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mdawg4x4

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Just ordered a few items today. Can't wait til they get here.

Calmini prerunner winch bumper in semi gloss black. Same as xichlo except w/fog light mounts for OEM fogs


PIAA 510 xtreme white fogs w/05-up Nissan Frontier brackets.



Warn 9.5cti Winch


Rugged Ridge winch recovery kit
 

mdawg4x4

Administrator
Lights...check.
Winch...check.
Bumper...waiting. Been only 1 week since ordering. I think I'm going to have to make some modifications to get the PIAAs to fit. Then Line-X.
Can't wait.
 

mdawg4x4

Administrator
It didn't make it to Jackson in time to put it on this weekend. It is at the trucking terminal now, but they are closed til Monday. I'm picking it up Monday and will install it next weekend.

Teaser pic from Calmini before it shipped.
 

xichlo

New Member
Next question, how long was the wait? Six months to a year as with Shrockworks, lol? Also note the 1" recovery points so your 3/4" shackle fits proper unlike the Shrockworks 5/8" so the shackle slops back and forth, can't tell I'm not impressed with Shrockworks can you? Wish Calmini would make a matching rear bumper, after compareing my Calmini front bumper and Shrockworks rear, I think the Shrockworks Hype is due to the partial year wait, I think Calmini's build quality is better!
 

mdawg4x4

Administrator
I only had to wait 6 weeks and that included the fact that this is 1st bumper they built with fog light option.
I am trying to get these people to make a Frontier rear bumper. Their rear bumper design engineer just went to work for us, but I know a guy that has worked for the company for years and just moved to the truck bumper division. Their Tacoma front winch bumper is too big and makes the truck look like it has a fat lip.
Hammerhead Bumpers

 

mdawg4x4

Administrator
I just noticed the fairlead is off center. I just mounted my KC Slimlites on the fairlead and held it up to the bumper to make sure they wouldn't be too tall...and they were not centered to the prerunner hoop.
Time to make plan "B".
 

xichlo

New Member
Yea, the winch has the fairlead off center because of the diff in motor and brake sizes so it mounts that way
 

mdawg4x4

Administrator
xichlo, Where do the U shaped brackets go? See your photo below.
Also looks like you got instructions. Not sure I got any.
 

mdawg4x4

Administrator
Still have to figure out my KC lights, get the factory fogs on (for now, have PIAAs to replace them), and get the skid plate on, but would say I am 75% there...

 

xichlo

New Member
Looks great, what did you do, pull an all nighter? White truck with black bumper+super cool look. Did you find the instructions or use the ones I sent, wonder if they updated bumper style in the pics?
 

mdawg4x4

Administrator
Used the ones you sent, but they were for an Xterra. Slightly different but made do. One of my coworkers started on it around 5:00 after work yesterday and got to the point we had the winch mounted and hooked up. I have to loosen a few bolts and shim the lower frame horn bolt to try to kick the power part forward a bit. The ends aren't exactly level with the fenders.
What does the rear of the skid plate attach to. I don't have anything for it to line up with. I will probably have to make brackets to attach it to. Can you get pics of what yours bolted to?
I am happier with the factory fog lights than I thought I would be. So, I am going to mount the 6" KCs and 4" PIAAs together under the main hoop with the KCs in the middle.

2 high school girls slow pitch softball games and rain today, and dinner with friends tonight delayed me finishing up. Hopefully tomorrow.
 

xichlo

New Member
There should be 2 silver metal L brackets, you pull the stabilizer bolts and mount under the bolts. Should be in a box with 2 bolts and instructions about 4"x3"x8"



 

xichlo

New Member
Nice work on the lights, really look sharp like that. That being a white truck makes it look so much better, stands out. Did you find the brackets or make them?
 

mdawg4x4

Administrator
Going to see if they will send some next week. I bolted the skid plate up with the 4 on the bumper only. It will hold til I get the ones from Calmini.
By the way, I am running without a sway bar. It has been off ever since I installed my lift. This bumper and winch improved the ride quality tremendously.

 
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