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CardinalFJ60 09-03-2014 10:48 AM

rear bumper on 60 - replace or improve?
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So the long story is I just got the quarters trimmed up and want to add some protection back there. Additionally, I don't want to carry my fuel on the roof anymore (I'm short so it's pretty inconvenient, and...the fuel cans interfere with the RTT bows).

so I get to thinking and ball parking the dollar amounts on what i think I want to accomplish:

rear quarter protection: I think I prefer mini-sliders like what Crash has.

Bumper Mods:
- Second swing out or one long swing out to add fuel can carrier.
- add towing receiver (currently none)
- maybe provision for flush mount LED b/u or flood lights
- integrated rear quarter protection instead of mini sliders? (meh)
- re-powdercoat

I verrry briefly spoke with Redline and his quote to make the changes were about as much as I paid for the bumper. :eek: It does make sense...lots of labor involved. pre-made ones with dual swing outs can be had - like this (pricey): http://www.4plusproducts.com/fj60classicrearbumper.html

also in Kit form (still have to have someone weld it up (like 4x4 labs)http://www.4x4labs.com/products/rear...r-bumper-kits/

when adding it all up...there's no denying it. wicked expensive.

:confused: with all that...what's your advice on selling the current bumper to help fund a pre-made, bolt and go option or get the changes made to the current setup?? any other bumper advice ? :confused:

Looks like I should really learn to :weld: :o so I can make a custom bumper - but that aint' happening anytime soon. and...since threads suck without pics...

Corbet 09-03-2014 05:38 PM

If you can gain access to a welder with a helper you can't beat the price value of the 4x4 labs.

Otherwise I'd probably try to sell that one and just buy a complete bumper like you want. Modifying stuff can become more hassle than its worth often. Especially by the hour.

powderpig 09-03-2014 09:40 PM

Check with Mike at bump it off road. See what he can do if you are looking to have some one do something.

Rezarf 09-04-2014 08:44 AM

I'd sell what you have and use the $$$ to offset what you want built. Then you will be happy and life will be grand ;)

Jacket 09-04-2014 11:23 AM


Originally Posted by powderpig (Post 255429)
Check with Mike at bump it off road. See what he can do if you are looking to have some one do something.

I'll second that. Mike was willing to entertain my "customization requests" based on his 80 high clearance bumper.

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