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Q: Zip ties for holding a bumper

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Can you use thick zip ties to hold the front bumper, provided that the zip ties are heavy duty?

A: Sure, I've seen people do it all the ti...

Sure, I've seen people do it all the time. Just realize that, when you've got zip ties, the next time you hit something the zip ties are likely going to break and cause the bumper to fall off. But yes, I've seen people do this successfully.

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