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SixZeroFour 06-22-2011 05:21 PM

DIY - LOWER Air Dam Trim Removal (not the complete piece)
 
I know there is a DIY out there for this but for the life of me I could not find it so I decided to snap a few pics myself. I prefer the squared off lines without them plus you get a few extra inches front clearance for parking lots etc without removing the whole damn dam :thumbsup:

Tools Needed:

- Flathead Screwdriver
- Needlenose Pliers (preferably angled)

Before Pics:

http://members.shaw.ca/mattob/j1.JPG

http://members.shaw.ca/mattob/j2.JPG


View from insde wheel well - use the flathead to pry the head of the clip away from the base. Once you have enough space to get the pliers in there pull down and remove the clip. The centre plug is very straightforward, just twist and remove. Once all the clips are out just pivot the piece forward and remove.

http://members.shaw.ca/mattob/j3.JPG

Trim removed showing clip locations:

http://members.shaw.ca/mattob/j4.JPG

After Pics:


http://members.shaw.ca/mattob/j5.JPG
http://members.shaw.ca/mattob/j6.JPG

chuckbernard 06-22-2011 05:39 PM

Re: DIY - LOWER Air Dam Trim Removal (not the complete piece)
 
I almost took one of them off the other day without any tools ;-)
I'm taking my off road whenever I see a chance and the front clearance is just not as good as it has been in previous models.

I hate to remove anything but I have to admit that it may in fact look better doing what you have shown here.

Thanks for doing the work. If anything it shows that it is possible in a short amount of time without the worry of breaking anything.

SvenskaJeepGuy 06-22-2011 06:36 PM

Re: DIY - LOWER Air Dam Trim Removal (not the complete piece)
 
you should take it to a body shop and have it color matched!

SixZeroFour 06-22-2011 06:41 PM

Re: DIY - LOWER Air Dam Trim Removal (not the complete piece)
 
Yeah, definitly not a hard task by any means and I'm sure you could prob do it with a screwdriver alone but the pliers make things much easier.

sinjin 06-22-2011 09:03 PM

Re: DIY - LOWER Air Dam Trim Removal (not the complete piece)
 
Nice, I will definetly be doing that to my 2012 when it arrives.

Ricko 07-28-2011 12:30 PM

Re: DIY - LOWER Air Dam Trim Removal (not the complete piece)
 
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just did mine today!!


pic shows left side off right still on..hard to see sorry about the amount of light. But i love it with it off!

BrilliantBlack 08-16-2011 08:57 PM

Re: DIY - LOWER Air Dam Trim Removal (not the complete piece)
 
This will definitely be happening before the snow hits, thanks for the write up!

bromhead 08-16-2011 10:31 PM

Re: DIY - LOWER Air Dam Trim Removal (not the complete piece)
 
awesome.
Stupid question: any noticeable difference at highway speeds? (fuel economy, tracks differently)...i mean, what was the purpose...other than limiting approach angle! :)

Agent11br 08-24-2011 07:42 PM

Re: DIY - LOWER Air Dam Trim Removal (not the complete piece)
 
rep added, solid easy mod that definitely improves appearance

TurboDiesel 08-24-2011 08:32 PM

Re: DIY - LOWER Air Dam Trim Removal (not the complete piece)
 
lookin good!

also nice to see someone on this forum local too me
too bad u didnt have a WK so i could buy parts from u LOL

Ricko 08-24-2011 11:27 PM

Re: DIY - LOWER Air Dam Trim Removal (not the complete piece)
 
i took these off a couple of days after i brought the truck home im at about 14.1 mpg avg according to the evic..i also only have 750m on it. so i don't know if the low mpg is from the air dams or b.c still not broken in..

fmcgirt 08-25-2011 09:50 AM

Re: DIY - LOWER Air Dam Trim Removal (not the complete piece)
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by bromhead (Post 467418)
awesome.
Stupid question: any noticeable difference at highway speeds? (fuel economy, tracks differently)...i mean, what was the purpose...other than limiting approach angle! :)

When I took mine off, I secured the felt to the lower dam through the center holes with a couple of heavy duty wire ties to try to prevent any flutter at highway speeds. Not sure it is necessary but it makes me feel better.

As yet haven't noticed any difference.


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