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How to straighten rear bumper

PostPosted: May 10 2012, 5:29am
by mendozaed20
Is there any way to straighten my rear bumper on my 2001 silverado. Any help would be appreciated.

Re: How to straighten rear bumper

PostPosted: May 10 2012, 2:06pm
by ASTE25
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

Re: How to straighten rear bumper

PostPosted: May 10 2012, 11:57pm
by mendozaed20
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

Re: How to straighten rear bumper

PostPosted: May 11 2012, 12:21am
by StarsnBars
You can try this method. Worked for me.
Dont over pull ! Might end up with your bumper laying on the ground.
Rear Bumper Detweeking

Re: How to straighten rear bumper

PostPosted: May 11 2012, 12:25am
by mendozaed20
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

How to straighten rear bumper

PostPosted: May 11 2012, 12:29am
by Machster69
Ide try pulling it before buying a new one for sure!!!

Re: How to straighten rear bumper

PostPosted: May 11 2012, 12:32am
by StarsnBars
It didnt take much. Light pull with controlled braking.

Re: How to straighten rear bumper

PostPosted: May 11 2012, 1:21am
by ASTE25
You may also need a bumper bracket if it is bent as well.

Re: How to straighten rear bumper

PostPosted: May 11 2012, 2:08am
by StarsnBars
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:

Re: How to straighten rear bumper

PostPosted: May 11 2012, 2:22am
by ASTE25
Just think how expensive they would be if they used a little more metal. lol.