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Dixon Bros Bumper detail pics...

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looks good now u just need some paint
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that looks good! i have a few suggestions for it but i will wait till Dixion Bros contacts me for them.....which i dont see happening!
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looks awesome! much better pics this time! i like it
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that looks good! i have a few suggestions for it but i will wait till Dixion Bros contacts me for them.....which i dont see happening!
What are your suggestions?
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What are your suggestions?
i would have engineered it to sit closer to the front end since it looks like there is no provision for a winch to sit in there without other modification to the bumper.......also would have had it wrap more around the fender to protect it a little more......also maybe a lower kicker to support the side bars and protect the suspension a little more
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i would have engineered it to sit closer to the front end since it looks like there is no provision for a winch to sit in there without other modification to the bumper.......also would have had it wrap more around the fender to protect it a little more......also maybe a lower kicker to support the side bars and protect the suspension a little more
It's a prerunner bumper, so the winch is out of question.
It does sit farther away than I figured, but I like it.

The only possible upgrade would be a lower kicker like you said, like an extra bar from the side back to the frame somewhere, like this:
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I like it, but if I made it, I would make it almost touch the front facia...just me though!
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It's a prerunner bumper, so the winch is out of question.
It does sit farther away than I figured, but I like it.

The only possible upgrade would be a lower kicker like you said, like an extra bar from the side back to the frame somewhere, like this:
i said since there was no place for a winch, it should go back toward the facia as close as possible.........the lower kicker would be there for support when you did a hard landing or something........and it could protect the suspension from sharp large rocks, or from trees
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^^I get it now.

I like it how it is. There's not too much variation in prerunner bumpers from this one and no need.
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i like it dont get me wrong........
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i said since there was no place for a winch, it should go back toward the facia as close as possible.........

it already is, it cant be put any closer without cutting off the end of the frame, the design of the bumper is so that it is a bolt on, cutting the frame isnt considered bolting on.

you need to consider the frame, the radiator as issues as well.
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^^agreed
It is as close to the frame as possible to keep the angle of the skid without cutting the frame as you said.
It's close to the radiator too, as pictured, which is sweet that it protects the radiator.
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ya i tried to design one, its not as easy as it looks. actually its a pain! you really cant get it really close without cutting the frame and relocating stuff
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looks pretty kool. very good pics of it.
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sticks out way to far for my liking

and why does it have to continue the angle of the skid plate? are you planning to nosedive this thing somewhere?
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sticks out way to far for my liking

and why does it have to continue the angle of the skid plate? are you planning to nosedive this thing somewhere?
I'm not sure what you're saying, haha.
I do plan on nosediving it sometime! I guess!
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im saying, they could have had the skid plate at one angle and the top bar at a lesser angle, keeping it closer to the frontend
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I kinda like it some aspects but in others I dont. If it serves your purpose then thats all that matters
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To all that commented on how far out it sits...

Put some bigger light on it. IE Hella 4000's. They will fill up the space. The 500's on there now are really small compared to what its designed to fit.

Lookin' Good! Now go paint it!
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its a functional prerunner bumper. so the way it is designed is for function. The puprose is to make a ramp on the front end correct? if so then id say it will do exactly what its designed for.
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^^Yes.
The angle on the top bar is needed from my idea. If the truck lands on a mean nosedive, the angle will push it back down. As oppose to a flat/vertical bar, which would not hit the ground unless the whole truck is vertical, then it's all over.
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Not my style, i think your truck was hott before...but i dont like prerunner bumpers...

As long as you like it, thats all that counts....

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Not my style, i think your truck was hott before...but i dont like prerunner bumpers...

As long as you like it, thats all that counts....

Rocky
I did like the look of my grille guard on, but the ground clearance with it is terrible and I kept banging it up when wheeling which bent the brackets a few times. And I wanted something totally different, which is what I got, haha.
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I like it. How long till you go for their LT kit?
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