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How to take off the Front Bumper?

ok so maybe im retarded but so far every time i have removed my front bumper i put scratches on the side of my truck (above the back of the fender by the flares).....with the tow hooks on its like the bumper has to go up to come off right and i have to like twist it up and it scratches the front fenders. so basically is there something im missing? is there a better way to take this off?....i cant just pull it straight back because the bumper mounts hit the tow hooks....so anyone have any advice?

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and i cant move it enough to either side to do it one side at a time....wtf?
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is there anyway you can pull off the tow hooks
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nah i cant get to them because of the winch mount....and i cant take the winch mount off with out taking the bumper off....lol...wanted to make it complicated so people couldnt just walk up with a ratchet kit and steal it....and also the winch mount blocks 2 of the bumper mounting bolts so u cant get to them unless you pop the hood and pull off the grill and pull out the inner grill...lol...kinda a pain in the *** but i dont have to take it off very often..lol
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with the way you have it set up you might have to do the grill thing or remove the fenders so as not to scratch them
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After reading morris's sig, don't take the first question as "dumb" don't want to be a victim!
Do you need both tow hooks? and can you remove some of the bumper mount that the tow hook hits to make it just slip forward?
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I tore up my the ridged edges of my fenders that the bumper rests in front of when I replaced mine. You just have to deal with it or take them off.

As far as the winch you will have to take it off in the order that it was put on. Like a gasket set. Tow hooks, then the winch, when the bumper. Sorry bout ur luck.
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i had the same problem until i put my body lift on. When i took mine off i undid all the bolts holding the bumper to bumper brackets and the brackets to the frame. then jacked around with it and it finaly fell on me.
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well just had to do it the say where is scratch my fender but i put a rag over the bumper so it didnt do it...anyway here are some pics of it painted...

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you should get some ebay clear turn signals to replace the crack stockies you have. they clean up the front nice. like $30.
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ya i have been thinking about that.....but i think i like the orange.....just gotta think about it more
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ya i have been thinking about that.....but i think i like the orange.....just gotta think about it more
keep the amber, clear corners belong with altezza tails in the rice bin
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Looks good. I like the texture it has. What paint did you use?
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You could always use some painters tape to cover the edge of the fenders where it hits.
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Looks good. I like the texture it has. What paint did you use?
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its just rattle can duplicolor bedliner....it looks almost exactly like linex.....i have used this stuff before and it didnt come out this nice....the trick is to do your final coat about a foot to a foot and a half away when your spraying it....gives it that nice ruff texture....
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someone used that on a KC roof light bar. turned out similar. good stuff for parts.

i'm gonna go my frame with it one day.
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you should get some ebay clear turn signals to replace the crack stockies you have. they clean up the front nice. like $30.
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ya i have been thinking about that.....but i think i like the orange.....just gotta think about it more
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keep the amber, clear corners belong with altezza tails in the rice bin
it can be done to look good. if you do do it, keep the bulbs orange.
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it can be done to look good. if you do do it, keep the bulbs orange.
like i said defiantly cleans up the front. plus i think legally they have to be orange so orange bulbs are a must.
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