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UPDATE 08 08 06:
These directions are still fine, however There is now a easier way to lock the hi lift to the holder, just a plain old bike lock If I see one I'll post a picture. All my other ways of locking things is right on. This bumper is rock solid must have recovery equipment!

Ok Here's, SHROCKWORKS Rear Bumper Install by MC

The no bull directions. You can handle this one by yourself I am sure. I did.

Ok - 1st, Make sure you have all the parts.
Then, park and block and remove the wires for the license plate light and trailer harness if equipped.
Next, remove all the bolts that hold it in, (As pictured) You will put back and leave loose the one I am pointing to in this picture.
SHROCKWORKS was thinking enough to have it so the bumper will slide onto this bolt so you do not need to hold it up.


You see these two buggers? They are on the frame above the tire, If you have the tire rack remove them before you loose them.
Pictured after removed.


Now, take em, clean em and install them on the edge of the bumper as pictured here, Makes it look clean and adds a sealed look,
plus, when you ditch your X and make it stock again, you'll know where they are.
I am showing one installed in this picture so you can tell where it goes, No need to modify it at all. Just center it.


The Bumper installed and in action.


More tips;
Check the bolt that holds the tire rack before you lube it up. Mine required some air tool trimming of the powder coat to let bolt pass through. You want a tight fit so trim easy.
The thing with the chain that lowers and raises the spare tire is easily removed, so take it off! Two bolts.
Don't worry too much about the alignment of the tire carrier latch until you get the weight of the tire on it. Then align it.
(align it how it will be used)
The hole where the pin goes through the hitch is kind of a tight clearance, my Hitch lock did not work. But I found that a Master Lock Swivel Head Receiver Lock pin worked. PN 2866DAT Pictured here:


And no this fancy lettering does not come with the tire rack!


I suggest ordering yours with an Ant mount and a Hi Lift mount. You WILL use them someday.

All this can be seen in picture following this text:
When mounting the hi Lift, use rubber washers of suitable size to keep tension on the wing nuts, and keep from having a metal to metal rub. I used my Glad hand washers, (Used ones) I hear the plumbing dept has similar washers used for toilets. I also took the top Bolt, ground it down with a cut off tool and then drilled a hole into it and found a lock that would fit. This makes it a LOCKING Hi Lift Jack holder for those with sticky fingers. I also bought a Larin Hi Lift Jack, Really a Larin Because it's cheapo and no one really wants it. $38 bucks at Farm store And notice the neat clip that holds Jack handle closer to the jack and AWAY from your rear window. (Check wiper clearance if using a Hi Lift handle keeper.) Location location location.


I love the looks, and the quality/fit of the bumper. TOPS! I gained a massive amount of clearance! My hitch used to dreadfully drag. The Tire rack opens and closes very easily and has a locking latch!


This mod opened up a gigantic hole where the spare was for me to mount an aux air tank! Yippeee! Noticed in this pic, but what I want you to look at is The location of the plug, the two holes to left is where it is supposed to be. I thought it would tug on my Trailer wires on a right turn, so I moved it closer to the center. I also cut some part off the back of the plug to get it to fit in the bracket as pictured. It kept the wire going to the left instead of the right and allowed me to move it even more to center.


To close up,
The gain in clearance required me to buy a 6" drop hitch, and fab up an extension male to female for my light cords to reach. (pictured) And I used the supplied Jack foot pin as a key ring to keep a spare set of keys for everything, I store this under the seat.



UPDATE 08 22 06:
And here is my special low buck Shrockworks tire rack tire lock.
Problem was, No 5 lock set available from McGuard. So I keep what I have.
Then I get an idea, I saw a trailer coupler lock at Wal Mart for like $7.


I drill a hole in one of the spare blanks the size of the lock pin. Paint it and put the lock through.
As you can see here, much better than a wheel lock, you can't grab this, and it only will spin, not turn off.


Here is the back side as locked. Once you put the rubber washers on, it's tight, and it's well protected from weather by
the wheel, and there is no way anyone is going to want to fight it with the tire rack locked closed. I think i have got something here!
Can be used for other things I am sure! Now I'm all LOCKED and all SHROCKED!


Same deal shown below, but with matching Mag wheel and 3 McGuard locks and my special lock. Can't even get at it on this wheel.


And how it looks all mounted on the rear!



As always 100% worth it, And great support from Shrockworks.
Now you have all the info to attack your install much more prepared than I was. If Jim changes any of this, PM so I can update directions. This was a 1st run Bumper.

Problems are just incomplete solutions.

MC
 

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Looks good MC.

I ended up just using a Zip Tie to hold the hi-lift handle.

Did you get the gate open pin yet? When I talked with Jim he said he owes them to a few people, but I have not seen mine yet.
 

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I'll be looking for that clip at stores near me it is cool. I thought of a zip tie but was looking for re-use. That little bungee works good.

Nope, No T handle yet. Waiting on that and some shackles.

Hope it's not that long a wait, but I really don't miss it. I don't use that door much anymore, I go through the rear side doors.

MC
 

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SHROCKWORKS REAR BUMPER Install by MC Updated 6 29 06

I just finished the install of my rear bumper.
Thanks to MC for some great assistance.

Jim, at Shrockworks, advises that the hold-open pin has been eliminated on current rear bumpers. I called because my instructions showed the pin.
Also, my fourth bolt on the bracket didn't line up ? ( At All ? )
Stock bumper only used three bolts anyway.
Looks Great, I used the Extreme Hi-Lift and the handle holder did work.
( Pricey Yes ! But, I liked the color and the anodizing ,,it matches ! )
I also substituted Stainless Steel for most of the nuts and bolts that Jim sent. I live close to the Ocean.
Thanks to all for Great Product and Great Assistance !

Jim B
 

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Question - what is the weight of the bumper like (NOT including the spare carrier and other accessories) compared to the stocker? Also, is moving the spare from underneath the X a move to open up more space and/or make the spare more accessible, or more of an attempt to prevent it from being the lowest-hanging item behind the rear wheels once the tow hitch is removed?

I've got sliders and skids right now, and although I'm not doing any nasty rock crawling, I'm really just interested in the protection factor of the Shrock stuff. That being said, I'm trying not to add unnecessary weight to my X.
 

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What wheels do you have?
 

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Attempting my install, and of course, it is not going smoothly. The 3/4 or 19mm bolts that connect the stock bumper will not loosen. I have a 6 point socket and it is starting to slip and Im at the very beginning of stripping the bolt heads.

Any advice? I even got a large breaker bar because a little socket wrench has no chance for this task.

Help ASAP

Thanks

My X is 15 months old and its been on roads only.
 

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Attempting my install, and of course, it is not going smoothly. The 3/4 or 19mm bolts that connect the stock bumper will not loosen. I have a 6 point socket and it is starting to slip and Im at the very beginning of stripping the bolt heads.

Any advice? I even got a large breaker bar because a little socket wrench has no chance for this task.

Help ASAP

Thanks

My X is 15 months old and its been on roads only.
If you are using a 6-pt. impact socket, then that bolt head will not round off... there's nowhere for the deformed metal to go in a 6-pt socket (if its the right size).
 

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Thanks guys. I just got the new one bolted on. Borrowed a six point Snap-on socket from my neighbor. The Snap-on socket on my breaker bar took all six bolts out. I was originally using a Craftsman 6 point socket.

Gotta love Snap-on tools.

The nuts are welded to the frame.

Bumper installled

Thanks again

Rich
 

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"The 3/4 or 19mm bolts that connect the stock bumper will not loosen"

Spray with WD40 once or twice a day for a few days before the install. Even then they take some force to remove.
 
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