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rasband

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Looks sensible, definitely better without.

There’s not much real estate to work with. That’s such a dumb law.
 
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I'm wondering if I could lightly trim the top and bottom of the plate to make it less visually prominent. Then I could lower it and reduce the overall height some more.

If it still looks right, no one should care. Plus I drove around for years with the bottom edge folded and torn on the old one.
 

Alex01

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Yay or nay on the front plate?
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The bracket is modified to attach to the winch.
I would probably trim off the mountains and try to stick it under the fairlead. (unless it fit as a whole.)

The way you mounted it at an angle is a nice touch. It's the most aerodynamic part of the jeep. :ROFLMAO:
 

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I trimmed the plate on my motorcycle to be just bigger than the numbers and tags. I figured if I caught grief for it I'd say it got bent to hell and I cleaned it up best I could.

I figure my front plate will end up on the fairlead if I ever get around to buying the clips. Not a lot of impromptu crawling around my house so I should be able to pull it off it stuff gets really gnarly.
 

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Could you modify one of those flip up license plate holders (that mount to the fairlead) to work?
 
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Could you modify one of those flip up license plate holders (that mount to the fairlead) work?
Flipping or removing the plate to access the winch is an action I want to avoid. Also, aesthetically I like having the fairlead visible.
 

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Debated on it, but ended up putting a Smittybilt Fairlead license plate bracket on the front. Very happy with it. Works with roller or hawse fairleads. Just pop it off if I need to use winch or go off-road.


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Because I believe I can make one that doesn't protrude out so far. Theirs sticks out more than 4", because they put the entire receiver sleeve in front of the bumper. I think I have it figured out to 2" if I sink the receiver sleeve into the crossmember and have the pin right up against the bumper face.

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Are you going to add a hitch to it or no?
There will be a hitch receiver.

Also, can you post a few pics of your front upper shock mounts? IIRC you raised yours some right? Have you had any issues with them?
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For what these are, they work fine. I just mimmiced the stock style upper mount.
 
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