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Unread 05-24-2011, 09:27 PM   #1
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Front Bumper Trim?

So I'm on a 2" BB and have 265/70/16 tires.

I trimmed just a bit off my front bumper. Only enough for the tire to fit. I want to keep my fog lights but I want to cut my bumper in half.

Like this: (linked from the WJ Pics thread)


What would you do. Cut it or leave the fogs?

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Unread 05-24-2011, 09:35 PM   #2
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the bigger question is, do you actually use the fogs? or do you just turn them on whenever to look cool?

some sort of fog for trail running is good to have, as it will illuminate what you about to actually traverse, but you can always mount up a pair of slimline rectangular ones....can even use your stock wiring harness and not have to wire in an extra switch.

visually, from the front, it looks good with the bottom half cut off....very aggressive. No idea what it looks like from the side, but if you do heavy offroading, the corners will be bashed in eventually anyway.
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Unread 05-25-2011, 09:59 AM   #3
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You answered exactly what I was looking for. I turn them on whenever my headlights are on but personally could care less if they are there. Cuttin' it tonight!
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Unread 05-25-2011, 10:14 AM   #4
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could always try and cut out those shapes in the new part of the bumper and just move your fogs higher up!
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Unread 05-25-2011, 10:53 AM   #5
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You can turn off the fogs while your driving and see how you like it. If you don't mind being without them cut em! I took mine out but haven't cut out the holes for them.
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Unread 05-25-2011, 04:44 PM   #6
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So I'm on a 2" BB and have 265/70/16 tires.

I trimmed just a bit off my front bumper. Only enough for the tire to fit. I want to keep my fog lights but I want to cut my bumper in half.

Like this: (linked from the WJ Pics thread)


What would you do. Cut it or leave the fogs?
do you know what page you found this on, or who's WJ it is? i'd like to see what it looks like from the side.
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Unread 05-25-2011, 06:55 PM   #7
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Cut it! Pics to follow. Will show the side view too.

4x4, the side view from that guy had the full bumper.
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Unread 05-25-2011, 06:59 PM   #8
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Man if you wheel it aren't you worried at all about your wide, wide open radiator? I know the plastic "teeth" aren't much but they're SOMETHING!
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Unread 05-25-2011, 08:02 PM   #9
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Man if you wheel it aren't you worried at all about your wide, wide open radiator? I know the plastic "teeth" aren't much but they're SOMETHING!
The tree, or whatever would come through, would have to go through the a/c evap first. And, anybody that values the semi-decent look of that plastic bumper driving around town takes the plastic off when going off-road.... Just ask around.

Pics, yeah they suck, I'll get better ones tomorrow.

Pic looks reallly wierd because it's disproportionate.


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Unread 05-25-2011, 08:10 PM   #10
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here how i cut mine 'baja' style


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Unread 05-25-2011, 08:13 PM   #11
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^^

I might Have done that If I hadn't cut out some teeth in the grill for my tow hooks, as I have horizontal mounted ones.
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Unread 05-25-2011, 08:13 PM   #12
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The tree, or whatever would come through, would have to go through the a/c evap first. And, anybody that values the semi-decent look of that plastic bumper driving around town takes the plastic off when going off-road.... Just ask around.
X2 for taking off "look good" parts when you feel like getting dirty.
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Unread 05-25-2011, 09:07 PM   #13
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How hard is it to take your fenders off?
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How hard is it to take your fenders off?
How hard? Not very. Worth the 20min it takes to do it? Yes! Being able to disconnect, flex hard and still steer without bending the fenders is great.

Now Im sure someone will chime in about bump stops... But this was back when I had 31"s on a 2"BB. Im not sure how well it does when i disco with the RC-X 4" on it. That lift came with taller bump stops so I might not have to take them off anymore. Also my wheel and tire choice is now Moabs instead of Cragars (backspace is different) and 32"s instead of 31"s. Havent had a chance to wheel it yet, Im in crapghanistan.
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[QUOTE=flyboy14295;11604165]The tree, or whatever would come through, would have to go through the a/c evap first. And, anybody that values the semi-decent look of that plastic bumper driving around town takes the plastic off when going off-road.... Just ask around.

I realize this...but have you compared terrain? Usually when I see missing fascia they're crawling rocks; you like me are in an area where you'll most likely be going through mud holes and down trails with limited visibility. Shoving a stick through all of that metal at 10 mph and 4,350 lbs. is an easy task and at least the plastic hardened teeth may possibly "deflect" it else where.

But...not my Jeep so you can do whatever you like.
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