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Dixon Bros Racing Prerunner bumper...

I am interested in this bumper, maybe in the summer when it's warm enough here to mess around taking off the stock bumper and junk. I wanted to know if anyone has any experience with it or know if it is strong and durable. Right now I have a Westin grille guard which I would sell to one of my friends with rangers to put money towards this one. I'd like to know if it is rediculous strong, it looks like it is, and it replaces the stock bumper so it must be decent stong, and it bolts to the frame in a few spots. I love the prerunner look and don't want my front valence on, which will work out well, and my fog lights keep dying because I go a little wild with my ranger sometimes, like when I tow my friends around in his farm field with them on the back on an inner tube in the snow.
Any info is appreciated. I'll check dezertrangers, i'm sure they have more info.
They also will powdercoat it in any color, I'm thinking of a white/cream color.



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No they aren't rediculously strong, if you hit something it will colapse in.

not a fan of the pre-runner style but whatever its on your truck
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Yeah, just go to a fab shop if you want something strong. Those things are weenie as far as hitting things.
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You guys are kidding right? These bumpers are very strong. They are made to be able to hit other trucks in the desert, also known as a "nerf", to tell them you are there. I have hit all kinds of junk with my bumpers. Shoot look at Trents bumper, it held up pretty good when he was in that accident, better than I'v seen stock bumpers.
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I'm gonna have mine built with 2" cold rolled steel rod. and 1/4" steel plate TIG welded.

That's why I said that...my response was really biased...
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I did think of making my own, I don't have a welder but sort of have access to a mig, but don't have a pipe bender. I figure by the time I get all the metal, have some pipe bent, and get it powdercoated it would be better and cheaper to just buy the Dixon one.

I imagine the Dixon one is decent strong, it looks it but would be hard to tell without seeing it in person.

I actually just got back in from taking off my grille guard and valence. My valence kept ripping on the sides and looks like ****. I did zip tie it up but the rips are still visible and I like the look without the valence. I have a t-bar crank so the front bumper is fairly high and looks mean. I'll get some pics up soon.
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These bumpers are way strong. My friend had a similar one and has hit multiple things... never harmed it.
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Sweet, sounds good.
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You guys are kidding right? .
i was thinking the same thing. jason to the rescue
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---thanks guys, seems like this bumper is pretty beefy, i'm gonna definately try to get one in the summer
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No they aren't rediculously strong, if you hit something it will colapse in.

not a fan of the pre-runner style but whatever its on your truck
um ya a homemade exuast pipe one maybe. these and like weldtechs HA they will fair far better then your stock bumper..
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These bumpers are way strong. My friend had a similar one and has hit multiple things... never harmed it.
I parked on the trunk of a honda with mine... all it did was scratch the paint.
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