ARB Bull Bar swap: any tips? (1 Viewer)

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This weekend I am swapping the ARB bull bar on my '99 LC over to a friend's '04 LC. It's the ARB combo bar #3413050. I'm just curious if anyone has experience uninstalling/installing this bumper, and if there are any tips for ensuring it goes smoothly. Based on the ARB instructions it seems pretty straightforward, should be easy enough between 2 capable wrenchers.

Thanks in advance for any help!
 
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just a heads up that that bar might have clearance issue installed on an 03+. i installed the 03+ model on my 2000 but it just results in a slightly larger gap . the reverse, installing a 98-02 version on an 03+ may result in interference or too little gap between body and bumper.
 
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just a heads up that that bar might have clearance issue installed on an 03+. i installed the 03+ model on my 2000 but it just results in a slightly larger gap . the reverse, installing a 98-02 version on an 03+ may result in interference or too little gap between body and bumper.

For real?! I need to look into this... anyone else have this issue?
 
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The crush tubes inside the frame brackets are most likely compromised, and the pinholes would most likely not line up, depending on how it's tweaked during install.
 
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Part numbers for ARB bull bars for 98-02 are different than those for 2003+. Not sure what the difference is, but there is some clearance issues. As far as taking it off and putting it on another truck, its just a matter of taking some bolts off and disconnecting the turn signal wires. It is easier done with two people as it is heavy.
 

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