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New mod & TRD bumper problem solved. #188695 May 30, 11:36am May 30, 11:36am
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New mod & TRD bumper problem solved.
One problem with putting on a TRD front bumper is that the underbody plastics no longer line up since the lower front of the bumper is further away from stock. The main problem with this is that at high speeds, there have been instances where the plastics have dipped down & caught on the road, creating one heck of a mess.
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I'm an insulator by trade, so we work with metal a lot. With a couple simple measurements, and some scrap metal I whipped up some brackets. Here's a couple of pics.
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I bolted it on to the underbody plastics first, laid it down underneath the bumper so I could mark the holes to drill. Then I moved the bracket to the side & drilled out the holes. After that, I moved the bracket so it would be hidden by the bumper, lined up the pop rivets into the correct holes & riveted it down. Then I tightened up the bolt side good & snug.
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Voilla problem solved.
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Re: New mod & TRD bumper problem solved. [Re: robare99] #188696 May 30, 11:39am May 30, 11:39am
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good thinking!

i remember my plastics shot down after the VS was put on and got destroyed...

so my dad cut them shorter, they still hang down but hardly touch spineyes


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Re: New mod & TRD bumper problem solved. [Re: VSGTS14] #188697 May 30, 12:59pm May 30, 12:59pm
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nice mod... excellent solution - thumbsup

Re: New mod & TRD bumper problem solved. [Re: Sultan] #188698 May 30, 1:14pm May 30, 1:14pm
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TRD bumper should come with those brackets. Is yours a replica? I don't have any problem with my bumper.


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Re: New mod & TRD bumper problem solved. [Re: tony] #188699 May 30, 2:12pm May 30, 2:12pm
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Nope mine is authentic, but it wasn't installed on the car. The 3 screws on each side had the brackets but not the 4 in the middle. As I recall I think he had pulled the stock plastics and put in different grills.

Re: New mod & TRD bumper problem solved. [Re: robare99] #188700 May 30, 2:57pm May 30, 2:57pm
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i have the TRD bumper and it came with those as well as someone else i know who had the authentic TRD body kit no tthe action package one and he had em too.yours must have been removed


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Re: New mod & TRD bumper problem solved. [Re: Krayze] #188701 May 30, 5:47pm May 30, 5:47pm
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i just had mine cut.

Re: New mod & TRD bumper problem solved. [Re: Krayze] #188702 May 30, 6:47pm May 30, 6:47pm
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Originally Posted by Krayze
i have the trd bumper and it came with those as well as someone else i know who had the authentic trd body kit no tthe action package one and he had em too.yours must have been removed


I know on my 03 bumper, those bolts were part of the black grills. Maybe it was a part of that, because there weren't any holes or anything on the underside. There were 3 brackets underneat each side for the screws, but nothing for the middle 4 holes. Oh well, it all seems to have worked out.

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