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Old 05-19-2011, 10:04 AM   #1
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Plastic Shield under bumper

Hi Everyone, I'm new to the forum, but have been reading posts for a while. I've have a 2010 JKU, and decided to do take it on some trails today on my way home. Somehow the plastic guard under the bumper came off on one side, nothing broke, but for the life of me I can not figure out how those screws come out. Any help would be much appreciated.

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Old 05-19-2011, 10:32 AM   #2
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They are a pain in the butt, you have unscrew them but dont apply any pressure into them, its weird and I ended up ripping all mine out but that peices wasnt going back on anyways.

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Old 05-19-2011, 10:33 AM   #3
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A Philips head turn and a flat head to gently pry. Then throw the whole thing away.
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Old 05-19-2011, 10:37 AM   #4
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What they said! And welcome to the forum!
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Old 05-19-2011, 11:03 AM   #5
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thanks for the replies! Is that shield needed for anything? Will leaving it off cause any issues?
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Old 05-19-2011, 11:26 AM   #6
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Welcome-it's pretty much "dispensible" it's callrd "Airdam" and primary purpose is for gas mileage and to shield the oil filter and front of the engine from loose debris !!


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thanks for the replies! Is that shield needed for anything? Will leaving it off cause any issues?
It'll also have an effect on "hood fluttering" if removed !!

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Old 05-19-2011, 11:27 AM   #7
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its just to help air flow, some have said they noticed a decrease in gas mileage but its never really been looked at.
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Old 05-19-2011, 11:40 AM   #8
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If you take that plastic shield off, be very very careful when you are out Jeeping....you can never tell when you might unexpectedly run over an ugly pile of styrofoam peanuts
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Old 05-19-2011, 11:49 AM   #9
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Heh Heh, ya know-thats funny, but


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If you take that plastic shield off, be very very careful when you are out Jeeping....you can never tell when you might unexpectedly run over an ugly pile of styrofoam peanuts
Reminds me of Nevada "Wild Mustangs"-

Why-you sak ??-well since I've removed my (airdam) and do a lotta driving in the Nv desert-sometimes I just can't avoid "BIG" piles of horse CaCA-seems like they only crap in accessible routes-so

I have found several Horse Turds" on my "airbox"-dried thank the great horse god in the sky !!

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Old 05-19-2011, 12:12 PM   #10
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It's there to protect your front end from debris. We sell a steel replacement for it. It won't let me post pics from my phone? But here is a link to our YouTube page to check it out and website

www.YouTube.com/elevatedoffroad

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Old 05-19-2011, 12:48 PM   #11
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Welcome-it's pretty much "dispensible" it's callrd "Airdam" and primary purpose is for gas mileage and to shield the oil filter and front of the engine from loose debris !!




It'll also have an effect on "hood fluttering" if removed !!

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I agree, you can then remove the hood spring to help with the fluttering!
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Anyone with a Rubicon, or added in electric disconnect sway bar unit should put a steel unit on in place of the plastic air dam since the plastic part does nothing to protect it. The electric sway bar gizmo is a pretty expensive thing to hang up on a rock with.
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Thanks everyone... Looks like I'm tearing it off
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Old 05-19-2011, 04:48 PM   #14
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So it's off after taking a crow bar to it... What ever happened to good old American engineering with steel nuts and bolts... I'm sure there weren't any plastic screws on the jeeps in WWII
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Ha ha ha!


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Anyone with a Rubicon, or added in electric disconnect sway bar unit should put a steel unit on in place of the plastic air dam since the plastic part does nothing to protect it. The electric sway bar gizmo is a pretty expensive thing to hang up on a rock with.

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Old 05-19-2011, 05:06 PM   #17
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The upside is weight reduction. Every little bit helps...until we start bolting on 3/8 inch steel skids.

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So it's off after taking a crow bar to it... What ever happened to good old American engineering with steel nuts and bolts... I'm sure there weren't any plastic screws on the jeeps in WWII

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