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post #16 of 34 Old 12-11-2011, 10:47 PM
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Yeah that's what I planned. I wanna do it right the 1st time. I'm thinking JBA 4", but that's really expensive. I figure by the time I save about 4k for that lift my warranty will be up (picked the truck up the last week of August and I already have about 7k miles on it). So until then I'm gonna level it. I think there's a few leveling kits out there, I just have to do some searching.

JeepN4KC, that looks good. I haven't seen many WKs lifted, but I like! Don't blame ya for wanting the skid though lol

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post #17 of 34 Old 12-12-2011, 05:30 AM
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Ahh removal complete
still iffy on the parts being exposed...well see how i like it.


Musclez - the KK airdam is so thin it doesn't make much sense why they even have one. I know what you mean about the exposure. I think yours looks good either way. It's a different rig, but I took the airdam off the WK after lifting it. It is a more substantial piece and would probably get anhihilated when wheelin. I like it better without it. I definately want a front skid plate, though . . .


Yes you are correct... and DAMN that air damn is HUGE ! lol

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post #18 of 34 Old 12-12-2011, 08:41 AM
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How did you get around the screws that have the air dam connected to the front fender?

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post #19 of 34 Old 12-12-2011, 08:46 AM
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The air dam is only connected with plastic rivets. Just rip them all out (you won't be able to take them out without breaking them or twisting them up unfortunately, you can always buy new ones).
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post #20 of 34 Old 12-12-2011, 09:38 AM
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The air dam is only connected with plastic rivets. Just rip them all out (you won't be able to take them out without breaking them or twisting them up unfortunately, you can always buy new ones).
You shouldn't have to "rip" anything out. They should just be quarter turn plastic pieces that attach the airdam. The plastic rivets come out without ripping them apart, as well, and can be reused.

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post #21 of 34 Old 12-12-2011, 10:50 AM
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Simply pull those 3 twist tabs and pull on corner away from the bumper.

It scared me too but just be gentle youll see it pull away.

I kept one hand on the bumper one on the valance / air dam and pulled away.

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post #22 of 34 Old 12-12-2011, 11:23 AM
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I did it as well, it is just the 3 plastic tabs. Easiest. Mod. Ever.
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post #23 of 34 Old 12-23-2011, 02:07 PM Thread Starter
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Took mine off now that I got the lift:



I posted How to with pics here:
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f292/how-air-dam-removal-1305016/#post12730844

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post #24 of 34 Old 12-24-2011, 03:05 AM
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But what about the black screws that go into the bumper and wheel well? Are they just ripped out?

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There are no screws going through the air dam, at least not on my 2008 sport. the only thing that holds it in is those 3 plastic clips that you can just turn and pull to remove. It doesn't really take any force.

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post #26 of 34 Old 12-24-2011, 09:09 AM
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i think he means the fender liner screws that now can be seen

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post #27 of 34 Old 12-24-2011, 10:22 AM
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i think he means the fender liner screws that now can be seen
Yes thank you lol. That is what I mean :P

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i think he means the fender liner screws that now can be seen
old thread, I realize, but this was the issue I was searching for. I'm about to go take mine off, but I wanted to make sure this won't be an issue.

Any opinions on this?
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post #29 of 34 Old 06-27-2015, 07:55 PM
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Do it. I noticed no difference in mpg. It looks better
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post #30 of 34 Old 06-28-2015, 12:50 PM
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old thread, I realize, but this was the issue I was searching for. I'm about to go take mine off, but I wanted to make sure this won't be an issue.

Any opinions on this?
Basically there's I believe 3 "screws" to undo. They're big twist knobs. Turn them 90* or 180* I can't remember and pull. They'll come out. Then you pull the air dam out and down just a little. It should come right off. If you crawl under the front of your Jeep you'll see what I mean.

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