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Old 03-11-2014, 11:12 AM   #1
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Has anyone rigged up some tow hooks for their nfab rsp bumper? There is plenty of exposed frame to attach to, but I am always nervous about modifying the frame. Would chevy tow hooks maybe fit? Who has done something like this?
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Bump. Anyone know if you can mount a front trailer reciever hitch either?
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can you use this bumper on a truck with a body loft, or will it not mount correctly?
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From what I can tell of this bumper, is that it uses the tow hook mounting points to fix itself to the fraem instead of the OEM bumper mounts. In that case, a body lift would expose a good bit of openess above the bumber and I'm sure you dont want that. While I'm not 100% sure that it is a produced item, but a modified bracket for the tow hook location would solve the issue.
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My nfab RSP bumper uses factory mounts. It bolts to the end of the frame rails. The tow hook mounting holes are still exposed, but the hooks are too long and they hit the bumper. If they were shorter, it may work. I don't think I would trust any tow hooks that were utilizing any relocation bracket. I just don't think it would be strong enough
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can you use this bumper on a truck with a body loft, or will it not mount correctly?
so to answer your question, I don't think so. If it was a small lift (2-4") then you could probably build some relocation plates. You will lose a lot of strength though.
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CAE1993 any way you can post a few pictures of your bumper and exactly where it mounts to the frame? that would be awesome, I really dont wanna spend $800 on a bumper and then have to pay shipping and restocking fee if it doesnt end up working out.
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I just emailed NFab and asked it the RSP Bumper would work with my 04 FX4 with the 3" body lift, they said because the bumper utilizes the factory bumper mount brackets, there should not be an issue. Because I have relocation brackets, so bumper sits back to where it was stock. I am probably going to order one soon, will post pictures and results in case anyone is still following this!
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I just emailed NFab and asked it the RSP Bumper would work with my 04 FX4 with the 3" body lift, they said because the bumper utilizes the factory bumper mount brackets, there should not be an issue. Because I have relocation brackets, so bumper sits back to where it was stock. I am probably going to order one soon, will post pictures and results in case anyone is still following this!
yeah I will post some pics in a minute. As long as you have relocation mounts, it will work. The bumper on my 06 uses factory bumper holes, with one extra hole drilled for strength.
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