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Can you post a pic of the light bar turned on please ;)
Yup, here is what it looks like at 5:00 AM

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Next to the mod, bumper and winch!

The bumper is Rough Country's Full Led Bumper.
The winch is also a Rough Country 12000LB Winch.
A small thing that really was a nice touch was the Rough Country Fairlead License Plate Mount.

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Overall, super impressed. I love the look of it, and along with the 50" LED Bar on the hood, this thing lights up the world in front of me like none other.

The install I will admit was a very poor design for the bolts and nuts connecting the bumper to the frame. When they used that method, I hope it has some engineering purpose because if you try this you will immediately see what I mean.
 
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Well I took the plunge and went to the dealer, special ordered 1, yes 1, OEM rim from Mopar. I searched and could not come up with one, had two tire shops try to find one and the Jeep dealer had to special order it in. So, 5th rotation is a go!

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Side note if anyone pulls this up: Rubicon Spare Tire TPMS included?

No.

I bought a Rubicon, reasons are my own, and thought the spare had it's own TPMS as I was under the impression they handled full rotations - thought my dealer said that - not a huge butt hurt issue.

But the 5th does NOT contain a TPMS sensor - the dealer put one in ($75) so all worked out well.

Read multiple forums that said it came with it, but alas it did not.

Nitto Ridge Grappler 35" on Stock Rubicon OEM Wheels.
 
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Followed some leads online and created a system to lift my hard top panels with a hoist using two bike pulleys.

One modification I plan go make is use some sort of hook with a clip for the front eye holes.

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I forgot to add my own thoughts on the K02's vs Nitto Ridge Grapplers..

I had the K02's for around 10,000 miles (4,500 - 10,500).

Most of winter I had the K02's and I felt as though there were of lesser value than the Falken MT's when driving in Snow..

Having had Nitto Ridge Grapplers in the past, I knew what the domination of driving in snow felt like, and the K02's did not suffice..

So, I have to say I'm super pumped to have Nitto's again and excited about winter.

Just my $.02.
 

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Oh...and I really like the idea of having the bikes hanging over the bed! If only I had room in the garage for G.G.! It was room for a sliding table saw or my vehicle. The saw won!
 

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I put a rough country front bumper on mine too... totally get what you mean. I think I learned a few new curse words during that install.
 

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