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Southern Style Offroad new management

Discussion in 'Southern Style OffRoad' started by tgerno, Oct 5, 2023.

  1. May 14, 2024 at 8:09 AM
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    tgerno

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    My slimline gets installed next Tuesday. Are there instructions in the box or online that I should direct him to? Do they include light bar installation also?

    I'm going with the Baja S8. It has backlighting. Did anyone else install that same bar and how did you configure the backlight? I'm thinking of having it tied into the DRL.
     
  2. May 14, 2024 at 11:11 AM
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    Best instructions, IMO, are the ones @Hodakaguy made on here. Can’t remember if the instructions include lightbar options, but it’s easy- I went S8 also.

    Happy to answer questions if you have any.
     
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  3. May 14, 2024 at 11:17 AM
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    Thanks. Where did you connect the backlighting part of your light bar?
     
  4. May 14, 2024 at 11:20 AM
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  5. May 14, 2024 at 11:24 AM
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    I didn’t actually. Just capped and stowed the backlight wires.
     
  7. May 14, 2024 at 11:42 AM
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    OK. Thanks!
     
  8. Jun 3, 2024 at 11:11 AM
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    I'm fully installed now. I love the looks.
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    Looks good!
     
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    Glad to see you like them!
     
  12. Jul 15, 2024 at 9:51 PM
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    I have to say, I ordered an SSO Slimline Hybrid Bumper, it looks fantastic, functions great, but I couldn't for the life of me get the bumper support pieces installed, and the box shaped pieces, who knows where they go. Either way, it seems to be a nice bumper even under the new management. Mine did get dinged somewhere before it was packed up and shipped but it was on a corner down low under so I just installed it anyway.


    Just my question, why don't you provide some sort of instructions for where the pieces go, even for the seasoned mechanic, it's hard to tell. I honestly gave up on these pieces, I've built Jeeps on 40's, been an aircraft mechanic for 10+ years, and wrench on motorcycles for fun. Anyway, I think it's a great design, and I may have to eventually get the other parts for it to be a full bumper here later this year.

    I know where the bumper supports go, but two different sized hardware for the mount to the bumper, and in the end, I just gave up. I made the mistake of leaving them until after it was installed on the truck and then could not get them to mount. I am losing some functionality in my hands, due to a medical condition, but two bolts shouldn't be this hard to line up and thread in.

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  13. Jul 15, 2024 at 9:58 PM
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    I would double check the box the bumper came in, I initially didn't see the bag of bolts and trim, it was hidden under the foam in the bottom of the box. Hopefully you didn't throw out that box yet.
     
  14. Jul 16, 2024 at 12:59 PM
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    You're right. We do need to update our instructions better to properly demonstrate how these universal lightbar mounts work, but I do have a video borrowed from a 4runner installation that uses the same lightbar mounts. I hope this helps!

    https://youtu.be/f6qW7XqofsE?t=28
     
  15. Jul 16, 2024 at 4:02 PM
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    Oh, they are lightbar mounts, damn, I just used the mounts I have and bent them slightly to make them fit just right. Now I know, I tried everything I could to figure out some other reason for their existence. Anyway, thanks for the fantastic bumper, I'll be ordering a rear here later this year. I'm curious about the strange position of the built in hitch, behind the license plate, how does that work for towing trailers, or for a bike rack/dirt bike carrier, or is that just a recovery point?
     
  16. Jul 17, 2024 at 8:08 AM
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    SouthernStyleOffRoad

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    The hidden hitch receiver works great for any typical use of a hitch. It's design is exactly like you'd see on any "draw tite" hitch receiver with OEM towing capability. You may need a larger drop hitch to accommodate its elevated position, but the flip up license plate we provide allows easy use with or without a hitch installed.
     
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