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PostSubject: DO Bumper Installed!   Fri Dec 21, 2012 12:15 am

Demello Offroad single hoop aluminum front bumper and Expedition One washer bottle kit installed!

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PostSubject: Re: DO Bumper Installed!   Fri Dec 21, 2012 12:24 am

Nice!
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PostSubject: Re: DO Bumper Installed!   Fri Dec 21, 2012 12:35 am

hell yeah! how was the install? i have one on order.... not so patiently waiting
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PostSubject: Re: DO Bumper Installed!   Fri Dec 21, 2012 12:48 am

Install wasn't too bad. Only real issue I had was getting the 2 frame side bolts lined up and in without cross threading. Instructions don't tell you what to do with a few cosmetic body parts, so get creative there.
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PostSubject: Re: DO Bumper Installed!   Fri Dec 21, 2012 12:56 am

Love that bottle...shiny!!!!!! do you mind if i ask you what the dimensions are?/ how much fluid does it actually hold?? im assuming it is less than the stock bottle...
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PostSubject: Re: DO Bumper Installed!   Fri Dec 21, 2012 12:56 am

i'll remember that
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PostSubject: Re: DO Bumper Installed!   Fri Dec 21, 2012 1:05 am

Not sure of the diameter/height at the moment, but between it and the power steering fluid reservoir there's not much space left in the spare battery area.

It holds almost as much as the stock tank. I transferred the fluid over and had about a gulp (technical term I know) left I had to recycle.

fjdarrell - please let me know if you have any questions or want more pics when it comes time to do your install
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PostSubject: Re: DO Bumper Installed!   Fri Dec 21, 2012 1:12 am

do the stock fittings from the stock bottle just push in or are they screwed in? is it a pretty easy switch over?
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PostSubject: Re: DO Bumper Installed!   Fri Dec 21, 2012 1:21 am

Yes the pumps, hoses, and wiring all transfer over. Pumps are pushed in and held by rubber grommets.

It's pretty "tight" in there, so it takes a little patience to get it all hooked up and secured. One of the steps in the instructions actually state "ok, prepare to do battle!"

If I had to do it over again I'd label everything as right now my supply hoses are crossed. Easy to fix, but I've got to squeeze my hands back in there and wrestle with it...
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PostSubject: Re: DO Bumper Installed!   Fri Dec 21, 2012 3:01 am

Looks really Good!
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PostSubject: Re: DO Bumper Installed!   Fri Dec 21, 2012 3:45 am

I like the Rudolph mod too.
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PostSubject: Re: DO Bumper Installed!   Fri Dec 21, 2012 7:52 am

Looks good!
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PostSubject: Re: DO Bumper Installed!   Fri Dec 21, 2012 2:01 pm

Looking good, you want a gap of at least 1/2" or more between the body and bumper for flex.
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PostSubject: Re: DO Bumper Installed!   Fri Dec 21, 2012 2:27 pm

Very nice!

We'll see you at the Gulches next Friday.....
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PostSubject: Re: DO Bumper Installed!   Fri Dec 21, 2012 10:14 pm

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Looking good, you want a gap of at least 1/2" or more between the body and bumper for flex.

Lucky to get a 1/4 inch with Demello. The bumper rests on the the tops of the bolts so the only adjustment is to bring the bumper up because you can't move it any lower. Just thought I would mention that.

If you want some inexpensive lights to fill those light ports check out your local walmart. You can get a set of 3.75" driving lights for $20 with tax. They fit the ports but you will need to space them about 3/16" to get them centered with the opening. Pm me if you have any questions on the lights, I have some pictures on hand. One down side to the lights is they come with blue coated H3 bulbs. I went ahead and bought a couple standard H3 bulbs and swapped them out.

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PostSubject: Re: DO Bumper Installed!   Fri Dec 21, 2012 11:02 pm

Looks great!
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PostSubject: Re: DO Bumper Installed!   Fri Dec 21, 2012 11:34 pm

so does yours Derek!!
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PostSubject: Re: DO Bumper Installed!   Fri Dec 21, 2012 11:43 pm

I'm sure it does. Can't wait to see it in the morning!
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