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Old 03-03-2011
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Tre Paul Bodylift brackets Help Needed

Hey folks, finally got the bodylift done and my installer has run into a problem, The brackets I received from Tre don't mount up correctly, Are we missing something, help needed so that I can align my bumper right please. here are some pics, are 2wd and 4wd two different brackets? I have a 01 2wd with a upgraded 04 bumper/valance, thanks any help appreciated.

here are the bracket bolts that don't go all the way down into the hole from the front


a closer look at driver side bracket bolt


pic from behind the driver side valance. notice right lower hole bolt with no nut, that's where it stops. so bracket does not reach


same picture with a light shined on the bracket


passenger side behind valance
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Can you move the bracket up and down when its loose? This is the problem I had when I was installing mine. I had to loosen the brackets and slide them all the way up.
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there are several adjuster bolts on the front bumper just losen then all and get it where you need it to be then tighten the down while keeping it in place.
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none of that makes since to me, I thought they bolted right in and walla, I am a little confused about the procedure so hopefully TrePaul will chime in
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The bolts you put on the bumper are adjustable. I also have an 01 with and 04 bumper and valence. take the nuts on the bumper itself and loosen them up quite a bit and then you can slide the bracket up and down. That will be plenty more than enough room to slide it into place.
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it needs to be adjusted. that is all
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tried for 2 hrs today and no luck, cant get a direct answer from tre paul, oh well i tried, i will figure this out myself.
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I saw where you posted this on the other forum. You tried flipping them... or trying them on the opposite side? That is the only thing I can think of.
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i think i fliped them when i did it i had the welded bolt on the bracket go to the bumper and the side of the bracket with the holes on frame hope that helps
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uummmmmm I tried changing the other one to the other side, but I have not tried to flip them, you ar basically saying turn them upside down right?
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i think he meant flip them back to front?
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Not to be a douche, but you don't even have them mounted right.



You'll notice in the pic how the bolt is above the plate it actually goes through. That's why. The stray bolt needs to drop down about 2 inches into the hole and then you'll have full adjust-ability.

This has nothing to do with the quality of my brackets or construction. They're DIRECT replacements to PA's brackets, only stronger and thicker. You can still follow the Body Lift instructions if you need to.
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It looks like you're going to have to take off the brush guard plate to adjust it. Once you have the bracket mounted right, you're not going to have any issue of the bolt not being long enough.
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Actually you are not being a douche, however I know the bracket is not on correct, that's why I posted the thread. I just having a problem with it and as you caught what I caught already, The brush guard mounts may need to come off, I just hope i am able to reuse my brush guard. Oh by the way your brackets are good and a direct replacement, never said they were not. There is no way many can use them and i cant. I will get it right, Trust Me!
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