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Old 05-08-2007, 16:35   #1 (permalink)
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I have a 2000 XLT Supercab 4X2, that I bought recently and the rear bumper on it is bent down 1/2 to and inch ad out a little, almost like you had put a couple people on it and jumped.
It isn't a big problem, because I wouldn't use the bumper for towing, but for cosmetics, I was wondering if I used a jack and just jacked up under it. Would that work to bend it back, or would the truck not be heavy enough? Another reason for this would be to make sure a hitch would fit under, although unless it was a close fitting hitch, I think it would be ok.

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Old 05-08-2007, 18:19   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Bumper

I seen this happen to my nephew. He bought a 2000 2WD Ranger used and the rear bumper was kinda tweaked from someone trying to tow a house or pull the Grand Canyon together with it.

We tried jacking it up and jumping on it and all sorts of things. Eventually he dealt with it and still drives it to this day with a low rear bumper.
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Re: Bumper

you would need about the same force that bent it to straighten it. if you dont heat the metal up that is. a body shop would be better equiped to straighten it then the typical back yard mechanic
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Old 05-09-2007, 12:22   #4 (permalink)
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Thx, I figured it so, but i didn't know how much force it takes to bend it.
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