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Help with bumper realignment

Discussion in 'General Tundra Discussion' started by Tophergt99, Aug 23, 2016.

  1. Aug 23, 2016 at 7:10 AM
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    Bumper ends are getting powder coated this week!! Coming off was easy but lining everything back up looks tricky...front should be easy but what did you guys do on the back to line things back up? This is on a gen 3. Any measurements you guys have and/or torque numbers would be great ;)
     
  2. Aug 25, 2016 at 6:48 AM
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    Bump- no one has the torque numbers at all?
     
  3. Aug 25, 2016 at 6:51 AM
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    Granted mine is a 2013 - I just replaced my rear bumper and tightened it down to what I thought would hold on well...
     
  4. Aug 25, 2016 at 6:54 AM
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    Most likely what I'll do but, I was trying to leave as little as possible to chance. Any tricks anyone has for aligning the back bumper?
     
  5. Aug 25, 2016 at 7:01 AM
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    I think your rear bumper comes off in pieces just like your front one does... Toyota did that starting in 2014 so if you dented one side, you didnt have to replace the whole bumper. When I put mine on, I just eyeballed it and tightened it down. IMO it's not worth spending an entire night to make sure the bumper is centered to the .0001"
     
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  6. Aug 25, 2016 at 7:06 AM
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    I'm ocd about that shit lol :p
     
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  7. Aug 25, 2016 at 7:09 AM
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    Haha, what you could do is just get some stirofoam pieces, cut them to 1/2" thick, and stick them between the bumper and bedsides on each side and move the bumper ends in until you wedge that piece of stirofoam on both sides to make sure it is 100% centered...
     
  8. Aug 25, 2016 at 7:48 PM
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    Sorry I couldn't be of any help, I haven't had to remove the rear bumper yet. I also plan to PC my bumper ends so eventually I will feel your struggle.
     
  9. Aug 25, 2016 at 7:53 PM
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    Front won't be bad because they connect to the middle part and bolt to a long bar, backs are totally independent of each other so it will be a pita.
     
  10. Aug 25, 2016 at 8:04 PM
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    I haven't even looked at how the rears come off.... Plastidip is my temporary solution haha
     
  11. Aug 26, 2016 at 7:08 PM
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    Anyone know what the gaps should be at the ends/sides?
     
  12. Aug 30, 2016 at 6:08 PM
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    Quick question, I'm getting my bumpers back in the next two days and the bolt holes have been exposed to rain leaving a surface rust inside them. Should I just put some anti seize on the bolts and call it good or use some WD-40 to get the rust out? Can't remember if WD-40 is bad for paint....
     
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    I don't know that it will make much of a difference, I would think anti seize on the bolts should prevent any issues.
     
  14. Sep 5, 2016 at 12:20 PM
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    Got all back on and it likes great!!! Lining it all back up wasn't bad, think I did better then factory ;)

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    Looks great
     
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    Nice job!
     
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    You have to really play with and eyeball the rear bumper, local body shop didn't reinstall the end cap properly and I too am a little OCD. Tried measuring but nowhere to get a solid measurement. I would stick my hand in one gap and try to mimic the feel on the other side.
     
  18. Sep 5, 2016 at 7:20 PM
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    From what I measured on other Tundras the side gap top and bottom should be about 1 inch from body to edge of the bumper.
     
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    Only going to cost me $100 to $150 :)
     
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