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Old 04-06-2011, 08:05 PM   #1
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First mod! silver on stock bumper removed

Really liking it without the silver cover and it so simple. Have to attempt the rear one although I've read its a bit more complicated.
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Old 04-06-2011, 08:19 PM   #2
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Nice I've never been to crazy about the silver

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Looks much better IMHO. Never really cared much for the chrome accents on a wrangler. Let the addiction begin. It all starts with the first mod!
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Looks much better IMHO. Never really cared much for the chrome accents on a wrangler. Let the addiction begin. It all starts with the first mod!
First it's attempting to take off parts of the bumper, then realizing you can take the whole thing off pretty easily, 10 minutes later... ordered an aftermarket bumper
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you're probably right, but tires and wheels first! But then again we'll see how my priorities change after my Offroading 101 run happens in May.
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you're probably right, but tires and wheels first! But then again we'll see how my priorities change after my Offroading 101 run happens in May.
Haha, that's what i thought initially. I have been saving up for wheels and tires for a while and just started looking at bumpers for fun. Then I was curious to see if I could remove the factory bumper, and I could! So I slapped on the rugged ridge xhd with stinger and I love it.

So..... I guess I better start saving up for wheels and tires again. I sold my hardtop and got 1200 for that, which is a start.
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Did u remove front bumper for silver removal...this is the only thing on my sahara that isn't black...how do u get totl the torx screws in the back towards the grill?
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Did u remove front bumper for silver removal...this is the only thing on my sahara that isn't black...how do u get totl the torx screws in the back towards the grill?
Nope didnt have to remove the bumper, the screws are easy unscrew, 4 on the top and 4 on the bottom.
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LOL...that's the first mod I did as well....removed that silver piece from the front bumper. Like you said, it took ten minutes.

I crawled under the rig yesterday and it looks like the only way to remove the rear silver piece is to remove the bumper....damn!

Decals are starting to come off next. Let the Jeep sit in the sun for a few hours and then they peel right off. Three down, three to go.
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fb,is that the 2011 all white sahara?
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I just took both of mine of yesterday! The front was easy, the back was a little harder b/c I had to take off the bumper. There are 6 bolts underneath that you have to take out to get the bumper off then there are 5 screws on the top and 4 on the bottom (all t-25) to take of the silver. then just put the bumper back on!
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fb,is that the 2011 all white sahara?
Nope its the Tan Sahara unlimited.

Going to tackle the rear bumper tonight! Shouldnt be too difficult.
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Let us know how it goes! I'm gonna try the front today myself! I didn't even think about taking it off.
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Silly question perhaps...what are the torque values for the bolts when you put the rear bumper back on (other than as tight as you can possible make it)?
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Silly question perhaps...what are the torque values for the bolts when you put the rear bumper back on (other than as tight as you can possible make it)?
I am not sure. But I was very surprised to find that the factory tightening job wasn't that bad to take off. I am pretty sure I put mine back on a little tighter.
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Nope its the Tan Sahara unlimited.

Going to tackle the rear bumper tonight! Shouldnt be too difficult.
nice,,will you post pics of that also?
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Old 04-07-2011, 09:09 PM   #17
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Got the rear done tonight, it was pretty easy as well, the only difficulty was reaching the 2 middle bolts. If anyone is trying this when you undo the middle bolts make sure you undo the bolt further away from you, if you undo the close one the bumper will not come off.
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Looks good, I personally don't care for the silver piece on the bumper of the Sahara myself, but looks are subjective to everyone.......
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thanks for pics,,yep,looks a lot nicer,,looks like this is in my near future,,to bad its looking like rain today and garage is packed with 4wheelers and dirtbikes and trailers
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I like the look of the silver and want to add it to mine if any of you are looking to get rid of that piece. PM me.
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Got the rear done tonight, it was pretty easy as well, the only difficulty was reaching the 2 middle bolts. If anyone is trying this when you undo the middle bolts make sure you undo the bolt further away from you, if you undo the close one the bumper will not come off.
I hope that's not your wife's minivan sitting there with a flat while you mess with your bumper first.
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no that's just some random van in a underground parking complex.

If you really want the silver covers we can work something out I have no need for them so you can have them for a reasonable price, I just dont know much about shipping. They are extremely light in weight although Im sure the size of the package would play a role.

BTW I have 2 sets of these covers, took it off my sisters JKU as well.
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Just did my rear cover as well. Took 15 minutes...and only took that long because I had to pull out a few sockets until I found the right size

That rear bumper must weigh all of about 5 pounds...couldn't believe it.

Anyway, it's done and looks so much better.
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ok i gotta do this asap.
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What did you do with the silver parts? I am looking for a new set for my JK
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i have the cheapest set on ebay,,search "silver applique wrangler"
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Old 05-07-2011, 10:28 PM   #27
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i like the silver but my wrangler is silver so it all matches up well
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Old 05-08-2011, 01:31 AM   #28
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I actually like them on the sahara, I'm a fan of the saharas 18 inch wheels and the silver inserts set it apart a bit more from the X and rubi.
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i just didnt care for it because it was silver,they should have made them matching the jeep color,,besides i'll eventually throw on an aftermarket bumper.
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I just took both of mine of yesterday! The front was easy, the back was a little harder b/c I had to take off the bumper. There are 6 bolts underneath that you have to take out to get the bumper off then there are 5 screws on the top and 4 on the bottom (all t-25) to take of the silver. then just put the bumper back on!
Much better without the silver - fenderbender's comment was helpful as well.

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