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Old 02-28-2012, 03:29 PM   #1
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How do I remove this part??

This is not my jeep...just a pic to illustrate my question..

Does anyone know how to take off that silver/gray plastic piece below the spare attached to the rear bumper? I know there are screws along the bottom which are easy to get at... but there are also some at the top that seem impossible to get to. Am I missing something obvious here? Thanks guys


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Old 02-28-2012, 03:31 PM   #2
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remove the bumper,

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Old 02-28-2012, 03:36 PM   #3
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Find a stump, drive over it so that the bumper gets hooked on it, using the skinny peddle and a forward gear drive forward until that ugly piece of plastic is visible in the rearview mirror, keep going forward and don't look back.
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Find a stump, drive over it so that the bumper gets hooked on it, using the skinny peddle and a forward gear drive forward until that ugly piece of plastic is visible in the rearview mirror, keep going forward and don't look back.
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Old 02-28-2012, 05:08 PM   #5
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find a stump, drive over it so that the bumper gets hooked on it, using the skinny peddle and a forward gear drive forward until that ugly piece of plastic is visible in the rearview mirror, keep going forward and don't look back.
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Old 02-28-2012, 05:11 PM   #6
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Am I missing something obvious here?
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Old 02-28-2012, 05:32 PM   #7
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Bumper removal is indicated for trim panel removal.

The stump method will also work on the "-1 Air Dam of Limited Utility": effectiveness determined by either rolling a 20-sided die OR doing a couple of cold shots of the Jager.
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Old 02-28-2012, 05:53 PM   #8
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This is not my jeep...just a pic to illustrate my question..

Does anyone know how to take off that silver/gray plastic piece below the spare attached to the rear bumper? I know there are screws along the bottom which are easy to get at... but there are also some at the top that seem impossible to get to. Am I missing something obvious here? Thanks guys
You can have the rear bumper off (like Green-Machine said) in minutes. Literally. See post #6 in thread below.

Removed my silver/"chrome" bumper covers
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Old 02-28-2012, 07:39 PM   #9
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I just removed the bottom screws and pulled gently it'll seperate at the screws on top. Still very usable, easier to replace just slip back into position and tighten bottom screws if you ever want to replace. Took mine off and never looked back. Hope this helps!
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Old 02-28-2012, 07:40 PM   #10
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Thanks, Wolf... that is exactly what I was looking for. I didn't think to search for it first. I also didn't think it was that obvious to remove the whole bumper since the front one comes off so easily. Thanks for your input, guys!!
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Old 02-28-2012, 07:42 PM   #11
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Good idea as well, Army... I may go down that route first. I plasti-dipped the front one black and put it back on cause I like the extra definition it gives the bumper and the fog lights. I may just leave the back one off or do the same thing to it and put it back on.
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Old 02-28-2012, 07:48 PM   #12
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I did exactly what Army said...took the bottom screws out and broke it off the screws on the top. I have no intention of putting it back on, so this was much easier than removing the bumper.
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I also didn't think it was that obvious to remove the whole bumper since the front one comes off so easily.
Sorry Real, I forgot to throw in a smiley to let you know I was being sarcastic.

You're right, it makes no sense to have to pull the bumper to get at the screws but...

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Old 02-29-2012, 07:51 AM   #15
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Sorry Real, I forgot to throw in a smiley to let you know I was being sarcastic.

You're right, it makes no sense to have to pull the bumper to get at the screws but...

Good luck.
no worries, Cavs....honestly, I never thought of removing the bumper.

In hindsight, it actually is kinda obvious...lol

I really didn't want to rip the piece off as I would like to plasti-dip it and put it back on. I know it's black underneath as well, but that extra layer gives the bumper a little extra definition. I just don't like the color. And, I don't want to spray it while it is still attached.
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Old 02-29-2012, 09:41 AM   #16
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Dont break it off the bumper, peeps will pay good money for those silver covers on ebay

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