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Hello,

I have attempted to install my newly arrived KMA bumper and ran into the following problem:
The bumper sticks out 1.5" on the driver's side and only about .75" on the passenger side. It looks very off. I have measured all the dimensions of the bumper a few times as well as mounting brackets and the measurements (left to right) are identical. Is it possible that the body of the tuck have shifted when I did body lift??? what is the easiest way to align it?

thanks a lot

Nick
 

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yes the body can shift when u did the body lift. most guys dont have a prob with it. i have had my bed shift on me bc i use it for work all the time
 

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hope that aligning the body will fix the problem because all the measurements are dead on as far as bumper and frames goes, but body to frame measurements are off...

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ha, another slightly off bumper comes out of kyles shop (kyle owns KMA)

its not your truck dude, im almost positive of that... with a body lift, theres not enough slack in the pucks to really cause drastic movement of the body when installing... plus your stock bumper fit right?

ive herd from a lot of people that when they went to install his bumpers, they were way off

ohh and when he was confronted about it, he immediately says your truck had to be in a wreck or some crap like that

theres a reason why he was banned from NOAS
 

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Josh, I hope that you're wrong. After spending 1k on my bumper I will be pretty upset if it is ffed up. Well I did take the measurements again and bumper ends to brackets are dead on as well as frame brackets to the bumper ends. But body of the truck is off. As far as I can tell the body is fully shifted to passenger side, almost .5". Hope that I can resolve this issue tomorrow with some help from my brother.

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Josh, I hope that you're wrong. After spending 1k on my bumper I will be pretty upset if it is ffed up. Well I did take the measurements again and bumper ends to brackets are dead on as well as frame brackets to the bumper ends. But body of the truck is off. As far as I can tell the body is fully shifted to passenger side, almost .5". Hope that I can resolve this issue tomorrow with some help from my brother.

Nick
i hope that im wrong too man, but this wouldnt be the first ive herd of this happening
 

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mine out more on the drivers side by almost 3/8in I didnt care for it either but then again I only paid 200 for mine
 

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...with a body lift, theres not enough slack in the pucks to really cause drastic movement of the body when installing...
Wrong

hope that aligning the body will fix the problem because all the measurements are dead on as far as bumper and frames goes, but body to frame measurements are off...Nick
You already measured bumper to frame and they're 'dead on'...so, it's not the bumper.

Josh, I hope that you're wrong. After spending 1k on my bumper I will be pretty upset if it is ffed up. Well I did take the measurements again and bumper ends to brackets are dead on as well as frame brackets to the bumper ends. But body of the truck is off. As far as I can tell the body is fully shifted to passenger side, almost .5". Hope that I can resolve this issue tomorrow with some help from my brother.
Nick
You should be able to loosen up your new body bolts and shift the body back where it needs to be. this happened when I installed my 2" body lift, it shifted back into place just fine.

Good luck w/ it.
 

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Wrong



You already measured bumper to frame and they're 'dead on'...so, it's not the bumper.



You should be able to loosen up your new body bolts and shift the body back where it needs to be. this happened when I installed my 2" body lift, it shifted back into place just fine.

Good luck w/ it.
I'm curious who makes a 2" for the Frontier.
 

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my KMA was off by maybe 1/4"-3/8", though when I measured bracket to outside of bumper it was the same. I think it was that the bracket were actually a little warped or angled out of perpendicular to the bumper. nothing a come along and a BFH (big f hammer) coulnt take care of, but a PITA none the less. I think those KMA's just take a little more "fussing" with to get them to fit perfectly. for me I knew it going in and dont mind a little work to get it just right. since it has been mounted its taken a beating though and was worth a little work up front.
 

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theres a reason why he was banned from NOAS
correct..there was a reason and you don't know what it was. keep your nose out of "that" business.

and please edit your post above. as an officer of NOAS, i do not appreciate your referencing our club in that light.

Hello,

I have attempted to install my newly arrived KMA bumper and ran into the following problem:
The bumper sticks out 1.5" on the driver's side and only about .75" on the passenger side. It looks very off. I have measured all the dimensions of the bumper a few times as well as mounting brackets and the measurements (left to right) are identical. Is it possible that the body of the tuck have shifted when I did body lift??? what is the easiest way to align it?

thanks a lot

Nick
yes, you can definitely shift the body of the truck installing a body lift. your cab and/or bed may be off center. if the measurements on the bumper seem accurate, then do some measurements of the cab vs. the frame and see if that is the problem. it would be easy to offset the cab .75" at either end with the amount of play you will get installing the pucks while the bolts are out and/or loose.
 
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