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Old 02-27-2012, 06:22 PM   #1 (permalink)
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in the first pic if you look where the tube goes down, you can see where i had to notch the bracket so if will fit. also the upper part of the bracket has a lip that folds over the hoop of the bumper, this has to sit flush on the bumper in order for all 6 bolts to line up when installing it. I know the black paint on the sides looks off, but had to cover it up where I cut the ends off the hoop so it would not chip or corrode the metal...will be getting it painted or poder coated this summer. make sure to measure and compare the hoop of the sport bumper with the hoop of the old bumper to make sure the bracket is in the EXACT same place as it was on the original bumper...if done right, it will bolt on perfectly to the sled, mine had no issues lining up, didn't have to force or pry on the bumper and it is a lot more solid to grab onto, so much flex eliminated, i am no longer afraid to lift my sled by the bumper!


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Old 02-27-2012, 06:44 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Don't use it to lift the front of the sled or you'll crack the welds on the bottom two mounts lol. Got stuck yesterday used the front bumper to lift the sled and it broke on the bottom. Yours is probably much lighter though.
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i already lifted mine with my bumper modified, it is a lot more solid, no flex, and welds are fine! the way the bracket from the stock bumper braces the bumper, it puts more weight in this brace than the bottom part. maybe on a four stroke it will crack but on my 800 it is fine
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I was going to do exactly what you did, but decided to see if the stock weld (top) would hold or break.

Other than notching out the bracket, did you have to modify anything else? I'm assuming you had to cut off original mount point of the sport bumper. Where did you cut at?

Did you use rivets to re-attache the sport bumper to the bracket?
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i put the stock hoop on top of the sport hoop, and cut the sport hoop to exactly the same dimension as the stock one...ended up taking off about 1/4 inch. i used rivets to hold it back on, 4 on each side just like the stock one.
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i put the stock hoop on top of the sport hoop, and cut the sport hoop to exactly the same dimension as the stock one...ended up taking off about 1/4 inch. i used rivets to hold it back on, 4 on each side just like the stock one.
Mine is pretty stout pulling straight up... does the bracket eliminate the side-to-side flex found in the standard sport bumper?
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