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Old 10-17-2012, 09:30 PM
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yeah that crazy ass thick steel bent because it's a bolt on.....
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Thick? That's tubing, it's strength comes from its shape, not thickness. Going from N"Fab"s track record, that bumper is probably made of .090, which is simply too thin for a bumper. Also it only mounts to the frame in two places. Bad plan. A better bumper can be built for half the price and it won't be junk.
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Old 10-17-2012, 10:22 PM
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I'm not familiar with that bumper but the center section that bent doesn't appear to be tubing to me. Either way, any bumper would have bent with that impact. The bolt on aspect doesn't matter, it did it's job, saved the truck. Some body panels and minor work and the truck is good as new.
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Yea that bumper served its purpose. I wonder how much worse if the bumper wasn't there
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Grill smashed, bumper unrepairable, Radiator wouldn't be functional and hood would have been crunched a bit for sure. 5k+ pounds of truck into most bolt on bumpers offered would have ended up looking just like that in similar circumstances. Most of it is .095 Tubing welded together, and when they designed these bars it's mostly asthetical with some practicality behind it. I'm pretty sure at no point in time they designed/engineered this with the idea that someone would nose first into a dune going to fast and expect it to be used as a safety measure. It's there to hold some lights and increase ground clearance over stock while you go out and have some fun. With that said, if that N-Fab hadn't been there I'm pretty damn sure the front end would look worse and they wouldn't have drove it back home Any product not used for it's intentional purpose will fail under abnormal circumstances.
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yea I'm no race expert, but I'm positive anytime you land on the front like that you'll smash up the front just the same
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