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Expedition one rear bumper fitting issues

Hello, guys.
I have issues fitting the expedition one rear bumper without swingout on my truck.
Bumper was new in the box.
Corners came from a guy who previously installed the bumper and sold it later. They were precut.
I had a Demello previously which fit. without issues. No gaps.
Bottom line is that I can not slide this bumper all the way to the end and I have HUGE gaps.
It seems like it is hitting OEM hitch and/or OEM bolts, just like in this post
https://www.fjcruiserforums.com/forum...it-issues.html
I have not tightened the locknuts but before doing that the bumper was supposed to stay closer to the frame I guess.
I am so pissed off right now. Also it looks like the square boxes are smaller than the tabs, see pictures.
The whole point of me getting this bumper is that it is suppose to work with the oem hitch.
Can anyone tell me, when you installed the bumper, were you able to push it closer to the body before tightening it down? Also your square boxes looked like mine?
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Re: Expedition one rear bumper fitting issues

Also, as a bonus, my parking sonars do not work making a continuous beep. I pulled them out and they work fine. Put them back, they act like they act like they are detecting some obstacle.
And Gobi ladder does not seem to fit anymore.
I never had this issues with the Demello and sonars were also mounted on a steel frame.

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Re: Expedition one rear bumper fitting issues

Looks normal to me. That is how mine fits.
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Re: Expedition one rear bumper fitting issues

That's impossible. If so it's the worst designed product I came across.
Do your corners look like THAT??
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Re: Expedition one rear bumper fitting issues

I had a similar problem and fit with a SSO bumper on a GX, had a 1" gap on the sides and the front points stuck out away from the body waiting to catch something and was told it had to be that way to protect the body. Sad thing is that I found pictures of other SSO bumpers that had better fits than mine. I took my back.

I hope you get this worked out, I wouldn't want that fit.

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Re: Expedition one rear bumper fitting issues

Have you contacted exp-one? Did you buy the bumper used? I'll send Sarah from Exp-One a text regarding this thread.

There are so many happy customers with Exp-One products on here I'm surprised by this thread to be honest. As far as designers go James, owner/designer at Exp-One, is a perfectionist and makes the best most high quality bumpers and other products for the FJ IMO.
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Update:

Sarah and James are both in St. George for the day but you can call the office and talk to Jason.

She will be on in the next few days to comment and help as needed.

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Re: Expedition one rear bumper fitting issues

Thank you. Bumper was new in box, I bought it from a forum member who ordered it but never installed it because of a back injury ( CementFJ ). Accesories were sealed so the bumper was never installed. Bumper itself was wrapped and sealed.

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Re: Expedition one rear bumper fitting issues

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Thank you. Bumper was new in box, I bought it from a forum member who ordered it but never installed it because of a back injury ( CementFJ ). Accesories were sealed so the bumper was never installed. Bumper itaelf was wrapped and sealed.

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You should of got the instructions that said you might have to grind the heads of those bolts. You could put a button head bolt in place too or weld the receiver on. Mine fits like a glove but they do tell you that if you have an OEM receiver it may need to be clearanced.

Just curious, why did you replace your DO bumper?

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Re: Expedition one rear bumper fitting issues

I am afraid I will not be able to remove them later on if I grind them.
I don't remember remember reading anywhere in instructions about having to adjust if OEM hitch is used.
It was something mentioned about my sonars which don't work in this bumper anyway and I can not figure out why
On their website it says these bumpers are designed to fit with OEM hitch.
Demello bumper was one of the first models and did not have a hitch. I replaced it specifically because I needed an OEM hitch.
My old Demello fitted like a glove tight wrapping around the corners and I got pics to prove it. It had its issues but fitment was not among them. Also the front Road Armor Titan bumper fit perfectly. To my surprise, this one does not. That is why I posted, maybe I am doing something wrong but I can't see what I am doing wrong.
What about the square boxes, they seem smaller than the space between brackets.

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