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Re-aligning rear bumper -- how to do it?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by BenWA, Sep 1, 2010.

  1. Sep 1, 2010 at 7:30 PM
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    BenWA

    BenWA [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I backed into a pole a few years ago and my rear bumper (stock chrome bumper) torqued/twisted downward (rear-ward) a bit (just a couple degrees or so from level but enough to be noticable and drive me nuts).

    Any tips on how to tweak it to make it level again? I'm far from being a mechanic so please speak to me in 5 year old terms :D

    p.s., I have a tow package if that matters...
     
  2. Sep 1, 2010 at 7:57 PM
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    Boilerman

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    I can't see anything wrong. Looks normal to me.:confused:
     
  3. Sep 1, 2010 at 8:10 PM
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    dexterdog

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    I would only mess with it off of the truck and even then it might not be worth it. I would just buy a nice aftermarket bumper that can handle the next pole you run into.

    The brutal old school method we used to do to the front bumpers on our tractors was wrap a chain around it then run the chain under the tire and drive forward slowly. I wouldn't recommend this method for your truck, though.
     
  4. Sep 1, 2010 at 8:13 PM
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    BenWA

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    Yeah, it doesn't show up in the pic at all really :eek: ...but I think you would notice it in person. Several random people have noticed it without me even saying anything about it first.
     
  5. Sep 1, 2010 at 10:17 PM
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    Lifted, Slider, stock rack, rear mounted winch in stock bumper, brush guard, Sound system, ipod to car, tint, wheel spacers, 285 bfg AT,
    mine is bent down about that bad. it doesn't bother me but if it does you look under the back of the truck the bumper actually attaches to the tow package. if you look closely you will be able to tell look closely and get a flash light, be warned that the bumper and tow package together are very heavy on my truck they will not fall out even if you remove all the bolts pens hold it in to.
     
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