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post #1 of 8 Old 08-10-2015, 10:00 AM Thread Starter
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Bumper Causing Damage

Recently bought a new jeep (2015 JK), had a Smittybilt bumper and rails installed by a dealer preferred shop. It seems to be causing damage to the back of the jeep (corners and center rear) also rails are damaging the body about mid-way of the jeep. I was wondering if anyone else had similar experience.

I am new to jeeps, questioning if this is normal?

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post #2 of 8 Old 08-10-2015, 10:18 AM
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Shouldn't damage anything but Pics would help....

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Is it causing damage when you hit them on rocks by flexing into the body of the jeep or road driving
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My smitty rails caused damage to my tub.. when they hit rocks


because they are worthless pieces of garbage. They lasted one trip before I tossed them and bought some real protection.

They will flex into the tub if up against a rock

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Causing damage just driving on roads, not sure what would happen if it really went off road
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That would piss me off, looks like that installed them too closely to the body.

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That would piss me off, looks like that installed them too closely to the body.
^^^ I would agree. This happened to me when, but with different sliders. I did not have any damage but I heard a weird noise. I took my Jeep to the dealer and they found the sliders were rubbing against the Jeep. They adjusted them a tad and now I'm good to go.

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