Originally Posted by therangerofdanger
So can someone please explain this to me? What is the difference (in a wreck) of bolt on or weld on? Its still not going to budge??
When you weld a bumper right to the frame, in a wreck the frame will absorb the impact and most likely be damaged, which takes some work to fix and will be permanently damaged to a degree.
With a bolt-on setup such as the stock setup, the bumper is attached via brackets. In a wreck the brackets will bend and fold, thus absorbing the impact. The brackets are much weaker than the frame. The frame will most likely be not damaged and only the bumper and brackets will need to be fixed or replaced.