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Unread 12-31-2011, 10:13 AM   #1
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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

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Unread 12-31-2011, 10:44 AM   #2
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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.
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Unread 12-31-2011, 12:41 PM   #3
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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.
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Unread 12-31-2011, 05:05 PM   #4
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Sorry, duplicate entry
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Unread 12-31-2011, 05:09 PM   #5
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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.
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Unread 12-31-2011, 05:18 PM   #6
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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.
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Unread 01-01-2012, 01:58 PM   #7
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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
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Unread 01-01-2012, 03:15 PM   #8
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Here is a far away shot....my air dam slide over the skid plate.




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Unread 01-01-2012, 04:19 PM   #9
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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
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Unread 01-01-2012, 04:31 PM   #10
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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
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Unread 01-01-2012, 05:54 PM   #11
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The guard will be hidden behind the airdam when the airdam is reinstalled.
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Unread 01-01-2012, 06:22 PM   #12
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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.
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Unread 01-01-2012, 11:46 PM   #13
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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.
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Unread 01-02-2012, 07:09 AM   #14
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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.
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Unread 01-02-2012, 12:40 PM   #15
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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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