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dferr17 12-31-2011 10:13 AM

4xguard front skid
Has anyone with an 2008+ front bumper installed a 4xguard front skid plate without removing the lower fascia? I want the skid plate but i dont like how it looks with the lower bumper removed because of the holes and unevenness of the lines. I was wondering if i make longer mounting brackets that would work. Thanks

SSF556 12-31-2011 10:44 AM

I have a 4xguard front skid plate and I run the front air dam.......I had to trim a little area on the passenger side of the air dam...but it fits like a glove.

dferr17 12-31-2011 12:41 PM

Hey thanks! Before i go and order the skid i wanted to be sure its possible to install it without removing the air dam. Even it i need to modify things slightly or make custom brackets. Any chance you can post a pic? I'd love to see what it looks like. All the 4xguards skids on 08+ models i saw have the lower bumper removed.

BAH101 12-31-2011 05:05 PM

Sorry, duplicate entry

BAH101 12-31-2011 05:09 PM

You have to remove the air dam to actually install the front guard. You can then reinstall the air dam over the guard. I did not have to mod the front guard or the air dam. You will not be able to use the center 3 fasteners for the dam. It is quite solidly attached though, I have had mine like that for half a year with lots of highway driving. The air dam will just deflect up a bit over the guard during install. I will try to find my pics of it.

dferr17 12-31-2011 05:18 PM

Sounds great. Now that i know its possible im just trying to get an idea of what it would look like since all the pics have it removed. If you can post 1 that would be awesome.

dferr17 01-01-2012 01:58 PM

BAH, i just noticed you said you removed the air dam then reinstalled it over top of the skid plate? So the skid doesnt protect the air dam at all? Sounds different than what Scootr29 did. I'd be curious to see how you both have yours installed

SSF556 01-01-2012 03:15 PM

Here is a far away air dam slide over the skid plate.

dferr17 01-01-2012 04:19 PM

Nice jeep. I like all the 4xguard armor. But what i meant was installing the skid plate without removing the lower fascia. That lower black part of the bumper. It looks like yours is removed or did you install the front skid then put the lower bumper back over top of it? I want the skid to be visible while keeping the lower air dam on

dferr17 01-01-2012 04:31 PM

I just got my Jeep back from the body shop. My daystar 2'' lift just came in. After i lift it, im changing the tires then planned on the 4xguard skids

BAH101 01-01-2012 05:54 PM

The guard will be hidden behind the airdam when the airdam is reinstalled.

dferr17 01-01-2012 06:22 PM

Ok now I get what you are saying. Id want the skid to show but not sure about how the front looks without the air dam. Thanks for all the comments, much appreciated.

Chirpz 01-01-2012 11:46 PM

I removed my airdam on my 07. Decided to leave it off.
I think that the owner's manual recommends removing the dam before going off road.
I have not measured but I think that to do so grants you a little clearance.

BAH101 01-02-2012 07:09 AM

It looks really good with it off, and gives you more clearance and approach angle with it removed. I reinstalled it as I do a lot of highway driving and I find it does improve mileage.

Chirpz 01-02-2012 12:40 PM


Originally Posted by BAH101 (Post 12778794)
It looks really good with it off, and gives you more clearance and approach angle with it removed. I reinstalled it as I do a lot of highway driving and I find it does improve mileage.

I suspected that the airdam would effect the mileage. Have you actually documented the difference that the airdam makes.

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