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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 04-15-2004, 02:30 AM Thread Starter
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q tips?

are these really the plastic/rubber ends on the stock bumpers?must these be removed after the addition of of a lift for the jeep to be cool?i will remove,just need to know.
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 04-15-2004, 03:05 AM
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Actually last weekend I watched HoJoPo try and scrape his off on a dirt bank after winching me out of a high center situation!

I think it is cooler to have them ripped off while wheeling, although I took mine off as soon as I got it home from the dealership.

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Maybe its the fact that I am lazy, I just waited for them to get so mangled that they fell off or needed to be removed before situation with police.

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Man, I plan on holding them on with duct tape.... Q-tips to the end!

Or maybe not

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Mine are still on the bumpers, the problem is the bumpers are in my garage and the rubi isn't

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post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old 04-15-2004, 05:39 PM
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I took the front ones off day after we got the Rubi home...the rear ones are still in place.

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Figure I will leave them till the bumpers come off. If that's going to be too long then they will go.


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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 04-15-2004, 10:59 PM
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My left rear Q-tip, together with the plastic reinforcement for the license plate saved my left rear corner from getting dented whilst slipping backwards into a little ditch... Had to jank out a fellow Jeeper who appeared to be temporarily detained

The left front Q-tip together with the bumber & foglight sacrificed itself to prevent one of those evil trees from hugging my fender They have been replaced with a shiny new warn front bumper.

So for my part, the Q-tips did their job and definitely served a purpose.

Leave 'em on, wheel 'em off!!!


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