General Installation Guide - Aftermarket Front Bumpers

Please note that this is a general installation guide and may not apply to all applications. It is not meant to serve as a substitute for professional expertise. If you are at all confused by any of the information contained in this article, you should seriously reconsider attempting the installation on your own. BodyKits.net is not able to replace parts that have been damaged as a result of attempted installations pursuant to the information contained within this guide or for any other circumstances.

Installation Guide (Front Bumper)
*NOTE: Due to strict regulations by the Department of Transportation, some of the products sold by BodyKits.net are aftermarket products and are intended for off-road or show use only.

WARNING: PROFESSIONAL INSTALLATION BY EXPERIENCED AND COMPETENT MECHANIC RECOMMENDED. MAY REQUIRE SPECIAL TOOLS AND/OR SHOP EQUIPMENT.

1) START BY OPENING THE HOOD AND DISCONNECTING THE BATTERY. THEN PROCEED BY REMOVING ALL FACTORY OEM (ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT MANUFACTURED) SCREWS, BOLTS, NUTS, CLIPS, AND/OR BRACKETS THAT SECURE THE FACTORY BUMPER, BE SURE TO CHECK THE FENDER WELLS, HOOD, AND UNDERSIDE OF THE VEHICLE. (NOTE: THE NUMBER OF SCREWS, BOLTS, NUTS, CLIPS, AND/OR BRACKETS MAY VARY WITH EACH VEHICLE.)

2) REMOVE THE OEM FACTORY BUMPER BY FIRMLY AND CAREFULLY PULLING FORWARD, THEN CHECK FOR ANY WIRE HARNESSES. DISCONNECT ANY WIRE HARNESSES AND LIGHTING EQUIPMENT SUCH AS TURN SIGNALS, FOGLIGHTS, ETC. (NOTE: STYLE OF BODYKITS MAY VARY WHICH MAY RESULT IN THE LOSS OR RELOCATION OF FACTORY LIGHTING EQUIPMENT.)

3) WITH THE FACTORY BUMPER OFF, TAKE THE FRONT BUMPER AND TEST THE FITMENT TO SEE IF THERE WILL BE ANY ADJUSTMENTS NEEDED TO ACHIEVE PROPER FITMENT. (*NOTE: STYLES MAY VARY WHICH MAY NECESSITATE SANDING, TRIMMING, AND/OR REMOVAL OF BUMPER REINFORCEMNTS FOR PROPER FITMENT.)

4) WITH THE FACTORY BUMPER AS A REFERENCE TAKE A MARKER OR PENCIL AND MARK THE AFTERMARKET FRONT BUMPER IN THE SAME LOCATIONS AND DRILL ONCE THE HOLES ARE MADE, TEST THE BUMPER FOR FITMENT ONE MORE TIME TO MAKE SURE THE HOLES ARE ALIGNED. (NOTE: DRILL SIZES MAY VARY WITH EACH VEHICLE.)

5) WITH STEPS 1-4 COMPLETED, REUSE YOUR OEM SCREWS, BOLTS, NUTS, CLIPS, AND/OR BRACKETS TO FIRMLY ATTACH THE AFTERMARKET FRONT BUMPER IN PLACE OF YOUR OEM FACTORY BUMPER. (NOTE: NOT ALL FACTORY SCREWS, BOLTS, NUTS, CLIPS, AND/OR BRACKETS MAY BE REQIRED, YOU MAY ALSO USE THE SUPPLIED BRACKETS, NUTS AND BOLTS, AND/OR SCREWS THAT ARE INCLUDED IN THE KIT IF NESCESSARY.)

***SOME BUMPER REMOVAL/INSTALLATION MAY REQUIRE THE REMOVAL OF THE HEADLAMPS. BE SURE TO DISCONNECT ANY AND ALL WIRING HARNESSES BEFORE THE REMOVAL OF THE HEADLAMPS AND REATTACH THEM TO THE HEADLAMPS AFTER THE INSTALLATION IS FINISHED.***

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