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Old 07-11-2009, 03:00 PM
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Re: Go do your self a favor

Different regions have different weather and I see what you're saying. Next time I wash the Jeep I'll take a look.

Technically they're not even supposed to be removed because they're held in with the plastic rivet on the end of the rocker panel. When I put mine in, luckily they secured themselves I never had to remove/replace a rivet to get them in tight.

So if yours came from the factory like that, I'm curious as to how you got them of
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Old 07-11-2009, 03:05 PM
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Re: Go do your self a favor

They are held in by one clip and a rivet. I took the part in my hand and bent it in towards the ground.

Then i took my utility knife (watch out buys razor blades are sharp) and as i pushed down exposing the tab the rivet goes through. i made 1 cut in the tab that holds it by the rivet, that allowed it to come right off with out removing the rivet. It took less then 20 seconds a side.

If you look in the finished pic the rivet is still there.
If you look at the pic of just the plastic piece you can see the hole at the bottom that the rivet went in, just make a slit in that tab and it will slide off.

Just because an area does not have snow does not mean that mud and sand wont get in there.

No matter where you live, it rains, the roads are dirty, the tires kick up dirt off the ground. Dirt fills that spot over time behind that cover. the dirt stays wet which will eventually lead to rust.

I just think its a stupid part/idea in the first place and will only cause issues in the future when we see WKs in the bone yards 10 years from now.
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Old 07-11-2009, 05:59 PM
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Re: Go do your self a favor

mine didnt come with it
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Old 07-11-2009, 05:59 PM
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Re: Go do your self a favor

Interesting find, i have them on my WK and i never bothered to really look or pay mind to it. Next time i wash the Jeep i will take a look and see what the deal is.
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Re: Go do your self a favor

I lost those out in the trails! lol
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Old 07-13-2009, 10:46 AM
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Re: Go do your self a favor

seems like the newer models don't have those as mine didn't have those either
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Old 07-13-2009, 08:21 PM
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Re: Go do your self a favor

Seems like jeep figured out it was a stupid idea.
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Re: Go do your self a favor

Yeah, my '05 has 'em. I looked behind there and there's no mud or anything but I'll keep an eye out on them. Thanks for the tip!
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I do not have those...so the 07's will fit on the 08's with no issues?
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Re: Go do your self a favor

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mine didnt come with it
Mine either... I just rinse it out every time I wash it... But I learned to be at the proper angle to the fender... or else I get covered in mud and whatever other road debris has settled in that area.
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Old 04-20-2010, 12:38 PM
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I have been meaning to add these to my Jeep, along with the headlight covers in the engine bay for a while now.
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