front bumper intake supports

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front bumper intake supports

Postby vandykejon - January 24th, 2016, 12:27 am

Anyone have any experience with or see any issues with cutting out the vertical supports in the lower front bumper intake? I wanted to trim them out and install an LED light bar down there. wondering if they are functional and necessary or just cosmetic?
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Re: front bumper intake supports

Postby MadMax - January 24th, 2016, 8:26 am

You're probably ok. I'm sure they add some rigidity, but not enough that would compromise the bumper function :thumb:
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Re: front bumper intake supports

Postby Barks507 - January 24th, 2016, 1:19 pm

Just remove front bumper cover for install. Light bar will fit in behind. That is where mine is.
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Re: front bumper intake supports

Postby dsantini78 - January 27th, 2016, 12:50 pm

I have been thinking about installing one do you have a picture and link to buy one

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Re: front bumper intake supports

Postby Barks507 - January 27th, 2016, 10:19 pm

Mine is an 28" bar purchased from eBay. There's a bunch of different sellers.
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Re: front bumper intake supports

Postby dsantini78 - January 27th, 2016, 11:25 pm

Looks nice I'm gonna check some out

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Re: front bumper intake supports

Postby Barks507 - January 28th, 2016, 11:29 am

This is light I got but from different seller. Outer lights are floods and inner section is spot. You can get full spot light bars but I went with this one because I read the floods light up the ditches very well. I drive on dark roads a lot coming home from work and this bar throws a lot of light everywhere! I live in Ontario Canada so the bar gets abused from road salt and sand etc. Power wash it and it's been flawless for 1.5 yrs now. Pre wired with switch, very easy install even for me. Hope this helps. Image


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Re: front bumper intake supports

Postby vandykejon - January 30th, 2016, 12:48 am

Barks507 wrote:Just remove front bumper cover for install. Light bar will fit in behind. That is where mine is.


How difficult is it to take of and put back on? I've got zero body work experience.
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Re: front bumper intake supports

Postby Barks507 - January 30th, 2016, 2:36 pm

I also have zero experience. Take your time and unbolt everything in wheel wells and underneath bumper. It's best to have 2 people for final removal. You have to pull pretty hard on each corner and it is easier if the other side is supported so the bumper cover doesn't sag and hit floor (like mine did). Sorry I have no pics. Google knows everything!
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Re: front bumper intake supports

Postby dsantini78 - January 31st, 2016, 1:08 am

Barks507 wrote:This is light I got but from different seller. Outer lights are floods and inner section is spot. You can get full spot light bars but I went with this one because I read the floods light up the ditches very well. I drive on dark roads a lot coming home from work and this bar throws a lot of light everywhere! I live in Ontario Canada so the bar gets abused from road salt and sand etc. Power wash it and it's been flawless for 1.5 yrs now. Pre wired with switch, very easy install even for me. Hope this helps. Image


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