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post #1 of 36 Old 03-03-2004, 07:32 PM Thread Starter
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Bumper Caps

Does anyone know the torx screwdriver size needed to remove the screws for the front bumper end caps.
I just ruined a good set of allen keys duh.


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post #2 of 36 Old 03-03-2004, 08:00 PM
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youre better off buying a whole set, everything on the jeep is held together by torx screws, itll be cheaper in the long run

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youre better off buying a whole set, everything on the jeep is held together by torx screws, itll be cheaper in the long run
Get a set that fits your socket drive for you toolbox, and a 'jacknife' set to keep in your Jeep.
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Im pretty sure its T25. HTH

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Im pretty sure its T25. HTH
Thanks. Tools don't last long around here, they go missing quicker than theyre brought home so ill stay with my pay per use plan for now.

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Does anyone know the torx screwdriver size needed to remove the screws for the front bumper end caps.
I just ruined a good set of allen keys duh.


Thanks.
They are 30, or at least the rear endcaps are

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LOL I think that works for pretty much everything.

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Nice picture, Mr. Clifford - looks just like a TJ with missing bumper end caps.

IMHO the end caps are part of the "look" of a TJ, one of the characteristics that distinguish it visually from a YJ or CJ.

Nor is anything gained by removing the end caps. They are there for the express purpose of protecting the body sheet metal from damage from rocks, brush, etc.

I'm keeping mine. In fact I had replaced them twice on my '97 before giving it to my kid. There were however enough people giving them away that I didn't have to buy new ones.

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Nice picture, Mr. Clifford - looks just like a TJ with missing bumper end caps.

IMHO the end caps are part of the "look" of a TJ, one of the characteristics that distinguish it visually from a YJ or CJ.


That's funny.... just the other day the mcdonalds drive thru guy asked if it was a CJ7. So if I didn't have the bumper caps how did you determine it was a TJ? I personally don't care if it looks like a CJ or YJ.....

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Nor is anything gained by removing the end caps. They are there for the express purpose of protecting the body sheet metal from damage from rocks, brush, etc.

Flat fender is next

IMHO, it was either cut/take them off or bust them off on a rock or tree. There are always people wanting them as replacements

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LOL Thats what I used.After 15 minutes trying to get one screw out,out came the saw.Took all of 30 seconds to cut them off.
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LOL! Here we go again! We barely avoided a shooting war about this subject a while back.

I would be interested in seeing an objective poll on the subject, because I think the majority of TJ owners don't like the things. I certainly don't. I removed mine, both front and rear as soon as I got it home, and I didn't even realize at the time that anybody else felt the same way about 'em. But, there are pros and cons I guess.

Anyway, as for the TJ look, I don't know about most folks, but I bought my jeep in spite of the TJ look, not because of it. I wanted a brand new jeep to start out with, and that was what I got. I personally am not a great fan of the TJ look.
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If you guys know anyone that is looking for a nice shiny pair that WASN'T cut off, I got Some!!

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Nor is anything gained by removing the end caps. They are there for the express purpose of protecting the body sheet metal from damage from rocks, brush, etc.

I'm glad I kept mine.
I got in a fender bender today, and without those endcaps I'd be buying a new tire too along with my quarter panel and flare guard. Without that endcap you are asking for more troubles IMHO.

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