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
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.
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.
2008 CRD QDII, OME HD, Pintlers wheels with 265/70/17 Goodyear Silent Armour's, Jeepinbyal UCA's. 4XGuard Front guard, Side Guard, belly guard, Matrix HC. GDE ECO Tune w/ delete.
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
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
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.
2007 WK 3.0L CRD, Quadradrive II, GDE EcoTune, DPF-Delete
4xGuard Front, Rear, Belly, & Side Rails, Factory Skids
EHM MOD, Garmin Mechanic EcoHD, K&N Filter (Deleted)