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Unread 10-13-2012, 08:58 PM   #16
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Makes perfect sense and I already thought about that but I'm trying to figure out the best way to do it.

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Unread 10-14-2012, 07:39 AM   #17
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I want to say thank you again to everyone on here. I can't stand having a stock vehicle and although its not highly modified, I was very relieved when I got up this morning and saw my Jeep. Im sure future mods will be coming but for now its good.
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Unread 10-14-2012, 08:03 AM   #18
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Can you post a close up photo and some more details on your front air dam/diffuser mod. I want to give it a try and sounds super clean. Thanks.
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Unread 10-14-2012, 08:20 AM   #19
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Can you post a close up photo and some more details on your front air dam/diffuser mod. I want to give it a try and sounds super clean. Thanks.
No problem.... I didn't take pictures while I was doing it. I literally took the diffuser off 2 days after I brought it home. It was laying in the garage and the two rectangular holes on the side of the bumper were bothering me. I looked at the diffuser and saw that there was an evident crease at the top. All I did was take my razor knife and scored it several times until it went all the way through. The sides took a little more scoring and finesse so they wouldn't break, but it's very easy to follow the line and only took about 10-15 minutes. I think I will either take the white clips off and paint them black or I will cut the tabs off and just use pliers if I need to take it off again. It did make a substantial difference taking it off... way better approach clearance. The day i drove it home I climbed up the bank next to my driveway (that's the way a Jeep should approach the owner's property for the first time) and the air dam got scraped. After taking it off it didn't do it again.
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Unread 10-14-2012, 08:49 AM   #20
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No problem.... I didn't take pictures while I was doing it. I literally took the diffuser off 2 days after I brought it home. It was laying in the garage and the two rectangular holes on the side of the bumper were bothering me. I looked at the diffuser and saw that there was an evident crease at the top. All I did was take my razor knife and scored it several times until it went all the way through. The sides took a little more scoring and finesse so they wouldn't break, but it's very easy to follow the line and only took about 10-15 minutes. I think I will either take the white clips off and paint them black or I will cut the tabs off and just use pliers if I need to take it off again. It did make a substantial difference taking it off... way better approach clearance. The day i drove it home I climbed up the bank next to my driveway (that's the way a Jeep should approach the owner's property for the first time) and the air dam got scraped. After taking it off it didn't do it again.
Thank you, looks clean. I took my air dam off too but didn't like the unfinished look so I reinstalled it, this is the cure.
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Unread 10-14-2012, 09:11 AM   #21
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Your welcome. It is definitely the cure for those of us who don't like the unfinished look.
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Unread 10-14-2012, 09:18 AM   #22
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Unread 10-18-2012, 04:40 PM   #23
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Spiced up the grill today...
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Unread 10-18-2012, 09:01 PM   #24
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Nice rig, I love the airdam idea. Ill be looking to do that. It sucks seeing everyone plastidip their chrome trim when I have the black trim they want lol
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Unread 10-18-2012, 10:06 PM   #25
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i think i am going to do the airdam too, i wonder how the stripes side stripes would look on the dark khaki
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Unread 10-19-2012, 03:52 AM   #26
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Thanks! You can get the stripes any color you'd like.... I almost did a burnt orange but figured the black went with all the trim better.
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Unread 10-19-2012, 05:10 AM   #27
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I decided that I don't like the grill mesh chrome so ill be taking the plastidip off of the entire grill and painting the grill and mesh black...
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Unread 12-25-2012, 08:22 AM   #28
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found it! I enjoyed that plasti dipping write-up you did... and with the side-molding (plastic) fading more and more every year. I might just bedline-it and use a similar method you did.
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Unread 12-25-2012, 09:24 AM   #29
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found it! I enjoyed that plasti dipping write-up you did... and with the side-molding (plastic) fading more and more every year. I might just bedline-it and use a similar method you did.
The plastidip is holding up surprisingly well. I think I may go the bedliner route if the plastidip starts breaking down.
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Unread 04-13-2013, 01:35 PM   #30
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**UPDATE**...... The plasti-dip is holding up amazingly well!! It's been through several car washes, beat the winter with snow, freezing rain, road salt and negative temperatures. Unfortunately, I just took a nice chunk out of my mopar stripes with the pressure washer.... I guess I have to order more. The plasti-dip is quality stuff and I wouldn't be afraid to recommend to anyone who is interested.
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