need a new rear bumper

need a new rear bumper

Postby JT! [OP] » June 7th 2013, 5:42am

im looking for a new rear bumper.

everytime i show my wife my lift progress she asks me when i will replace the rear bumper (dented, scratched)

i am just Lucky she wants me to spend a couple $$$ and sharpen up the look......



can anyone recommend me a custom bumper or OEM bumper to suit my 6.5'' rear lift?

i will be mounting a 2'' receiver if that limits or opens up my options ....
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Re: need a new rear bumper

Postby DRZ » June 7th 2013, 6:00am

You might want to try something like this:
http://s296.photobucket.com/user/HPbySt ... ary/?sort=^&start=all&page=1
Should be towards the end of page 1 and most of 2.
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Re: need a new rear bumper

Postby JT! [OP] » June 7th 2013, 6:19am

wow a van to pickup conversion. neat.
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Re: need a new rear bumper

Postby 97cargocrawler » June 7th 2013, 8:12am

One thing to consider if the curvature of the rear of the van. A bumper that is perfectly straight across looks kinda lame when butted up against the curve. Perhaps a Savanna bumper would work to fit the curve. Having the lower step in the middle is really convenient on a lifted van too.

If you're looking for something more rugged I'd look into bumpers for Toyota trucks and maybe something like the Jeep Cherokee. I'm not sure of the width on those.

A tube bumper is easiest but I'm not a fan. They look lame on a van. Square tubing...maybe. It's pretty easy to mount a new bumper if you decide to loose the stock brackets. Just get some long square tubes or L shaped steel and bolt it up to the same holes underneath.

When I did mine I found that our unibody frame channels are roughly the same width as that of a Chevy 1500 series truck frame...and probably many others. Only issue there is the width of the bumper made for those trucks. It's at least 6" wider than our van.

Think outside the box. Look around at other vehicles and carry a measure tape with you to size some up. I didn't realize how wimpy the rear bumper looked on these vans till I mounted my new one.
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Re: need a new rear bumper

Postby JT! [OP] » June 7th 2013, 8:44am

I was planning on replacing the OEM bumper with the same.

just wondering if there were other styles that were cool looking for lifted astrofari vans.
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Re: need a new rear bumper

Postby 97cargocrawler » June 7th 2013, 7:01pm

If I could only get that time back.

You want the same bumper?!!! Lemme make custom make you an OEM one :obscene-tolietpush:

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