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Old 05-01-2010, 07:53 PM   #1
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Plastic bumper corners - OFF or ON?

Considering taking off the plastic bumper corners on my Jeep.
Opinions on taking them off vs. keeping them on?

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Old 05-01-2010, 08:46 PM   #2
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Most Definitely take them off. I think you will really like the look a lot more. The minute I took mine off I thought it looked so much better that I didnt care that I had to break them to do it. Yeah, those went right in the garbage never to return.

One thing though, you should consider getting the flat plugs that they make to go in place of the jugs. I think the front looks fine without them, but the back bumper does look a little ragged without anything there.

but as patrick swayze once said, opinions vary.

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Old 05-01-2010, 08:50 PM   #3
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Rip them off and never look back! You'll most likely damage them in the process but if you eventually find that you don't like the naked bumper look Quadratrec has some nicer then stock replacements.

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I took mine of to paint them and I really like the look without them. I am ordering the caps though, I don't like the hollow look. Mine came off without any trouble at all so remove them and see if you like the look, if not simply replace them.
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Old 05-01-2010, 09:25 PM   #5
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One thing though, you should consider getting the flat plugs that they make to go in place of the jugs.
Any links for getting the plugs at a very good price?
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You should be able to pick them up from a dealership pretty cheap.
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Old 05-02-2010, 12:41 AM   #7
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x2, fronts are about $8 and rears are about $25 from the dealer. They are for the '06 TJ iirc, but fit all TJ's.
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Old 05-02-2010, 12:43 AM   #8
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OFF!!! In the words of my former self, no plastic ends looks "Hard"!
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off, and if you break 'em

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Old 05-02-2010, 10:14 AM   #11
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off and we refer to them as jugs.
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Old 05-02-2010, 10:22 AM   #12
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Off, definitely. All they do is accumulate large quantities of mud and gravel etc. inside.
And like the others have said, the dealer hass nice end caps for fairly cheap (I think they make the stock rear bumper look better, but the front is fine without).
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can we see some pics of the "jug-less" rear bumper. just because i trust no one else's opinion around here.
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We call them "floaties". Off for sure.
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Front off, rear on.

(rear bumper looks too skinny w/o them)
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Front off, rear on.

(rear bumper looks too skinny w/o them)
x2, that's what I did
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OFF no doubt when you see it off you will be like WOW much better. Just the look of the tire, its awesome. And if you dont like it just put them back on its easy to do. I think the rears should stay on, that look I don't like at all. But the front, no doubt about it OFF!
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Front off, rear on. The rear actually protect the tub where as the fronts don't do a whole lot.
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Off. Those replacement ends are nice though.
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Front off, rear on. The rear actually protect the tub where as the fronts don't do a whole lot.
yeah, rears should stay on. although it does look better without them, they still serve a purpose as aztj mentioned
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Wow, so many prefer off. I guess for me personally for the direction I wanna go with my Jeep I prefer them on. Although I may get different ones. I do like those other ones shown much better then the stock ones I have.
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Front - OFF Rear - OFF I took mine off and got the flat plugs from a Jeep Dealer for $21.00 I like the cleaner look AND there's nothing in the way should you come upon a high rock.
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Bob - do you have a picture of the rear with the flat plugs?

I took my fronts off after getting home from work today and, although many have warned me about breaking them in the process, managed not to break them. (Not that it would matter.) I'm a bit undecided about the back. The back would look kind of odd with them gone.
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Yeah I'll post some pics tomorrow cause I got a another cheap mod for the rear bumper I want to post it too. Went Wally world and got some small 55 watt driving lights to use as back up lights. Stay tuned.
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Front off & rear on.
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i will be taking the front off on mine cuz i really like how bobs jeep looked.
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I personally like having my rears off...though the flat plugs would prolly make them look even better. But as mentioned, the rears do serve a purpose...so make sure if you remove them that any contact made on the rear corners is someone else's fault so their insurance will have to pay for the damage and not you/yours. lol

Just curious, but would corner guards be strong enough to handle any damage those rear jugs were designed to handle?
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Just curious, but would corner guards be strong enough to handle any damage those rear jugs were designed to handle?
Yes, and then some (especially if made of steel).
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OFF front and back. I like to see the tire tread design from the front and the rear.

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