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Exploring XLT

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Two inch receiver for my winch, made out of 4" channel with 1/4" top plate and top edge, brush bar is 2" steel tubing.
 



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Old OEM plastic bumper cracked and rattled. Built this for better clearance on the trail. 2"x.120" tubing, 3/16" plate, receiver. Don't look close, --hadn't welded much since jr high, lol.
 

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Here’s my bumpers. Front is a weld it together kit from a XJ. Rear is custom built with .120 1.75 DOM tubing. Thinking of redoing the front bumper…

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Front bumper looks good. Why did you make the loop so long for the tire carrier? Maybe planning on adding a gas can? It's too long in my opinion. The shorter the lengths, the stronger it will be. The tire is heavy and the wiggle while going down the road can cause it to fail. You gusseted the heck out of the mount, but not the tube.
 






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I left room for the tag mount, a drop table and jerry can mounts. Also, the tire is mounted closer to the swing so the weight is on that side and not in the center and when it’s latched there is a center support that the “weight” rest on.. not the latch or swing. It’s doesn’t wiggle much at all and doesn’t sag when open.
 






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I left room for the tag mount, a drop table and jerry can mounts. Also, the tire is mounted closer to the swing so the weight is on that side and not in the center and when it’s latched there is a center support that the “weight” rest on.. not the latch or swing. It’s doesn’t wiggle much at all and doesn’t sag when open.
OK, cool. I would add a gusset at the other end, maybe join the down tube and the latch point so it doesn't want to crack there. I have never seen anyone use two rod ends for a tire carrier, I like that.
 






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While I can't take credit for the design, or the cutting, or the welding... (Ok, I didn't make it myself, lol) I did paint it myself! :)
Gotta give credit to RockRanger for all the hard work and to Matt (Local Welder) for the assembly. Still I think it counts as a custom bumper.
I think its one of the very few bumpers on here that isn't painted black! :)

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Only Downside is, with the body lift and the better clearance bumper, it sure exposes the Crossmember. I've got a skid plate on order to fix that issue however.
 






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Only Downside is, with the body lift and the better clearance bumper, it sure exposes the Crossmember. I've got a skid plate on order to fix that issue however.
That cross member is stout, you would have to hit it with something hard to move at speed to do any real damage.

I really like that Rock Ranger designed bumper.
 






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True, but there are some BIG, firmly planted rocks out here in AZ!
 






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True, but there are some BIG, firmly planted rocks out here in AZ!
That reminds me of how long time member Diff Wack Daddy got his name. He was cruising along a wash near Truckhaven Hills, California, when he center punched a large rock, most of which was buried. It bent his driver side beam so bad it pulled the bolts out of the diff housing. He ran his winch line to my front bumper with a snatch block and back to the beam to pull it back sort of straight. Had to have another Explorer tie off onto my rear bumper to keep it in place. I think he went with a solid front axle shortly after.
 






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LoL and THAT'S why I want the Skid Plate! 😆
 






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