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Ram725 03-10-2013 11:21 PM

Iron Bull Defender 4 Bumper Installed *Pics*
 
Finally got my Iron Bull Defender 4 Bumper in. Been ready to do a product review of it but wanted to wait till I had it installed.

Truck:
2012 Ram 1500 4x4

Product:
Iron Bull Defender 4 Series

Price:
Well I get discounted pricing since I know the VP, but their retail pricing is not bad at all when compared to other companies. The one thing I like about Iron Bull is the fact their bumpers come painted (you can still color match). Road Armor for instance comes bare and then you have to pay to get it painted. Iron Bull is cheaper with paint then a bare Road Armor.

Shipping:
Their shipping fee is $200. What I like about their shipping is they email 24-32 hours before it will be there telling you it is almost there. Then the driver calls you when an hour out. My favorite thing about shipping is that one of their personal drivers delivers it to you personally. It is an Iron Bull employee. Much better than just a FedEx guy dropping it off at the door. The guy unloaded it and put it exactly where I wanted it.

Install:
Install time was maybe 2 hours. And this was with plenty of drinking time and chit chatting. Small con is they did not send installation instructions. This was a problem since they sent to long pieces of metal that I had no idea were for. I emailed my buddy and he told me it was for those who intended to be real rough on the bumper for added support and he did not recommend me installing them, so I didn't. Pretty much drop the front bumper (real easy), take out the grill to drop the plastic piece (big horn and laramie), install the new bumper, trim the fender plastic, and wala, installed. I would recommend having someone to hold the bumper up while someone bolts it in. The only real big problem I have is that the bumper did not line up perfectly. Working this out with Iron Bull, they are going to cover the body shop fixing it. All they have to do is drill out the holes a little larger to slide the bumper to the right one inch. It is only an inch off. I have no complaints since I got the bumper under cost. Bumper installs at original stock location with stock bolts. Thats it, no extra modification required.

Build Quality:
My buddy is a professional welder and once we unwrapped the bumper he was amazed at how precise and perfect the welds are. They literally are amazing. We both stated it was a work of art. Bumper is extremely sick. The paint is perfect. Couldn't be happier in this department.

Pros:
  • Price
  • Shipping
  • Build Quality
  • Ease of Install
  • Looks
Cons:
  • Slight fitment/alignment issues (Iron Bull is taking care of it)
  • No Installation Directions



Here are some pics, I will get better ones later on in the week

Before:


http://i1018.photobucket.com/albums/...ps501d0831.jpg
http://i1018.photobucket.com/albums/...psea182ef4.jpg
http://i1018.photobucket.com/albums/...ps023c25e2.jpg
http://i1018.photobucket.com/albums/...ps28cf2496.jpg
http://i1018.photobucket.com/albums/...pse08fcc12.jpg

After:

http://i1018.photobucket.com/albums/...ps79467b0a.jpg
http://i1018.photobucket.com/albums/...psafc85655.jpg
http://i1018.photobucket.com/albums/...ps594499ab.jpg


Overall I am EXTREMELY happy and would recommend this company to anyone. Of course being sponsored by them I prefer them, but I have ran Road Armor, Ranch Hand, and Westin Bumpers and Grill Guards and this bumper truly is my favorite overall. Between aggressive pricing, fantastic customer support, and fantastic build quality I will continue using Iron Bull.

:smileup:

Grubrunner 03-10-2013 11:29 PM

Looks awesome brother!

Great write-up too.

I'd give you reputation points but apparently I gotta' share them around first. I'll get you next time.

Congrats.

letsjet 03-10-2013 11:36 PM

So, are they going to correct the hole locations for future customers? Great looking bumper.

Ram725 03-10-2013 11:45 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by letsjet (Post 1035068)
So, are they going to correct the hole locations for future customers? Great looking bumper.

Yes, this was actually I think their first 2012. And the 2012s are slightly different then their mock up vehicle. This is why they sponsored me. This will not be an issue on future trucks. My truck was a mock up check it out truck. It is an easy fix. :smileup:

As stated, it is only an inch off if that.

I really cant explain in words how great their customer service is. The VP called me today on his day off (Sunday) to work this out with me

Ram725 03-10-2013 11:46 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Grubrunner (Post 1035062)
Looks awesome brother!

Great write-up too.

I'd give you reputation points but apparently I gotta' share them around first. I'll get you next time.

Congrats.

Thanks bud, I appreciate it. And I've tried giving you extra rep too and gotten the same response :smileup:

fastNugly @ BP 03-11-2013 10:24 AM

Truck looks nasty..... In a good way
:smileup:

gonefishin776 03-11-2013 10:27 AM

man that looks good. I like the small profile of the ironbull bumpers. they don't stick out all obnoxious like other off-road bumpers i've seen.

reps

Bully's Performance 03-11-2013 11:09 AM

Looks really good :)

Thanks
Jeremiah
Discount Auto Performance

dodgeman70592 03-11-2013 11:15 AM

Looks great! When I got my bumpers, there were no instructions either, guess it's a bumper thing, lol

Ram725 03-11-2013 12:46 PM

Talked with my body shop, they have had some issues with certain rams ligning up with various frame mounted bumpers as well. They knew exactly what to do. They aligning the bumper tomorrow. Called iron bull and they are covering all the expense, even though I got the bumper under cost. Couldn't be happier.


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