Originally Posted by huntergreen
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!