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need some opinions- like it or hate it??

well i have some custom made bumpers that were on my other truck (S15 4x4) that my dad made me a few years ago and i got to thinking about putting them on my ranger... the front bumper is 2x3 rectangular tubing and the rear is 4x4 square tubing both are steel.

here is the front bumper: just imagine that the chrome bumper isnt there.

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here's a straight on view


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now here's the back bumper..

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this is a straight on view and i hid the chrome bumper as much as possible so you/I could get a glimpse of what it would look like

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both bumpers will not stick out that far, they will be in the same spot as the stock ones are now. what do you guys think?? is the front one too small?? let me know good or bad... i like the back one, the front one is still up in the air though.. when i have insurance on my truck im the one that has to pull a friend out of the situation he's in.. sometimes every weekend.. and these bumpers will hold up.

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jump on it man, I like em
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sweet thanks man.. i guess i will swap the front tomorrow..
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well i pulled both stockers off the ranger and then looked at the built one and its too "small" i got a lot of **** to cover and it looks weird, but i painted the inside of the stock front one and painted the brackets today and tossed it back on..
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how far away from pa are you i could really use your rear bumper
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I dont think it will look bad but it will look a little blah. put some tow hooks on it and it will look better lol
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Im not sure if i like them or not ill have to see them mounted.
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how far away from pa are you i could really use your rear bumper


not sure im in BC canada.
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hmm... i'll see what i can find for some tow hooks, not a bad idea lol
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whats bc lol


nvm i just google maped it and its over 2000 miles lol unless we could get some good members on here to pass it across the country hmmm lol
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british columbia canada. hmmm.. passing it sounds fun!!! lol haha your talking about the stock one?
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lol the only way you guys could be further apart is if downy lived in florida
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ya no doubt lol
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haha yeah screw that idea man lol
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Hate it. Don't do it, leave it as is or build bumpers for your truck.
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Hate it. Don't do it, leave it as is or build bumpers for your truck.
well thats good to know!!! thanks for the honest opinion.. im gonna change the front one and round the corners off abit and make it "deeper" so it covers the brakes. im gonna put the back on for now, its only 2 bolts, and add some tow hooks to it then experiment with the front bumper and see how that turns out and i might build a matching rear one too. not sure yet.
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sry dude but i have to agree with jimmy they just dont look right on there
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for my front i was thinking of doing something like INT3RC3TOR did with his truck because i got lots of **** to hide, brackets etc. oh well **** happens, guess i'll have to put some thought into these. thanks guys for the honest opinions it sure has helped out a lot!!!! as like most of you i dont wanna put anything on my truck that looks like ****. lol haha
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