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Body Lift Rear Bumper Cutting

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Old 10-02-2015, 02:27 PM
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I've been reading over the instructions on the PA body lift I got and it shows having to cut a couple spots on the rear bumper and I was wondering if anyone had pictures of where they cut the bumper. The pictures in the instructions look like they were taken with a potato so I think I know where they need to be cut but I'm just making sure. Thanks!
 
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i never raised my bumpers when i did mine, so i am curious as well.
 
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Old 10-02-2015, 10:57 PM
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I used the BDS kit and didn't have to cut my bumper at all? I wonder why you have to cut it with the PA kit?
 
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I think is has to do with the frame but I'm not sure.
 
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I did the PA body lift but I never took pictures. You will understand the picture a little better once you get the bumper removed. It must be cut to clear the frame ends with the lift brackets. I wish I took pictures.
 
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Thanks max, anyone else? I know more people than this have done a body lift.
 
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Old 10-05-2015, 02:33 PM
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Yeah, it's a slight trim to clear the frame. Don't think it took very long. I don't have any pictures though.
 
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Alright, new question. I got a simple air powered cut off tool at walmart. You think it will be strong enough to make the cuts? I don't know how thick the metal is but the tool says it can cut through 1/2 inch angle iron.
 
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You should be fine. I used a cheap Harbor Freight cut off tool for mine before picking up the Dewalt. It may just take a little more time. The material to cut is maybe about 1/8" thick. It's sort of a tubular looking portion to the rear bumper on the inner sides of where the bumper mount bolts to.
 
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Old 10-06-2015, 07:39 AM
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I used my angle grinder. Air tool should work, depending how good your air supply is.
 

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