Never though Id ever like the silver-chrome look on a Jeep grill... But you've proved me wrong, the sliver on black looks damn good! and love the build, I just got Bilstein Shocks too, its like night and day for me, The Jeep rides over 100% better then the old dead crap I had
Yea, old dead crap ride sucks! Ask me how I know!
Ok, I finally finished up my front end. As I stated above, tires were rubbing on the bumper end caps before the drop brackets and I knew it would be even worse after them. Rather than cringe on every bump I just pulled them off until I decided what to do with them.
First things first, I had to straighten my bumper. After much toil and turmoil, I managed to get it completely off the vehicle. It had bent in such a way that it was almost crimped onto the bumper braces. Once off, I grabbed my bench vice (not attached to a bench...) and squeezed the bends back into shape. Turned out better than I had hoped!
Then I shot the bumper with my patented nickel color spray paint as well as a couple coats of clear protectant. It had a lot of chips in it originally and looked terrible as it was.
While the paint was drying I starred at my bumper end caps trying to decide where to cut them. Here's what I settled on:
Then it was just a matter of throwing everything back on and check the results. And here they are:
I'm still considering the fog lights, I tried to tie my after market cheapo's into the factory system but it wasn't working...not sure why. Project for later. On the test drive I was able to make a U-eee left and right without any rubbing anywhere and full lock steering.
I wasn't too sure about painting the bumper...kinda thought that might be too much, but the end caps really tone it down and I like the result. Might have to do it to the rear one now! Will it never end?!
Who says you can never get enough of a good thing huh?!