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Companies making steel bumpers

Hey guys, don't know if i'm in the right section to ask this, but here goes...

I've had two idiots drive into my truck while it was parked within a year. First time cost my insurance around 2.5k to fix, now should cost more even if the bull bar deflected her from ending in my radiator. I've been shopping for a steel bumper, but so far the only two companies i've found were TAG (looks affordable, don't know about quality) and Iron Bull (too much $$$$). I've done a search on here up to 2010 and found c4x4 but i don't like the rectangle shape that looks like a stock yj jeep, no offense.. Local off-road parts stores haven't been much help either since they aren't ranger friendly.


Is there anything else or different on the market for us? I don't really care for a winch but i'd like to fit in my stock foglights if possible.

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Those are about the only ones unless you go with a tube bumper or have a member who can weld build you one.
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That thing looks really BA.
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Not much out there that isn’t tearing your wallet out of your back pocket.
C4x4 is reasonably priced and a great product.

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These guy look good and they have a nice rear bumper drawn up but no pic of the real thing.

Custom 4x4 has nice stuff too, I have the front bumper (not installed - third on the list of things to do) and would like a rear bumper but C4x4 can only make it IF there was a steppie in their area that is will ing to be used as a templet.

There welds are good and clean and easily cleaned up for painting.

You won’t go wrong with C4x4 and from the pics Fearce OR looks good.

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Thanks for the interest guys!

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That looks a lot like the TAG bumper, but round edges and a 300$ markup. Definately a contender, wonder if its as solid considering all the holes and form?

To be honest my biggest problem choosing is that all of these companies have in mind angle approach for off-roaders (also the pics usually show lifted trucks with huge tires lol), while i'm looking for pure protection. I like the way my oem bumper looks, it's kinda squared(if that makes sense?) and low...
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front bumpers mfg

Check out badlandbumper.com or custom4x4fabrication.com or CBI offroad bumpers or RLC welding & fabrication @502 402 6832in KY or tacticalarmorgroup.com= multicarrier winch bumper
just FYI= brian




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That looks a lot like the TAG bumper, but round edges and a 300$ markup. Definately a contender, wonder if its as solid considering all the holes and form?

To be honest my biggest problem choosing is that all of these companies have in mind angle approach for off-roaders (also the pics usually show lifted trucks with huge tires lol), while i'm looking for pure protection. I like the way my oem bumper looks, it's kinda squared(if that makes sense?) and low...
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My buddy make custom ones. Heres a pic the truck has changed but still the same bumper.

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^^^^^ I want this one really bad
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damn that bumper looks good on that black ranger
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Now its SAS and that bumper is comming up for sale.
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My buddy make custom ones.

Nice looking bumper, I have two other pics of this bumper, was going to use it for a model but went with the C4x4 Bumper.
Is your friend making rear bumpers for Rangers ?

MY big problem is the rear bumper, no one ever builds a rear bumper and if they do none for the Steppie.

Can’t lose with Custom4x4… custom4x4fabrication.com, , great bumper, well built, nice look.
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Nice looking bumper, I have two other pics of this bumper, was going to use it for a model but went with the C4x4 Bumper.
Is your friend making rear bumpers for Rangers ?

MY big problem is the rear bumper, no one ever builds a rear bumper and if they do none for the Steppie.

Can’t lose with Custom4x4… custom4x4fabrication.com, , great bumper, well built, nice look.
I posted in another thread. I'm sure he can build you one and he has a stepside as well so he could use that to mock up on.
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Sorry for the hi-jack.

Talk to me, e-mail, something to get this started.

I would like to at least talk to him about this, maybe get an idea of cost.

Have the guy e-mail me: [email protected]

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Let me talk to him first. I'll PM you if he is down.
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Let me talk to him first. I'll PM you if he is down.
THKS !
Give him my e-mail if he wants to do something.
You guys are in CA so there is the problem of shipping cost, so it will be more of a talk.
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No I said he is in upstate NY.
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No I said he is in upstate NY.
Even better… thks.
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Adam didnt he sell you his rear bumper off that truck?
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No he built me that bumper. lol
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well guys i didnt even remember i was a member over here.. iam mostly on trs.. but as adam said, iam still building them and what not.. here are a few other pics and some rear ones ive done.




this is an old pic. but ive still got this bumper on the truck now and its done a LOT of crap..


i just got done doing this one a few months back for a friend of mine..


as stated i will be in the process of building a new one for the 98-00 front end.. i just did a 00 cab swap on the 95 frame with a 98/04 SOHC swap.. what fun is it if you dont keep things interesting!
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That last one looks real good. Almost looks like it was made for the 01+ front end with center dropout for the grill?
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here are a few other pics and some rear ones ive done.

this is an old pic. but ive still got this bumper on the truck now and its done a LOT of crap..
Functional can take a beating what more can you ask for except maybe some plate to fill it in, LoL… Both front bumpers looks good.

Have you done any Rear Plate Bumpers ?

How about a Stepside Bed type Bumper ?

Looking for something but not totally sure what… wider than OEM, wrap towards the fenders.

My e-mail if you want to talk: [email protected]
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Cody if I wasn't 3000 miles away I would have you build bumpers for my F150. lol
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RLC in Louisville. Price is dirt cheap for very good work. Built rite bullies and I went through him.

Just look in the Dranged build thread. There are plenty of pics of it
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