Q. What gauge steel is the bumper made out of and how much does it weigh?
A. The LoD Heavy Duty Bumper Tire Carrier is made out of 1/8" thick steel and the entire setup weighs about 65 lbs.
The Xtreme Duty Bumper Tire Carrier is made out of 3/16" thick steel and the entire setup weighs about 75 lbs. The Xpedition Series Bumper is also made out of 3/16" thick steel and the entire setup weighs almost 100 lbs.
Q. What is the tow rating for the hitch?
A. The LoD bumper hitch has not "officially" been tow rated. However, I am personally aware of plenty of guys using it to pull small trailers and/or boats. I would just recommend NOT exceeding the 2,000 lb. maximum pulling weight and 200 lb. tongue weight capacity as stated by Jeep. Even if it can support more I would not advise it on a short wheel base vehicle like a Jeep.
Q. Does the trailer hitch have any safety chain mounts?
A. Yes, there are two flanges welded to the hitch receiver and to the back of the bumper that has with holes drilled into them for safety a chain to hook up.
Q. Does the LoD bumper come with frame tie-ins?
A. The Jeep TJ/YJ Heavy Duty and Xtreme Duty bumpers require you to use the mounting points (1998-Up TJ's require you to drill these new mounting points) just inside of the frame rails. These mounting points are significantly stronger than the factory points which are located on the ends of the rear cross member. LoD bumpers also come with two additional frame rail straps that tie into the bottom of the frame rails using the factory mounting holes.
Jeep CJ's typically have weak rear cross members and so frame rail tie-in brackets are included with both the Heavy Duty and Xtreme Duty versions.
Due to the excess weight the Xpedition Series Bumper Tire Carrier has been designed to carry, option frame rail tie-in brackets can be purchased for $25.
Q. Where can I find out more information about LoD? Do they have any catalogs or website I can visit?
A. LoD's official website is: www.lodoffroad.com
Q. How long will it take for me to get my LoD bumper/tire-carrier?
A. LoD is currently backed up and all orders are taking about 2-3 weeks to process. Once completed, shipping will take approximately 3-5 working days to deliver from Indiana via DHL Ground Service.
Q. I do not have a PayPal account, can I still pay by credit card?
A. Yes. LoD can accept Visa, Master Card and American Express through PayPal. You do not need to have a PayPal account to pay by Credit Card. LoD will also accept payment by Money Order.
Q. Is LoD and 4x4xplor.com affiliated with each other?
A. 4x4xplor.com and LoD are friends and I help them sell their products. In turn, LoD gives a small percent back on every item sold through this website to help support its existence.
Q. Does LoD offer any kind of warranty on their products?
A. Yes, LoD will fix or replace any of their products that has been broken during normal use.
Q. Can I return my LoD product?
A. Yes, just so long as the product in question has not been installed and is shipped back in its original packaging. There is a 10% restocking fee for all returned items. You will receive a refund for the product less shipping once it has been received and its condition has been verified.
WHAT CUSTOMERS HAVE TO SAY
|"I just wanted to let everyone know that I received my bumper/tire carrier
today July 6. I placed my order through Eddie on May 15. I would say that the information on the Lod website is accurate, they say to expect a 5 to 6 week delay for shipping. Eddie was great to deal with, he always got back to me in a timely fashion. I would recommend this bumper/tire carrier to anyone. The price is unbeatable, the quality of the product is great, I will certainly take if off road. The only problem with Lod, like a lot of other people have said, is the shipping time. If you're considering this tire carrier for your TJ, be fore-warned, it will take about a month and a half to get it. " - Collin, Montana
"I just received my LoD Xtreme Bumper/Tire Carrier. I finished the install which was fairly smooth (minus a few scraped knuckles!). This setup is built to last. My buddy wishes he had bought my setup- as it cost half of what his Warn Setup cost him...and the kicker is that he happens to be a welder. The Welds on the LoD got his attention quickly... he siad "Great Welds". I could not be happier with my purchase and Eddie at 4x4xplor.com as well as Chris at LoD were great to deal with. Guys- don't look any further."
"Ive had my LoD rear bumper and carrier for just about a year before hitting a rock at Paragon and cracking the right side of the bumper. After contacting Eddie (4x4xplor.com) and the LoD President and talking to them about my misfortune, LoD has decided to send me a BRAND NEW rear bumper and carrier FREE of charge and shipping. Its that kind of customer service and product support that inspires me to write this post today. Great product, even BETTER customer service and all-around GREAT GUYS to deal with.
If your looking into a front or rear bumper/carrier, rocker gaurds or other product, I dont think you can beat LoD for the peace of mind of owning one of thier products. Thanks again guys!" - Phill, New Jersey
"I received my bumper/tire carrier today. I was very impressed when I opened
the boxes! From the expert welding to the quality paint finish...this looks
like a remarkable product. And like you say, the best part is the price! Thanks again!" - Neil, Wisconsin