What is being done for license plate illumination? Personally, I think it would be a good time to copy Shrock and put a tab that holds one of the factory license plate lights.
That is something that is required in this communist state. I actually had a guy try to fail me on my state inspection because my license plate lights were "blue" and they have to be white. I had to explain to him that they were white, they were just a shade of white that you are not used to seeing.
Most motorcycle shops have license plate bolts with LEDs aimed down to light the tag. I used them on my Bronco when I put James Duff tube bumpers on it. You just have to be sure you have a place to run the wires and also keep in mind they tighten with nuts on the backside instead of bolt heads on the tag side.
So I called him up, he answered right away. I went ahead and placed my order and then shot him an email just to confirm. Unfortunately, I can't really go for the rear bumper as well, maybe later. I still have to buy the parts for my timing belt change, so that is higher on the priority list than the rear.
I'm not going to have him ship it, instead I'll pick it up while I am moving in October. I was going to have him mount it as I was passing through Louisville, but he recommended not to since I still have a 2-3 day drive after that and the bumper would still be raw (read: instantly rusting once a drop of water hit it). Instead I'll just load it up in the back of the Xterra or in the back of the moving truck if I have room. Now I'm just waiting for an email response back so I can go ahead and shoot him the money.
I probably should have waited until I paid or until he started production on it to write on here, but I may be a little too excited about it. My wife is going to want to kill me once I get home... She already thinks I am a lunatic for "just ruining a perfectly good SUV." She almost cried when I suprised her with the paintjob I did and then with the giant hole in the fender when I was mid snorkel install... This bumper business is not going to help change that mindset.
Hey XN, I need some help for a Frontier owner. A guy contacted me on YouTube asking if the first gen RLC bumper would fit on a 2002 Frontier. I know the factory upper metal part of the bumper for early first gen Xterras and Frontiers are the same but I'm not sure about the brackets that bolt to the frame. Shrockworks and TJM both say their bumpers fit either but again, I believe they both have separate frame mounts and main bumpers. Since the RLC is a one piece design I have no idea if it will work and I haven't been able to get measurements of a Frontier from the correct years. Does anyone know if the frame brackets are also the same between the two or does anyone own a first gen Frontier so we can compare measurements? This would not only help out the guy who asked about it but would also help James possibly expand his market base by quite a bit if it will work. Thanks.
The bumper has to stick out to make the winch fit..