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05-03-2013 09:53 PM
JKralph
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Originally Posted by blackbelt View Post
Check your local craigslist. I've seen them from $25-$100. Or replace the bumper, sometimes you can get them free on the jk sites.
agreed, OP if you lived closer, you could have my entire old bumper for a case of beer

sorry, though, that is annoying when the thing you spent so much money on isn't quite the way you wanted it :l
05-03-2013 09:43 PM
jadmt
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Originally Posted by 07JKX View Post
I'm pretty sure there is a sold-as-is clause somewhere in the used car contract. I don't think that bumper is covered under the 30-day warranty.
exactly and I imagine it was the dealer that sold it new in 06 or 07.
05-03-2013 07:55 PM
07JKX
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Originally Posted by jadmt View Post

actually it was the dealers vehicle before it was his so they damaged thier own vehicle lol.
I'm pretty sure there is a sold-as-is clause somewhere in the used car contract. I don't think that bumper is covered under the 30-day warranty.
05-03-2013 05:12 PM
jadmt
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Originally Posted by Vroooom View Post
technically...the dealership damaged your vehicle.

Have THEM replace it.

They will dispute.

It'll be an entertaining arguement.

Ultimately...you'll end up going corporate.
actually it was the dealers vehicle before it was his so they damaged thier own vehicle lol.
05-03-2013 05:02 PM
MangoTangoJK If you google images search "Plastic Bumper Plugs" you will see some little black plugs that go in the those holes. It isn't perfect, but I had this issue on a Silver Mustang and I used them painted to match and it was a lot less noticeable. Again, it's not as perfect as a non drilled bumper, but it looks a lot better than having empty holes or screws holding nothing on.
05-03-2013 04:52 PM
Vroooom technically...the dealership damaged your vehicle.

Have THEM replace it.

They will dispute.

It'll be an entertaining arguement.

Ultimately...you'll end up going corporate.
05-03-2013 01:36 PM
1942wwiifordgpw Jeep® Front Bumpers - Mopar® - TO 1ML27WS2AA - Mopar® Front Bumper Applique for 07-up Jeep® Wrangler & Wrangler Unlimited Sahara JK and other Jeep Wrangler Parts, Jeep Accessories and Soft Tops by FORTEC
05-03-2013 01:35 PM
1942wwiifordgpw Fortec.com it has take off parts from when people upgraded to different parts
05-03-2013 01:24 PM
07JKX
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Originally Posted by jadmt View Post

better yet run into a big rock or log lol a jeep going on 7 years old deserves some character lol.
I bought this one because it had very little "character" for being 7 years old. My last vehicle had a bit too much character. After the Dodge Ram, the deer, and a couple of times getting rear ended, I stopped caring.

I'd like to keep this vehicle looking decent. I know it's a Jeep and will get scratched up, but I'd like to enjoy the newness for a bit.
05-03-2013 09:39 AM
legitposter My Freedom Edition came with the bumper inserts. They are mineral grey instead of silver, though. Anyways, they do not have any signs of license plate holes on them so its very possible to get them without holes I would think.
05-03-2013 09:37 AM
nekojku Mine came that way also.
05-03-2013 09:17 AM
jadmt
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Originally Posted by positrak View Post
Cover it with mud.

It's free.

better yet run into a big rock or log lol a jeep going on 7 years old deserves some character lol.
05-03-2013 09:04 AM
positrak Cover it with mud.

It's free.
05-03-2013 08:27 AM
07JKX
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Originally Posted by PecosRiver View Post
Why blame the dealer? It could have been brought in from another state or the previous owner may have put on some sort of decorator plate.
Great, let's bring logic in to this! :-) Of course, it wasn't necessarily the dealer. They just get my wrath because it was their plate I took off.
05-03-2013 08:07 AM
jadmt mine came from the factory that way. Brand new no dealer front placard. It had the plate screws already in place.
05-03-2013 08:01 AM
rustynail11 I am in TX and mine was the same when I bought it, no big deal for me becasue a front plate is required in TX. I would be mad if I wasn't required to have a front plate but the bumper is marked in those spots for license plate screws. That doesn't mean they needed to do it though
05-03-2013 07:36 AM
Riccochet I live in NC as well. Bought my Rubi in DC. Bastards did the same thing after I specifically told them not to. Now I just have two holes in the bumper. Honestly, I don't even notice them any more.
05-03-2013 07:30 AM
SloanG Mine had the same thing. I used the screws to accent it. Painted my screws and tow hooks red.

I'll post pics later if you want
05-03-2013 07:28 AM
blackbelt Check your local craigslist. I've seen them from $25-$100. Or replace the bumper, sometimes you can get them free on the jk sites.
05-03-2013 07:20 AM
PecosRiver Why blame the dealer? It could have been brought in from another state or the previous owner may have put on some sort of decorator plate. I have one on my Jeep and I drilled the holes to mount it the day after I brought it home.
05-03-2013 06:42 AM
07JKX
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Originally Posted by SuperTJ View Post
You can buy them through various accessory shops, dealership, but best use eBay or Craigslist to fine them (cheaper). Some people don't like them and sell online. Check sale items on here.
I just looked it up on Quadratec. $179 for the OE style silver applique! No thanks.
I'll keep and eye on Craigslist, but might just decide to get over it and save my cash for a new bumper down the line.
05-03-2013 06:31 AM
07JKX
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Originally Posted by Vroooom View Post
Doesnt North Carolina require a front license plate?
In NC, we just have the rear plate. The only front plates I ever see around here are for decoration or dealer advertisement.
05-03-2013 06:20 AM
JTPhoto JK I think you will find that most bumpers and Sahara bumper panels will have these front license plate holes.
05-03-2013 06:19 AM
Vroooom Doesnt North Carolina require a front license plate?
05-03-2013 06:18 AM
Abnormal-JK I'd just clean them up with a good knife, and fill them with black silicone.
05-03-2013 06:08 AM
jwann01 I have seen them at some dealerships and Amazon has the too!
05-03-2013 06:07 AM
SuperTJ You can buy them through various accessory shops, dealership, but best use eBay or Craigslist to fine them (cheaper). Some people don't like them and sell online. Check sale items on here.
05-03-2013 06:04 AM
07JKX
Bumper thingy

So, the dumb-a$$ dealership (Honda, not Jeep) thought it was a good idea to drill two holes in the plastic of my stock bumper to affix their dealer logo plate. I didn't realize that it was attached with screws until last night, when I went to take it off. Now, I have two ugly, and not even cleanly drilled holes in the front of my bumper.
I went ahead and painted the screws black, and will put them back in for now to hide the holes.

Does anyone know where I could get the silver plate that came stock on Sahara models? I know a lot I people take them off. I was thinking about plasti-diping or bed lining one black, and putting it over the bumper.

Feel free to tell me I'm overreacting and should just leave it alone, but I want to leave my stock bumpers on for now, and those two holes are just irritating me now.

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