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post #1 of (permalink) Old 06-05-2001, 05:13 PM
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What bumpers on a TJ with a winch?

I've got a 98 TJ with a warn 8000lb winch, can I use any aftermaket tube bumpers with this setup or do I have to stick with a flat style bumper? Also had anyone had a problem with the rail that the 4wd lever is mounted on vibrating? It doesn't look like there would be a way to tighten this up. Its loose where the rail conects to the body.

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post #2 of (permalink) Old 06-05-2001, 09:49 PM
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Re: What bumpers on a TJ with a winch?

We put a Warn X9000 on my brothers TJ with a after market Double tube bumper, but had to extend the mounting brackets out on the bumper to clear the winch. We later built a flat rock crawler type bumper and fitted it on the TJ. I probably have some pics if you would like to see it.

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Re: What bumpers on a TJ with a winch?

Is your TJ lifted. I have the same problem with mine but i have a 4" superlift. According to the superlift instructions we had to drill out a bigger whole or something like that for the bracket under the transmission tunnel. I haven't checked into fixing the problem. It just doesn't bother me that much and doesn't shake too much. 4wd still works fine.

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Re: What bumpers on a TJ with a winch?

I saw an article on http://www.jpmagazine.com that describes buiding a winch bumper, maybe there are some helpfule hints in there you can use.

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Re: What bumpers on a TJ with a winch?

What's a TJ?

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Re: What bumpers on a TJ with a winch?

I had the same problem with the 4x4 lever. I took it in to the dealer and they replaced a bushing which cured the problem. Although they created a new problem-it was difficult to shift into and out of 4 wheel drive. I lived with it for a year just thinking that the bushing was tight and would eventually loosen up. I finally noticed that they put the rod that goes to the t-case shift fork on backwards!!!! The rod has a flat spot that clears the t-case since there is little clearance. It was on backwards and rubbing on the case. I would rather work on my Jeep myself than take it to the dealer. Rick

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Re: What bumpers on a TJ with a winch?

Hey. Hey, Hey, I would have laughed at that a month ago.... but now I own one 'o them thar "T"iny "J"eeps....[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/smile.gif[/img]

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Re: What bumpers on a TJ with a winch?

Have you seen Olympic 4x4s winch bumper? The winch sits down between the frame rails and the failead sticks out the front of the bumber. Looks like a very beefy setup and well made.

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post #9 of (permalink) Old 06-06-2001, 08:05 PM
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Re: What bumpers on a TJ with a winch?

Thanks for the info, I've already got a warn winch and mounting plate just wondering what aftermarket bumpers would fit. Anyway I found a TSB for the Vibrating 4wd lever and am bringing it down to my local dealer to see if the can fix it or not, No I don't have much faith in them.

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