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Old 01-30-2020, 08:49 PM #1
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Modifying the Limited Bumper

I'm sure I'll get roasted for asking but I've never backed down from my stupidity before!

After a few forum searches (you can only guess how many posts come up when you include the word "bumper" in it!) I haven't been able to find the answer I'm looking for.

Aside from a full bumper replacement option or converting my front end only to then cut it up to install a low pro/slimline bumper, has anyone attempted to modify their limited bumper to accommodate any of the aftermarket options out there?

If nothing else I imagine the responses should be entertaining!
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I have a Limited but haven’t got to that stage with my truck yet… I don’t see any problem with modifying it to accommodate fitment.

As long as you don’t mind cutting it up, people do it all the time to the bumpers and fenders for various reasons.
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I have a Limited but havenít got to that stage with my truck yetÖ I donít see any problem with modifying it to accommodate fitment.

As long as you donít mind cutting it up, people do it all the time to the bumpers and fenders for various reasons.
For sure I don't mind the idea of cutting it up and figuring it out... just looking to see if anyone else had experience first. Part of me thinks it'll look kind of funny since the aftermarket stuff was never designed to fit our gigantic limited faces! Just looking for some inspiration before I go full "hold my beer".
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Modifying the Limited Bumper

What after market options are there ? Metal bumper or vertical clearance cut the Sr5/TRD bumper.

I opted to add 2Ē of clearance by swapping my limited bumper to a TRD bumper Modifying the Limited Bumper
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What after market options are there ? Metal bumper or vertical clearance cut the Sr5/TRD bumper.

I opted to add 2Ē of clearance by swapping my limited bumper to a TRD bumper Modifying the Limited Bumper
Exactly, no options specific to Limited Trim. I was looking to avoid converting to SR5/TRDP style if possible. Just hoping I wasn't the first to try!
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I modified mine shortly after I got it. I trimmed the back bumper to eliminate the part with the black inserts in it. On the front I removed the big cover that connects the front bumper to the skid plate and trimmed off all the black trim below the vehicle color section. You will have to make a few simple brackets to support the bumper and be willing to do none reversible cutting but it was useless to me the way it came the factory. I also removed the limited side panels to make it like an SR5 or trail.
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I'm sure I'll get roasted for asking but I've never backed down from my stupidity before!

After a few forum searches (you can only guess how many posts come up when you include the word "bumper" in it!) I haven't been able to find the answer I'm looking for.

Aside from a full bumper replacement option or converting my front end only to then cut it up to install a low pro/slimline bumper, has anyone attempted to modify their limited bumper to accommodate any of the aftermarket options out there?

If nothing else I imagine the responses should be entertaining!
Just wondering if you ever did this. I'm thinking about going down the same path - but my big question is what did you do about the parking sensors?
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Just wondering if you ever did this. I'm thinking about going down the same path - but my big question is what did you do about the parking sensors?
Also looking to change my 2020 Limited bumper out, you find out anything yet haha
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I modified mine shortly after I got it. I trimmed the back bumper to eliminate the part with the black inserts in it. On the front I removed the big cover that connects the front bumper to the skid plate and trimmed off all the black trim below the vehicle color section. You will have to make a few simple brackets to support the bumper and be willing to do none reversible cutting but it was useless to me the way it came the factory. I also removed the limited side panels to make it like an SR5 or trail.
Can you post a picture of your front bumper?
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Can you post a picture of your front bumper?
I am not sure I remember how to post pictures. It has been a long time. I will have to see if I can figure it out. I am an old school old guy.
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I am not sure I remember how to post pictures. It has been a long time. I will have to see if I can figure it out. I am an old school old guy.
no worries man. i took the dremel to it and it still rubs so i fixed that problem by ordering a steel bumper...
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Im considering doing the same thing, I plan on cutting the Limited bumper 2" underneath the Chrome bar grille and building a tube bumper with 1.75" DOM tube and some 3/16" Aluminum plate. Cutting it there gives another 8" of approach and a bit of protection Ive seen one done this way on an SR5 bumper and really liked it.
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i've trimmed my stock bumper to improve clearance (started above the small standalone chrome pieces on each side then cut to where that chrome ends before turning down to follow the contour of the bumper. i then cut out all of the plastic aero. my cut is about flush with where my front license plate hangs), but the key issue with the limited is that the aluminum crash bar is significantly wider than on the other trims. I wouldve trimmed more on mine but this wouldve been super exposed and looked wrong. I imagine this will get in the way of dom tubing or any of the low profile winch bumpers
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i've trimmed my stock bumper to improve clearance (started above the small standalone chrome pieces on each side then cut to where that chrome ends before turning down to follow the contour of the bumper. i then cut out all of the plastic aero. my cut is about flush with where my front license plate hangs), but the key issue with the limited is that the aluminum crash bar is significantly wider than on the other trims. I wouldve trimmed more on mine but this wouldve been super exposed and looked wrong. I imagine this will get in the way of dom tubing or any of the low profile winch bumpers

You have any pictures? I have all the parts for a TRD Pro front and rear bumper. I put them on and my wife looked at it and said "now it looks like every other 4Runner. Can you put it back?" I don't think I'll be able to convince her to use the Pro bumpers so cutting it up might be the best option. I'm assuming if I use the Pro crash bar, I'd be able to cut more?
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Hopefully these pictures load ok. My wife tried to figure it out for me how to load pictures. There must be an easier way.

There is also a picture of the rear so you can see what I trimmed off the bottom of the bumper.
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