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This thread is under construction, still works just things being added to make it very easy on ya.

Here is how it looks on a 4X8 trailer. ShrockWorks Bumper, MM PE8000 Winch and a Remote for said Winch.



Not what you may get but what I ordered. Bumper, Skid, (2 parts) Shackles I ordered extra, and Decals I order extra (2) Bracket next to shackle is to mount Winch. In my case it was useless and I highly suggest a Winch with internal solenoid I had a few hours trouble with my external because the clearance is not too good. And I done some extra cutting.



On to getting the old trash off.

EDIT 02-07: Dpatton posted detailed Factory bumper removal instructions that are absolutely great here: http://www.thenewx.org/forum/15-how-tos/2314-how-front-stock-bumper-removal.html

These are the only hidden Fasteners. This is a shot laying under looking up at front corners. 3 each side.


This is from side with inner fender pulled back, (You won't hurt it, you cut it anyways)


This hidden screw you will remove and re use later, it will go through the inner fender and into same hole you took it out of and securely hold your inner fender.


Onto the grille, You pop up the center of the fasteners on top, get it loose and then the bottom has some clips that clip into the top of bumper. but they are a lot harder to get at. It was the last thing I did. This is a good tip and may even pay for half your bumper. DON'T hack up your bumper! Like directions say. Take the time to copy the top of it using a stretch of 1X1 X 3'L aluminum angle as seen here. Use it NOT your Bumper, sell that to someone who respects their X. Notice slots for bottom of grille clips. You are basically copying the top of your bumper where the grille plugs in.


Ok more on how that looks later on when we install that part.
Right now you have the front bumper off, the front skid and move over to some prep work on the bumper to break the ice.

If you have a winch, (Hope so hard to install later on.) Install that now.
This winch and bumper with fog lamps weighs in at 195 lbs.



I use this trick, (Above Picture) it's that sticky stuff found in dollar store that hangs up posters, you put your washer and nut in, put in the bolt and snug, then stuff the hole with that stuff, it will hold the nut and washer in place during assembly and keep water out of there for easy disassembly when you burn up your winch running it too long.

Kinda how we ran the winch wires, before we neaten it up and zip tie.
I suggest you run the remote plug to the drivers side, and the cables have to go to the battery, there is a nice hole below the headlamp for that.


I surely hope you spring for the extra bucks and order your Fog lamp kit from Yournissanparts.com. Comes with everything you need, You have had enough time to have installed the fog lamp switch (Stalk on column) prior to getting your bumper I hope. Here is a picture of what you get.


Look up! The top two parts are as ready to install on the bumper, the bottom light is how it comes from factory, you remove that one part and make it look as top one and then. Install, below is pictured in order as they go on bumper, !st is the ring Shrockworks supplied! Then your light minus the part you took off, going on with the adjustment screw towards BOTTOM of bumper. Next the Bolts shrockworks gave you go in from under up with the nuts going on facing the Rear of the vehicle as bumper installed on X. Snug em down, Done!


Installed correctly.


About the last thing you do is plug these in ok?


This is what it looks like looking up after you have secured top of grille, clipped bottom into Aluminum angle, lined it up with headlamps as guide and drilled holes into angle from bottom up and secured with same fastener that was there to begin with. (See round thing with center that pops up just as on top) Do all 4 this way.


If you have fog lamps Now is the time. On the right you see a factory foglamp. SHROCKWORKS provides the ring on the bottom left and the bolts to secure. You need to remove 4 screws and dump that thingamagig at the top #20 Torx needed. You then put the ring to the bumper surface aligning with the holes THEN install fog lamp with the adjustment knob to the bottom of bumper, glass to front, then put bolts in with nuts to the rear, snug up nuts , use Blue threadlocker. I reccomend removing laps with a twisty, DON't Touch the glass but set aside so if you whack em, your lamps don't break. You can easily install lamps after bumper is mounted. DON'T touch the glass!

If you do, clean it with alcohol to remove oil from skin.


Now you loosen front stabilizer bar and put this bracket under it and secure. Real Easy.


Gee I was so busy I forgot to take a picture of how I got bumper on. I used a 2 in ratchet strap, tossed it over a rafter and hooked it to the shackles and lifted bumper (With Winch) into position, a floor jack topped off with an ammo box as a spacer tipped it right into place to loosely bolt up.


Next part is easy, just install the skid, you can't mess it up. Now, using jack, line it all up and crank it all down.

Now you will notice you have some extra inner fender well to get rid of, Mark it off, I used a cutting tool to detach it, the heat keeps it smooth and looking factory, plus it is easy!


Now then, in OHIO you must have a front plate, It looked SICK on top of Roller. So, I used old bracket and this run of metal with holes in, fastened it to bracket with stove bolts and as you can see here, when you draw the winch up it sucks license bracket into place to cover winch roller. Nifty eh? Average crook don't even know it is there! Easy to re attach hook for a pull.


