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Old 10-14-2011, 11:42 PM   #1
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Gone with the milk jugs!

I want them off my bumpers but the screws are so rusted they are starting to strip when I apply too much force. My question for everyone is how am I supposed to get them off if I cant get under/inside the bumper?

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Old 10-15-2011, 12:19 AM   #2
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you could just drill out the bolts.

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Old 10-15-2011, 01:15 AM   #3
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hook a strap to the milk jug
hook other end to something heavy
back up with mild throttle

presto.......no more jugs

on a serouis note mine were rusted out as well,I cut the jugs with a hacksaw blade,then chiseled the bolts off after the jug was off
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Old 10-15-2011, 01:52 AM   #4
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Ok Im confused.....whats the milk jugs stand for?
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Old 10-15-2011, 02:05 AM   #5
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They are the black hard plastic ends caps on your bumper, kinda look like black milk jugs
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Old 10-15-2011, 02:59 AM   #6
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and here i thought there were going to be some nice pics of "milk jugs" in thi post..
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I just jumped on mine.
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use the solution to removal of anything & everything.

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Old 10-15-2011, 11:10 AM   #9
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I stripped my bolts also I just grabbed them and twisted and pulled til they came out. Worked great for me
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Old 10-15-2011, 12:25 PM   #10
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Some savages in here lol
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Old 10-15-2011, 12:31 PM   #11
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i stripped my bolts also i just grabbed them and twisted and pulled til they came out. Worked great for me
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Old 10-15-2011, 12:37 PM   #12
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Old 10-15-2011, 12:43 PM   #13
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Mine came off nice and easy, anyone want them? LOL

Plus I put the OEM end caps on to make it look nice and clean.
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Old 10-15-2011, 01:09 PM   #14
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I put the end caps on mine too I didn't like the look of the open end of the bumper
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Old 10-16-2011, 04:47 AM   #15
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Besides cosmetic, any other advantages?
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Old 10-16-2011, 07:20 AM   #16
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No just cosmetics
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Old 10-16-2011, 07:42 AM   #17
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I put the end caps on mine too I didn't like the look of the open end of the bumper
No doubt!!

I think it would look ridiculous without them or something there.

What's the difference between milk jugs and OEM end caps?

Edit:
Doing a real quick search and now I'm wondering are milk jugs/OEM caps just for the rear or both bumpers? My Jeep doesn't have original front bumper, but has some flat caps on the ends.
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Old 10-16-2011, 07:44 AM   #18
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The end caps just cover the ends and make it look cleaner. They do not stick out.
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The end caps just cover the ends and make it look cleaner. They do not stick out.
And milk just do stick out? Picture I looked at when posting above, looked pretty even/flat to me.

Edit:
Searched some more. Now I see what milk jugs really are.

http://www.wranglerforum.com/f5/repl...aps-16786.html

Glad my set up isn't anything like that, I'd remove them too!!
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Old 10-16-2011, 08:50 AM   #20
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I just didn't like how far the jugs stuck out. The caps look way better IMO. I saw a newer jeep around me that had them and I had to have them.
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Old 10-16-2011, 08:53 AM   #21
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what is the point of the jugs!? why didnt they just come with those small and compact end caps from the start?
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I just didn't like how far the jugs stuck out. The caps look way better IMO. I saw a newer jeep around me that had them and I had to have them.
Are those rear bumper end caps from the dealer?
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what is the point of the jugs!? why didnt they just come with those small and compact end caps from the start?
They did on come stock on some newer models
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Are those rear bumper end caps from the dealer?
Yea dealers have them I got mine on ebay all 4 for right at $20 or so

Part #'s:

Front: 55078138AA
Rear: 55078139AA

Order two of each item above
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Yea dealers have them I got mine on ebay all 4 for right at $20 or so

Part #'s:

Front: 55078138AA
Rear: 55078139AA

Order two of each item above
Great, thanks.
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I have access to OEM parts at wholesale $$. My front caps cost 2.48 each and will definitely get the rear ones.
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Old 10-16-2011, 03:37 PM   #28
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I love the open ended look on mine! (plus i had RETARDED export jugs) and I had to drill my jugs out. bastard screws!




(same truck - i just lost my rear plate so had to get new ones)

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