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Unread 05-07-2009, 08:37 AM   #1
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How do I trim my ZJ bumper?

This has probably been asked before seeing as there are a lot of people who have done it, but i couldn't find it. How do i trim my front bumper? I want to trim the bottom of the front bumper so I have a better approach angle. It would have already been trimmed, but just looking at it, there are the trim pins that connect to something. Should I just take out the pins and trim the front bumper or do I need to do something else?

for reference, this is what i want to do


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Unread 05-07-2009, 08:54 AM   #2
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Sawzall + tape to mark the line. Or just take it off
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I actually used a tin snips, if you dont have a sawzall that works pretty well as long as you have steady hands
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x2 with the tape. Maybe you could use a dremel to get a little more accuracy. But that would take forever.
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id use a cutoff wheel if anything, you can be a lot more precise with a cutoff wheel than a sawzall and it wont take near as long as a dremel
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Unread 05-07-2009, 03:37 PM   #6
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So do i just disconnect it from the bottom radiator cover (my guess thats what it is) and trim that too? what about the foam?
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Unread 05-07-2009, 04:53 PM   #7
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So do i just disconnect it from the bottom radiator cover (my guess thats what it is) and trim that too? what about the foam?
You're going to be able to figure it out best if you pull the bumper off the ZJ completley before you trim. It will allow you to see what's behind it in terms of styrafoam.
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Unread 05-07-2009, 06:05 PM   #8
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a pair of handheld cutters or dikes. used for cutting thin sheetmetal...worked great for mine
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