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Old 06-29-2013, 05:43 PM
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well what happened was.....

so I was cruising down I24 about 75mph when the lower half of my front bumber decided to commit suicide. I felt the front of the truck kinda wander a little then felt a slight drag, then nothing. im like wtf over . look in the rear view and I see this big black thing 15 feet in the air behind the truck. any way I get to where im going and low and behold the black lower half of my bumper, and everything that supported it was gone
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Old 06-29-2013, 05:49 PM
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Re: well what happened was.....

dam that sucks. hope you didn't cause an accident
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Old 06-29-2013, 05:54 PM
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Re: well what happened was.....

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dam that sucks. hope you didn't cause an accident
I think it landed in the median, but J4J's has the mopar ground effects kit for 685$ or.....srt conversion as I now have an exscuse for it
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Re: well what happened was.....

heres how it looks now....



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Old 06-29-2013, 07:37 PM
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Those are cheap....about $30 I think
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Old 06-29-2013, 08:03 PM
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so 30 for the valence, what about the support structure under it. also from where?
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Oh sorry....thats on 08+.....gonna cost ya more
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Old 06-29-2013, 09:37 PM
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Re: well what happened was.....

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so 30 for the valence, what about the support structure under it. also from where?
That is how the 08+ looks when the lower section is removed. I remove mine when i off-road. The is nothing that supports the lower valance, it just mounts into the holes and is held in by 7 thumb screws, check your manual for install and removal instructions. Just for Jeeps should sell a replacement. You will pay alot for color matching. The key now is ensuring the mounting holes are not torn away too.
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if your mounting holes are all still intact it will be dirt cheap to replace that lower air dam.
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Old 06-29-2013, 09:55 PM
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Re: well what happened was.....

I nailed a truck tire retread at 75mph and thought I destroyed my srt bumper or side skirts. pulled into the next gas station and saw my bumper was dented in about 6 inches, my support bar was bent in half and I had tire marks on the paint. I was very pissed that I couldn't avoid it. got it home, buffed it, removed the support bar and the bumper went right back to normal. I used a torch and bent the support bar back and she is good as new. I had a big smile on my face after that! hopefully you don't need a whole new bumper because of destroyed mounting holes.
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Old 06-29-2013, 09:56 PM
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Re: well what happened was.....

i need the air dam and the support structure behind it that keeps it ridged, im not worried about paint, it was already black lol
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Re: well what happened was.....

I don't believe I tore the holes, I think the rivets gave out, it had an issue of coming unclipped at the top and I think it happened at speed
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