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Old 10-15-2007
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I'd really like to see something that will fit '98+, and include flowing with the underside of the lights and grille.....basicially not flat with a gap under the headlites, and tight on the bottom of the grille. AHHH, hard to describe.....quick drawing.

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^ that would look sick!
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are there any plans to make a stinger type bumper?

im more into crawler style bumpers too..
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i like that except the rounded edges arent likely and I kinda want it smaller.

I found a thread with lotsa sweet pics that people might like...

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Hahahaha it says that Christian(the owner of this site) made this bumper!!!!
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i like that except the rounded edges arent likely and I kinda want it smaller.

I found a thread with lotsa sweet pics that people might like...

that one makes the truck look mean
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Hahahaha it says that Christian(the owner of this site) made this bumper!!!!
and uhm... wow...
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Old 10-16-2007
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HELL YEA. I REALLLLY like the top one...throw a little bit of tha bottom one in for the winch, itll be KILLER.
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yeah Aaron from ORR had that made for him, and it was always the one i was gona copy the top tubes of my next bumper on. but i want a plate lowe.. i just need to go get some metal and im gona get started. i have tons of ideas and drawings from the past year or so
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That sounds all good and wonderful.

Instead of playin with yourself to your drawings, lets get the ball rollin son!
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I like the plate bumpers but they weigh a bit too much for my taste. That is why I wnet with the prerunner type. Just as effective but lighter.
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im a fan of the roadarmor bumpers my self http://www.roadarmor.com/ra3/ford_trucks.html
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lighter..but protect less, where i go and what i might hit is why id like to have a plate bumper instead.
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where i go and what i might hit is why id like to have a plate bumper instead.
exactly, mine has already saved me more than enough, mine sticks out a little more than I would like but after hitting stuff, it is good that it is far enough out there that whatever I'm running into doesn't get near my grill and all the plastic stuff.
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I could go for a highclearance bumper.

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How does it offer more protection? The plate bumper covers more area on the front end, but they both protect the front end. My "prerunner bumper" protects the radiator and the underside of the engine. It also extends out a little past the headlights. It might not look strong but it is. Every 6-10 inches there is a support bar intersecting which makes this thing really strong. Plus it's fully welded on. The only thing I see that the plate bumper offers is more protection against hitting a deer or elk. I'm just curious what everybody else sees is so superior to a well builr prerunner bumper. I can also get a winch mounted behind mine if I wanted to.

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There is an outline of all the bars. Everything important is protected. The bar under the headlights isn't going anywhere, especially since it's supported in the middle of the light.
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I like the plate bumpers for looks. There is nothing inferior about the prerunner tube style bumpers except they look incomplete IMO. I don't like them at all. Plate bumpers are far better looking I think.
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^^^^^^^^ That bumper is hot. Probably a lot lighter than a plate bumper, as well.
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Old 10-18-2007
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I don't see Plate as having to weigh a ton more.......

Its just that many do, The Ranger bumper area is very versatile in bolt on areas but there is a lot of unfinished looking things under it, things that need protection. Thats what we are going to try and do in plate, stay small & protect with clean skids. Something that would provide more clearance for the rockcrawler and skids for the desert guy. Both with winch mounts integral.
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as long as the skid plate comes up at a steep angle it seems like it doesnt hurt a rockcrawler. I'd much rather scrape a skid than risk ****ing up my front end somehow.

Make the red truck one :-D It's sweet.
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as long as the skid plate comes up at a steep angle it seems like it doesnt hurt a rockcrawler. I'd much rather scrape a skid than risk ****ing up my front end somehow.

Make the red truck one :-D It's sweet.
here is what happens when your playing with no skid, it is the radiator that gets toasted (haha matt) btw that is not me behind the camera

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im not sure if thats the clip...

or if its what happened right before it when i pulled some rocks off that ledge
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that is it, just listen to the crunch haha
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that could have been the bumper.. idk
i finally scraped my winch mount on some rocks tonight, i sent u pics

what ever.. good times haha
shouldnt u be sleeping?

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i toasted mine on a couch.. beat that lol





i love tube bumpers dont get me wrong, i just want a combo of both cause the plate lower bumper just has more surface to hit ****. there are plenty of open areas on a tuber for **** to get wrecked. put it this way what would you rather have on the front if you ran into another car
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If I hit another car I'd want what I have or the stock bumper. I wouldn't want to destroy the other car. If there were children or adults in the back I wouldn't want to kill or maim them. If I caused the accident I'd rather take most of the damage. If it was a high speed accident and a person was killed I wouldn't want to be on trial for manslaughter. I'm just being a smart *** though. I understand what you mean Andy.
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Are these bumpers all for the later ifs style trucks? Because i know i would want one on my 94..
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