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RGS Bumper #873894 03/07/08 10:32 PM
Joined: Oct 2006
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Iron Offline OP
Rock Warrior
Just want to give Dave a big thumbs up on his RGS Front Bumpers.

I recieved mine yesterday, it is solid, well built and well laidout. I'm a machinist and have seen my share of half arsed projects and my share of top of the line quality work, Daves bumper definatly falls into the second catogory! smile

I swung by work at lunch today (in school again for a few months) to pick up the paint I'll be using, and showed the guys, they were fully impressed which takes some doing!

I plan on painting the bumper black after a few coats of POR-15, but after the first coat of POR-15 which is silver the bumper looks so good I may just leave it silver!

I'll post pictures over the weekend. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/kewl.gif" alt="" />


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Re: RGS Bumper [Re: Iron] #873895 03/08/08 07:33 PM
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homerdog Offline
Mudrunner
Cool, I just ordered one from Dave the other day. Can't wait till it gets here. He's going to paint it black for me, maybe I should have him hold off on painting it until I see how your's looks silver. I was also thinking about getting it powder coated instead. There's a guy not to far from me that does a great job with powder coats.

Last edited by homerdog; 03/08/08 07:35 PM.
Re: RGS Bumper [Re: homerdog] #873896 03/09/08 12:22 AM
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Iron Offline OP
Rock Warrior
I thought about the powder coating as well but went with some POR-15 anti rust armor a Black roll bar paint. POR-15 is tricky to paint on once dry, you have to paint it when it slightly tacky but it won't rust. I went with a two-tone black and silver.

Now if only I could get the old one off!


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Re: RGS Bumper [Re: Iron] #873897 03/09/08 01:20 AM
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bombardj1 Offline
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it will be 3 toned after it get's bugged juiced, maybe even 4 toned depending what type of bug's you have in your area <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/lol.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/lol.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/lol.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/lol.gif" alt="" /> they show up real good on sliver <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/butwiggle.gif" alt="" />

Last edited by bombardj1; 03/09/08 01:21 AM.
Re: RGS Bumper [Re: bombardj1] #873898 03/09/08 01:32 AM
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Everet Offline
Body Damage is Cool
Looks good!!

Dave looks like he did a real good job on it.

How does it attach? and how thick is the material? Was wondering if the winch is bolted directly to the bumper also?

Let's see a write up with pics on how it attaches and finished product on your rig.

Everet <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/patriot.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/cheers.gif" alt="" />


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Re: RGS Bumper [Re: Everet] #873899 03/09/08 03:53 AM
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Iron Offline OP
Rock Warrior
Quote

Let's see a write up with pics on how it attaches and finished product on your rig.

Everet <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/patriot.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/cheers.gif" alt="" />


Great more homework! lol! <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/nana.gif" alt="" /> Like I don't have enough!

As soon as I can get the old bumper off I'll take more pictures then post a more informative thread, all I can say now is make sure you have plenty of penetrating oil, I spent an afternoon wrestling with the old bumper but gave up after I removed the light bar, it only took 1 1/2 hours to remove 2 bolts. So I went in and had a beer, and checked up on how to remove the bumper without first hitting a deer!

<img src="/forums/images/graemlins/cheers.gif" alt="" />

According to KIA there are 24 more bolts to remove, so I had another beer, I'll tackle this tomorrow or next weekend!


1.
Remove the two lower clips from the forward part of the left front mud guard. Grasp the lower edge of the mud guard and pull it back toward the tire. Wedge it against the tire to expose the forward part of the wheel well.

2.
Repeat for the right side.
3.
Remove one bolt from the top of the left side of the bumper. (bolt #1)

4.
Repeat for the right side.(bolt #2)
5.
Remove one bolt from the bumper side bracket.(bolt #3)

6.
Repeat for the right side.(bolt #4)
7.
Remove three nuts to remove the left side bumper stay. (#5,6,7)
8.
Repeat for the right side.(#8,9,10)
9.
Remove two bolts from the bottom of the bumper.(#11,12)
10.
Remove one bolts from the left front-side bracket.(#13)
11.
Repeat for the right side.(#14,15,16)
12.
Remove four bolts from the left-hand bumper stay.(#17,18,19,20)
13.
Repeat for the right side.(#21,22,23,24)
14.
Remove the front bumper.

They make it sound esay! <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/mrt.gif" alt="" />


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Re: RGS Bumper [Re: Iron] #873900 03/09/08 07:39 AM
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DEFBOY35 Offline
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So I went in and had a beer, and checked up on how to remove the bumper without first hitting a deer!



hey but that made it so much easier!


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Re: RGS Bumper [Re: Iron] #873901 03/09/08 09:26 AM
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Calappoyas Offline
Mudrunner
That's odd. only four nuts held my bumper assembly to frame? used take it off every weekend before playing. about 10 minutes. then I got lazy and kept it off. Oregon has no bumper law, so i won't get in trouble there.


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Re: RGS Bumper [Re: Calappoyas] #873902 03/09/08 01:09 PM
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bombardj1 Offline
Rock Warrior
That's because Oregon is laid back <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/kewl.gif" alt="" />

Re: RGS Bumper [Re: Calappoyas] #873903 03/09/08 04:28 PM
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Posts: 616
Iron Offline OP
Rock Warrior
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That's odd. only four nuts held my bumper assembly to frame? used take it off every weekend before playing. about 10 minutes. then I got lazy and kept it off. Oregon has no bumper law, so i won't get in trouble there.


Thats what I thought at first but checked anyway, guess the KIA Tech page has a few unnessacery steps!


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