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Removing Rear bumper

I need to remove my rear bumper. Suppose to be a ice/snow storm rolling in tommrow. I need to know what size socket I need and how many bolts.

Got to get this thing off and shipped ASAP
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why u taking the bumper off?
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Four 18mm head bolts, straight up on the braces.
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why u taking the bumper off?
Top secret my son. Stay tuned. Better aerodynamics less weight


I wont have to remove my hitch will I?
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I think its a 17mm or 19mm, number of bolts I do not remember. I'm pulling up the BL instructions right now to double check.
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Top secret my son. Stay tuned.


I wont have to remove my hitch will I?
For my bodylift brackets I did
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I wont have to remove my hitch will I?
Nope. Hitch actually comes in handy, can unbolt the bumper and it rests on the hitch instead of falling. Be sure to disconnect your taglights.
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Its 4 19mm bolts and you will have to take the hitch off it is is mounted under the bumper.
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Top secret my son. Stay tuned. Better aerodynamics


I wont have to remove my hitch will I?
Son? That makes you look old and hitch is on the frame not the bumper lol
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Son? That makes you look old and hitch is on the frame not the bumper lol
The bumper mounts to the frame...
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You WILL NOT have to remove the hitch. The hitch mounts to the frame under the bumper, not to the bumper. They are entirely independant of each other.
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The bumper mounts to the frame...
I mean the hitch isn't attached to the bumper.. shoulda been more clearer
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Alright thanks

Man it's freaking cold out there 21 with a wind chill of 9
The garage heater hasn't been on

Im 27 Im guessing older than you so
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I JUST turned 19 lmao
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Eating my own words... An aftermarket hitch may share the bumpers mounting points. The factory class III hitch (like mine) will not have to be removed.
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Yeah it depends who made the hitch, someone mount different than others.
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I'm getting a tube hidden hitch for 300 installed
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Eating my own words... An aftermarket hitch may share the bumpers mounting points. The factory class III hitch (like mine) will not have to be removed.


factory one mounts on the four bumper mounts and then an additional 2 mounts on the sides of the frame


aftermarket ones, most only mount on the bumper mounts
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I'm getting a tube hidden hitch for 300 installed
I got mine for $20
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Its 4 19mm bolts and you will have to take the hitch off it is is mounted under the bumper.
Not on mine. Ive had my bumper off 3 or 4 times. its 2 or 3 bolts on each side. I think I just used a 3/4 inch socket

MAKE SURE YOU DISCONNECT YOUR PLATE LIGHTS!!!!! i ALMOST RIPPED THEM OUT ONCE!
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3/4 and 19mm is almost the same
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I got mine for $20
lol nice.. no one is willing to part with a used hitch for a ranger up here lol
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I'm getting a tube hidden hitch for 300 installed
Wow 300? Are they going to give you any lube or just bend you over and stick it in?

You can pick one up new for $100-150 and installation is really easy.
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3/4 and 19mm is almost the same
exactly I forgot to mention that.
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