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New Front Bumper - Alternatives to OEM???

I destroyed my front bumper the other day. The dealership wants 406.73 for the bumper. It's hard to fork over that much money and not really gain anything, so I'm looking aftermarket.

I'm not a fan of the pre-runner bumpers. Most aftermarket bumpers I have seen look weird on stock trucks. I like the clean look of the stock bumper. I'm looking for ideas & suggestions.

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keep a stock bumper but id look around at a junkyard or on here for an 01+ bumper and just get that painted to match... no sense is spending on new like you said when your really not gaining anything..

or check out those prerunner sites because they all get rid of their bumpers for the most part
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01-03 bumpers are UGLY

i say go to a fab shop yo!
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If you make friends with a guy with a fab shop, you could con him into making you a plate bumBer!

PS--> does the 06+ bumBer mount the same way the 01-05 does? I have to replace mine and I was considering a 06+
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If you make friends with a guy with a fab shop, you could con him into making you a plate bumBer!

PS--> does the 06+ bumBer mount the same way the 01-05 does? I have to replace mine and I was considering a 06+
I believe so, yes.
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01-03 bumpers are UGLY

i say go to a fab shop yo!
Oh yeah? Well.......01-03 bumpers think you're ugly!



Do you need just the bumper or the bumper and valance or just the valance???

You could pick up a bumper and valance from an 01-03 shipped for around $250
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I'll ask the parts guy when I go pick up my $183 fender flare (yeah... waaayyyy tooo much...)
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01-03 bumpers are UGLY

i say go to a fab shop yo!
so are you, but we manage ok.
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i was told XJ's have the same width, get a bumper from one of them, and have a shop fab you brackets?
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to all you commenters on my comment
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My bumper is also in baddd condition. Stress marks visible in the plastic, 5' tear near the foglights, and it's being held on to the truck with superglue. I went to my local fab shop to get a quote on a plate bumper (I had pics to give him an idea), it is a simple design and he quoted me approximately $2000 yeah two grand for a fing bumper. Until I can have somebody build me a decent one for a good price or buy one from somebody I'll keep glueing my plastic crap. After being torn off the truck 2 times it's in bad shape.
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Try contacting Road Armor, theirs start out around 1100 or so. They may even give you a discount for being the guinea pig (sp?) or even Fab Fours, well, if either those are local enough to drive out there and leave the truck there for a couple days.

I couldn't find the Address, but Road Armor's phone # is 425-328-7194

and FabFours is located in Durango, CO, phone # is (866) 469-9056

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^ they're not going to make a bumper for a ranger...

and he's in ca..
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^^^ummmm NO!

i say go back with OEM.....
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i aint tryin to be rude but are you joking or being serious..


id go to stock man..your not gunna find something that will look that good with an aftermarket..

or just lift and improve so the prerunner looks good
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Camodown HAs a pretty cool bumper. It would look cool on your truck!

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Camodown HAs a pretty cool bumper. It would look cool on your truck!

I actually kind of like that. I wonder how much it would cost for something like that...

I have a feeling I will be sticking to the 2006 OEM.
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I would love to have a bumper like camodowns, tad bit different but I'm not going to be picky since I have no options. I've also contacted many bumper companies and they all said sorry and no. the search continues............
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Here is one from a guy on the ranger station that has a bad *** bumper on a FX4.





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man I hate my fake chrome on my bumpers and grill, I love the way ur orginal bumper looked. Id get factory!
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Here is one from a guy on the ranger station that has a bad *** bumper on a FX4.




nice red x's....
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nice red x's....
I know, it worked and I looked again and it was x's and now I can see them,
WTF

is it still red x's cause I can see them now?

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