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Old 04-20-2016, 07:08 PM
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Question: Stock Rear Bumper JKUR

I need to drill a couple of holes in the metal behind the plastic bumper cover on my 2016 stock rear bumper.
Is this metal regular mild steel? How hard of a job is it too drill?

Any tips or suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks for help.

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I assume it would be very easy to drill through. I've drilled into the frame and even that was pretty easy. I'd guess you'd be able to drill through it no problem.

Getting a good drill bit that's meant for metal will help. I think cobalt is generally best followed by titanium. Should be able to pick up what you need at home improvement store or ACE.

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I tried different drill bits and through many suggestions on this forum, tried the step drill bits that have different sizes on one drill, even the Harbor Freight ones. They worked like magic compared to traditional one size drills I would have problems with.

Drilled through my Evap Skid plate like butter...
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I need to drill a couple of holes in the metal behind the plastic bumper cover on my 2016 stock rear bumper.
Is this metal regular mild steel? How hard of a job is it too drill?

Any tips or suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks for help.

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there is metal anywhere around the stock rear bumper? I though it was completely plastic...

but anyway, good drill bit works wonders...
depending on lots of stuff, start with small bit, then step up to required size, or use one of the stepped bits...
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The rear bumper is completely plastic. The frame rail ends are the only metal back there. The "bumper" is cosmetic. Plastic will be a breeze to drill through. There is some steel back there that the trailer hitch attaches to, but it is not part of the bumper. The front bumper has a metal piece that backs up the plastic bumper.
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The rear bumper is completely plastic. The frame rail ends are the only metal back there. The "bumper" is cosmetic. Plastic will be a breeze to drill through. There is some steel back there that the trailer hitch attaches to, but it is not part of the bumper. The front bumper has a metal piece that backs up the plastic bumper.
I am talking about the square metal piece behind the plastic bumper. The metal piece that the trailer hitch is attached to.
Sorry I did not use the RIGHT nomenclature.

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