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Looks great

I think poster is hinting at Perhaps a Video, or series of Pics with description of disassembly, and installation, comments on problems
with fit (if any)

Great project I think all will be interested in seeing the progression of this modification

Finished product looks very well built :10:

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That thing looks stout! Very nice. I like the inclusive bits.

Do you have a link to the product page? I am very interested in this as I prefer full size spares.
Makes sense, I am hoping to get it on today. Then tomorrow afternoon cut and trim the rear plastic bumper. Might leave the wiring for another day since it's going to be raining all weekend.

The guy that makes them I found on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/flat4x4/?hl=en
Currently working on a website, but he has been bust making these.

The quality is very good, I can tell he takes pride in his work!
 

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Very interesting.

But I have two questions:

Is the sight to the rear hampered by an installed spare tire, especially in the inside mirror?

Is it allowed in the USA generally or in several states to install such bumper without a mandatory technical approval?
 

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Very interesting.

But I have two questions:

Is the sight to the rear hampered by an installed spare tire, especially in the inside mirror?

Is it allowed in the USA generally or in several states to install such bumper without a mandatory technical approval?
Of course the spare tire will be in the way, but it won't take up the whole back glass.

All aftermarket parts don't usually have technical approval. Plenty of people build a backyard front or rear bumper just for themselves.
 

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Ryno, really interesting! I see he is also moving along on a front bumper. Plus he is getting interest/feedback from some of the OverlandBound forum community. Keep us posted on your install, progress and impressions. And thanks for posting this.
 

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That looks pretty sweet! Is it super heavy like the jeep bumpers are, or is it aluminum and pretty light? You'll have to post pics for how your suspension handles the weight
 

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That looks pretty sweet! Is it super heavy like the jeep bumpers are, or is it aluminum and pretty light? You'll have to post pics for how your suspension handles the weight
I have no clue how heavy Jeep bumpers are, but this one weights 50lbs without the tire carrier, so maybe add another 30lbs for that.
 

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Plastic bumper was measured and cut. I cut it a little long, so now I have to go back and trim it to fit. Ran out of daylight last night, so will be finishing up the trimming today!

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Removed crash bar:

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Time to cut:

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Bumper mounted up. A few things left to do:

- trim plastic bumper to fit
- wire reverse lights
- license plate illumination
- mount tire swing out carrier

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One minor issue: the tire carrier wasn't built for my offset wheel, which is +35mm. I think we decided to use a spacer to make it work

Tire is leaning on the supports:

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This causes the wheel not to sit flush with the plate it gets mounted to:

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