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SuperBumper Bumper Shield (16" wide by 6" high 3/8" thick steel plate )
I paired it which a Thule hitch lock that I use for my bike rack.
This is to protect against low speed rear end collisions. Mainly winter driving conditions where ice or snow causes loss of traction. I felt it was cheap insurance if it saves me a trip to the body shop.














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First post here.

I have a dealership looking for a '15 Altitude for us as we speak.

I was looking at a used Overland when I saw a Granite Crystal Metallic Altitude drive in the lot. My focus quickly shifted, LOL. Unfortunately that one didn't have the right options.

At first I was sold on the Granite color, but after seeing yours... I called and told them that they could look for a Brilliant Silver one too.

Nice work. man. I can appreciate subtle, understated coolness

Billet Silver, White, & Black are the only worthwhile colors for altitudes in my eyes.

the Red isn't bad either.

Totally scooping that phone mount thats dope!

And that backup ramrod is pretty funny lol.
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And that backup ramrod is pretty funny lol.
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If these wheels weren't 1k a piece I might consider the polished look.

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No dude the black is it. Or is go gun metal


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Hey my red is sick lol

My last car was a 13 535x all black and before that an 11 535i white and black.. I needed a change and red/black with no chrome won this time around!

I would be worried that would cause structural damage rather then a new bumper.. I would ask a few body shop guys/gals opinions on that.. Just saying!

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I would be worried that would cause structural damage rather then a new bumper.. I would ask a few body shop guys/gals opinions on that.. Just saying!

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It's not just a solid piece of metal that you mount to the hitch.
I'm more so trying to prevent fender bender damage or parking bumps. If anyone hits me with a high velocity of speed my Jeep is screwed anyway but this will hopefully soften the blow.

"There are 2 large outside rubber compression springs that you can see compress in the video. But there are also 4 internal springs inside the shank.
When you get hit in the rear, the two large absorbers push against the outside of the receiver hitch and the 4 internal rubber springs push against the hitch pin.
The animation below shows how they work together. This first animation shows compression springs for clarity but we use UV coated rubber as shown in the second animation.
This system can be smashed over and over again but it's always a good idea to check the welding and the compression system after any impact."


Rubber compression springs work at a "variable compression rate"; ie the more they compress the stronger they get.

Steel compression springs work at a "ftxed compression rate"; they compress at a constant rate.

That is the main reason we use rubber absorbers instead of steel compression springs - also, because they don't rust.


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Oh my bad that's sick!


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Add some metal spikes to further deter bumps.
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re: SilverBillet's JGC Altitude OEM + Build thread

How have the Cooper Zeon LTZ 285/50 R20's workout for you? I was considering the Nitto terra grapplers for my overland in 275/55/20's but have heard people having rubbing issues on the QL version. So I was thinking about looking at the Cooper 285's.
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How have the Cooper Zeon LTZ 285/50 R20's workout for you? I was considering the Nitto terra grapplers for my overland in 275/55/20's but have heard people having rubbing issues on the QL version. So I was thinking about looking at the Cooper 285's.
All good things to say so far. Great in dry and rain but no comment on snow traction since we haven't had a decent snowfall yet.
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Does this truck have a leveling kit or is it completely stock suspension? It's not QL right? I want to use those same tires on 20x9'(+18) on my 2012 Laredo but trying to determine if I need the RRO kit or not.

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I see you have stock suspension. Now I can't decide for the life of me between 285/50/20 or 275/55/20. Why can't they just make a 285/55/20?
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