. Just finished up the wiring.

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    Nice! Any close-ups?

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    Looks good, Aermid. I'm interested in getting a LoD destroyer full width rear bumper. What LED's did you wind up getting?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Edwrds View Post
    Let me no how the install went! Specially anything that could make it easier.


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    Got the first half installed last night. Finished around 2am. Lots of mistakes by us; this was our first bumper .

    Things that we found out the directions sorta glossed over:

    The side cross-member holes gotta be drilled inside and out; we dry fit to double check the directions "3/8" distance. That was spot on so could have saved a lot of time not doing that. The directions say 5/8 holes; don't short change that else the bottom cross member bolts will be hell.

    To help hold it and level it we used a normal tire changing jack. I don't have a high jack yet; I'm sure that would have helped or a floor jack. Jack stands weren't accurate enough imo to help level. Also I ended up hooking tie downs from the toe points to the roll cage to help front-to-back to get in line with the body (I just eye balled that direction). I used a 3ft level going driver/passenger.

    Do NOT tighten down anything till all 10 of the bolts are in; found that out the hard way

    The washers are huge and will overlap. Looks like that's same as in their direction pictures.

    The bolts seem short but after tightening everything down; seemed like there was enough bite.

    No idea what the 4.5" bolts are for yet; going to call them this morning.




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    Quote Originally Posted by gheller View Post
    Looks good, Aermid. I'm interested in getting a LoD destroyer full width rear bumper. What LED's did you wind up getting?
    Unfortunately super cheap-o ($13). I looked around for something more in the mid-quality price range but it seemed hard to find anything that had a flat face on it. These I could flush mount if I wanted:

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00NA...4W62VPE7W2K52V


    Quote Originally Posted by eazy View Post
    Nice! Any close-ups?

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    There's about a finger width gap on them.
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