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#1 Old 01-28-2013, 06:39 PM
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wife put dent in the rear bumper so I want to upgrade to dual exhaust

Ok, so the wife backed the truck into a tree. the rear bumper needs to be replaced. i have Hemi but it came with single exhaust ( i got the ram boxes instead of the big horn) anyway, so since i got to spend the money to replace the bumper should i go ahead and switch out the exhaust to dual?? here are my questions:
1) go with OEM or after market?
2) idea of costs?
3) would need to get the bumper with dual cut outs, but does aftermarket fit this?
4) I have the lifetime bumper to bumper warranty- I assume this should not affect anything. I was thinking about getting a competitive price quote from my ocal Dodge dealer- they have been very competitive on maintance work and i like them.

maybe the wife did my a favor....LOL Any input is appreciated.

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if your insurance is covering the bumper when you go to the body shop have them get you a duel bumper and maybe pay some difference the duels go to a muffler shop and get them to install duel pipes the go to e bay and get the oem tips i would go with oem bumper this will not (i think ) it will void any warrenity

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if your insurance is covering the bumper when you go to the body shop have them get you a duel bumper and maybe pay some difference the duels go to a muffler shop and get them to install duel pipes the go to e bay and get the oem tips i would go with oem bumper this will not (i think ) it will void any warrenity
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A good service adviser should work with you. When my wife was hit in her car, i got them to fix some other dings on the other side and i paid the difference.

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paying out of pocket. dont need insurance going up
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bumper will swap.

OEMs are best, but aftermarket may fit nice too. Hard to say on those.

After, go to the muffler shop and let 'em have some fun.

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I would finalize the divorce before I fixed the truck.

Just kidding, I would definitely go with the cut-out bumper. You can't beat the look.



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I bought my dual exhaust bumper from Rockauto.com and if I remember right it was about $350 shipped

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damn, $350 for a bumper? Was it painted or just primed? My rear bumper has been F'd up for about 6 months but I was quoted $900 for the bumper (duals).

Mine has a very small dent in it, I think it's cocked due to the crush brackets holding the bumper on being bent.

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It was chrome, don't remember off hand how much the primed ones were. You can also check ebay don't think that they were much more expensive for painted

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I got rear ended when I had 1200 miles on the truck. New bumper (no brackets) from the dealer was MSRP of like 350. Not bad. (duals too).

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I have found that aftermarket bumpers are selling for about $200.
Im going to pick one up in a few weeks. I will report on quality, fit etc.



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I have found that aftermarket bumpers are selling for about $200.
Im going to pick one up in a few weeks. I will report on quality, fit etc.
Please report back on this. I'd love to find a mineral grey one to go on my outdoorsman. Hate it they used a single out exhaust on this package.

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I have found that aftermarket bumpers are selling for about $200.
Im going to pick one up in a few weeks. I will report on quality, fit etc.
That's pretty sweet right there...what brand and where from?

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I have a buddy who manages a body shop, not sure who his supplier is.
I will pass it along when I find out.



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i use keystone lkq bought them out adding alot of new parts

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keystone is kinda expensive.....even with my company discount I can get stuff from places like RockAuto cheaper.

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