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Old 17 Oct 2004, 09:11 pm
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Ok newbie here...


Has anyone removed the rear bumper.

Is it easy >???


Is there 2 pieces ..?? Looks like a plastic cover and then a body paintd part underneath...2001

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Old 17 Oct 2004, 10:15 pm
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Its all one piece and no its not easy. If you pull off the plastic piece inside the hatch you will see the first few bolts you'll need to take off. There are two more inside the frame and then there are 4? platistic push in type thingies (thats what chrysler calls them Im sure...) on the eges. They are easily seen if you remove the taillights. The hardest bolts are the ones inside the frame that cant really see.
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Old 18 Oct 2004, 07:19 pm
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They want 500 to put a new bumper on and paint it and all that stuff..

are there any direct fit aftermarket I could buy that would bolt on and not require paint..or any aftermarket i could buy and then paint .

If im going to spend 500 i wouldnt mind upgrading...
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They want 500 to put a new bumper on and paint it and all that stuff..

are there any direct fit aftermarket I could buy that would bolt on and not require paint..or any aftermarket i could buy and then paint .

If im going to spend 500 i wouldnt mind upgrading...
Just the price of a rollpan would eat up that $500 and maybe a little extra for shipping and taxes. The installation of a rollpan would take away your steel bumper unless you paid another $500 for a support bar that acts as such. Companies such as race and street offer to paint it for you.
http://www.raceandstreet.com/pteazerbodystyling/

Your other option is a bumper cover, that does not replace the stock bumper, but is mearly placed over it. Depending on how extensively you were rear ended (Im assuming thats what happened) this may or may not be an option for you. In that case, you could have it painted then install it yourself. Its just a matter of sticking the new bumper on. Even paying the painter to do it would be cheap. All I could find is the pricing for everything except oly the rear bumper, but you can call Maggie at their 1-800 number and she could let you know exactly how much it would be.
http://www.raceandstreet.com/ptxenonbodystyling/
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Old 18 Oct 2004, 09:00 pm
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I guess I didnt explain it correctly. It is a very small bend in the plastic from being rear ended no damage other that cosmetic on the plastic .
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Id go option 2. Bumper cover. You cant just replace the gray plastic part. You'd have to change out the entire bumper (including the colored part). Another option is to ebay it up and see if anyone happens to have your color used for sale.
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If you can live without the outside plastic part for about 3 weeks, I could fix paint and clearcoat it for $325 plus s&h?[:I] It usually takes less than an hour to remove, not hard at all!
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