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How to straighten rear bumper

How to straighten rear bumper

Postby mendozaed20 [OP] » May 10 2012, 5:29am

Is there any way to straighten my rear bumper on my 2001 silverado. Any help would be appreciated.
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Re: How to straighten rear bumper

Postby ASTE25 » May 10 2012, 2:06pm

Those bumpers are so flimsy it's probably best to just replace it. You can get them here: http://www.lmctruck.com/icatalog/ce/full.aspx?Page=74
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Re: How to straighten rear bumper

Postby mendozaed20 [OP] » May 10 2012, 11:57pm

Ok, so once i install it should go in straight? Yeah i see a lot of silverados that way! Tha k you for the link
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Re: How to straighten rear bumper

Postby StarsnBars » May 11 2012, 12:21am

You can try this method. Worked for me.
Dont over pull ! Might end up with your bumper laying on the ground.
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Re: How to straighten rear bumper

Postby mendozaed20 [OP] » May 11 2012, 12:25am

I dont think i have the cajones to do that!!! Your looks real good. I was thinling removing it and pounding the crap out of and if all else fails get a new/used one
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How to straighten rear bumper

Postby Machster69 » May 11 2012, 12:29am

Ide try pulling it before buying a new one for sure!!!
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Re: How to straighten rear bumper

Postby StarsnBars » May 11 2012, 12:32am

It didnt take much. Light pull with controlled braking.
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Re: How to straighten rear bumper

Postby ASTE25 » May 11 2012, 1:21am

You may also need a bumper bracket if it is bent as well.
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Re: How to straighten rear bumper

Postby StarsnBars » May 11 2012, 2:08am

Agree, Jordan. My bracket was, and still is alittle. Man those things are cheezy weak. I rubber malleted mine into shape enough when I replaced the chrome end cap.
I know I sure keep my eyes open alot more backing up now. :shock:
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Re: How to straighten rear bumper

Postby ASTE25 » May 11 2012, 2:22am

Just think how expensive they would be if they used a little more metal. lol.
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