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post #1 of (permalink) Old 09-02-2001, 12:25 PM
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Anybody relocate their rear bumper (3\" body lift)

OK, so I'm sick of using yellow caution tape to hide the nasty gap between the body and my rear bumper. I got the PA rear bumper relocation brackets, but I have NO clue how to install them. [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/mad.gif[/img] I'm not sure if my bumper was replaced or what...but it doesn't seem that these brackets will work. Or any, for that matter. Anybody done this on an 88-98? Or is my Tahoe 'special' and has a different rear bumper than the C/K trucks?

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On my 95 it bolted right up on the second try. The first time I put the brackets on the wrong side of the bumper bracket so I had to switch them and after that it worked just fine.




As you can see in the last one, the top bolt wouldn't go in so I just left it out. Theres no hole behind those for the bolt to go into.[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/crazy.gif[/img]

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CRAP! They are different. I looked at your pics and thought "OK, that'll be easy enough". Went to start unbolting the bumper...first thing, the support brackets are different. No big deal, I thought. Upon further inspection, the frame itself is different, but the bumper is the same. It necks down about an inch from where the bumper meets the frame, just enough so the brackets don't fit. So...I think I could get these brackets to work, but I would have to cut a chunk of it away, AND drill 2 holes in my frame. And I thought I could get this done today! [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/mad.gif[/img] I'm sure as heck not cutting the brackets with a hacksaw....grrrrrrr.

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Re: Anybody relocate their rear bumper (3\" body lift)

what I did was reuse my original brackets, I flipped them over and swapped sides so they would riase the bumper instead of dropping it, I had to redrill 4 wholes 2 on each bracket since only one on the bumper and one on the frame would line up.
Ive got one of those realy heavy 8" drop bumpers so it may be dif than the factory bumper


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hey evan - you got any pics of doing that? i havent had the time (or remembered) to look at mine to see what would be involved in making some brackets. its raining right now, maybe ill remember tomorrow.... pics would help though! thanks

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I just examined mine more closely...and there's no way in hell those pickup brackets will work on my Tahoe. It would move the bumper out six inches, and up three. After I modify them. It'll look beyond retarded. Drats.

So...Mike, you want mine? Name a price. Never installed. [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/cool.gif[/img]

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Umm, I just checked out one of my friends tahoes and it has the exact same brackets and setup as mine. The frame and everything.

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2dr or 4dr? I can go take pics...but there aren't any brackets. And the body mount is in a different spot, too.

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His is a 2dr. Take some pics of yours so I can see what your talking about. On mine the middle two brackets were replaced and the outer two brackets that come in at an angle are just raised.

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Re: Anybody relocate their rear bumper (3\" body lift)

My truck:





That frame certainly doesn't look like yours!







Any bracket I make will move the bumper OUT, instead of keeping it close to the body. I'll have to cut away a portion of the framerail to make a bracket that will lift the bumper up. If I modify the brackets I have, the bumper will be moved out about 5", and look rediculous.

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