|07-21-2013 08:18 PM|
Great thread...thanks to the OP.
Used it to remove my stock bumper.
|04-17-2013 06:37 AM|
The two on top (that hold the plastic peice down) are plastic themselves. That's why they stripped so easily. I did that, too. Pop a flathead under the head of the screw, tap it with a hammer a few times and voila!
The ones on the underside are a little harder, though. From my experience, they are metal screws held into plastic grommets. If you can get your hand to the backside and just squeeze the grommet a little tighter around the screw, sometimes you can get it to grip again and come out easily. However, I did strip out one of mine where that trick didn't work and just had to work the flathead/hammer technique until the screw and grommet finally broke. It was a bit of a PITA.
|04-17-2013 05:45 AM|
|Elithegreat||I was able to remove the bottom four screws however when I got the 2 screws behind the bumper and the 2 screws on top, I've only managed to immediately strip the screws!! Anyone have any advice on how to get those out?|
|01-15-2013 12:45 AM|
|RyanMcLovin||Is there anyway to keep your fog lights in without the plastic or is it the only way to go|
|01-14-2013 11:35 PM|
|mudslingr||are you selling those tow hooks by chance?|
|01-14-2013 11:25 PM|
Excellent write-up, which will come in handy when I swap bumpers in the near future. I hope one of the Mods will add this to the http://www.wranglerforum.com/f33/wri...os-153626.html sticky before it disappears from the front page again.
|01-14-2013 11:07 PM|
|01-14-2013 05:05 AM|
OK, please hear me out. this is THE best explanation on the bumper on the entire internet. I know since I've seen every attempt in the last 24 hours. My issue is I want to flat tow my 2013 JK behind my RV and I want to junk the factory bumper. I know nothing about towing but from these pics, it seems that I could just bolt the tow bar adapter to the four-whole mounting point the bumper uses and then drag the mess off down the street. What am I missing here? If I use a decent bumper (the Oly 500) and a bolt through adapter, it seems to me that it would be stronger, or as strong, as the D ring set up normal Jeep guys use to pull Jeeps out of the mess; no? I didn't take physics or shop so this may be obviously stupid. Free shots; why shouldn't I do this?
OH, and seriously, I know of at least three aftermarket sellers that need this series of pics to make their product make sense.
|12-13-2012 10:00 PM|
|2013bluerubi||Wow what a great write up. Thanks for taking the time to give a thorough explanation of this task.|
|12-09-2012 09:23 AM|
|reade||Thanks for this, I will put it to god use very soon.|
|12-08-2012 11:05 PM|
|Kevin||Forgot to add, if you're going to use the factory tow hooks, look at them sideways and you'll see that it's tapered a little towards the bottom, so we used two 1/2" washers on each bottom bolt between the bumper and the tow hook to keep it vertical otherwise there would be a strain!|
|12-08-2012 11:00 PM|
I then used the new hooks and put them behind my old bumper.
My 08 JKU
My new 2013JKU w/200 miles ready for the transfer.
Finished project. You can't see the hooks because of lighting but they're in the same position as they were on picture 1!
|12-05-2012 01:24 PM|
|enjerhoo||to redirect this old post slightly, has anyone had any luck selling the OEM tow hooks? Other than bolting them to the wall for coat hooks I do not have much use for them but would hate to send them to the scrapyard just on principle.|
|12-05-2012 01:15 PM|
Absolutely Spot On Instructions
Just picked up my JK and am getting ready to add a Rugged Ridge XHD front bumper. These instructions were a great help getting the stock bumper off.
|11-06-2012 03:22 PM|
|Snowren24||Thanks for the great write up!|
|11-06-2012 11:29 AM|
|11-05-2012 11:03 PM|
|Bwana||whats the secret to those plastic screws? i turn the screwdriver but nothing happens. the central philips socket spins but the peripheral flange doesnt move..I apply prying pressure to the peripheral flange but the thing doesnt come out.|
|09-28-2012 01:46 PM|
|BlackOpsJeep||thanks! I've since removed that ugly grill guard and went with the stubby kit for now.|
|09-28-2012 09:03 AM|
Thanks for your time and effort in making this post. Super job!
|08-04-2012 11:30 PM|
Although, I'm not going to get nuts & bolts... seems like too much overkill to hold some plastic in place.
I'm going with some old-school nylon trim panel clips from the hardware store and call it a day. Should work fine.
|08-03-2012 11:41 AM|
|08-03-2012 11:21 AM|
Those things are junk. Take them off once & you won't get them tight again. Get rid of them
Pickup some real nuts & bolts. Way too cheap to not do so. If you spend more than $5 at Home Depot or Lowes I would be amazed. Self tapping screws are just as effective if you are a fan of those. I'm not but they work.
|08-03-2012 10:18 AM|
Nice detailed how to. I'm a chick and I did this all by myself!
|06-07-2012 10:11 AM|
2 plastic screws in grommets
Does anyone know where I can get a replacement for the 2 plastic screws in grommets on the fascia? I stripped one of the screws and need to replace on my 2012 JK Front Bumper.
|05-04-2012 01:47 PM|
|WrangledBrain||Thanks for the detailed instructions, it's going to be a huge help when I am installing my new bumper this weekend! I love Jeep people.|
|02-27-2012 04:40 PM|
|aharper||Good write up. I followed the instructions but the bolts on my 08 are rusted pretty bad. I sprayed some stuff to try to break them loose easier and still rounded one of the bolts. Sucks because I have a small dent in front of one of the crush cans that I'd like to pound out.|
|02-27-2012 02:03 PM|
|ESP||Nice write up, thanks for taking the time to do this and share.|
|02-27-2012 01:31 PM|
|02-26-2012 10:59 PM|
I have a stock 2008 JKU with factory bumper (non-US style). The plastic airdam has come lose on one side and is hanging down some. I would like to just remove the thing and leave it off the vehicle. Is its main purpose to aid gas mileage (via aerodynamics - i laugh a little typing that on a jeep forum) or for aiding airflow to the radiator for engine cooling?
If engine cooling is primary function then I'll have to get some fasteners and attach it but otherwise it looks ridiculous.
I believe people who attach aftermarket front skid plates have to remove the thing anyways? They dont seem to be reporting adverse affects to engine cooling.
|02-26-2012 09:01 AM|
|joe buell||took off my factory air dam and destroyed plastic screw pins made mistake and went to dealer to get 2 $4.69 each auto parts store $5.00 a bag of 6 beware they strip in a second and you end up prying them out just my experiance when adding winch|
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