What to Expect from the Bumper and Winch InstallAs you can see from the video the host talks about a few hiccups and things to expect as you do an install like this on your own. First of all, if you plan on doing both the winch and bumper, you'll want to install the winch before putting the bumper onto the front side of the Jeep. You'll avoid having to take the entire bumper back off. Second, removing the stock bumper may require an extension on your ratchet to get into the right position to get some of the bolts off. Third, removing the fog lights from the front stock bumper may be a little tricky. Make sure you listen to his explanation to avoid some of the snags he encountered. Fourth, the bumper/winch combination adds around 80-100lbs. to the front end of the vehicle. You'll need to plan for adding a couple 3/4" coil spacers to compensate for the resulting droop. This means you're going to need a couple of sturdy lift jacks to to get under the vehicle. The rear bumper is pretty straight forward and doens't take nearly as much time or effort as the front when you're adding a winch to it. What did you think about the mounting process? ARe there any tips you'd give to someone doing this for the first time? Tell us in comments!
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