Liberty Grille question

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  1. Clay04

    Clay04 New Member

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    So I own an 06 Liberty Sport. I just installed an ARB front bumper so it covers up the fog lights on the grille but I need to push my bumper in a bit more. Most pictures of the Liberties I see with this bumper have a grille that appears to be from an 04 Liberty. My question is, will an 04 grille fit onto an 06 Liberty? Keep in mind I don’t need the fog lights.
     
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    No won't work, are you sure you got the right ARB ??

    Pictures??
     
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    I’ll have to take one later but it’s the only ARB their site even offers for my Jeep. Even the instructions show my Jeep model but at the end it’s the same Jeep and a different grille.
     
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    That's the bumper for an 02-04.... there is a different one for 05-07. Look at the driving lamps in the bumper on the one you have, vs what's shown on ARB's website. Small vs large.

    Remember how the 05+ have the small fog/driving lamps in the grille, and the older KJ's have the bigger 6" or so lamps down in the corners of the bumper, down low? Yeah.. that's the easiest way to tell.

    It would be my guess, as someone who does not have an ARB (yet), that because the grilles (and other parts) are different, there are slight manufacturing differences in the two bumpers.
     
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    Could be.. yeah.. but then look at what he has.. vs what is shown on the website, that is attached to an 05-07 model... not the same in the foglight area..

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    Plus.. for whatever reason, there is a +$200 price difference on the 02-04 vs 05-07. Something, other than the foglight hole size has got to be different.
     
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    Guys, I have an '05 CRD. That bumper is for the post '05 KJ.

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    Looks just like the 02-04 bumper
    after they changed turn signals
     
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    I see.. so then there are three variants to this bumper? The one for 02-04 using stock turn signal lenses, then the small fog and large fog light versions of the 05+?

    So it would seem the OP does indeed have the correct one, and his issue is something else.
     
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    First ones used stock turn signals in the 02-04s
    Then they changed to smaller ones later on
     
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    Makes sense.. thanks.