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Unread 09-06-2008, 07:44 PM   #1
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08 Sahara Rear Bumber "chrome" plastic removal

I was able to take off the front "chrome" plastic crap easily enough, but the rear bumper is a different story. I was able to take out all the screws from the bottom, but there appear to be 4 screws on the top/back of the bumper, and there appears to be no clearance to get to them!

Has anyone removed that plastic before? Short of taking off the whole bumper?

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Unread 09-06-2008, 10:29 PM   #2
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The black plastic cover is bolted to the steel bumper underneath. You have to remove them both. Its not that hard. It should take all of 10 minutes. Just go underneath and follow the frame rails to the steel bumper. There should be 4 bolts on each side.
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Unread 09-06-2008, 11:22 PM   #3
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ahh thx i will try that!
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Unread 09-07-2008, 05:58 AM   #4
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I just removed the bottom screws, grabbed the thing with a good grip, and pulled up. The screws are near the edge of the plastic and rip through it like stiff cheese. I never planned to re-install the trim so I didn't mind that it came off a little torn up.
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Unread 09-07-2008, 11:10 AM   #5
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I don't know why they had to put that on in the first place...I thought they looked better without that silver plastic insert on the bumpers...
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Unread 09-07-2008, 11:27 AM   #6
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I don't know why they had to put that on in the first place...I thought they looked better without that silver plastic insert on the bumpers...
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I thought these were options? Mine doesnt have any, but then, I have an X. Sahara only?
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Unread 09-07-2008, 09:58 PM   #7
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took care of it today no problems. There were actually 6 bolts to remove the bumper, all easy to get to / remove.

i can see the silver trim looking good for a silver painted jeep... likin the all black much betta.

again, thx for the info.
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Unread 09-08-2008, 08:20 AM   #8
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Bumper trim

Post some pictures of what it looks like after you removed it. I have a silver Sahara and I still don't like the silver bumper inserts. I don't do a lot of heavy offroading and can't justify buying new bumpers, but I would really like all black instead of the painted inserts.
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Post some pictures of what it looks like after you removed it.
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Unread 09-08-2008, 08:18 PM   #10
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Chrysler has been doing a lot of JC Whitney customization the last few years, sort of like Lincoln-Mercury has done for decades. That chrome dashboard and bumper insert they put on the '06 Laramie Dodge is what drove me to buy the leftover '05 for my tow vehicle.
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