Picked up my new 2011 JK Rubicon and when I got home, I notice there was a dealer advertisement tag on the front bumper. The plastic Jeep bumper comes with four small dimples in the front bumper, I guess to show you where to drill, if you want to add a front plate.
My state does not require a front plate and I don't normally put any kind of plate on the front of my vehicles. After removing the plate the dealer installed, there are two holes in my bumper. Maybe it's not a big deal, but I don't appreciate them drilling permanent holes in my bumper without my permission.
Did this happen to anyone else and is there anything I can do to cover up the holes?
my dealer didn't do his. i bought in delaware, who doesn't require a front plate, but live in maryland, who does. so i ended up having to do this anyway.
i say the same thing, i don't advertise for free.
My 2011 doesn't have dimples but has 2 small pimples or tits for the two lower plate holes. stuck my old plate on there w/ sheetmetal screws. didn't like the looks so took it off and the tits closed up. No drilling required. Use small stainless screws with stainless washers and they work fine w/ no drilling. By the way a plate will not fit between the bumper lights w/ a frame on it. Need about 1/8 more space.
It ain't easy being cheesy:
Sometimes I make decisions like famous people.
George Armstrong Custer "lets go over that hill, I think those are friendly indians!"
Titanic's Captain Smith "What icebergs? Full speed ahead!"
I agree i dont advetise for no one i peeled the dealear sticker off crumbled it up and handed to the salesman .for your bumper holes you could always put a little black silicone in there so it is not that noticable
Find someone who put an aftermarket on and buy there stock one for like 20 bucks. Id sell you mine but its TJ haha. I understand your frustration, but just be like, I was doing some hardcore offroading and ran into a pitch fork...and a farmer. Battle scars make your jeep unique,
Ryan - A good eye, a light foot, and a smart rig. Bolt-ons are boring
I talked with the dealer today. They were very apologetic and happily agreed to exchange the bumper with another new Wrangler on their lot.
Seems like there some dealers that are serious about customer service!
Nice. I wouldn't have expected it to be quite that easy!
That would have annoyed me as well, luckily my dealer just had a plastic logo with automotive double-sided adhesive. They put it on the day I picked it up, so it was still easy to just pop off without any residue.
2011 Jeep Wrangler Sport S [Photos]