Dissent Front/Rear Bumper install instructions (LX)

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Also, if you need any pics, let me know today.
you are the man! I just walked around and tried to think of anything I need, and this is the last one:
I'm making the final cuts on the rear bumper, and I'm curious how the Dissent crew finished the area around the tailgate:

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Unless anyone has any grand ideas, the reverse lights gotta go.

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You're set on not shortening the support wires? That's what I did when I put my bumper in. Shim it with a quarter on each side and see what the tail gate angle is, then you can decide.

To pull the rear hatch trim you start with firm jerk up at the top, then the sides, then the bottom. All clips no screws. Fancy plastic pry tools make the whole thing a bit easier. You have to pull it off anyway to reroute the rear camera . . . The hatch close strut will suspend the passenger side. Should be pretty easy to get to the lights with the trim out off.

If you do the rear camera (4 conductor) I suggest running 7 conductor thru that grommet. It's a PITA, so you might as well have spares in case you ever want to do anything ever again in the hatch. I found that some lube was the trick to get thru.
 
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You're set on not shortening the support wires? That's what I did when I put my bumper in. Shim it with a quarter on each side and see what the tail gate angle is, then you can decide.
Yea, but I have a feeling it's going to be quite a bit of an angle. I'll tackle that soon.


I was hoping the camera would land between my ladder rungs and not have to relocate, but alas, it's directly behind a riser....

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Here's all the scraps (except the resonator... not worthy of being called a scrap). Any of this worth keeping?


Also, if you're not using a $19 harbor freight oscillating tool with an upgraded $10 blade you're doing it wrong (check out some of the thin cuts). It's pretty much like butter... melting a bit as it cuts.


DEWALT Oscillating Tool Blade for Wood with Nails, Wide, Titanium (DWA4204)

Amazon product




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Final trim on the rear:
1) I used a 5/8" block to mark up from the bumper. (1/2" bulb trim plus 1/8" air gap)

2) light orbital sand to clean up the melted burrs.

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Been avoiding this step, but shoutout to @grinchy for real world motivational support!


On the front crash bar mounting points, DO NOT use the factory nuts. Since the LX facia sticks out further than the LC, Dissent provides a 1/4" spacer to push everything forward. The stock nuts have a flange on them and there's not enough threads - make sure you use a simple washer/nut...

the studs are spot welded in 3 locations, so hammer won't work (in fact, it will bend the stock 1/8" back plate). I was able to grind from behind and then wiggle the last weld free.

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To-Do on the rear:
1) anti-seize all dem mounting bolts
2) wire up lights
3) install parking sensors
4) swap tire and ladder
5) relocate license plate
6) plasti-dip that shiny spare rim
7) shorten tailgate support wires


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To-Do on the rear:
1) anti-seize all dem mounting bolts
2) wire up lights
3) install parking sensors
4) swap tire and ladder
5) relocate license plate
6) plasti-dip that shiny spare rim
7) shorten tailgate support wires


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You’ve been busy!

The 80/20 ladder rungs tie in nicely with the 80/20 prinsu.

my opinion - don’t plastidip the 5th wheel. Buy another matching and rotate in - this kind of build deserves it.

thanks for all the time, pictures, insight you put into documenting this install

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Started the rig up for the first time in 2 weeks, but unfortunately I didn't notice any difference in grumbles after chopping off that resonator... wasn't really expecting much, though.

It's been either 96 degrees or raining, so not much progress other than some small details.
1) autozone had the right M10 bolts that I needed to finish up the front mounting.
2) final trimmed the front and rear at 5/8" (1/2" bulb trim and 1/8" air gap to prevent rubbing), but I'm digging the no trim look for now. Seems like the black paint hides it well.
3) had to perform some surgery on the parking sensors to get a good fit. More on that soon.

Need to check every bolt before I go on a test ride....

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Started the rig up for the first time in 2 weeks, but unfortunately I didn't notice any difference in grumbles after chopping off that resonator... wasn't really expecting much, though.

It's been either 96 degrees or raining, so not much progress other than some small details.
1) autozone had the right M10 bolts that I needed to finish up the front mounting.
2) final trimmed the front and rear at 5/8" (1/2" bulb trim and 1/8" air gap to prevent rubbing), but I'm digging the no trim look for now. Seems like the black paint hides it well.
3) had to perform some surgery on the parking sensors to get a good fit.

Need to check every bolt before I go on a test ride.::

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Loving the look of your truck, and you’ve done excellent work! Very nice 👍
 
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