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Old 03-04-2013, 04:18 PM
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Ok, so I am hard at work today reading the ramforumz and a co-worker comes in with an "oh sh*t, I am going to be beat to bloody pulp" as he hands me the $5.00 he owes me from last week. He asked to go for a walk to the parking lot (not saying a word on the way) and shows me his damage to his Honda Accord. I figured someone hit him while at lunch. NOPE... he then turns around to my truck which is parked behind his on the opposite side of the lot (only 60 feet or so wide lot). My passenger side bumper is crumpled a little bit and indented a little.

He did not want to go through his insurance due to previous accidents he had and didn't want to pay his high deductible. We went back to my office and I found the part number and called my local dealer, the front bumper ranges from $570 (www.factorychryslerparts.com, aka Cherekee dodge) and my Dealership says $634 and back ordered for a week or two.

I persuaded him to go though his insurance as his deductible would pretty much match what the bumper would cost alone plus he would get his car fix as well.

He is a good guy, he was upfront and honest on his mistake. I was calm and easy going.

I will post pics tonight.

Frustrating as all hell.... Try to keep my new truck in great condition but hey, its bound to happen sometime. Just glad it wasn't in a parking lot and someone drive away.


Question is.. IS there a cheaper place to get a bumper? I can do swap myself. Here is the info.

2012 Dodge Ram 1500 front bumper.
Part Number 55112609AB Dodge Sales Code: LNJ
(Chrome with fog lights)

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Old 03-04-2013, 04:47 PM
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I recently had to replace my tailgate & rear bumper
I went to a body shop that i trusted & they ordered the parts from some outfit in Los Angeles
They saved me some money & the parts were from MOPAR
I paid the body shop in cash & didn't ask for a receipt, but i did see the invoice that he got from the supplier

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Here is what a quick google turned up for me but there would be shipping to so you have to take that into account.
$492
$422.40
$300 Can't tell in picture if it is chrome
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Old 03-04-2013, 04:57 PM
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the $422.40 one reads

Part Notes:
TWO PIECE BUMPER, CHROME, W/FOG LAMPS

the other reads


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FRONT BUMPER FACE BAR, CHROME FINISH, WITH FOG LIGHT HOLES, WITHOUT-SPORT PACKAGE

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Didn't have time to read it all plugged in part number given and went from there was trying to get it in before I had a quick meeting.

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Here are some pics... can't get a good angle with the chrome being all chromy.

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Still better then my rear bumper ...

If you are looking for the cheapest prices, you honestly just have to talk around with people in the area to find the best body shops... My Dad is close friends with a ford salesman (Thank God we don't own one), and he was able to send me to a performance shop and just had to mention his name and I got my 2-way alarm, bed cover, hood visor, and a tailgate lock for my 08 for the cost price a dealership would pay in bulk. So pretty much, you talk to people and you find connections, because there will always be someone who does straight cash deals for alot cheaper then a dealership.
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If you are looking for the cheapest prices, you honestly just have to talk around with people in the area to find the best body shops... My Dad is close friends with a ford salesman (Thank God we don't own one), and he was able to send me to a performance shop and just had to mention his name and I got my 2-way alarm, bed cover, hood visor, and a tailgate lock for my 08 for the cost price a dealership would pay in bulk. So pretty much, you talk to people and you find connections, because there will always be someone who does straight cash deals for alot cheaper then a dealership.
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As much as it sucks, at least he was honest and told you. Something like that, so many people would walk away from and not think twice.
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Perfect time for color matched one. Auto parts warehouse sells em unpainted for $170

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