how do you remove front bumper of a 97 zj
im curious of how to remove the front bumper of my jeep. I found what looks to me to be push pin type things in the wheel wheels? what is the best proceudure to remove the bumper?
1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo i6
235/75/15 bfg's all terrains
plenty of trail damage
31x10.5 bfg all terrains
3 inch rustys suspension lift
steering stabilizer (any suggestions)
jks quick disco's
Take those plastic pin things you described in the wheel well and pull them out. I've used needlenose pliers in the past they work ok. There are also a couple in the front bottom part of the bumper under the radiator. Once they are out pull each side off (there is a stud on the metal bumper underneath the fascia that the fascia slides into to hold it).
98 ZJ 5.2, LA n Locked, 242 sye, 35's
87 MJ, 4.0, 8.8, 33's, oba
07 Ram 2500 5.9 ctd
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You have got to remove the grill to get to the 4 screws in the top of the bumper cover. Also, there is slots on the sides of the bumper that slide onto pegs. once you have all the screws and plastic pins it pulls off to the front. It might be easier to do one side then the other.
When all is said and done, more is said than done.
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Other stuff: Kevin's Roof Rack. KOR sliders, Bored 62mm TB, Blaupunkt Bermuda w/ ipod, Brembo Slotted rotors,
OME steering stabilizer, H4 headlight upgrade...
What they said and when you are squatting down pulling on the bumper to remove it, if it happens to suddenly break free and you fall a$$ first into a drain pan full of used oil, I'll understand your frustration.
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Once again Al, I too used that method at first. Not the most forgiving method.
00 4.7 Laredo...KYB gas shocks, ADDCO rear sway bar and Firestone Destination tires.
08 Z71 Suburban, front leveling kit with rear spacers. 285/65 18s Nitto TerraGrappler G2s
94 5.9 Laredo 6.5 RE lift with 35 Maxxis Bighorns
and 33 Bridgestone Duelers
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For your performance needs:
True Hunter, I wasn't able to reinstall so I have been bumperless ever since.
My 1994 Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0
2 1/2" lift on 33" Pro Comp Xterrains
I traded my ZJ for an AR15
Function before fashion
I just used a small tree and a slippery rock and mine popped right off. Oh wait I had to use reverse to....the rest I leave to your imagination.
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