Northwest Trail Innovations

Discussion in 'Exterior - Armor' started by NWTI, May 25, 2017.

  1. NWTI

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  2. Josie'sLandCruiser

    Josie'sLandCruiser Stop calling it a "FJ."

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    Hi,

    Thanks for the reply, that is a good looking rear bumper!

    Any thoughts on producing a version that does away with the stock 2 inch hitch, and integrates the receiver hitch into the body of the bumper.
    So basically a high clearance version of this bumper.

    Thanks,

    Alan
     
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  3. NWTI

    NWTI

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    Hi Alan, thanks for the inquiry.

    You're welcome to cut out and weld in your own hitch into the bumper, just be sure to add sufficient reinforcement to the hitch.

    As far as 'High Clearance', this bumper is already an extremely high clearance bumper. To eliminate the tow package, you can simply un-bolt the stock hitch, and you will gain a tremendous amount of clearance.

    At this time, we don't offer an integrated hitch for this bumper due to the liability of an integrated hitch.

    Thanks for contacting us, and feel free to text us at the number below and on our website :D
     
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    Are there any notes about winches added to your front bumpers?
     
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    What winch did you use? I just got the same bumper on my 80 and need a winch now.
     
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    afraptor22 SILVER Star

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    Smittybilt X2O, 10k. I did have to trim the 80s lower valence for the clutch control lever, but not very much .
     
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    lcwizard Supporting Vendor

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    @NWTI is correct about reinforcing for a hitch. We've"load tested" an example channel 3/16" plate formed 6" tall with 3" legs.
    On a smooth pavement, with steady acceleration, braking and cornering you can cheat the numbers and call a bumper class 3.
    In the real world of off road you'll need a forward crossmember supporting the front of the hitch tube. About a minimum of a 9" tube
    for the leverage
     
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    We love our NWTI bumper great group of guys!
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    Do you have more/better pics of the fj60 rear bumper?
     
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    I'll text the owner and ask :)
     
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    love it. I wish id seen this a few months ago before I started welding my own from scratch, I ended up with a similar design, but painstakingly slow making and remaking cardboard and then sheetmetal templates. do you sell tire carrier and ladder kits individually? I think I could make these work on my bumper.
     
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    Does anyone know of a good welder in the Riverside California area that could put one of these kits together?
     
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    Any better pictures of the fj60 front or rear bumpers? What do the kits look like when they ship?
     
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    @NWTI You guys doing anything for the front of a 100 series LC?
     
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    For an 80 series that will be towed. Is it safe if baseplate connectors are welded or bolted onto the front bumper?
     
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