Originally Posted by Wordsworth
Thank you all for your suggestions. This is the first Jeep I have owned and I should have been prepared to roll up my sleeves and do these projects myself. I'm not sure if it was you all questioning my manhood :-p or my conscience telling me to man up but I went ahead and installed both the rear bumper guards and the front bull bar myself. Honestly, if the directions hadn't been so terribly bad and the step by step pictures so unhelpful, both would have been hour long projects. Either way, thanks again for the suggestions. Now one last question - installing the front bull bar with skid plate (http://www.extremeterrain.com/barric...k-j100162.html
) required that I remove the front factory air dam under the front bumper. The instructions for installation of the bull bar suggest that I try to cut the air dam so that it will fit back over the bull bar mountings and back in place with newly cut holes. Do I really need to put the air dam back on the jeep? I have seen a lot of opinions suggesting it has no use and others that say it affects MPG on highway and limits hood rattle etc. The thought of trying to cut the air dam to fit back on it making me grumpy. Do I really need it?
Not questioning your manhood.
I think most Jeepers do their own work for one or two of the following reasons:
1. We are cheap bastards who refuse to pay someone else to do what we think
we can do ourselves.
2. We don't trust someone else to do it correctly.
(at least those are my reasons for doing everything myself, haha!).
Air Damn? I have run without it for so long that I forgot it even had one in the first place. No, you do not need to reinstall it. Not having one may
affect MPG and/or cause hood flutter. BUT, if you own a Jeep, you obviously are not very concerned about MPG.