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Old January 14th, 2014, 02:24 PM   #1
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JcrOffroad 2014 Prototyping. Bumpers, Armor, Tube Fenders, etc.

It's that time again here at JcrOffroad! Mike and I (Brian) are back at prototyping and trying to come up with new products. Our list for 2014 is pretty large, but we are going to try to get as much done as possible! Currently, we are planning the following: New Full-width Bumper, New Mid-width Bumper, Tailgate swinging Tire Carrier, Tube Fenders, Stretch Corners for 2-Doors, Light mounting brackets, and a new underbody skid system.

But before we get started, have you ever wondering how prototyping works at JCR? We'll here's your chance to look behind the scene with one of our new videos!


Anyways...as you could see in the video, we started with a new full-width design (the Vanguard). Here's what we have so far:



Stay tuned for more updates as we motor through some new product! If you have some suggestions of what you would like to see, shout it out and we'll see if it fits with our current plan!

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Old January 14th, 2014, 06:11 PM   #2
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What models are you planning on making tube fenders for?
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Old January 14th, 2014, 07:44 PM   #3
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What models are you planning on making tube fenders for?

We are going to start with JK's, but plan to make some sort of fender options for TJ/LJ's.


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Old January 15th, 2014, 02:47 PM   #4
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Some progress on the Vanguard! Here's PrototypeV2.0! Mike managed to shovel 20lbs of options in a 10lb bag!

-Sunk winch, fits Zeon AND Powerplant.
-Flip-able fairlead mount, allowing for the best ascetically pleasing winch location.
-Hi-lift Jacking spot, needed because of the aggressive approach angle.
-Mounting locations for factory fogs.



Next up, we try to determine what kind of tube work it will be getting. Hopefully I'll have some updates later tonight or first thing tomorrow.
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Old January 15th, 2014, 07:42 PM   #5
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Mostly complete Vanguard Design. It's off to get welded/ground and reassembled!



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Old January 17th, 2014, 07:28 AM   #6
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Snapped a couple pics of the finished JK Vanguard on it's way out to powdercoat last night! Super sweet!



With any luck, we'll get it back today and be able to post some finished pics!
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Old January 17th, 2014, 08:10 AM   #7
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Snapped a couple pics of the finished JK Vanguard on it's way out to powdercoat last night! Super sweet!



With any luck, we'll get it back today and be able to post some finished pics!
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Old January 17th, 2014, 10:24 AM   #8
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Here she is! The Vanguard! We are very excited to be bringing this bumper to the market! Hold on to your hats! More information soon on How much and when it will be available!



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Old January 17th, 2014, 10:29 AM   #9
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I like the looks of the bumper, great design, looks functional,...........but I hate the name.

Couldn't you name it something like "Mountain Crusher" or "Lava Tamer"?

Vanguard just sounds kind of blaaaah.....


Needs to be more over the top
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Old January 17th, 2014, 10:39 AM   #10
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I like the looks of the bumper, great design, looks functional,...........but I hate the name.

Couldn't you name it something like "Mountain Crusher" or "Lava Tamer"?

Vanguard just sounds kind of blaaaah.....


Needs to be more over the top
vanguard was my previous employer's 401k company.


Why not go with Thor, or something memorable.
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Old January 17th, 2014, 10:54 AM   #11
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Vanguard -
1. The foremost position in an army or fleet advancing into battle.
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a. The foremost or leading position in a trend or movement.
b. Those occupying a foremost position.
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Old January 17th, 2014, 11:17 AM   #12
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So you could call it the marine
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So you could call it the marine
The marine doesn't exactly fit with our Jcr Logos (Crusader knight and shield) or our tag line (join the crusade).
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Old January 17th, 2014, 01:05 PM   #14
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Old January 17th, 2014, 01:33 PM   #15
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Vanguard -
1. The foremost position in an army or fleet advancing into battle.
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b. Those occupying a foremost position.

Its not the definition its the word play,..........Vanguard.......VANguard.........min iVan.......miniVAN Soccer Mom....................Soccer mom bumper.

That's just not a soccer mom's kind of bumper dude.



In all seriousnes, The bumper looks great. Good work.
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Old January 17th, 2014, 04:18 PM   #16
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I always thought you should call a bumper "Breakout" ; A breakout is a military operation to end a situation of encirclement or siege.
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Old January 20th, 2014, 09:40 AM   #17
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The JK Front Vanguard is online and available with Introductory Pricing! These will start to ship as of 2/7/14. Pre-order pricing is temporary and will end on 2/7/14. Powdercoating option will not be available until the middle of Feb.

http://www.jcroffroad.com/product/JKBmp/JKVF.html

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Old January 20th, 2014, 10:02 AM   #18
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Looks great. Are you ever thinking about making any products for the patriot? Just asking cause we just bought one and I wanna make it stand out and buy local.
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We are going to start with JK's, but plan to make some sort of fender options for TJ/LJ's.


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How soon will you start the fenders for the TJ/LJ's
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Old January 20th, 2014, 11:53 AM   #20
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Looks great. Are you ever thinking about making any products for the patriot? Just asking cause we just bought one and I wanna make it stand out and buy local.
Nope sorry. Too small of a market.
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