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rfjeeper 07-27-2013 11:52 AM

push pin removal on skid plate
What's the easiest way to remove those plastic push pins that hold front skid plate to bumper,I want to replace old bumper with a newer one,do you just have to destroy pins to get out or is there a trick to removing them

TheMercenary556 07-27-2013 12:10 PM

I hooked mine on a stump then backed up, came right off...

rfjeeper 07-27-2013 12:31 PM

Haha never thought of that!!

ncb 07-27-2013 12:43 PM

Use the tip of a knife or very small screwdriver to apply pressure under the core (middle) of the fastener. Turn counter clockwise and remove core. Remove outer portion of fastener and you're done. Takes a bit of finesse. The alternative is to break them. Most make removal way to difficult.

Edit-it's been a while since I removed the air dam. Do the fasteners have a philips head on the core or is it flat? If it's flat you have to pop out the core of the fastener with a small screwdriver.

rfjeeper 07-27-2013 01:31 PM

Philips head

ncb 07-27-2013 01:38 PM

With out pushing too hard with a screwdriver remove the philips head core while prying it upward.

ncb 07-27-2013 01:39 PM

Or get all caveman on it and rip that ****er off.

222Doc 07-27-2013 01:53 PM

Most people loose that first time on a off road adventure that is more than a dirt road, followed by the SS shock. They do rip off by hand as well as do the fenders for the most part.

Once you pull that lower air deflector the hood will flutter more.

rfjeeper 07-27-2013 05:02 PM

Sounds like I better invest in better hood latches cause I'm ready to rip that SOB off

Deadhead88 07-27-2013 08:06 PM

Took mine off and am running the smittybuilt xrc bumper and srx flat fenders and no hood flutter unless its just a brutal head wind. Still going to get the drake latches one of these days though

Afmcronnie 08-05-2013 12:04 PM

Just turn the Phillips head screw out and pop the pin. I've put my lightbar on my last 2 JK's. Trashed the first set of pins, bought new ones for the 2nd JK and got them out and back in with no problem. They are cheap. If you DO trash them, just drill them out, like a rivit.

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