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stroh 11-07-2011 09:51 PM

Silver Bumper Accents on Sahara
My wife is not a big fan of the silver bumper accents on the '12 Sahara she is going to be getting soon.

Are they additional pieces that the sport/rubicon models don't have that can be removed? If so, what is underneath? Do they need to be painted black and reapplied or just leave them off? Anyone have close up pictures to show the difference?

Or are they just the same bumper as on a sport/rubicon painted silver instead of black on those sections?

panthermark 11-07-2011 10:25 PM

I think it is 4 screws on each bumper....
Remove them...remove insert....

ESP 11-07-2011 10:27 PM

You can take them off, the bumper is the same as the ones for the Sport and Rubis. It will be all black. The silver chrome plate is just for looks.

rics1997 11-07-2011 10:46 PM

Wife has good taste lol. Not an expert since I don't have a Sahara but pretty sure it is the same bumper as the Sport or Rubi and the silver accent is just a cover. It is a pain from what many have posted to remove them.

wrangler0 11-07-2011 10:54 PM

They're pieces of plastic screwed onto the bumper.
Take em off and your bumper will look just like a sport/rubi bumper.

phottomatt 11-07-2011 11:00 PM

Very easy to do, take you 10 minutes, mine came off 30 minutes after I pulled into the driveway.

kbwwolf 11-07-2011 11:00 PM

I don't know what Chrysler was thinking when they designed that. It's pretty intrusive, and actually looks kinda...cheesy, I guess.

If I didn't have a new bumper to install I'd probably be out in my garage right now taking it off.

2012JKUDRVR 11-07-2011 11:01 PM

Front comes off easy, about 6 screws. Rear requires removal of the whole plastic portion of the bumper and then 8 or so screws to remove the accent. 15 min of work tops. Stock black bumper underneath.

SulVento 11-08-2011 08:29 PM

On a side note......there are (amazingly) a lot of folks who will gladly take those off your hands....they are expensive from the dealer.

Pay it forward and offer them up for free or sell them.

I pitched mine last year and had a half dozen people lining up to lynch me when they found out! :surrender:

cavsvet74 11-08-2011 08:41 PM

I'd be interested in another set. I can paint them to match my second set of wheels.
It will allow me to do some wrenching on the Jeep without spending a lot of money.
Of course, I may get tired of changing bumper inserts every time I switch my set of wheels.

JeeperJake 11-08-2011 10:19 PM

.....initially I disliked the silver inserts.....but have grown rather fond of them....

Eventually I may choose to let them run free.....

kbwwolf 11-08-2011 10:22 PM

What if they breed in the wild? You'll be responsible for having introduced an invasive species, one that may eventually drive the normal black Jeep bumper to extinction.

All on you.

That's a heavy burden, my friend. Think about it.

rjhoskins 11-09-2011 05:44 AM

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kjeeper10 11-09-2011 06:28 AM


Originally Posted by kbwwolf
What if they breed in the wild? You'll be responsible for having introduced an invasive species, one that may eventually drive the normal black Jeep bumper to extinction.

All on you.

That's a heavy burden, my friend. Think about it.

Wtf lol

cu in oz 11-09-2011 07:10 AM

:blunt: NO!!! Dude, hes right! What if like a buch of them like get togeather and then like you will have a bunch more of them, Right? Then think about that a donut? Can I have that? I'm going back to bed............

JeeperJake 11-09-2011 09:30 AM

....not to worry.....these are all official 'mall ninja Jeep' plastic neutered species....

silver4dr 04-30-2013 09:42 AM

Jeep Bumper Silver Appliques
Please contact me if you have removed the pair of silver inserts from your bumpers. I'm looking to install a pair on mine.

BillyPete 04-30-2013 10:11 AM

There is usually a few sets on eBay for sale, thats where I sold mine:thumb:

lasik1 04-30-2013 11:54 AM

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Y-Guy 04-30-2013 12:05 PM


Originally Posted by lasik1 (Post 3701240)
Paint 'em

Thank you for the pic! I like the contrast of that on your Jeep. Was thinking about the same thing on mine but I'm not sure.

Bodyarmorguy 04-30-2013 12:27 PM

It's actually 8 screws holding each in place, 4 at the top and 4 and the bottom. The front one comes off rather easy by just removing the screws. The rear one can be a little more complicated. the 4 bottom ones come off easy, the top ones require removing the entire bumper to access. I removed the bottom ones then just ripped it through the screw holes on the top. Looks much better without them.

enjerhoo 04-30-2013 12:29 PM

I got about $100 each when I sold mine on Ebay.

Paid for my door stops & part of my brake controller.

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