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OEM brush guard install instructions
« on: 06/27/16 09:23 AM »

Can someone post these on here. All the threads are old. Just bought one for my 2004 with cladding. I've searched the internet and gone to the dealer. Need to know where to cut the holes without recreating the wheel. Thanks
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Re: OEM brush guard install instructions
« Reply #1 on: 06/27/16 01:03 PM »

search this section many threads ask the same thing and some have posted GM instructions while others have posted how to do it.

I can email to you if you want as PDF.
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Re: OEM brush guard install instructions
« Reply #2 on: 03/13/18 05:58 AM »

Sir would you mind emailing me the .pdf of the install instructions?  I have check all the links and they have expired.  Iím a newer first gen avalanche owner and looking to  add a brush guard bought used thanks!
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Re: OEM brush guard install instructions
« Reply #3 on: 03/13/18 09:27 AM »

Sir would you mind emailing me the .pdf of the install instructions?  I have check all the links and they have expired.  Iím a newer first gen avalanche owner and looking to  add a brush guard bought used thanks!
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I am making it so they will attach to this post.
2 page pdf not much too them.
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Re: OEM brush guard install instructions
« Reply #4 on: 03/18/18 06:00 AM »

Appreciate that, thanks again
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Re: OEM brush guard install instructions
« Reply #5 on: 03/18/18 06:14 AM »

I do have a question - why are they stating to remove the nut and bolt thru the tow hook? Could I just loosen the vertical bolt and slide the guard brackets into place? Thanks
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Re: OEM brush guard install instructions
« Reply #6 on: 03/18/18 06:47 AM »

I do have a question - why are they stating to remove the nut and bolt thru the tow hook? Could I just loosen the vertical bolt and slide the guard brackets into place? Thanks
because you need a new longer bolt in step 6.
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Re: OEM brush guard install instructions
« Reply #7 on: 03/18/18 09:10 AM »

Do I have to buy new bolts, or can I use the stock ones?

 Edit: are the longer bolts the vertical ones? That makes more sense because adding additional bracket
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Re: OEM brush guard install instructions
« Reply #8 on: 03/18/18 09:32 AM »

Do I have to buy new bolts, or can I use the stock ones?

 Edit: are the longer bolts the vertical ones? That makes more sense because adding additional bracket
you need new longer ones since the original brush guard kit came with them

I have no idea how long just remove one and go to store and get one about 10-15mm longer.

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Re: OEM brush guard install instructions
« Reply #9 on: 03/18/18 09:58 AM »

Ok, we are talking about the vertical bolt that goes up and bolts to the frame, not the horizontal that has the nut, correct?
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« Reply #10 on: 03/18/18 12:59 PM »

Ok, we are talking about the vertical bolt that goes up and bolts to the frame, not the horizontal that has the nut, correct?
yes the vertical one that now CAPTURES and holds the bottom of the brush guard on.

PS after you remove tow hooks it is a good time to clean them and paint them any color you want.

I painted mine body matching light pewter metallic.

Or you could go get them chromed.
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Re: OEM brush guard install instructions
« Reply #11 on: 03/18/18 03:08 PM »

Ok great I was able to pick up M18 bolts about 10mm longer as suggested as well as necessary washers.

Why  do the tow hooks need to be removed? I thought the brackets get bolted on from the bottom
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Re: OEM brush guard install instructions
« Reply #12 on: 03/18/18 04:33 PM »

Ok great I was able to pick up M18 bolts about 10mm longer as suggested as well as necessary washers.

Why  do the tow hooks need to be removed? I thought the brackets get bolted on from the bottom
you put them back on as last step...

Soemtimes bracket from guard is bend and well you want tow hook out of the way.

Not a big deal.... just follow directions and it is simple.
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Re: OEM brush guard install instructions
« Reply #13 on: 03/18/18 06:09 PM »

As for the 1/2Ē holes into bumper guard for the 15mm bolts, I read the measurements from the midline to where the hole saw location will be, any tips on getting that all lined up correctly?  It seems if itís not spot those bolts wonít line up into bumper
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Re: OEM brush guard install instructions
« Reply #14 on: 03/19/18 03:43 AM »

been way to long.. measure twice drill once.

DO it how it says....

notice where you end up drilling a 1/2" hole and you only have a 10mm bolt on the brush guard going thru this hole so they have alloed some error.

hardest part is putting those 10mm nuts on those bolts.

but again read instructions 2-3 times... and do have someone help you when instructions tell you too....
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Re: OEM brush guard install instructions
« Reply #15 on: 03/19/18 04:40 AM »

Definetly, I want to make sure I ask since Iíll be alternating my cladding. Thanks again
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Re: OEM brush guard install instructions
« Reply #16 on: 03/19/18 06:43 PM »

So we successfully installed the brush guard today with slight hiccups but all good.  Now that itís installed i can tell a slight change in the drive. Iím guessing thatís normal being the extra weight in fro t, now does anything need adjusted to the front end now?
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Re: OEM brush guard install instructions
« Reply #17 on: 03/20/18 02:47 AM »

NO.... that thing does not weigh enough....

Does not mean you did not need maintenance and servicing of fronit end before you installed it though.

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Re: OEM brush guard install instructions
« Reply #18 on: 03/20/18 06:36 AM »

I had one of the OEM front grill guards for a while. It definitely vibrated & changed the wind dynamics of the truck. Also, I had to swap the tow hooks... move the one on the right side of the truck to the left & vice versa. Made them point the hook away from the gill guard brackets.
I've since gone to a Frontier grill guard & found it WAY stronger & NO vibration. Wish I had done it a long time ago.
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Re: OEM brush guard install instructions
« Reply #19 on: 03/20/18 11:07 AM »

It doesnít shake, just feels Ďheavierí on the front. Iíll prob replace front end sway bar links and possibly upgrade to a better shock
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« Reply #20 on: 03/26/18 07:30 AM »

Sounds like your shocks are shot. But you should be able to notice that in other aspects too, ie; bouncing around on the road.

I've never been able to feel anything with only 75 - 100 lbs on the front of the truck. I have a receiver up there & carry a 275 lb jetski & the truck doesn't "feel heavier".
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