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twobars 06-05-2014 10:29 AM

Remove Front Valence for Better Approach Angle?
 
Does anyone have experience removing the front bottom piece of the bumper to increase their approach angle while offroading? Looking to wheel my '14 overland today for the first time and would like to remove that piece to avoid damage. Any help would be great

lstowell 06-06-2014 01:59 PM

Re: Remove Front Valence for Better Approach Angle?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by twobars (Post 1032826)
Does anyone have experience removing the front bottom piece of the bumper to increase their approach angle while offroading? Looking to wheel my '14 overland today for the first time and would like to remove that piece to avoid damage. Any help would be great

Owners Manual Starting and Operating section.

"OFF-ROAD DRIVING TIPS
NOTE: Prior to off-road driving, remove the front air
dam to prevent damage. The front air dam is attached to
the lower front fascia with seven quarter turn fasteners
and can be removed by hand. The front license plate
bracket must be removed first if equipped."

If you don't need to do it, I wouldn't, it is kind of a pain in the neck.

eibyer 06-06-2014 02:14 PM

Re: Remove Front Valence for Better Approach Angle?
 
Be careful when removing the front air dam and getting on the highway, there is a post here where the exposed liners got ripped. If you're talking about just removing the little winglets... here's a link to a 2011-2013, probably the same for 2014.
"Alice", my WK2 Laredo 4x4 - JeepForum.com

mtnmerlin 06-06-2014 02:14 PM

Re: Remove Front Valence for Better Approach Angle?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by twobars (Post 1032826)
Does anyone have experience removing the front bottom piece of the bumper to increase their approach angle while offroading? Looking to wheel my '14 overland today for the first time and would like to remove that piece to avoid damage. Any help would be great

It is easy. I have done it several times. There are seven latches to rotate 90 degrees by hand, then pull it off. No tools required.

I once forgot to take it off before heading out and had to remove it in a dirt road. I got a dirty and had to fold down the seats and throw it in the back. Best to do before heading out....

lstowell 06-09-2014 01:12 PM

Re: Remove Front Valence for Better Approach Angle?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by mtnmerlin (Post 1033452)
It is easy. I have done it several times. There are seven latches to rotate 90 degrees by hand, then pull it off. No tools required.

I once forgot to take it off before heading out and had to remove it in a dirt road. I got a dirty and had to fold down the seats and throw it in the back. Best to do before heading out....

I always carry a heavy canvas tarp folded up in the cargo area. Never know when you might need to stick something muddy back there...

Geebee69 09-11-2014 04:19 PM

Re: Remove Front Valence for Better Approach Angle?
 
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It comes of easy. Too easy.


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cherokee-gym 04-02-2015 08:33 AM

Re: Remove Front Valence for Better Approach Angle?
 
I have a 14 Limited and tried removing it by turning the 7 tabs and pulling down. It did not budge. Looks like it may be connected with more tabs, can anyone confirm this? I'd hate to yank on it and damage it!

Geebee69 04-03-2015 04:40 PM

Re: Remove Front Valence for Better Approach Angle?
 
Pull forwards not down. It's got tabs that just pop in from the front . Start at one end.



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Barboots 04-05-2015 03:56 AM

Re: Remove Front Valence for Better Approach Angle?
 
Actually the ends need to be pulled outwards before you can pull the remainder forward.

To start off, grab the section immediately in front of the wheel, pop it out sideways (not grabbing the liner at the same time)... then pull forward. The valance also has an air duct attached to it and the duct is hooked on to the car. Rotate the bottom of the valance outwards, lifting it up and away from the car, and the hooks disengage.

Cheers,
Steve


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