So I recently picked up a Smittybilt XRC rear bumper. Took it out to the garage, got it all bolted on and then realized it sat about 1/4 - 1/2 inch too high and I couldn't open my rear door without the bottom of it scraping on the top of the bumper.
It is not just un-even in one spot, the whole thing slopes just slightly upward, just enough that it causes issues. I don't want to pound on the thing with a hammer to try to get it to fit, but I need to figure something out.
My original thought was to somehow drill out about 1/4" out of the top of each bolt hole, so theoretically, that should drop the whole thing by 1/4". I'm not completely sure that would actually work though, and I was a little bit worried about the possibility of that weakening the integrity of the bumper. I don't want the thing ripping off of my jeep when I'm being pulled out of a hole somewhere.
So, has anyone had this issue before? And if so, How did you fix it. If you've not had this problem, any ideas?
Thanks for the help.