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Trimming OBS bumper

Okay if I get some extra money soon i'm gonna put some 37's on the ol' 97. Think i'll have plenty of room seeing that it's a 350 and sits pretty high to begin with. The only spot I see that could be an issue is the bottom corners of the front bumper. I'll just take a cutting wheel and trim off the amount I need for clearance but my question is what do you do with that edge that's trimmed so it does'nt rust up?? Any ideas?

And hopefully the tires don't hit the leaf springs at full lock. LOL

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just throw a quick shot of paint on it, mask off the chrome part and go to town. i haven't trimed the bumper on my diesel but i have done it on other trucks i've had. you have to redo it once in a while but it works.


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not sure about the paint but the only non lifted OBS trucks i have seen that fit 37" tires are the ones with cut out fenders.... just a thought


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Just like a flat black I guess? Would ya spray a shot of primer(rust inhibitor) on it first?

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not sure about the paint but the only non lifted OBS trucks i have seen that fit 37" tires are the ones with cut out fenders.... just a thought
Hmmmm might have to do the shackle lift then first. Thanks Raul. Thought i might get away without doin that.

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The owner before me had made blocks he put between the bumper and the frame mounts. It moved the bumper forward close to an in. I have since lifted and added 35", but 37" with no lift???

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my budddie was able to clear 35's with an adaleaf in the front and a trimmed bumper. I would suggest at the verry least a 4 inch lift to run 37's but thats just my 2 cents.



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My 35's Fit fine, all that had to be done was Add a 1-2 inch spacer to move the Bumper forward a little bit, i think it works out better this way cuz then you have a little better foot step to look over the motor. For 37's i would definately recommend at least the add-a-leaf to get them to fit


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