Daystar Bull Bar install w/cornering lights
Hey guys, first time post here so just wanna help out anyone I can looking to get this done.
So I have a 2017 Jeep Renegade Altitude edition (basically a latitude just in all black)
I was nervous about parallel parking and leaving it in a major city I frequent a lot, so I looked into getting a bull bar. Since I do not go off-roading I did not need anything extreme or expensive, so Daystar seemed like the best choice.After scouring all the threads on this topic I compiled a list of what I went through.
I will preface that this took me 2 hours the instructions are complete garbage and mine were completely wrong.
So here are the pictures and what I did
Step 1: Throw out the directions and little 90 degree brackets, they are trash
Step 1.5: Use a flat head screwdriver to pry off the end caps on the front bumper
Step 2: Using a 15mm socket remove the 2 selected bolts from each side
Step 3: Using the supplied longer bolt, Use a washer and a spacer for the top bolt on the driver side, I had to use a gator grip since it was a 17 inch socket and I did not have a long attachment and the standard OEM bolt on the bottom.
Step 4: You will have to rotate the Bracket to go around the condenser line, but once you do, I used the OEM bolts to secure this bracket on.
Step 5: Measure the distance from the inside corned of the cap to the end of the bracket about 3 inches and use a dremel or soldering iron, cut a grove to just wedge the caps back on to make it look nice and shard. (This took 20 min, I started with the dremel but the soldering iron worked way better! It is a crisp tight fit and looks way better than the small covers Daystar supplied)
Step 6: Push the caps back on should be a bit of a tight fit, I had to wedge mine on
Step 7: Using the 3.8 inch bolts, washers and nuts, bolt the bar onto the bracket (mine did not come with enough so I had to run out and grab some. you should have 4 bolts, 8 washers, and 4 nuts with your package. they are hardened zinc coated hardware)
Step 8: Enjoy