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post #1 of 20 Old 03-31-2014, 03:23 PM Thread Starter
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Front bumper removal question

Im thinking about removing my stock front bumper because I like the look without it more. Is this going to be a bad idea? Or anything I need to worry about? And I will not be offroading while its off. If its a bad idea I wont do it, but Im wondering if its possible or if anyone else does it? Eventually I will be buying an aftermarket bumper. Thanks !


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post #2 of 20 Old 03-31-2014, 03:28 PM
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Take the ****er off!!! No issues it wont hurt anything

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post #3 of 20 Old 03-31-2014, 03:28 PM
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Mine fell off after I ran into a stump. No problem wheeling with it on or off. It's just plastic.
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post #4 of 20 Old 03-31-2014, 03:35 PM
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Mine fell off after I ran into a stump. No problem wheeling with it on or off. It's just plastic.
Hey buddy c'mon give 'er more credit than that. ....I think theres a thin piece of styrofoam in there to right

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post #5 of 20 Old 03-31-2014, 03:36 PM Thread Starter
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Those are the exact answers I was hoping to see haha!! Thanks alot guys Im gonna go take it off right now. The headlights will still be stable and fine without the bumper below supporting them ?

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post #6 of 20 Old 03-31-2014, 03:46 PM
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The bumper doesn't support anything. It's flimsy cheap plastic.
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post #7 of 20 Old 03-31-2014, 03:47 PM
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Headlights mount into the header panel (behind the grill) the bumper is a completely separate piece.

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post #8 of 20 Old 03-31-2014, 04:30 PM
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The ONLY problem you might have is it's illegal in some areas to run without a bumper cover particularly when dealing with large lift kits, at least here in the states.. I have no clue about B.C.'s laws tho. That and you can't mount the flimsy road lights into the plastic bumper cover, though why would ya want those on a Jeep anyways haha
Performance wise, rip that POS off and never look back!!

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post #9 of 20 Old 03-31-2014, 04:42 PM
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Dumb question, what's it take to remove the bumper. Do you have to remove the whole front grill?

Mine is falling off, and I only glanced at the mounting points, but they don't look that easy to get to.

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post #10 of 20 Old 03-31-2014, 06:05 PM
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Dumb question, what's it take to remove the bumper. Do you have to remove the whole front grill? Mine is falling off, and I only glanced at the mounting points, but they don't look that easy to get to.
You put your right hand on one side then your left on the other side and you rip that f**ker off simple

If you wanna do it the pretty way then you gotta push the plastic pins off take you grill over off theres some there and sometimes theres some in the bottom of the bumper holding it under de radiator, take the plastic pins from the mud covers by the wheel and thats bout it it should fall off since the side plastic stoppers only slide into the cars side posts

It doesn't support anything special only your whole engine, so don't be scared to pull it off
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you'll need to do something with the wheel well liners. they flap in the breeze otherwise. i had mine off fixing some damage and they tried to rub the tires but i hog tied them so they couldnt
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post #12 of 20 Old 03-31-2014, 07:11 PM
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you'll need to do something with the wheel well liners. they flap in the breeze otherwise. i had mine off fixing some damage and they tried to rub the tires but i hog tied them so they couldnt
Came here to say this.

They rub against your tires and melt. I used zip ties to tie them up.
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I vote tie it to some thing and back up to rip it off!! And post a video. Maybe we can get a "death to the plastic" thread going with multiple videos hahah

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post #14 of 20 Old 03-31-2014, 10:12 PM
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Do what I did: back out of the driveway, cut your wheels too sharp and clip the corner of your house. Bumper peeled off in 1 big piece.
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I vote tie it to some thing and back up to rip it off!! And post a video. Maybe we can get a "death to the plastic" thread going with multiple videos hahah
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