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robare99
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robare99 May 30, 7:36pm - #188695 

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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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VSGTS14 May 30, 7:39pm - #188696 

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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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Sultan May 30, 8:59pm - #188697 

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nice mod... excellent solution - thumbsup
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tony May 30, 9:14pm - #188698 

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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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robare99
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robare99 May 30, 10:12pm - #188699 

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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.
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Krayze May 30, 10:57pm - #188700 

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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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booyaolian May 31, 1:47am - #188701 
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i just had mine cut.
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robare99
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robare99 May 31, 2:47am - #188702 

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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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