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moe113097 06-17-2013 05:05 PM

Damaged my front bumper today
 
damaged passenger side of my front bumper 2013 sahara unlimited, what are my options? how much does dealer usually charge for front end cap? or should i get after market pair ? any suggestions

btw scared the crap out of me damaging it was playing in the mud and right side sunk into a puddle with the left on solid ground thought the whole jeep was about to flip on its side luckily front bumper cap stopped me but got damaged by a large rock. went back and forth several times and finally had the front wheels in the air as jeep just flew out of the rut. good thing I was in a jeep :) but than again would not be in the mud in anything else

Moe

Abnormal-JK 06-17-2013 05:10 PM

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VDP Stubby Bumper kit... $65

Rooster76 06-17-2013 07:01 PM

I have heard a heat gun and massaging the edges can work. Too much heat will melt the plastic.

What I did with mine is drill a small hole in the bottom. I took a real long Phillip head screw driver and pushed it out. If you push too hard on one spot it will leave a permanent white stress mark. I have a couple faint one of those marks. Go slow and it will pop most of the way out. The a bit of massaging will get it most of the rest of the way out. After a couple days besides minor scratches its hard to tell it was dented. It's surface shape corrected it self over those few days Almost forgot, I filled the hole with a large amount of silicon I had lying around.

roxbury29 06-17-2013 08:25 PM

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Originally Posted by Abnormal-JK (Post 3870286)
VDP Stubby Bumper kit... $65

^X2

I just recently installed mine ! Love it

moe113097 06-17-2013 09:17 PM

Good idea will try to heat up and push dent out


Thanks

whetstone 06-17-2013 10:22 PM

If it doesn't work, look on Craigslist for a bumper. They're cheap, and easy to change out...

tabber02 06-18-2013 06:38 AM

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Originally Posted by whetstone (Post 3871436)
If it doesn't work, look on Craigslist for a bumper. They're cheap, and easy to change out...

^^ this! or get with some of your local guys, i'd bet someone has a stock bumper lying around. or look in our classified forum :whistling: - but get to 15 posts first! :thumb:

Scampers 06-18-2013 07:33 AM

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Rough Country end caps! :thumb:

mgola27 06-18-2013 07:34 AM

Lots of options. I like the VDP ends best, though.

cphilip 06-18-2013 07:41 AM

When I put my Warn bumper on, I sold my old bumper on Craigs list in one day to a fellow with similar problem.

However, this is sign and excuse... get thee to an aftermarket and get modding that Jeep!

Riccochet 06-18-2013 09:16 AM

If you're in the Charlotte area I'll give you a front bumper that came off my 12.

moe113097 06-18-2013 09:21 PM

Thanks for all the option I think I will end up putting stubby caps

Raiderfan001 06-18-2013 10:39 PM

Caps? We don't need no stinkin caps...

:D

geronimo.tn 06-18-2013 10:54 PM

Raiderfan001 thanks for posting, was wondering why not just chop off without a cap :-)

moe113097 06-22-2013 08:21 PM

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All fixed

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moe113097 06-22-2013 08:22 PM

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Fix back one too

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Raiderfan001 06-22-2013 08:52 PM

lol nice. Mine will be fixed tomorrow as well :thumb:


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