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Old 06-10-2006
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bumper trouble

i got in a wreck about 3 monthes ago, ever since i got it fixed at the dealership that i bought it at, the front bumper is a little lower than it should be. i think that the bumper frame is still bent, and they didnt replace it. or could it be that it isnt bent, and its possible for me to lift it back up..sorry i dotn have pics ..
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yeah, you'll just need to unbolt one side at a time. There should be 2 bolts per side, and push up as hard as you can, tighten those bolts, then do the other side the same. Good luck man
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it's 2:15 in the morning and i may sound retarded....but isn't this where the bumper mod comes into play? i assume yall know what I'm talkin about...
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yep that would be what he is wanting to do.. i think I got everything in my above post, somebody correct me if i missed something
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high five u did a good post.
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thanks ill try that..but wait..warranty wont be an issue will it..?
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no it wont be an issue, thed probably never even tell the diffrence...

but it may not be that simple... the prevous owner of my truck got in an accedent on the front driverside and now i cant get rid of the gap there because A) the braket is bent or B) the braket has moved down, becasue ive done the bumper mod and my passenger side is all the way up (a finger sized gap and my driverside is at 2 fingers...

so in other words, try the bumper mod and see if taht helps, if not you probably have the same problem as me...

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yeah you might get lucky and be able to do the bumper mod, but it's more likely that the accident bent the fram horns down a bit. and then there is nothing you can do that doesnt cost lots of moneys
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alright..thanks guys
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yeah you might get lucky and be able to do the bumper mod, but it's more likely that the accident bent the fram horns down a bit. and then there is nothing you can do that doesnt cost lots of moneys
I dont mean to hijack the thread, but My bumper tilts as I tighten the bolts up and the bumper doesnt go all the way up like it should, so im guessing the 'fram horns' are bent. Now what does it take to fix that and get it aligned properly?
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^ i used a sledge hammer with a level so i knew how much it needed to move and some washers and my bumpers level now... its jsut low on the driver side still...
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if your bumper is bent i'd recommend putting a piece of wood on a jack and then put a folded up piece of cloth. Then jack your truck up from the bumper at the corners! If there's a spot that is. You might need to remove the valence.

By teh way, the above plan can screw up. But most likely it'll work.

I assume no responsibility for your f up.

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ive done the sledge hammer- was afraid to really pound on it because of the airbags, didnt really help. The body shop that painted my new bumper tried the "jack it up on each corner to maybe bend the bumper" but that didnt work.
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i lied lol, i used a pipe wrench and leaned on it and it made the bracket bend just enough... i dunno why i said sledge hammer...
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