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Seriously. I need a tube bumper.

Doesn't it just scream for one?

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I really want to run with no bumper for now,but it looks kinda lame and kinda cool at the same time though.

What do you guys think? I need a tube bumper like Tyler's.

Any other ideas for something I can do? I can paint the re-bar black for now, mount some lights infront of the grille, and find somewhere to mount my licence plate that doesnt look totally ghetto.
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definetly go for the tube bumper. They are some really nice ones on the site. you planning on buying or having something fabbed.
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It would definetly be fabbed up if I did go for it. However, spending money on this is not a priority right now. I have too many other expenses to worry about at the moment.

But I'd like to do something temporarily.
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haha do it out of a rounded over 4x4 wood post, use a ton of wood filler and fill all the cracks and give it a gloss paint black finish. We did this on my buddies 95 jeep grand cherokee... we tore his bumper off pulling him out of the mud... haha and he thought he was better than my ranger :). It looked primitive... but kind of cool as well.
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lmao. I'll just use some metal strapping and a railway tie and mount my spare tire on the front like a VW van.
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Yep, tube bumper. they're contagious as well.
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You need an OEM EDGE front end.
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Yeah I'd like to do an 01-03 swap...mmm,powerdome hood....streetscene grille...headlightmod....black corners...tube bumper.....droooooooooool
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stock EDGE valence/bumper > tube
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I was bored so I played with paint, my skills are minimal. This is what I think would good, but that’s just me.
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You just need somethin up there!

It just looks hoopti to me, doesn't look more "rugged" to me, more like you got in an accident or somethin and never got it fixed

But there's so many neat lookin tube style bumpers on this site I'm sure you'll find your way into one
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stock EDGE valence/bumper > tube
good one korey!

DBR tube bumper + powerdome hood + 01-03 Edge header panel > stock EDGE valence/bumper

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no right now its screaming i look stupid lol...
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I hate you are your nice bumper Tim =[
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on the real, EDGEWANNABE had a nice set up on his mazda. although, i'm not sure if you're heading towards SAS.

korey, wish my truck was still clean like yours. i got the "its a truck, f- scratches mentality"
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My paint looks a lot better in pictures =\
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toob bumper ftw!
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spray bomb the cross member, and trim the sheetmetal hanging down on the side for now
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ty, not sure if i'm diggin the side mirrors, but thats one sick pic. those lights combo'd with the headlights are awesome. good job.
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no right now its screaming i look stupid lol...
Ya, pretty much. It definitely needs something. What's wrong with your stock one?
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ty, not sure if i'm diggin the side mirrors, but thats one sick pic. those lights combo'd with the headlights are awesome. good job.
lol the chrome came stock, what can ya do haha
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My paint looks a lot better in pictures =\
Especially now that you got a side of Kia on it

Mike: Don't go the tube bumper route. Go tube/plate. Plate BUMPER, tube grille guard, brush guards. More awesomer IMO.
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lol, my bumper is on the truck right now. It was just off in those pics because i was fixing my fog lights and then I took it off to go mudding and put it back on after.

I'm really digging a bumper like Ty's, his looks so awesome. That's pretty much exactly like I'd want to do.
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If I could get an Edge bumper with the black valance and chrome strip on top I'd be all over that. Someone want to photoshop that?
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