2500 front bumper on a 1500?

2500 front bumper on a 1500?

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    2500 front bumper on a 1500?

    Can I put a 2500 front bumper on my 1500? Thanks!

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    Probably can do anything you want - somehow. As to whether things will just bolt up there are lots of factors to consider.

    Is there much difference in width, frame attachment and overall size between the 1500 and 2500's?

    Which models might even have bumpers that look the same?

    If you want strength and protection an aftermarket "cattle guard" mounted on the front is the way to go. I sure would like something on mine during the rut in Georgia. Darn deer sure charge across the roads there in November.
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    Quote Originally Posted by slduus View Post
    Can I put a 2500 front bumper on my 1500? Thanks!
    I know the hood and grill won't interchange between the 1500 and 2500. Not sure about the front bumper.

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    Yes but you need to make custom brackets and get filler panels for under the headlights, also there grill has a different shape on the bottom corners so you have a weird gap there unless you swap to a 09-12 1500 grill or a rebel grill.

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    It's been done. Like broke said, you would probably need some custom brackets to mount it, but people have done it and said it's not all that difficult. I would recommend getting the HD hood, grill, and filler panels for under the headlights to complete the look. Honestly I'm surprised someone hasn't started selling a kit for this yet.
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    I was just looking for something other than my tradesman chrome bumper w/o fogs and black filler panel. I have seen a few 2500 fog bumpers for sale for ~$100, but no 1500 ones, so I was hoping it was an easy swap...Im down to mod, but if it requires hoods, grills and other things, the cost will quickly get out of hand...Bummer lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by slduus View Post
    I was just looking for something other than my tradesman chrome bumper w/o fogs and black filler panel.
    Check: www.car-part.com
    Anything '13-'18 &'19(classic) vertical fogs will bolt up. If you find a one piece sport bumper, make sure it's a complete assembly and the mounting brackets are different from the two piece

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