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rear bumper idea.

Post by markinnh » Tue Oct 06, 2020 11:18 pm

I was driving down a road today and saw a chevy express with this bumper on it, and I thought wow that would be great on an astro/safari with the step to get stuff off or on the roof rack. So I came home found a picture checked the width of both our vans and the express vans and its les then 2 inches wider then ours. Since I have no clue how to post a picture follow the link to see: https://www.etrailer.com/Bumper/Westin/61001.html

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Re: rear bumper idea.

Post by Herbie » Wed Oct 07, 2020 2:36 am

Do you need the lowered step?

Even with a 4" lift and 30"-ish tires, I can generally leg it up onto my stock rear bumper. The next step for me (literally) is up onto my rear cargo rack so I can reach the roof rack...
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Re: rear bumper idea.

Post by markinnh » Wed Oct 07, 2020 4:05 am

I found out the silverado bumpers well at least the rear fit much better then the express bumper. To answer your question yeah I have lower back issues from being Army Airborne as well as one bad knee. My van is an 89 RS I am building up a 98 AWD frame as we speak. Goal is to make it so I can drive around my property in New Hampshire. 10.5 acres with a river running through it. Seems many like to build custom bumpers but not everyone can do this so I posted what I found for everyone to see. Mark

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Re: rear bumper idea.

Post by Herbie » Wed Oct 07, 2020 2:33 pm

Sounds good. Can't wait to see photos when you're done!
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Re: rear bumper idea.

Post by Captn. Crunch » Thu Oct 08, 2020 2:08 pm

If you have a rear hitch you can use something like these

https://gearingout.com/best-hitch-step-bumpers/
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