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Old 04-21-2010, 12:18 AM
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Hey y'all, well i had a close call with a deer a couple of weeks ago that ran me off the road, fortunately there was no damage to my truck or my self. I had a chance to stop by ranch hand outlet store here in san antonio and check out some bumpers that might prevent some damage to my truck in case i hit something. (Lots of deer where i live)

Well im between the ranch hand grill guard or the full bumper replacement , the guy from the store said the grill guard will provide the same protection as long as i hit the animal in the center piece where as the bumper gives me full protection. The grill guard costs 565 and the bumper replacement costs 926. What do you guys think i should go with, grill guard or bumper replacement, what are some pros and cons, im new to the truck world. If you have thee bumpers on your truck please post some pics!!

Heres a pic of the ranch hand grill guard & bumper on a 1500




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I like the second one if I had to choose either one.
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I like the replacement bumper, but truck needs to be beefier for it to look good, I would say go with the guard
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I like the replacement bumper, but truck needs to be beefier for it to look good, I would say go with the guard
Well i will be purchasing a 4 inch lift kit + 35 nitto grapplers and a headache rack cause my atv sits dangerously close to the rear window. I think that might help with the beefier look!!
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I like the full replacement bumper! dont think a gloss black would look good, possibly a flat color and if there is plans to lift and throw some meatier tires on there i would shell out the few extra pennies for the full bumper! i think it looks better then having chrome behind the grill guard! maybe you can get it paint color matched to you truck?
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With those mods, I would do the replacement bumper then
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I say you look into a buck stop bumper such as:
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I like the look of the replacement bumper
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I like the second one if I had to choose either one.
i believe they are a pic of the same truck just differant angles.
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Bumper Replacement FTW!

I'll be debating this same thing in a few weeks when I get my leveling kit and Terra Grapples put on.
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