I’m a complete novice at all things mechanical...and I was advised not to.
In fact I took my time, did it real slow and careful, made sure I had all the tools etc I needed.
The installation guide is really, really good.
Overall, there was nothing problematic and I think the loops look great.
@Maximus-3 , thanks for the reply. I was bummed by the chips, but it wasn't a big deal. Advance Auto had paint that matched perfectly for $10.79 and I had primer at my house. I sanded the chips, primed them, and got them painted while I was removing the bumper and taking measurements.@dgreen1069 thanks for posting about your experience. Sorry that your parts showed up chipped, we would swap them out. Reach out to us and we will take care of you. We designed the tow loops around the factory steel bumper, but we are glad to see people are adopting them to the plastic bumper.
Nothing to be ashamed about...some people have big skid-plates, some are smaller.My loops came very well wrapped in bubble wrap and cardboard. Quite impressed by that.
The only difference I found was that the skid pan I have is a little smaller than that in the instructions. But there weren’t any issues and cutting it was easy.
I used two coats of black vehicle paint...the anti rust kind that doesn’t need a base paint, on the metal where I cut it.
I used a jigsaw with a hard metal cutter, and a rotary blade on an angle grinder. Plus a 1.5” metal hole cutter ... that’s listed on the installation sheet. I’ve never done anything like this before, but the instructions are clear. Read them several times and be prepared. Rubicon steel bumper and skid pan.Thinking of adding this in the spring.
What is the best tool for cutting the bumper/plate ?
I want to make sure i don't end up with something that looks like crap. The gauge of what needs to be cut looks pretty thick.