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Ram2300 02-25-2012 02:25 PM

Couple questions about aftermarket armored bumpers and trailer hitch extension?
 
Which company/site is good for price and quality for aftermarket bumpers and is there an extension for the trailer hitch that's built into the trucks bumper?

wbowyer 02-26-2012 03:53 PM

checkout frontier-gear bumpers. I got mine from rangeroffroad.com along with my exhaust for $2100 shipped: front replacement, rear replacement, and magnaflow cat-back duals with 5" tips.
Fit and finish are great and they have withstood some very rough impacts from some very stupid drivers with no dents or dings. I have found them to be a better value than the ranch hand or iron bull and there were no corners cut. Took approx 3 hours to install everything, including the exhaust.

Hiker Guy 02-26-2012 10:30 PM

Another possible bumper is http://bumpersandbeds.com/.

I am considering something for this summer as well. Take a look at these, and see which you like better.

huntergreen 02-26-2012 11:24 PM

i want to get a buckstop bumper before i hit a deer.

fishdude 02-27-2012 11:04 AM

I'm having a hard time finding a bumper with winch mount for my 11. I've looked over a lot of sites but not luck. A good winch mount would be nice to find. Make sure to show us some pictures.

Ram2300 02-27-2012 04:12 PM

Hey fishdude, just like wbowyer said the website www.rangeroffroad.com has a lot of bumpers with winch mounts built in them. Once I get the money I wanna get a bumper from that site with a winch mount. It's not a bad price either in my opinion.

wbowyer 02-27-2012 10:35 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by huntergreen (Post 734551)
i want to get a buckstop bumper before i hit a deer.

My frontier gear front end replacement has withstood some nasty impacts, the worst being an older woman hitting the gas instead of the brake in her Mercedes ML350. She pushed her front end in past her headlights with just a few very minor abrasions to my bumper. I also had a big rig cut a turn to sharp and run one of his rear trailer tires up against it with no issues either. I figure if it can withstand these impacts a medium to large doe and a decent sized buck won't do too much.

Some features you need to look out for on a front end replacement with the brush guard built in:
1) Make sure the brush guard actually wraps around to prevent a corner impact.
2) Make sure the head light guards are reinforced to the bumper, otherwise they will simply crush down with any decent impact.
3) Check to see if it has been engineered to balance properly and prevent front end component wear.

Also, the rear replacement's exhaust cut outs fill up nicely with the 5" tips that came with my magnaflow kit, they don't look overlarge like they do on some of the stock trucks.

Just my $0.02!

2011SThemi 02-28-2012 09:44 AM

Best bumpers I have found so far are Red Deer Alberta. Bulletproof bumpers. They are on the expensive side for sure but are well worth it. I know they don't offer the 4th gen ram 1500's on their websites but they do make them. I went down yesterday inquiring about them and they had one sitting on the shelf getting shipped out. I'm saving up my pennies now for one.


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