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Devallee
12-19-2013, 06:20 PM
Is there a reason why everyone leaves that 2 inches on the end instead of cutting right along this bend? I'm going to stubby it today and I personally think it would look better but I wanna make sure there's not something I'm missing as to why nobody does (not that I have seen at least). Thanks.

OverlanderJK
12-19-2013, 06:25 PM
I believe you need that two inches in order to run the end caps.

JK1
12-19-2013, 06:26 PM
i did for these reasons
1. sawsall had to have room
2. if you cut with the hump it is at a angles out in the back to expose the side more and looks funny IMO

pvanweelden
12-19-2013, 06:42 PM
Watch out for the outer nutserts in the bumper for the steel reinforcing inside bumper when cutting

Devallee
12-19-2013, 06:59 PM
i did for these reasons 1. sawsall had to have room 2. if you cut with the hump it is at a angles out in the back to expose the side more and looks funny IMO

Is that an inch, or two, that you left? I like the way yours came out

Devallee
12-19-2013, 07:02 PM
Looks like I'll leave that inch or two on there. Thanks for the quick replies! :thumb: now for my favorite part...seeing my mom's face when she walks outside and sees me taking a saw to my $30k toy (: it never gets old

cozdude
12-19-2013, 07:05 PM
now for my favorite part...seeing my mom's face when she walks outside and sees me taking a saw to my $30k toy (: it never gets old

:cheesy: this is my favorite part to :cheesy:

RUBINOT
12-19-2013, 07:25 PM
When I cut my front bumper on my JK, I thought my wife was going to pass out when she stepped into the garage.

She doesn't mind bolt on, but gets very up set when saw starts :)

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suicideking
12-19-2013, 08:02 PM
Not sure if it's 2", 3", or 3.5". The reason you leave that space is there's some hardware in that area that you won't be able to cut through. I cut a little short and almost cut into that area.

Just look at the directions for the end caps and cut where they say to cut.

You can see the area in the photo attached.

cozdude
12-19-2013, 08:05 PM
dont forget eddie has a write up as well for cutting your bumper if you would like to reference it as well

http://wayalife.com/showthread.php?8646-Jeep-JK-Wrangler-Homemade-Stubby-Front-Bumper-Write-Up

4x4Jesus
12-19-2013, 09:06 PM
I ran the VDP end caps on my factory bumper and it required leaving a couple inches for the end caps to attach to. They worked great for me and if I hadn't gotta the deal that I did on my current bumper I would still be running them. Now they reside on a shelf in my garage!6090960910

4x4Jesus
12-19-2013, 09:16 PM
These work great till you hit something and they pop off

Brankz
12-19-2013, 10:00 PM
Looks good bud looks better with no caps