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post #1 of 9 Old 12-08-2004, 01:30 AM Thread Starter
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zj front bumper trim

i heard that there was a write up somewhere on a good way to trim the front bumper to get some better ground clearance in the front...just wondering if anyone knew where this was or has done it themselves

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post #2 of 9 Old 12-08-2004, 05:06 AM
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Here is a side shot of mine from a couple of years ago.

Now, I recommend a dremel tool with a reinforced cutting wheel, a knife, a marker to make the "line" that you want. It only takes about 20 minutes tops for the entire process. Remember, measure twice and cut once.





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i cut mine with a hacksaw that worked really well. but a dremel would work alot better.
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post #4 of 9 Old 05-14-2009, 09:57 AM
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I cut mine with a box knife. With a new blade it slides through like butter. I cut mine this way so I would not chance chipping the paint.

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got a new one I used a skill saw and just followed the groove in the bumper that I wanted to cut and looks great !

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thread is 4 and a half years old let it die and go back into history

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What did you guys do with the random black cylinder that hangs down after trimming?
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What did you guys do with the random black cylinder that hangs down after trimming?
You must be a necromancer...

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What did you guys do with the random black cylinder that hangs down after trimming?
I don't know if you're question was ever answered or not, but you're referring to the charcoal/evap canister on the driver side. It hangs on by three 10mm bolts that you can easily pop off, drop it down, and fit it sideways in behind the metal bumper support. We had to run some extra hose in mine, but a lot of people follow this method and secure it with zip ties for added tire clearance.
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