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post #11 of 20 (permalink) Old 03-22-2017, 07:59 AM
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Every time I see a picture of a KL with this bumper I want one and then I read about RRO's quality control with almost every unit and I put my wallet back in my pocket. I still can't believe these guys are the only game in town for this type of stuff on the KL.
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Every time I see a picture of a KL with this bumper I want one and then I read about RRO's quality control with almost every unit and I put my wallet back in my pocket. I still can't believe these guys are the only game in town for this type of stuff on the KL.
Prior to signing up here, I had no experience with RRO. I'll admit I didn't research much in the way of reviews before our purchase either. Don't get me wrong, I had read some, but buried my head in the sand a bit to it being a real issue. It is my understanding that there will soon be some other options. I tried VERY hard to get a few other armor/bumper fabricators interested, but they declined. I even considered making my own, but with so many other projects going, a family, job, and website... I "thought" I was saving some time and effort by going ahead with this purchase.

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I installed the RRO bumper with the recommended Warn winch on my wife's TH. I had to grind a lot off the two welded nuts on the driver's side just to get the winch to fit the mounting holes and clear the AC. I also have the gaps between the front plate and the factory bumper. I have about 3/4" on the passenger side and 1/2" on the driver's side. I was going to pull it apart and cut the spacers and bolts but she said it looks OK as it is so I didn't. I may fix it some day but no hurry as I have plenty of other things to do.
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Is it that the spacers are wrong or is it that the space varies from Jeep to Jeep. if it is a fixed space what size should it be?

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Is it that the spacers are wrong or is it that the space varies from Jeep to Jeep. if it is a fixed space what size should it be?
I HIGHLY doubt this variance on the Jeep. It's much more likely it's a combination of the inner bumper structure and spacer length. The bottom line is I could see every one needing to be a bit different.

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Can the original hook bolts still be used for the hooks are do you have to use new ones due to a change in length?

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Can the original hook bolts still be used for the hooks are do you have to use new ones due to a change in length?
The old bolts threaded into a part that stays on the old structure that is removed. They would be a bit too long, but the bigger issue was me not having a nut to go on the metric bolt. Since a run to the hardware store was needed anyway, I just got grade 8 standard bolts that were the correct length.

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Ugh, now I'm sort of worried about doing my install. I can't imagine how they could get the build that bad. Well, unless their jig/tool/dies are worn.
They regularly get many things this wrong and some even worse.

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They regularly get many things this wrong and some even worse.

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The sliders were in good condition, and fit. However, I've noticed one end seems to have been ground or dragged after the finish was put on. I'm going to get them recoated.

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