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    Default 2000 Silverado body lifted... except rear bumper

    So I bought my silverado about 4 years ago witha body lift already installed... everything minus the rear bumper lift brackets... and its been bugging me and I've been searching but cant find anywhere that I can get the brackets from... any insight guys?

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    84views and no one has a clue? any insight would help guys. I've searched the net, a few forums. even contacted a few vendors with no luck :(

    2000 Silverado LT Ext Cab SB 4.8l 2WD
    -4" Body Lift-33" Definity Dakota A/T tires-Flowmaster Super 44 Exhaust dumped straight down after muffler-

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    Quote Originally Posted by chilax View Post
    So I bought my silverado about 4 years ago witha body lift already installed... everything minus the rear bumper lift brackets... and its been bugging me and I've been searching but cant find anywhere that I can get the brackets from... any insight guys?

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    84views and no one has a clue? any insight would help guys. I've searched the net, a few forums. even contacted a few vendors with no luck :(
    Not sure if it will let me post this link since its from another truck site but I'll give it a shot:

    http://www.fullsizechevy.com/forum/g...ylift-obs.html

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    Ebay listing:

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/3-Rear-bumpe...-/221190943711
    Charles 02 z71 Cladded Avy
    Mods: eBay k&n Intake, highflow magnaflow cats & y pipe, 6" FabTech lift, 35" Pro Comps, Superchips #2715, SnugTop, 4.56's, MOOG front end
    Wishes: LQ4 + a beefed up 4L60E

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    A good welder should be able to fab a set of bumper drop brackets and retain the strength ot the bumper/brackets.
    Normally when you use the provided bumper drop brackets they degrade the strength of the bumper assembly so its more of sn ornament than a useful bumper.
    Might be why the originsl owner didnt do that part of the lift. He possibly used the bumper for towing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kinson33 View Post
    Not sure if it will let me post this link since its from another truck site but I'll give it a shot:

    http://www.fullsizechevy.com/forum/g...ylift-obs.html

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    Ebay listing:

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/3-Rear-bumpe...-/221190943711
    I cant even begin to wonder why I didnt check ebay... thanks Im such an idiot lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by tbplus10 View Post
    A good welder should be able to fab a set of bumper drop brackets and retain the strength ot the bumper/brackets.
    Normally when you use the provided bumper drop brackets they degrade the strength of the bumper assembly so its more of sn ornament than a useful bumper.
    Might be why the originsl owner didnt do that part of the lift. He possibly used the bumper for towing.

    Truck has a hitch, which im thinking is going to look ridiculous after I lift the bamper... any suggestions on a way to make the hitch look less retarded after the bumper lift?

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    Since most hitches are attached to the bottom of the frame I do not know of anything that can be done to lift it up with the bumper. If it bothers you that much and you do not use the hitch, just remove it. Or you can always just remove the body lift

    Oh the 84 views are not all members, it also counts the guest/visitors to the site.
    2002 Chevy Silverado & 1995 Ford Bronco

    02 Silverado: 50K miles, 20" Motto Rims, Flowmaster 50 Series
    95 Bronco: 160K miles, 4" Superlift, 33/12.5/15 Mickey Thompson
    01 Civic: 75K miles, DD
    -Erik



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    Quote Originally Posted by ChromeSilver02 View Post
    Since most hitches are attached to the bottom of the frame I do not know of anything that can be done to lift it up with the bumper. If it bothers you that much and you do not use the hitch, just remove it. Or you can always just remove the body lift

    Oh the 84 views are not all members, it also counts the guest/visitors to the site.
    Thats the problem :( I do use the hitch...

    Body lift I kind of have to leave in... I run 33" tires and they rub as it is with the lift in. and we all know just how freakin low the 2wd's are from the factory... bleh..

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    The hitch is more than likely the reason the p.o. didnt lift the bumper.
    The best solution is to visit a qualified welder and have him lift the hitch.
    You can have him shorten the side rails so it can bolt back to the bumper along with modified bumper brackets or wha id do is make modified bumper brackets then have the hitch lifted and slid back a few inch so it didnt need to bolt to the bumper anymore. Moving the hitch back will help move weight closer to the axle and help the truck tow better.
    Ive done this mod on a few hitchs. Ive actually modified a few that didnt need lifting I just wanted to pull the weight towards the axle.

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    Looks like I might just leave the bumper lowered, thinking about putting a black filler plate in and a fire and ice bar there, possibly 2 or 4 rear mounted work lights into the plate as well to atleast make the space functional... thought? opinions? I've had the truck 4 almost 5 year like I said. I'm just bored with it trying to change things up a little bit but I'm on a very tight budget ( 2 month old at home). Any other suggestions on changed is welcome!

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    Many body lifts do not come with rear bumper brackets. I have installed at least 6 of them (a few different brands) over the last few years and none came with new rear bumper brackets. If you want to move the bumper I would suggest as posted above and have a welder fab some new brackets using your old ones. As far as the hitch goes, you could always just buy a block of steel to fill the gap between the bumper and hitch, drill 2 holes thru it, get some longer bolts and bolt the hitch back to the bumper.

    1995 Silverado 4x4
    6" BDS Suspension Lift-3" Body Lift-Add A Leaf in rear -Trailmaster SSV Shocks-Duel Steering Stabilizer Kit -AirAid Cold air intake-
    4.56 Gears with Detroit Auburn Locker-Pro-Comp Traction Bars with duel shocks-Aluminum Skid Plate Kit-38.5" x 16.5" Mickey Thompson Baja Claws-Constant Dropping fuel gauge

    2005 Yukon XL Jet Power Programmer, Bilstein Shocks, Bilstein rear springs, Helwig Anti-sway bars, EGR Window Visors, EGR Hood Shield, Denali Headlights, Headlight harness upgrade, GE NightHawk Bulbs, White Night Rear lighting system, Russell Braided SS brake lines, PowerStop Brake pads, PowerStop cross drilled and Slotted Rotors, http://www.gmtruckclub.com/forum/sho...5-GMC-Yukon-XL
    2002 Silverado ext cab 2wd (Sold)
    2003 Yukon XL (Totaled)

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