This is what you will have left over. A unmolested bumper ready for local body shop sale or e bay, Interior and exterior, Skid, corner brackets, what you chopped off of inner fenders, old recover hook, and the fasteners.


This is the old way to mount your Shackles, sloppy, noisy, it will do.


This is the quiet no rub MC way! I used 3 glad hand grommets two black and one red for color. Same as my o ring trick, you get the idea! Crank it on and it stays where you put it! No Rattles! And makes it impossible to get off without a tool.


And this is what it looks like after install.


Here it is after I installed a section of a plastic notebook to cover the Cable peep hole. Using some blk plastic fasteners. And with some driving lights, I went with these so as not to block air flow to the radiator. I tow alot.



Shot of oil filter access with skid installed.


All Done! All lights installed.


Added: Save the bumper 1x1 angle instructions.
The bumper is a real good template, I cut like 3 slots in one side of angle so it makes the bends, (Contour) and then when it sat pretty flat on slots I used a scratch Owl to make precise marks, BUT when you cut, you use the center of the with of the 1" ....that will put you slightly ABOVE the marks you made. (Because something gets in the way when marking.) Use a drill on both ends center, then cut out center with a saw, and then I used a dremel tool and file to polish it up so it don't cut anyone servicing it. To install, you snap it into grille 1st, Install top of grille, have someone line it up to headlamps while you drill new holes for the push pin fasteners from underside going up... using existing holes as a guide. Drill one, install one do ends first, then centers.


Not done yet at all. I guess I have to get some fog lamps, driving lamps, mount my Air horn, you get the idea! As always, I will update as I go! So if you do this install check back just prior to and see if I added anything! At least you know a LOT more than I did before you begin and know what to expect. Not just a "Look at my bumper!" post.

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Looks good.

The three bolts holding the bumper to the fender is what had me stumped for a few minutes. Everything else was simple.
 

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Most my trouble was winch related. Would have been a snap without that! And I think you were the one that tipped me off to the hidden screws on the corners. That would be a stumper if no one gives ya a heads up.
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My winch will be going in next week I hope (waiting for the sythetic rope). It's an integrated noid so it shouldn't be too hard (I hope).
 

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Looks great man! Wish I could do that kinda stuff, but parts cost too much for me to consider doing that stuff.
 

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Looks really great. Glad that you got it. I'm going to have to wait on doing mine. I think I'm going to order both the front and rear bumpers at the same time. :D
 

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looks good. I like the use of the ammo box.

Instead of hacking the orginal fender you used a piece of angled aluminum and made a backer to match? Hmmm. Need to hit up the hardware store.
 

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MC

Great Job! And just so the folks don't get confused looking at your pix, and referencing Jim's instructions, there is a step where you cut down some sheet metal on the old bumper to make room for your winch.

I like how yu saved the old bumper. Mine went into the trash.
 

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Ah crap you have 1 upped me! It is going to be awhile before I can get the front bumper w/ winch. Looks great though! Nice install, and good instructions.
 

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Yea, I am going to have to slow down on the Mods eh? My wife is down to 90 lbs. He hee!

After some driving with it on, I do say that you will notice the weight. You best have something to deal with it. A lift and rear shocks.
The weight of the rear bumper I suppose will REALLY balance it out.

Someone on VAXC noticed front dive and rear bounce after install. I don't get any of that. I credit that to the Pro Comp Ajustable shocks. I turned them down to 1 and got what Robert discribed, but when I went to # 3 it has same feel as front. (Switch back to NO. 1 when I get rear bumper.

I did not really want fog lamp holes, but somehow I got em (Standard?) so now I guess I have to spring for fog lamps and hot wire that $60 switch. I refuse to pay that much for like a $6 switch.

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USMC XTERRA said:
Yea, I am going to have to slow down on the Mods eh? My wife is down to 90 lbs. He hee!

After some driving with it on, I do say that you will notice the weight. You best have something to deal with it. A lift and rear shocks.
The weight of the rear bumper I suppose will REALLY balance it out.
I can see the justification now to the Mrs. Honey I need a lift because I bought a shrock bumper. Her response. Live with a-hole.
 

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MC do you have a Nissan hood ornament sticking up over your bumper?
 

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USMC XTERRA said:
B Slater said:
MC do you have a Nissan hood ornament sticking up over your bumper?
Whoaaaaaooo! Don't contact the optometrist! That IS a Nissan Hood ordament on my hood! BLING! :toothy7:

MC
Ground effect lighting next??? :bom:
 

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Next is the neon No AC Parts sign in the rear window.
 

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B Slater said:
Next is the neon No AC Parts sign in the rear window.
1st I tried to make it a big suprise about me getting my Bumper and now you blow this for me to Slate! Geeeeeezzzzzz! No secrets with you!
May as well ask..... What color Neon show us best with the tint?
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Bright Pink! Your favorite!
 

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May as well ask..... What color Neon show us best with the tint?
MC
Just make sure it matches the rest of your neon...
 
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