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Old 02-27-2019, 05:02 PM
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Add rivnuts to your factory bumper or aftermarket bumper

So I got sick and tired of fighting with the damn push pins that come on the bumper frame cover and the skid plate. They have a Phillips head that you're supposed to be able to "screw out" but they always strip. So I decided to use a 1/2 drill bit and drill the holes a little bigger and added 5/16 rivnuts into the holes. I then used grade 8 bolts with 1/4 size grade 8 washers. The pieces are super solid now. They don't move when kicked like they used to, and this will make it much easier if ever needing to remove them again. Things like fog lights, tow hooks, vacuum canister, or any sway bar issues usually require the removal of your front "skid plate". This will be especially easier when you install your aftermarket front bumper.

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