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lgottler
October 12th, 2006, 08:01 PM
OK, who on earth can figure these out without instructions? I bought some brackets 4+ years ago for our 98 Cherokee and I looked, can't figure out which way is up!!! No idea who made them. Rusty's comes to mind...

Anyways, do you have to basically remove the front bumper to bolt the stupid things on???

LUcas

GreyBeard
October 12th, 2006, 08:32 PM
I added the factory brackets and hooks on my XJ. You definitely have to take the bumper all the way off. The brackets fit back along the structure to get something to grab onto.
If you pull much on the original bumper, it just comes right off. I've watched it happen.

I'll look this weekend to see if I have any instructions. If have the '95 XJ factory service manual, and I think that covers it.

MuddyPaws
October 13th, 2006, 09:34 PM
Yup...bumper has to come off. Have fun. :monkeydance:

Jarhead
October 14th, 2006, 12:04 AM
<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(MuddyPaws &#064; Oct 13 2006, 09&#58;34 PM) 18900</div>

Yup...bumper has to come off. Have fun. :monkeydance:
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Again, it must be nice to have a Pit Crew full of High School kids... :wub:

lgottler
October 14th, 2006, 07:24 AM
Well, maybe its better in the long run. I need to replace the sway bar bushings on the frame side as well, also put on that disconnect kit too, maybe more room will be easier anyways...

Lucas

RockyTop
October 14th, 2006, 08:52 AM
<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(MuddyPaws &#064; Oct 13 2006, 09&#58;34 PM) 18900</div>
Yup...bumper has to come off. Have fun. :monkeydance: [/b]

:hysterical:

MuddyPaws
October 14th, 2006, 10:51 AM
Hey, I had to do my own bumper pull on my XJ.

RockyTop
October 14th, 2006, 01:43 PM
<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(MuddyPaws &#064; Oct 14 2006, 10&#58;51 AM) 18921</div>
Hey, I had to do my own bumper pull on my XJ. [/b]

I deem this now necessary "for the kids&#39; edjumacation they must perform the task", while Pawz "Supervises". :monkeydance:

Kixx007
October 14th, 2006, 04:44 PM
I&#39;ll be in chesterfield tonight if you need a hand with anything.. I&#39;ll most likely be drinking beer and watching my buddy renovate his garage.. let me know if you need a hand.

lgottler
October 14th, 2006, 06:19 PM
I&#39;m going to try and tackle it on Monday after work at the shop. This weekend is facia/soffit, garage door facia, trench digging, conduit gluing... thanks thou&#33;

Lucas

MuddyPaws
October 14th, 2006, 06:52 PM
Bring it up here....my little :monkeydance: :monkeydance: :monkeydance: will do it for you.



:lmao: :lmao: :lmao:

GreyBeard
October 15th, 2006, 03:39 PM
Using Google, I found some links for Rusty&#39;s and C4X4 hook installation writeups.
Here is the Rusty&#39;s one http://www.off-road.com/jeep/cherokee/99/0...or2/armor2.html (http://www.off-road.com/jeep/cherokee/99/06_jun/armor2/armor2.html)
They do show the factory bracket so you can see how all of that fits together, if you happen to have the factory one. The factory one bolts to the outside of the "frame rail" and then supports the bumper and the tow hook. There is an additional strap on the factory one for each side that doesn&#39;t show in the photo.
Here is the one for C4x4 hardware http://www.fm2cd.com/98XJ/C4x4TowHooks.htm


If you want the pages from the FSM, let me know. I can copy them and drop them in the envelope with the DOA CD that I have yet to mail.

Hey - when you pull the bumper, don&#39;t forget to unplug the vacuum lines from the vacuum reservoir. You will want to keep the reservoir and plug it back in as the last thing.

lgottler
October 16th, 2006, 09:09 AM
Cool, thanks&#33;

lgottler
October 16th, 2006, 07:06 PM
OK, ended up being a typical "Bolt-On" Jeep accessory. No real problems arose except for the first step. Only needed the welder once....no four times, the torch only a few times and the grinder, saw, cut-off wheel, new bolts, a hacksaw, and some bandaids. So, no real problems.

Article will be in the Boondocker...

Lucas

99XJer
October 19th, 2006, 10:12 PM
<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(lgottler &#064; Oct 16 2006, 09&#58;06 PM) 19022</div>

OK, ended up being a typical "Bolt-On" Jeep accessory. No real problems arose except for the first step. Only needed the welder once....no four times, the torch only a few times and the grinder, saw, cut-off wheel, new bolts, a hacksaw, and some bandaids. So, no real problems.

Article will be in the Boondocker...

Lucas
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OK... looks like I&#39;ll have to try this.

Will any Jeep dealer have this? How about price?