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Different bumpers in Explorers?

Discussion in 'General Explorations!!' started by haktmal, September 16, 2002.

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    1. haktmal

      haktmal Active Member

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      I have a 98 OHV Sport and my front bumper is totally different from this one here:
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      So when I install my Manik front guard, I had to remove the bottom chin spoiler, so it looks like this:
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      As you can see, it doesn't look that great w/o the chin spoiler. But I can't fit the Manik guard in if I don't remove it. I wish to fill that gap and put my fog lights on the side like the one's picture above with the chrome side corners. Does anyone know where I can get them?

      Thanks.

      I don't know if I have made my point clearly... but you get the pictures, right?
       
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    3. williecume

      williecume Active Member

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      i cant see the first pic, but can you trim out the area where the brushguard is and bolt the chin back on?
       
    4. Lifted95X

      Lifted95X The Xplorer U Luv to H8

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      keep it off...Mine's been like that since I went to the dunes. It helps your approach angle. ;)
       
    5. Positive Vibes

      Positive Vibes Elite Explorer

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      I agree leave it off.
       
    6. 410Fortune

      410Fortune ELITE BRONCO2ERER Staff Member Moderator

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      This always cracks me up. I see Toyota land cruisers with $1500 ARB bumpers and rear light guards. Spend a ton of $$$ because it looks good.....it wasnt made to look good, it was made to go off road....you dont need that air damn, you never did, it will only get ripped off anyways off road........

      Put it back on if you plan to push grocery carts around or bounce soccer balls off the front end, leave it off if you like to go in the dirt....all the cosmetic crap on the truck just gets in the way, take it all off....the updated look will grow on you anyways!

      Now dont get offended, I did the same thing to my BII....but if I could go back I would skip all the "nice looking" upgrades and go straight for the "off road" functional upgrades....you'll get addicted.....

      :)

      Oh and I'm in a weird mood today, so bare with me...
       
    7. Lifted95X

      Lifted95X The Xplorer U Luv to H8

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      Yeah...I found out the hard way that it was hindering my approach angle by the way.
       
    8. james t

      james t moderation Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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      just my opinion, but leave it off. like everyone said, its just gonna get ripped off on a trail anyway, and personally i think lifted 4x4's look much better without them. if you want it back on for "cosmetic" reasons, look at it like this. the lack of an airdam makes your X appear taller than it really is, thus giving more of a "tuff offroad" appearance. im with 410, and i cant believe i just said "tuff offroad" appearance... if you want, you can swap to a 99- or 00- (cant remember) front bumper like in the first pic, but my vote is leave it like it is.
       
    9. dejello

      dejello perpetually unconcious

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      Looking at the pic, I don't think it looks bad at all without it... just what I think
       
    10. Alec

      Alec Elite Moderator Moderator Emeritus

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      I also think it looks a lot better without it. After fubaring mine out on the trail, I ripped the remnants off and relocated my foglights to inside the bumper.
       
    11. Jason_25

      Jason_25 Elite Explorer<br>ECX Member

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      Yeah screw the plastic airdam. That was one of the first things to come off on my truck. When I used to have a brushguard I thought it looked great without it.
       

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