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Technosavant 09-14-2010 02:38 PM

Anybody pull the lower front fascia yet?
 
One of the features of the WK2 is the removable lower front fascia (aka lower air dam), and the manual says it is easy to remove with bare hands- 7 quarter turn fasteners.

According to the manual, if one is going rock hopping hardcore enough to pull the lower fascia, then it might also be wise to remove the adaptive cruise control module (yes, I know it isn't out yet, but bear with me on this one). According to the publicity pics, that ACC module is dead center between the tow hooks. Therefore, I'm assuming that the lower fascia is pretty much everything from that opening on down.

Has anybody pulled theirs off or even just found good pics of that area with it removed? I ask because I'm thinking about adding the tow hooks to my WK2 when it shows up, and it is looking like pulling that fascia will give very easy access to that area of the vehicle (in other words, make it a piece of cake to self-install). When I get mine I can have a look, but an internet search hasn't revealed any pictures of that area with the fascia removed, so this might be an opportunity to do some original research.

Scottina06 09-14-2010 02:51 PM

Re: Anybody pull the lower front fascia yet?
 
theres some vids here with the lower bumper removed for offroading

Scottina06 09-14-2010 03:03 PM

Re: Anybody pull the lower front fascia yet?
 
heres a good vid with our buddy Phil Jansen

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RCpaAnEZA60

jpsmith 09-14-2010 03:15 PM

Re: Anybody pull the lower front fascia yet?
 
I pulled mine for the hell of it. It wasn't really that easy. Removing the 7 plastic fasteners was easy, but then actually separating the fascia from the real body molding was tough. They were really clipped together pretty well. Felt like I was tearing it apart to remove it. It doesn't look like an application that will stand up well to frequent removal, replacement. It's held together with too much friction-fit plastic.

With it removed, though, IIRC installing tow hooks should be a cinch.

Technosavant 09-14-2010 03:19 PM

Re: Anybody pull the lower front fascia yet?
 
Thanks for that video- I looked over a few and did some searches and couldn't find anything. It's still hard to tell, I guess I'll have to wait and see what it looks like when mine comes in.

But it's really nice to see what mine will be able to do.

Technosavant 09-14-2010 03:19 PM

Re: Anybody pull the lower front fascia yet?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by jpsmith (Post 267943)
I pulled mine for the hell of it. It wasn't really that easy. Removing the 7 plastic fasteners was easy, but then actually separating the fascia from the real body molding was tough. They were really clipped together pretty well. Felt like I was tearing it apart to remove it. It doesn't look like an application that will stand up well to frequent removal, replacement. It's held together with too much friction-fit plastic.

With it removed, though, IIRC installing tow hooks should be a cinch.

Cool, thanks.

Marlin 09-14-2010 05:18 PM

Re: Anybody pull the lower front fascia yet?
 
Some people also find removing the lower spoiler on the WK difficult, while for others it's a cinch.
I don't see why they'd make it harder than before to remove......

JoeSchmoe007 09-26-2010 09:16 PM

Re: Anybody pull the lower front fascia yet?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Scottina06 (Post 267940)
heres a good vid with our buddy Phil Jansen

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RCpaAnEZA60

Can you go up this hill without using 4LO? And down hill (successfully :D ) without using hill descent control?


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