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Old 03-15-2013, 11:54 AM   #1
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Wrangler JK - remove front bumper

Any potential problems if I remove the front bumper ? I pushed in the right bumper extension and I'm hoping to manually push it out. I assume I can access the back if the bumper is removed ?
Is the air-bag connected to the front bumper ? Is there a chance I would activate the air bag if I remove the bumper?

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Old 03-15-2013, 11:56 AM   #2
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I have a 2013 JKU, I removed the stock front bumper to install a custom bumper. no problems. just 8 bolts. Make sure you disconnect the fog lights.

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Old 03-15-2013, 12:01 PM   #3
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No airbag sensors in the front bumper. Let her rip!

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I have a 2013 JKU, I removed the stock front bumper to install a custom bumper. no problems. just 8 bolts. Make sure you disconnect the fog lights.
This. 8 bolts, unplug the lights, and it comes right off...
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Are you talking about the crush can?

The airbag deployment is based on vehicle deceleration as monitored by the computer AFAIK. Crashing hard enough sets off the air bag. I think the crush cans dampen an impact so it's less likely to go off in a minor fender bender. An abrupt jolt becomes a softer stop as the cans crush. Think of stepping on a beer can.
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Old 03-15-2013, 12:13 PM   #6
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Thanks guys ! I'll do it
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Are you talking about the crush can?

The airbag deployment is based on vehicle deceleration as monitored by the computer AFAIK. Crashing hard enough sets off the air bag. I think the crush cans dampen an impact so it's less likely to go off in a minor fender bender. An abrupt jolt becomes a softer stop as the cans crush. Think of stepping on a beer can.
Is this true with a '98 model TJ as well? I'm ready to swap bumpers and wanted to make sure there was no chance of deploying the air bag.
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you can't access the back. i tried that after my wife dented mine 2 mos. into ownership. gave me a reason to buy a bumper mod.
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Old 04-25-2013, 11:06 AM   #9
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you can't access the back. i tried that after my wife dented mine 2 mos. into ownership. gave me a reason to buy a bumper mod.
Perfect! I swear I want to park mine outside in a hail storm as I want a new heat reduction hood!
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Does your front bumper have the tow hooks? If so, you're in for a treat. It'll come off easy enough but putting it back on an an exercise in patience.
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the only problem you'll have is accessing the bolts near the driver side fog light...it took me a while to figure out what tools and what angle to use. i spent like 5 min on that one bolt. Everything else is cake. i didn't even have to remove the top cowl. i did everything from underneath.
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Old 04-25-2013, 11:52 AM   #12
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If all you did was bend the extension on one side, here is an easy fix; I had to do this to mine when I put on the 33's, one side was bent in and it rubbed when I turned.

Undo the two bolts on each side that hold the plastic on, leave it hang loose on the hooks, wrap a strap around it and tie off the strap to a large tree, put it in 4lo and back up gently, it will take a lot of force to get it back out but it will come out.

I hooked up to the front tow hook of my F150 with the park brake on and still drug it a few feet before the bumper finally got straightened out.
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Old 04-25-2013, 12:05 PM   #13
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Here is a tutorial I did awhile back on removing it. Hope it helps.
http://www.wranglerforum.com/f33/jk-...al-133532.html
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Are there any airbag related issues with removing the front bumper on a TJ?
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Are there any airbag related issues with removing the front bumper on a TJ?
Nope.
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Are there any airbag related issues with removing the front bumper on a TJ?
There are rust torx bolt issues though.
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There are rust torx bolt issues though.
Nothing the flaming wrench can't handle...
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Had a harder time getting the air dam off then the actual bumper. Kept hoping it'd get ripped off off road but it never did.
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Sawzall took it off in about thirty seconds. Just cut the plastic screws tossed it in the trash and called it a day
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Nothing the flaming wrench can't handle...
I prefer an angle grinder, I'm practically a surgeon with one now.
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Old 03-17-2014, 05:53 AM   #21
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A little off topic but here goes. Is there room up in that area to install a remote oil filter mount to be used as a transmission filter? I'm looking for a good space in a crowded 2013 Wrangler engine bay. Thanks guys, leave time is up shortly and I want to get things done.
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Perfect! I swear I want to park mine outside in a hail storm as I want a new heat reduction hood!
Me too! We haven't gotten any hail here since i thought of that...

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