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quick front plate bumper install question?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Reepur, Nov 26, 2011.

  1. Nov 26, 2011 at 11:12 AM
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    Reepur

    Reepur [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Doing the install of my BruteForce bumper and am ready to put it on.
    All prep work is done and front of truck is ready.

    I need to know if the bumper support bracket that the lower headlight bolts to and goes across for the 3 bumper skin clips to pop in to , needs to be removed?

    For those that don't know, the bumper is similar in design to the Relentless and Elite bumpers.

    I have emailed Billy at Bruteforce but he has not replied yet.

    thanks..
     
  2. Nov 27, 2011 at 7:24 AM
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    Reepur

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    Ok, figured it out, you leave the bracket on for the BruteForce fab bumper for those that may want to know.
     
  3. Nov 22, 2015 at 6:47 PM
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    Gavin Goodfellow

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    Hey did you use any spacers or anything other than the bolts when you mounted it to move height or angle of the bumper??
     
  4. Nov 22, 2015 at 6:49 PM
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    Gavin Goodfellow

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    Mine has a small gap and I don't think this truck has a body lift but I ain't sure...

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  5. Nov 22, 2015 at 8:23 PM
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    Mine has about that much of a gap. It is needed since the bumper attaches to the frame and the body flexes separate of the frame.

    Pelfrebilt bumper.

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  6. Nov 22, 2015 at 8:26 PM
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    Gavin Goodfellow

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    Heck ya that makes me feel a ton better! I have a sketchy gap at the bottom but I will just put a spacer in the middle or somethin...

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