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Cut a Land Rover Discovery bumper and remove lower valance

Cut a Land Rover Discovery bumper and remove lower valance

Trimming the standard front bumper and removing the lower valance is one of the easiest and cheapest way to improve your ground clearance and approach angle.  When I first got my first land rover discovery 200tdi it came with side steps, bull bars and a full front bumper.  I don’t like the look of bullbars or side steps and they all reduce the ground clearance.  Removing the side steps was easy, just four bolts per side.  

I soaked them in WD40 for a few days first and they came off without a problem.  The bull bars weren’t too bad either, just beware of the weight of these things.  Removing the bumper valance and trimming the bumper end caps on a discovery 1 is quite a common modification.

I didn’t really have much choice as mine had been cut when the bull bars were fitted.      There are some pics below of the offending bolts etc.

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First you need to get underneath and undo the bolts and screws that hold the plastic trim on.

 

 

 

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Mine were rusted solid and some of the top ones just sheared off as I attempted to undo them.

 

 

 

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I used tape to mark the line I wanted to cut accross the 200tdi front bumper end caps.

 

 

 

The final cuts were done with a hacksaw.  I think I prefer the trimmed look and there is no doubt it improves the clearance.  A good free modification whilst you save up for that fancy front bumper!

 

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