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Strongjeff 06-29-2013 05:43 PM

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 :confused:. 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 :eek::mad::eek::mad:

jrjeep 06-29-2013 05:49 PM

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dam that sucks. hope you didn't cause an accident

Strongjeff 06-29-2013 05:54 PM

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Originally Posted by jrjeep (Post 850454)
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:cool:

Strongjeff 06-29-2013 06:05 PM

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heres how it looks now....

https://fbcdn-sphotos-g-a.akamaihd.n...92000998_n.jpg

SAD FACE

Scottina06 06-29-2013 07:37 PM

Those are cheap....about $30 I think

Strongjeff 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?

Scottina06 06-29-2013 09:04 PM

Oh sorry....thats on 08+.....gonna cost ya more

suzieque 06-29-2013 09:37 PM

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Originally Posted by Strongjeff (Post 850494)
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.

SvenskaJeepGuy 06-29-2013 09:51 PM

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if your mounting holes are all still intact it will be dirt cheap to replace that lower air dam.

SvenskaJeepGuy 06-29-2013 09:55 PM

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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.

Strongjeff 06-29-2013 09:56 PM

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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

Strongjeff 06-29-2013 10:01 PM

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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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