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    Rear Bumper

    So i was wondering about the rear bumper if i remove it do i need to put anything
    in its place? Dont want to loose any parts or have the truck fall apart cause the bumper is
    not there. Besides for looks whats the main purpose of it. I know it helps when you wreck
    and do twenty thousand kart wheels..LOL
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    this is how i have mine - sorry for the crappy pics.
    i think i cut up my rpm rear bumper to make those braces







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    with the RPM bumper, you could probably just use the lower part that attaches with the 2 screws on the bottom and that's it. the top mount does nothing but support the bumper. if you're getting rid of the bumper, no need to have anything mounted there, much less screws. the bottom two screws are crucial though; they go all the way up into the diff, and the bottom plate itself retains the control arm pins
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    the thing is if you have just the bottom part that attaches to the bulkhead by 2 screws, is when (not if) you crash and the rear of the truck hits hard you will rip those 2 screws out and have to replace the diff housing. trust me ive done it. the way i have it in the pics will protect you from that and its pretty solid

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    good point
    fix, run, break, repeat

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    Quote Originally Posted by CAGE410 View Post
    Besides for looks whats the main purpose of it
    forgot to answer this question,

    the biggest thing i noticed was jumping, leaving a jump my bumper would always hit the ground and would be somewhat limited. after removing it, it jumped noticeably better, like it can actually preload

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    Thanks Guys for the pointers i think i am going to remove the bumper but get creative and make a small bumper
    or some type of protection to help keep the two screws and the pins that hold the A-arms in. Hopefully ill get some
    sweeeeeet air. Oh and another thing the bumper holds the sway bars in place...
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    ive been running mine like that w/ no bumper for almost a year now and no problems no broken parts. the brace i made came from the rpm rear bumper. its the part that connects the top and bottom already just got to cut the rest of the bumper off and clean it up and you can still run the sway bars


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    Koda you are the man... Its great when people explain it to you
    Its even more awesome when you pictures..
    Thanks KiD....
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    no prob, anytime man, thats what we're here for

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    Please post pics of what you decide to do
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