My Renegade photos

Discussion in 'Renegade Show & Tell' started by persquank, Jul 27, 2016.

  1. PlatinumCore16

    PlatinumCore16 New Member

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    Hey, indovinavi, can you let me know what email you sent it to? Also did you happen to take a picture prior to modifying the bumper bracket? I haven't received an email back and I want to know what I'm getting into before I jump in, if at all possible.
    Thanks!
     
  2. indovinavi

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    email I have is anthony@avidessentials.com
    and presume you haven’t heard back from them as he claims they had only one in stock and now it’s in my living room ;)
    I haven’t gotten to anything as of yet. here’s a picture of the contour support bar and the areas I plan to cut off of it- more probably once I’ve got the front end apart and winch mounted to it. I’m trying to figure out if I can keep the original trailhawk hooks in conjunction with this setup. @persquank was right, this is constructed of aluminum and might not support as much stress as the stock steel one. think while I get this one mounted in, I’ll take the stock impact bar over to a buddy to weld in a horizontal piece for mounting the winch to.
    -Mike
     

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  3. PlatinumCore16

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    Ahh, interesting. I would be hard pressed to find out that the bumper bracket for the AVID bumper is aluminum. It is supposed to hold a winch and a bumper with recovery points. The crashbar for the Trailhawk is steel, but all other models are aluminum. That is what I believe he is referring to.

    I did not realize you were just looking for a winch bracket. Could you not just mount one on the trailhawk bumper?

    I did not email that particular email, so I will do that with the expectation that I won't be seeing a bumper bracket in the near future.
     
  4. indovinavi

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    I’m after making a hidden winch as the OP persquank did, and similar to the fellows at mopar did with their comanche concept truck. I posted it above on the previous page of this thread. I’m no scientist but the whole bracket weighs in around 37 lbs and if it were 1/8th in steel I think it would be heavier.
     
  5. IDoMy0wnRacing

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    The bumper that you are mounting a winch to needs to be strong enough to support the vehicles weight. In some cases, depending the depth in which you are stuck, that bumper (winch tray) needs to support 3 times the weight of the loaded vehicle. Or, it is going to fail.

    The AVID front bumper and winch tray's are made of steel.
    Reference: AVID’s RADIUS PreRunner series.
    - High Strength Steel Construction: heavy duty 1/4″ and 3/16″ inner structure and winch tray construction.
    ** (Please see RADIUS Elite series for optional 3/16″ inch Aluminum construction).
     
  6. indovinavi

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    it’s definitely not the avid radius bumper support bar.. the recovery points are in a different location
     
  7. indovinavi

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    I stand corrected.. It didn’t seem logical that they would make it out of aluminum. figured it should weigh more. Anthony has confirmed your response Ed! I do believe it is different from the radius support bracket though
     
  8. PlatinumCore16

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    Good to know. Will be looking forward to pics and installation!
     

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