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Old 09-12-2012, 09:30 AM   #1
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Milk Jugs ???

I have asked the question before, but never received a response.
When referring to the TJ bumper, what are the "Milk Jugs"?

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Old 09-12-2012, 09:31 AM   #2
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The factory plastic ends. Cheap, thin plastic.

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Old 09-12-2012, 10:16 AM   #3
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here is a removed milk jug:
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Of course Rolf is talking about the big black thing that's laying on the ground under the bumper - just clarifying
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Mine took a drill to remove. Stupid idea to put captive nuts in soft plastic.
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Old 09-13-2012, 11:52 PM   #6
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I took the jugs off my Jeep last week, and put the Mopar flat covers on it, looks 100x better I wasn't able to put the flat ones on the rear though as the bumper is bent on the one side and won't line up with the holes at all lol...
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I took the jugs off my Jeep last week, and put the Mopar flat covers on it, looks 100x better I wasn't able to put the flat ones on the rear though as the bumper is bent on the one side and won't line up with the holes at all lol...
Pics or it didn't happen! What are the flat covers?
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Old 09-14-2012, 01:29 AM   #8
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Those flat covers are hella cool but overpriced, imo.

Icarus - I hear you. Both of my bumpers were bent by the PO--it stinks.
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Those flat covers are hella cool but overpriced, imo.

Icarus - I hear you. Both of my bumpers were bent by the PO--it stinks.
I'm not sure where you priced them, but I bought all four from the dealership for $16.00 ( $8.oo per set).
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I went and picked up the flat ends about two weeks ago. Had to go to two different dealerships to get them. The first one I had to convince the parts guy that 1.) they existed and 2.) to actually go look them up in the MOPAR catalog. So he ordered them, thought I was getting both sets. Nope; only the front ends. Figured I wouldn't waste my time with that guy again and went to another one where this time the parts manager knew exactly what I was talking about.

The sad thing is the variance in prices. It all comes down to the dealer markup. I paid around $10.00 for the front ones. When I went to buy the rear ones the other dealership wanted to charge me $15.00 a piece for them. Said if I had gotten the fronts from them they would've only charged me $5.00 for both. I told him about the other place and he cut me a deal. So all in all around $20.00-$25.00 for the fronts and rears. You'll pay about the same on ebay for them but it's just easier to go to the dealer and pick them up.
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Here you go.

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Old 09-14-2012, 07:42 AM   #12
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Here are the part numbers if you are going to a dealer.

TJ End Caps
Ft 55078138-AA
PINS 6508712-AA 6 Required
Rear 55078139-AA
PINS 6508712-AA 6 Required

I got the pins to give it a smooth look but they are not required and you can use the mounting bolts from the jugs.
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I got mine from eBay, little bit cheaper than the dealer up here.
Looks good tbensor, did you paint that bumper and with what if so?
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I got mine from eBay, little bit cheaper than the dealer up here.
Looks good tbensor, did you paint that bumper and with what if so?
Thanks. I used Krylon Satin on the bumper and Rustolium bed liner of the pastic cover behind the bumper.
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Mine took a drill to remove. Stupid idea to put captive nuts in soft plastic.
I used a tree to remove one of mine, and a ditch to remove the other.. it all just depends on what tools you have available to you. lol
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I used a tree to remove one of mine, and a ditch to remove the other.. it all just depends on what tools you have available to you. lol
Hahaha!
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here is a removed milk jug:
That's a clean removal, I had my right front jug removed by a guardrail in a snow storm.
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Thanks. I used Krylon Satin on the bumper and Rustolium bed liner of the pastic cover behind the bumper.
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Thanks for the tip. I contacted the dealership and they are more affordable than the online sellers I'd seen previously. Who would have thunk it.

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