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post #1 of 13 Old 02-16-2007, 05:34 PM Thread Starter
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Removing front valence

My front valence was damaged in a slight accident and I was just wondering what is the best way to remove it. I never did like the look of it anyways. I know there may be some trimming of the flares to make it look right. Please post pics if any of you have done this. Thanks.

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post #2 of 13 Old 02-16-2007, 05:44 PM
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Here ya go. Its pretty self explanatory. There are 5 bolts along the top, and one to each fender. You'll have to trim the very bottom of each fender flare to make it look right.


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This is an easy thing to do and it looks nice, here is a link that tells you how. You basically just unbolt it and then trim the flares to make it look nice.

http://jeepin.com/features/stageone/index.asp

This is the only pic. I could find of mine that shows a little of the trim, and removed dam.


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post #5 of 13 Old 02-16-2007, 07:11 PM
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I just tore it off. Theres only 5 tiny screws holding it on.
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post #6 of 13 Old 02-16-2007, 07:19 PM
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yea there are around 5 rivets in the valance...i took it off to do my grille guard and i replaced the rivets with a nut/washer/bolt to hold it up there....makes it really easy to remove if i need to!!!

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For me it was pretty difficult to get to the little bolts without taking the bumper off, so i sawzalled it flush with the bottom of the bumper.. you could almost cut that thing with scissors though, haha.
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cut mine with an exacto knife to install the grille guard.

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i used a hack saw and cut out the notches below the fog light slots!!

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I used a sawzall to trim the flares, but if you have never used one before, I would use a dremel type tool instead.

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oh. and dont be using big words like valence with us jeep folk.
you get us confused.
you gotta say "how do i take off that there air dam?"

lexuses have valences. jeeps have dams.

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post #12 of 13 Old 02-17-2007, 10:20 AM
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step one: grab air dam with hands and rip from jeep
step two: trim flares with dremel and cut off wheel
step 3 rip off that stupid paper under engine cover thing while youa re under there its a piece of crap

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post #13 of 13 Old 02-17-2007, 10:55 AM
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I just took mine off to install tow hooks. It is easier with the bumper off.

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