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Old 07-12-2015, 07:37 PM
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Available and looks fantastic! Can't wait to get all my Chief Products installed but has to just look pretty in box in the garage for another week waiting on a couple more items from here in the States for the full install.

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Your Welcome BigCat! I hope you're planning to post some photos of it all installed!

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Old 07-12-2015, 11:02 PM
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Your Welcome BigCat! I hope you're planning to post some photos of it all installed!



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Will do Bill. Now you need to start giving us teaser pics of what all you've got "coming soon". I need some rear bumper departure angle protection!


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Old 07-14-2015, 12:00 AM
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Re: WK2 Lower Front Guard

Any tips on removing the foam section on the later model, without destroying it? I'm part way through my lower guard install, and unsure about how or whether the foam will come out in one piece for later re-insertion.


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Old 07-14-2015, 12:14 AM
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Any tips on removing the foam section on the later model, without destroying it? I'm part way through my lower guard install, and unsure about how or whether the foam will come out in one piece for later re-insertion.


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Hey Simon,

Have you downloaded that latest Install Instructions, (REV B)? We updated Step 17 to mention the foam behind the bumper on 2011 & 2012 WK2s. If you still need help, send me a photo and I'll do my best to help.

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Old 07-14-2015, 12:58 AM
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Re: WK2 Lower Front Guard

Hi Bill, thanks but mine is an MY2014, did yours not have this foam section?
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Old 07-14-2015, 02:00 AM
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Hi Bill, thanks but mine is an MY2014, did yours not have this foam section?
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Hi Simon,

Thanks for the photo.

I'll double check and get back to you. I know we had it on our MY12, but I'm not 100% certain on the MY15. It makes sense that we did. It was probably removed when we performed our 3D scan of that area and set aside somewhere.

Since MY13+ WK2s leave the foam exposed when the lower front fascia is removed, I want to verify the foam is secure enough to drive without the lower front fascia installed on MY13+ WK2s.

I should have an answer for you tomorrow.

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Re: WK2 Lower Front Guard

If it helps at all Bill, I've driven around a fair bit with the lower front fascia off in the 12 months I've had the GC, and it has remained secure.
Now that I've fitted the guard though, I'd prefer to remove it permanently, with a view to possibly getting a steel fascia fabricated for the gap where the foam is, to clean up the look so I can leave the LFF off permanently. Am just concerned about breaking the foam block during removal, normally I'd keep it aside then refit it when (if!) I sell the car.


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Re: WK2 Lower Front Guard

Just noticed that the plastic rivets that hold the foam steady in the middle, line up with the two sections of steel that go up there from the lower front guard, so they can't be put back in after fitting the guard. The foam piece extends up into the foglight area in each side, so it won't fall out, it just remains to be seen how it handles higher speeds without those rivets in place, might just flap a little.

Loving the guard BTW, solid piece of kit and looks great on!


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Liking this look, but the foam section in the middle needs resolving somehow.

What's behind it, if steel could one bolt a winch to it?

And yes, the number plate does need to move, I'm using the dodgy holes that the dealer kindly drilled at this stage..


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Liking this look, but the foam section in the middle needs resolving somehow.

What's behind it, if steel could one bolt a winch to it?

And yes, the number plate does need to move, I'm using the dodgy holes that the dealer kindly drilled at this stage..


Cheers, Simon

Yes, you can mount a winch there but you need to get a winch mounting plate which I believe Bill is working on his own version of or there is another company currently selling one out of Utah (check one of my posts higher up in this thread.


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Re: WK2 Lower Front Guard

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Liking this look, but the foam section in the middle needs resolving somehow.

What's behind it, if steel could one bolt a winch to it?

And yes, the number plate does need to move, I'm using the dodgy holes that the dealer kindly drilled at this stage..


Cheers, Simon
Hey Simon,

The photo looks great!

I took a look at the foam yesterday. I was right, we removed it for 3D scanning and never re-installed it. I'll update the install instructions to mention it more clearly for MY13+ WK2s.

If you want to remove it, you'll need to remove the front Bumper Cover to remove it properly. As you probably found, it's tucked into place pretty securely.

You'll be fine to drive with the foam installed, even with the (2) middle fasteners removed.

If you're looking to relocate your license plate, I found that using stainless steel nutserts works really well. I posted some photos of the whole process in one of my older build threads, (WK2: BMackin Build & Adventure - Page 19 - AUSJEEPOFFROAD.COM - AJOR). It worked so well that it was one of the first things I did to the new MY15 Chief WK2. A normal size plate might be a bit big, but the slimline seems to fit perfectly.

I hope that helps!

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Re: WK2 Lower Front Guard

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Liking this look, but the foam section in the middle needs resolving somehow.

What's behind it, if steel could one bolt a winch to it?

And yes, the number plate does need to move, I'm using the dodgy holes that the dealer kindly drilled at this stage..


Cheers, Simon
Leave it where it is. That's black speed foam. It's the new look in aftermarket performance accessories.
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