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Rear Bumper Detweeking

Rear Bumper Detweeking

Postby StarsnBars [OP] » Nov 27 2011, 3:33pm

Morning all, this afternoon I'm going to attempt to pull my left rear bumpr out about a half inch away from the body. :roll: After about 2 or 3 times I have tapped into something while parking my left rear bumper is about touching the body. One more errant tap and the body will be dented . Arrruggg,,, Cant believe how cheap the rear bumper is.. So I wanted to get this post out before I attempt this stupid human trick.. :oops: any thoughts on how to go about this ? Right now. , tow strap , telephone pole, and crossed fingers. Hopefully. I'll get a few answers before I try this today. Might be a cool ( How To ). I better get some pics,,,
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Re: Rear Bumper Detweeking

Postby starspangled6.0 » Nov 27 2011, 3:39pm

Sounds like dangerous fun! As long as you've got someone to watch and make sure you don't overdo it with the bumper pull, I would think you'll be fine. Let us know!
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Re: Rear Bumper Detweeking

Postby WingNut » Nov 27 2011, 3:44pm

That's what I'd do. But does your truck have bumper shocks? Check to measure any compression if so...

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Re: Rear Bumper Detweeking

Postby GMC2500HD » Nov 27 2011, 5:01pm

I wish you luck on your adverture.Tried pulling my back right side out after semi pushed me. Hooked a tow strap around a good size tree and the bumper, didnt really notice any difference after a good deal of trying to what it felt like I was pulling the tree out of the ground. I even tried a good deal of heat on the bumper that helped some but again not easy. There are brakets back there that get bent really easy, make sure you pull those off if the bumper is needs to be pulled a few inches. I was able to straighten my brackets but not pretty. I eneded pu trimming some pf the plastic step piece off the top of the bumper to make it look better.
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Re: Rear Bumper Detweeking

Postby StarsnBars [OP] » Nov 27 2011, 8:07pm

Well with sweaty palms and a good cup of hot coffee I had it. Went pretty well. Looks about where it was, and its still attached.. :D Really didn't have to pull it to hard to get it back out. Couple of light tugs and I could breath again,, :roll: Well heres a few pics of my adventures to share,, some before and afters..
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I'm thinking,, this could get ugly
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After the 5.3 let it know whos boss
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" Brawney " is ready to roll !
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Re: Rear Bumper Detweeking

Postby Silverado55 » Nov 27 2011, 8:12pm

Whao!! good job! Looks a lot better!
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Re: Rear Bumper Detweeking

Postby themutt101 » Nov 27 2011, 8:44pm

good job looks great I tried that with my truck bumper on a 99 gmc I hooked it to my 99 chevy tracker and all it did was drag the tracker lol didn't bend the bumper back at all.
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Re: Rear Bumper Detweeking

Postby WingNut » Nov 27 2011, 8:56pm

Glad to hear all went well.

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Re: Rear Bumper Detweeking

Postby StarsnBars [OP] » Nov 27 2011, 9:18pm

Lol,, sad thing is, I have a back-up camera allready. You can see it on last pic, on the license plate. Guess I should use it more often. I can drive a damm city bus all day , but I cant seem to wheel my pride and joy... :oops:
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Re: Rear Bumper Detweeking

Postby Supra Addict » Nov 27 2011, 9:38pm

Put one of these systems on it and never tap or run over anything or anybody. I put one on my Sierra and it works well.
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