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Trail gear rock defense front bumper

What is everyone's thoughts on putting one of these on a stock ranger? It's got 31 inch mud terrains and rims with 3.75 bs. It may look a little goofy but it's not a bad price. I'm currently gathering parts for a sas so eventually it'll fit in real nice. Just curious as to what everyone thinks before I make the decision to buy one or not.
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FWIW, I have seen them on stock toyotas and they don't look that bad.
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The one without the stinger wouldn't look too bad. Nice it has a 2" receiver built into it too
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Yeah that's what I was thinking too. I do like the stinger though
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I like the one with the stinger.
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Seed60 is running one of those bumpers and it looks good. I think the stinger is over kill on a stock truck.

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keep in mind it will take some solid fab work to get it to fit and be strong enough for a winch.

it will be strait forward to fit but will take some work and maybe some frame horn modification.
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Seed60 is running one of those bumpers and it looks good. I think the stinger is over kill on a stock truck.

heres his thread

Big Nasty!

keep in mind it will take some solid fab work to get it to fit and be strong enough for a winch.

it will be strait forward to fit but will take some work and maybe some frame horn modification.
Yeah I've seen his and ericranger's. I'm not worried about doing any fab work, it's not a big deal to me. I think I may go with the stinger since it's only 14 bucks more and then once I get the truck lifted it'll fit in nice. My buddy just put one on his stock 94 toyota so I'll see how that looks when I come home on friday. I guess I could always weld a stinger onto the low profile bumper if I end of wanting one. That may be the way to go
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I also contacted RLC fab about the bumper that Ford78 put on his truck. Just waiting for them to get back to me about the price
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+1 vote on the stinger.
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I missed the part about the stock ranger.. a stinger might look silly. But if you have plans to lift it/SAS it, or make it a trail rig, then sure. Otherwise I guess there isn't much need for the stinger.. unless you fear rolling forward while driving.
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I missed the part about the stock ranger.. a stinger might look silly. But if you have plans to lift it/SAS it, or make it a trail rig, then sure. Otherwise I guess there isn't much need for the stinger.. unless you fear rolling forward while driving.
Yeah I have the axles and most of the parts to get them mounted to my truck. Right now I'm just saving up to get the parts to rebuild the axles and get chromo shafts and what not.

Thanks for the input guys!
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Stinger! Just do it!
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Stinger! Just do it!
I think I'm gonna! So I see you mounted yours using a steel angle that was gusseted. Is that holding up pretty well?
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Yeah I have the axles and most of the parts to get them mounted to my truck. Right now I'm just saving up to get the parts to rebuild the axles and get chromo shafts and what not.

Thanks for the input guys!

I think if you weren't doing a SAS, then the Stinger bar would be a little overkill, but other than that, both are pretty sweet bars.

Have you made any progress on this?

I would LOVE to pick up the second bar in one of the links you posted for my own truck. Wonder how hard it would be to fab up this to fit a 2000 ranger since it is for a 4-runner...probably not very hard.
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I think if you weren't doing a SAS, then the Stinger bar would be a little overkill, but other than that, both are pretty sweet bars.

Have you made any progress on this?

I would LOVE to pick up the second bar in one of the links you posted for my own truck. Wonder how hard it would be to fab up this to fit a 2000 ranger since it is for a 4-runner...probably not very hard.
I'm gonna go pick up the low profile one tomorrow morning now that I'm home from school. I'm gonna weld some 2x3x1/4 rectangular steel tube to the side of each frame rail and bolt it on. I'm also gonna do some reinforcing to the cross member to make sure its real stout
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Picked up the bumper and a weld on light bar today. Hopefully gonna start the install tomorrow.

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Bumper is on but still needs some more reinforcement to the cross member before a winch goes on. I also need to notch the light bar from trail gear so I can mount that too.

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Looks awesome . How did you mount it? Box steel on the sides of the frame?
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Looks awesome . How did you mount it? Box steel on the sides of the frame?
Thanks. Yeah its 3x3 steel tube. Pretty stout
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Looks good!

Any more shots of the front end from a more head on angle?

Nice job making it fit.
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Thanks! I'll post a pic later for ya
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Sweet, looks great.
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