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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 10-28-2016, 05:59 PM Thread Starter
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XJ Smitty built bumper on Commander

You read right, I put a XJ Smittybuilt winch bumper on the Commander, I have also done a Daystar spacer kit and made room for Maxxis bighorn 285/70/17's by massaging the wheel wells and putting inch and 3/4 wheel spacers on them. I also put a Smitty Built 10 K winch on for the pulling power. I am just getting started... Pics to come!
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Looks Good,How is the bumper held on to the front of the XK did you make brackets or is it welded on to the front of the frame?

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Hero of the month!


I totally walked away from this idea without even giving it a go. The width looks perfect on it!

Can you send some pictures of a profile? I bet it can be cut a bit and ride up higher to meet the body better possibly... Also, if we use the hidden winch mount frame crossmember to enable the closer fit.


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Coming soon: Nitro gear 4:10, 50" LED bar, catch can, SA hidden front winch mount, 4XGuard brush guard, Stage 2 Mopar kit for 5.7L.
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Inferno, the kit comes with plates that the XJ needs to mount the bumper on the inside of the frame of the XJ. I persuaded the plates with a hammer in between the core support I have drilled through the frame and have 8 grade 8 bolts holding it in and yes the width is perfect.

Dave, to get the bumper as close I could I took out the cross member, I was going to bolt the bumper to the cross member but the bumper was 8 inches infront of the lights .. didn't like the look so out cane the saws all. heres the rub the commanders frame is 1 3/4 wider thane the XJ so I had to split the frame on the seam all the way down frame where the crossmember was to the core support. but stock sucks modify it!

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I wonder what the cost difference is when buying a prefab bumper like this as opposed to making a new one?

The XJ bumpers have dropped in price and really it is just metal so we can cut it up and just weld it back.

I may end up going this route and then purchase the rear bumper from WAM with the tire kit installed.

Also, to clean up the protection, just install a front guard from 4XGuard or something to protect all the open space...

much to ponder from your amazing build!

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Very nice.

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OME HD springs on order and I am going to show you the AC line mod I did to have no rubbing on the 285/70/17's. The weight of the bumper/winch has lowered the front end back to stock ride height this doesn't work for me..Pics to come! Also next year I am going to put on an Smittybuilt Rear bumper with tire carrier and Titan Fuel tank.
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