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Old 07-24-2007
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How The Hell Does The Bumper......

How Do The New REAR Brackets Work....... They Are Not Going On!

Need Help Quick, Almost Done! This Is The Last Step!!!!!!!!!!


Thanks In Advance Rick!
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you gotta grind the end that goes onto the bumper down until they fit... i just said screw it and left the bumper down.. until i ended up with my new one
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Could I bend the damn brackets more?

Need some better ideas then grinding... since if I ground down some of it I would grind most of it away to get it to fit!
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what exactly is bound up?

the ends of my brackets were barley rounded, and the bumper curved in... so the brackets hit the bumper on the inside b4 they lined up in the holes... or you can take a saw to it.. idk what your problem is exactly
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I'm trying to bend the brackets more right now.... sorry very tired Been a couple long days on this :D
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Well the brackets are so F-ed up......... What to do.......
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I had my hitch on mine too... the bumper brackets were way to narrow, I had to bend mine out and then the ends back in to bolt them up.
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Were doing that now... Going to add an extra piece of metal on the end to lengthen them.
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Do we have to drill new hole? or use the existing ones.

Thanks Rick
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Pictures would help ALOT

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i just spaced mine out on the bumper, a few washers or 1/4" plates work wonders.
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MIne went on pretty easy. Make sure they are on there correctly. I had mine the wrong way the first time trynig to put them on.

BTW you do not need those stupid little braces for you rear bumper. It just makes it PITA
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I didn't use those either : )
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Alright, going to try again tomorrow.....
That bumper is the last thing to do......
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the past few i helped put on you had to bend them out a little more.. if the holes are not lining up like completely off there probably on the wrong side.. but all the one's i have done there just not bent right, got a huge wrench and rebent it
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Were welding an extra 1/2" to an 1" on the end to see if it helps!

Going to get that bump on tonight!!!!
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you have got to be doing something really wrong
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I don't remember any problems like that with my rear bumper. The only thing we had fun with was the front bushings.
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ya I think you have the sides messed up. No welding needed
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Well got it on!!!!

THE KIT IS FIANLLY COMPLETED!!!!!!

25+ hours for the first time..... Looks awesome!

Now for new tires.
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25+ hours for the first time..... Looks awesome!
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congrats!!! i had to do my body lift with little help from anybody else. started on saturday and got everything done but the front and rear bumpers. long story short stayed out and got hammered that night and woke up the next day hung over like a ***** and had to try to figure those rear bumper brackets out.....it was a looooong mid-morning

what kind of new rubber are you putting on it?
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I will probably stick with my stock rims for now.

going to slap on some 32x11.5's I pretty positive.
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