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The Backbone and winch is supposed to arrive Monday, so I decided I would begin taking off parts I don't need anymore, and some that had to come off anyway. First was the front skidplate, then the D-ring mounts, and finally the bumper and tow hook brackets. I also had made a brace to connect the two tow hook brackets together to help spread the load when being winched.

Here's the brace, if someone wants it you pay shipping and it's yours.


Here it is, all ready for the Backbone.:D
 

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I'm keeping the WP bumper. Detours made a slight modification the Backbone so I can use it. All I have to do is fab up some mounting brackets for the bumper.

Yeah you could say I was bored. A buddy and I were SUPPOSED to go out with our quads today and he backed out.
 

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I'm keeping the WP bumper. Detours made a slight modification the Backbone so I can use it. All I have to do is fab up some mounting brackets for the bumper.

Yeah you could say I was bored. A buddy and I were SUPPOSED to go out with our quads today and he backed out.
What mods did they do? I'm just about saved up for the backbone system. I like the new one with higher d-rings. You think the front skid would work with the backbone? i have the same skid and wondering about this.
 

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What mods did they do? I'm just about saved up for the backbone system. I like the new one with higher d-rings. You think the front skid would work with the backbone? i have the same skid and wondering about this.
The only mods he had to make was to extend the d-ring mounts out 2". A stock bumper sticks out 2-2.5" and the WP bumper I have sticks out 4.5".

I can't see any reason the front skid won't work. I plan on remounting mine back up when I'm done.
 

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What size lift/tires are you running?
According to his sig, he is running "yadda" inch trxus mud terrains and according to my yadda-english conversion book, that means 31". I could be wrong.
 

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yep Kim is on a Rustys 3.5 with 31" Tyres
 

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still have that brace? I'd definitely be able to use it...
 

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still have that brace? I'd definitely be able to use it...
Yep, still here. You're the first to ask about it, so you get first dib's. Like I said, you pay shipping and it's yours. PM me your full address and I'll get you a price.:thumbsup:

BTW, yes the Jeep is sitting at 4" with 31" tires.:(
 

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According to his sig, he is running "yadda" inch trxus mud terrains and according to my yadda-english conversion book, that means 31". I could be wrong.
You funny...that's why I missed you!:cheers:
 

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The Backbone and winch arrived today.:rofl: I can't really do much of a write up on it. The Backbone took about 30 minutes to bolt up. Everything lined up perfectly, and came with all the hardware needed to bolt it up.:thumbsup: You simply tilt the front down to allow the brackets to clear the fender braces, slide it back and install the bolts. I will have to take a die grinder and carbide burr to the two holes on the frame on the passenger side that take the two 1/2-13 bolts to remove some sheet metal that is blocking about half the hole.:confused:

Here is the Backbone bolted up.




Here it is with the winch mounted up. Only problem I had with any of the install was with the two front square nuts that are used to bolt the winch down. I had to grind one edge down some to allow it to go back into the slot in the winch far enough to screw the bolt in. The back two were fine.:confused:




I had added a pair of angles that tie the frame and the radiator support together. The 3/8" bolts supplied with the Backbone are not long enough, so I will have to get some longer bolts. No fault of Detours.

If you don't want, or want to spend the cash on a winch bumper, THIS is the way to go. Hat's off to Mark at Detours!:thumbsup:
 

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Sweet, I like it alot
 

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sweet setup.. i think you shackle mounts are stickin out a little far.. any sideways load will bend them
They gotta stick out far to clear through the factory bumper. I'd use the d-rings for straight pulls and winch for anything at an angle. It'll work great.

Nice pictures and good to see that installed on someone's rig. I can't wait to get mine.
 

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sweet setup.. i think you shackle mounts are stickin out a little far.. any sideways load will bend them

To clarify, Kim's reusing his 'Warrior' bumper with the BackBone, the Warrior bumper protrudes out 2" further, thus the recovery points needed to be extended. We discussed a few options mounting the bumper, one suggestion ammong many was to get some weld in the areas inwhich the recovery protrudes thru the Warrior bumper.

Recovery on a standard BackBone are stubbier....

Looks as if the install went well, looks good! :thumbsup:
 
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