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post #1 of 12 Old 10-04-2013, 09:22 AM Thread Starter
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Is this bumper surpose to be a difrent color?

Going to look at this jeep today at the dealer and in the pic the bumper looks difrent as you can see. My question is then was this that way from the dealer or if not then is it just lightening and a bad pic or was it replaced.

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post #2 of 12 Old 10-04-2013, 09:24 AM
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Its probably been replaced, the bumper shouldnt be a different shade than the car

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post #3 of 12 Old 10-04-2013, 10:17 AM
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Bumpers will generally be a slightly different color from the body, but that's way too much of a difference.

The odds that's stock are pretty close to zero.

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I'd say it's a new bumper and the painter didn't get the paints matched or just clear-coated the bumper without painting it.

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Going to look at this jeep today at the dealer and in the pic the bumper looks difrent as you can see. My question is then was this that way from the dealer or if not then is it just lightening and a bad pic or was it replaced.
What year is the Jeep?

Might be, for example, an '07 WK with an '08 front bumper.

What ever the case, that is definitely not the original, intact bumper.

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post #6 of 12 Old 10-04-2013, 02:52 PM Thread Starter
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It is a 2008

vin is 1J8HR58M88C146372
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post #7 of 12 Old 10-04-2013, 02:55 PM
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If that's an 07 WK then it looks like they put an 08 bumper on. Look at the fog lights. The fog light housing in the 07 WK are round. They also didn't match the bumper paint color to the vehicle.
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It is a 2008

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Well, I wouldn't let that keep you from taking a look at it. May have been in a fender bender - plastic bumpers are weak.

Have them show you the Carfax.

Never know - might just be the lighting..........

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post #9 of 12 Old 10-04-2013, 04:32 PM
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That bumper is not original and my 07 bumper is an exact match to the body color as it came in 07.
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post #10 of 12 Old 10-05-2013, 02:16 PM
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If you look at the bottom of the trim on the side it looks darker as well. Might just be a custom job that the previous owner had done.
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Not sure the stock color of rims, but maybe the rims and bumper where plasti dipped.
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post #12 of 12 Old 10-05-2013, 10:50 PM
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The bumper is definitely a slightly different color. The lower fascia and side skirts appear to be the factory black plastic. Like others has said, it's probably been in a slight fender bender and they replaced the bumper, got the color wrong and didn't bother painting the lower fascia to match like a Limited/Overland should be. Or it's possible the owner had an aftermarket bumper and lift on it before, then decided to sell the Jeep and made a bad attempt at returning it to stock. If it's a good deal I'd still check it out, but look at everything very carefully. Such as the front end frame to make sure the metal isn't smashed up or wrinkled. Also give the undercarriage and suspension a good look.

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