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    Nice cheap alternative because let’s be honest, when i finally pull the trigger on a JL it’ll be about all i can afford


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    Curious what brand D Ring shackles those are. I like the red ring with black pin.

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    I need to figure out how to clock the motor on the JK . And get a skid plate to protect it . What are folks running?


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    Love the look!


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    Wow, that's pretty minimalist. Thanks for another demo on what's available.

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    Quote Originally Posted by danford.lau View Post
    I need to figure out how to clock the motor on the JK . And get a skid plate to protect it . What are folks running?


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    There are several out there for the JK. I think I bought the one from Ace. For $20 you get a bolt & washer. The end thread on the bolt was damaged and I had to chase it with a file to work. I really felt I got ripped - it's about $2 in hardware you can diy if you take the time to measure.

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    Looks pretty good.... and should hold you over until a 1/4 pounder arrives...

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    As a fan of utilitarianism and minimalism, I love it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by WJCO View Post
    That looks really clean. I like it. I'm trying to picture it on a blue jt truck.
    LOL - I think it'll look badass

    Quote Originally Posted by Brute View Post
    Minimalist look...can’t get any lighter either...
    It's funny because a look like this used to be the norm.

    Quote Originally Posted by USMC Wrangler View Post
    I like it for all the reasons you mentioned. Is it just me or have stingers lost their coolness factor? Wonder if an EVO stinger could be added for a little more, ya know, ruggedness.
    LOL - a lot like black wheels, I kinda feel that stingers have been played out. I could us trying to run a small bar to protect the winch but that's about it.

    Quote Originally Posted by MericaMade View Post
    I like it! Do you thing it could take a pretty good front impact hit and keep the winch safe and the tray in current shape?
    Can't say for sure but it is made out of 1/4" steel and is welded nicely.

    Quote Originally Posted by cozdude View Post
    Love the look! Thanks for the video!

    How are you liking now after some time running this look? You still iffy about it or has it grown on you?
    It's grown on my quite a bit. I actually like it a LOT now

    Quote Originally Posted by Andy5160 View Post
    Vey functional and definitely an easy way to go especially if want to get read of JL standard bumpers
    Easy and cheap! Wait, we are still talking about bumpers, right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MericaMade View Post
    Question for you guys, I have been told by a few people that the JL and JK front ends are the same and you can mount a JK bumper on a JL. Is this true or fake news?
    Both. The JL frame horns are the same distance apart as the JK and the bolt hole on are exactly the same as well. The problem is that the JL grill has a greater curve to it and depending on what bumper you're working with, this can be a problem and especially so if you're mounting a winch.

    Quote Originally Posted by Jsouder53 View Post
    Looks awesome! Certainly a great, cheap alternative option
    Thanks! Just trying to offer solutions for people on a budget

    Quote Originally Posted by wjtstudios View Post
    Nice and clean! I’m glad I’m not the only ADD person that likes to lay all the parts out per each side of the Jeep and double check everything before I dig in...
    Nah, I have that problem too

    Quote Originally Posted by longarmwj View Post
    Nice cheap alternative because let’s be honest, when i finally pull the trigger on a JL it’ll be about all i can afford
    Damn things are pricey for sure!

    Quote Originally Posted by SWTrailJKU View Post
    Curious what brand D Ring shackles those are. I like the red ring with black pin.
    I have a link to what I bought on Amazon in my first post

    Quote Originally Posted by OverlanderJK View Post
    Love the look!
    Thanks, me too

    Quote Originally Posted by rubiDave View Post
    Wow, that's pretty minimalist. Thanks for another demo on what's available.
    You bet. Always happy to help others out and with ideas like this

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