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Old 02-16-2011, 05:18 AM
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ok guy's, after searching for a while and not finding anything i like, i cometh here.

i am looking around for protection for the front of my 09. i do not want a full bumper replacement nor a "traditional" grille guard. i love the front of this gen and do not want to cover it up.

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something STRONG! most of the bull bars i have looked at seem too (no offense to anyone who love these) weak. i want something that i can stand on (yes i know some designs would be "tricky" to do that, but you know what i mean)or preferably be able to hop up and down on and not flex or try to bend down.

looking for something i can mount some good beefy tow hooks to. which goes back to the strong mounting. a setup so i can pull or be pulled from. i do not have hooks on my truck, why they sold a 4x without them is beyond me!.

and it would be a plus if it had or able to be added, a receiver hitch for a removable winch. dont really want a winch hanging off the front of my truck all the time.

then again maybe i should look into a replacement type bumper with no tubes over the grill.... that or i might have to have someone custom fab up what i am looking for.


and if someone here with the bull bars such as the one by westin (not necessarily that one in particular, but similar), would tell me the strength and mounting durability of those bars i would much appreciate it.
if seen trucks running around them, but figure their owners would frown upon a stranger rocking up and down on the bar to see how it is. an i dont know anyone with one.
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thanks for the info, but not really what im looking for.... that one is a traditional that covers the whole front. im looking for something that just covers bumper and leaves the grille visible, kinda like a bull bar, just stronger.
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Wow I really like the look of that! I didnt know rampage made anything like that besides there light bar.

My dad drives limos for a company that also does truck accesories. They have them on there hummer and exursion limos and he wasnt very impressed with them. I'm pretty sure they are usually thin wall steel. I wouldnt try pulling a truck out by one.

Now that you mention it I might have to barrow my friends pipe bender and see what I can come up with this summer
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Wow I really like the look of that! I didnt know rampage made anything like that besides there light bar.

My dad drives limos for a company that also does truck accesories. They have them on there hummer and exursion limos and he wasnt very impressed with them. I'm pretty sure they are usually thin wall steel. I wouldnt try pulling a truck out by one.

Now that you mention it I might have to barrow my friends pipe bender and see what I can come up with this summer
Yeah I can't actually find it forsale anywhere though. I found that on 4wheelonline.com and it says the price is $99,9999 lol
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Yeah I can't actually find it forsale anywhere though. I found that on 4wheelonline.com and it says the price is $99,9999 lol
Me either. I found the same thing and the page in the rampage catolog but that doesnt do anything
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shoot em an email ... it might have been a prototype to guage interest in the product
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All the needs you listed there all point to a replacment bumper. You can look at Road Armour or Alien Patrol, I find they have the best prices. Those bumpers will hold up to anything and you can add a winch to it. You can hit another vehicle and I think that the bumper will be perfectly fine...might have a scratch haha.

I am hoping to get my hands on one of them. They just look awesome! Give such a beefy look. You do keep everything pretty much the same with styling, if not better. The Pre Runner style has a bar that protects the grille. If not then you can go with the basic one that is only a bumper
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kinda yeah... i looked at those, but like others never could find a price or anymore info. there hella sweet thou

thats what im thinking Scat. gonna check into them now... thanx for a few manufacturer ideas


EDIT: WOW! i looked into the roadarmor's and they are pretty sick actually. im seriously considering them. not impressed with their rear bumpers though... i like having a place to step up on, doesnt look like you can with the RA's.
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