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After taking my front bumper off and putting it back on a trillion times, It's decided to start sagging. I've taken it off and put it on more carefully making sure all the clips were in the right places, yet it still sags about half an inch roughly. Any ideas on how I should go about fixing it?
 

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maybe add small spacers under the headlight clips?
 

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Sounds like you've changed the support system somehow.

No way is should sag, regardless of the times it has been

off and put back on.

Something is missing.

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Mine is like this also but I think my IC is pushing it down
 

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mine sags a bit. but it has only been off 2 or 3 times. it is what it is.
 

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i almost messed mine up by putting in the screw near the fender towards the side. somehow i managed to undue the damage but im afraid the next time i uninstall the bumper im doomed. lol i was sweating like crazy lol also, does anyone know the screw size for the bumper inside the engine bay? like the 4 screws that go up top... one somehow stripped and i need to get it replaced. it has the number 4 written and its a black one.
 

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Mine sags but thats cause the clips under my light are broken. Do you have a stock crash bar and grille? If so, check the tabs from the grille that are supposed to rest on the crash bar to make sure they arent worn/bent/broken.
 

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Mine sags but thats cause the clips under my light are broken. Do you have a stock crash bar and grille? If so, check the tabs from the grille that are supposed to rest on the crash bar to make sure they arent worn/bent/broken.
I have the Pierce crash bar. Would that be the reason it's sagging? Actually now that you mention it, that is more than likely the reason... Maybe I can somehow use the aftermarket crash bar to help support the bumper.
 

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I made a bolt in fix for this and its holding up nicely. Might have something available through Pierce Motorsports very soon. Ill take some pics on Saturday and see what we can do to make these available.
You've gotta let us know mannnn.
 

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I have the Pierce crash bar. Would that be the reason it's sagging? Actually now that you mention it, that is more than likely the reason... Maybe I can somehow use the aftermarket crash bar to help support the bumper.
Maybe, im not familar with the fitment of the pierce crash bar since i dont have one but i do know that the grille rests on the stock crashbar right behind the plate. Just an idea to check out cause my bumper started to crack in that area from not having the proper supports.
 

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lol i know toad... Sorry man. Ill get pictures and get things rolling this weekend.. Just been busy..

I basically took some of the stock flimsy brackets and made some hand made ones out of 1/8 steel. The stock bracket allowed the bumper to drop about 1/2 inch.. The steel ones hold steady and hold the bumper in place even with out the headlight bracket and the Pierce crash bar. Whats taking me so long is i wanted to make sure it doesnt slowly start to sag over time.. So far they are working... They are far from pretty, but they work

I talked to Jim about making a kit for you guys and we will work out the details a bit more this weekend.. Im also incorporating some Dzus quick release fastners with this, but because of the thickness of the steel i used i need to find the right size...
 

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lol i know toad... Sorry man. Ill get pictures and get things rolling this weekend.. Just been busy..

I basically took some of the stock flimsy brackets and made some hand made ones out of 1/8 steel. The stock bracket allowed the bumper to drop about 1/2 inch.. The steel ones hold steady and hold the bumper in place even with out the headlight bracket and the Pierce crash bar. Whats taking me so long is i wanted to make sure it doesnt slowly start to sag over time.. So far they are working... They are far from pretty, but they work

I talked to Jim about making a kit for you guys and we will work out the details a bit more this weekend.. Im also incorporating some Dzus quick release fastners with this, but because of the thickness of the steel i used i need to find the right size...
Lol youre good man. If you need some help testing you know im your guy.
 

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lol i know toad... Sorry man. Ill get pictures and get things rolling this weekend.. Just been busy..

I basically took some of the stock flimsy brackets and made some hand made ones out of 1/8 steel. The stock bracket allowed the bumper to drop about 1/2 inch.. The steel ones hold steady and hold the bumper in place even with out the headlight bracket and the Pierce crash bar. Whats taking me so long is i wanted to make sure it doesnt slowly start to sag over time.. So far they are working... They are far from pretty, but they work

I talked to Jim about making a kit for you guys and we will work out the details a bit more this weekend.. Im also incorporating some Dzus quick release fastners with this, but because of the thickness of the steel i used i need to find the right size...
I am all over this if it happens! I want to do a new grill and knowing the primary support is on top of the crash bar means I'll definitely have to craft something else up. I need to talk to Chris and find out what he did since he has a full mesh grill. Or Bruce...but I know originally the billet grill was bolted to the factory crash bar on his.

Count me in for any testing on that kit. I'm definitely behind this 100%.
 

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Of course i didnt have time to take a pic of the brackets i made, but i did order some parts to finish up my whole idea. But i will show you this in case you want to get creative and give it a go. Im just so time strapped at the moment... Sorry

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I circled the stock bracket that i replaced. These stock brackets are very flimsy and allow the bumper to sag. I replace them with steal brackets i cut and bent to match the stock (Held on by 10mm bolt), drillled a couple holes, and that was about it. With the brackets i made you dont even need to use the stupid phillips plastic screw things, but i will put some Dzus clips there for fun.

The whole idea is to come up with something that we can take the bumper on and off as fast as possible without hurting the structure or trying to get to custom on fab work. I want to be able to pull the bumper off in 30 seconds or less and have the lines look factory (IE no sag).

These simple brackets took about 1 hour to come up with and are strong enough to hold the whole bumper up on their own. Meaning you dont need the head light clips or crash bar at all. The side mounting locations will get Quick release buttons and the inner wheel well bolt will get removed. The under side fender liner will get Dzus clips... The upper four bolts i would love to get some Dzus clips but would require drilling the bolt holes and placing a Dzus tap insert in each hole. Although it would not be hard those clips are expensive, so i opted to go with Billet knobs to replace the four bolts.. If they suck ill keep looking for other options...

So to sum up all this.. Price wise.. The brackets will in all honesty be the cheapest part, the clips are EXPENSIVE. I spent $75 on bolts and Dzus clips!! So we will try to some thing worked out soon. But in the mean time feel free to be creative.. Grab some material and go to town!
 
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