thanks guys, got it. you are both right! had made a chopped up 06 grill and the clreance to the bumper was too close as the bumper was adjusted to the highest position. Lowering it 3/16 did the trick. FYI, if you chop up a grill take off about 1.75 inches. leave about 7/16 of virticle on the bottom chrome bar. I used sabersaw, and a sanding disk to clean up the cut. takes about an hour to do the job.