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I love those style bumpers but i just cant afford to buy one.

But i like that there as at least 1 company out there making products for our trucks
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Bill (DunesRunner08),

Do you have any pictures of the version that is on the Ranger? Or can you get some?
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That isn't a bad price for that bumper, if you go to any fab shop or welder and show them a picture of that bumper and ask them to build it for you it will be more than 1500. Takes a lot of work
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Price one out to get it custom built for your truck, you're still looking at $1000 unless you have a buddy who can build one for less (and most of the time I doubt they'll still look that sharp). $1300 (their sale price) isn't too far fetched, but I would agree it would definitely sweeten the deal to include free shipping with that price. That Sea-Bass one looks decent for $500 if it actually is built well, but I doubt it'll take the same abuse (but it would take more than a stock bumper though!).

The last one I had built was by Clayton from Evolution Machine and Fab in Calgary, AB and he basically shut down his shop for two days to build it for me... during his birthday. I was doing some side work helping around the shop for free, and I still paid $600 for a full custom built bumper, and to quickly weld on the rear one I had. If it was just someone walking in off the street, it would have been a $1500 bumper too, easily. Just to do one yourself (unless you have the scrap laying around) would be a couple hundred for materials, not to mention the hours involved to build it and I won't even go there for consumables on the welder, grinder, ect and the initial costs of those tools. Plus shop rentals and costs of doing business... So of course Bubba can build one cheaper out of his dad's shop using scrap bits of plate he has laying around, using his dad's welder. For someone to build you one in their shop and charge you under $500 you're getting a damn good price. Front winch bumpers are not easy to make if you want them to look good. LR
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Guys take it easy on him....if it's out of your price range fine..but I'm just glad that at least someone is paying attention to our trucks!
exactly, you guys are always looking for aftermarket for rangers and this guy has it.
YOU WANNA PLAY, YOU GOTTA PAY. period. you guys all know that.
there is little aftermarket, don't go scaring what little there is away.

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now fo you guys who keep saying the price is too much... keep in mind, steel is up again in price... shipping is expensive, employees are expensive... i dont outsource my stuff to china... these are good old american made, american sweat, american pride, american quality bumpers... i dont pay a kid pennies a day to weld... I have hard working americans working in my factory... I have overhead too for advertising, i have the building and all the utilities and I have all the employees... plus machinery isnt cheap... I understand you guys are on a budget but like it was said above, if it doesnt fit in your world, then dont buy it... but we wanted to offer something of our quality in an area where NO ONE has a bumper to compete with us.... and just FYI just because you make big bucks doesnt mean you buy a big truck... I know plenty of people who drive rangers, colorados, tacomas, and frontiers that make good money and dont flaunt it.... a friend of mine use to play professional baseball and he is loaded and he drive a Jeep Wrangler... but thats a different topic all together....
thanks for coming on here and justifying why they are so expensive. in todays economy it's good to see that you are a employee based employer. if i was in the market to go hardcore with my truck, i'd look at this bumper. right now, i'm not in the market for paying to play (to use my own words). i hope that theses are still around when i am ready to go to that next step.

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Bill (DunesRunner08),

Do you have any pictures of the version that is on the Ranger? Or can you get some?
he doesn't have any. there is an expenation on page one. send him pics and he'll take off some cash.
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Just some food for thought. Some people (myself included) like to mount their winch on a hitch plate so they can remove it when not wheeling. Maybe if you could come up with a bumper that houses a hitch and not the whole winch you might save a bit on the entry angle and maybe need less steal to build it thus saving in material and shipping costs. You said it yourself a good winch and some lights can add up to 1500 pretty quick, why not be able to keep that 1500 bucks out of the rain snow and worst of all (for me) salt when not in use. I like your bumpers and wish I could get one, but no offense if im going to drop 1500 on a bumper I want to get exactly what I want. Just thought I would throw some more ideas out there and see if they lead anywhere. I meant disrespect or insult by this I just wanted to put my two cents in. Thanks Alot.
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that or your winch might grow legs if left out in the public eye.....
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If the winch is behind the bumper its not like someone can just go pull a hitch pin and steal it
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If the winch is behind the bumper its not like someone can just go pull a hitch pin and steal it
Thats what locking hitch pins are for dude.

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Some people (myself included) like to mount their winch on a hitch plate so they can remove it when not wheeling.
I had a front 2" receiver installed on my Ranger when I bought it ($200 or something like that), and I keep the winch on the cradle. The biggest problem with these is that they hang low. I don't hardcore 'wheel mine, but its been shoved into the ground in cross ditches tons. It doesn't bend even when side winching either.

I would love to have a good, low profile HD steel bumper and have a receiver in it for the winch. I'm thinking of building one next spring, that way I can justify having the quick-connect cables hanging out the back as well (to slide the winch in the rear receiver/jump start a vehicle from behind). LR
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you must have the hitch that goes below the valance then
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I personally don't like some of the bumpers...just seem to big and bulky.

Bill does own a Bronco though. The white one on the website is his. I recognize him from FSB.
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cool bumpers. price is steep, but sounds about right. there's a reason i went with a tube bumper and not a plate bumper when i had mine built.

even with the best materials used in my tube bumper it still came out to half the price of a plate bumper I wanted built
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you must have the hitch that goes below the valance then
Yup. Works well, and it most definitely stiffens up the front end too. The one nice thing with it low like so is that when you winch you're usually anchored a bit higher so its not just pulling the truck out, its also pulling it slightly upwards as well and it helps. One minor pro to a whole range of cons for having the winch mounted down so low heh. LR
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yeah we have had the bumper sitting here ready to ship and have sold a couple but no one is sending pics and its quite irritating to be honest... and the only rangers I can find locally are all stock and 2wd so i cant throw the bumper on it to take any good photos... as for the "lower" price quoted, that did include shipping for the sale going on right now... even to you canadian folks... pics would definately get more sales... i mean we sell colorado and tacoma bumpers... and the ranger is a far better truck than them so I dont get it... anyway guys... thanks for the support, and hopefully one of you will be buying one so you can post some photos....

as for the hitch mount idea... we do offer a winch delete option and you can put a receiver mount in place of it if you would like... we have had quite a few customers do that on other vehicles...
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ok so I have a customer sending me some photos... but hes got a stock height 2wd... but at least you can see the bumpers... when I get the pics I will get them posted for you guys
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ok so I have a customer sending me some photos... but hes got a stock height 2wd... but at least you can see the bumpers... when I get the pics I will get them posted for you guys
Sounds good! Do you make a rear bumper as well? I'm most interested in a rear bumper. If so, do you have any examples of what they look like?
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Not everybody who owns a ranger owns it because its cheap, I looked into buying an f-150 and when I test drove it I absolutely hated it.. too big and never mind a fricken f-250+ its just not necessary to me and I assume many others. I like being abled to fit in tight trails and have the extra manuverability. Spending the extra money on this bumper would be worth it to whoever has a ranger and can afford it.

I had a custom bumper priced out once and it was north of the $1500 iron bull. People need to stop being so judgemental lol
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I have never been a big fan of offroad bumpers, since for the most part I think they look retarded... like the one on zabeards truck. If my kid ever came home with a pre-runner type bumper on his truck id shoot him myself.

However... theres a guy around here with a 03 -04 red ranger and had a matching cap who built himself a bumper... and THAT bumper is bad ***. It fits the truck, and makes the truck look a lot more beefier. Not only that its a full coverage bumper... not atubular like the pre-runner everyone seems to jizz over that have a gigantic hole near the top.
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ok... i finally have pics... they suck, but you can get the idea of the bumper...

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definitely would look killer on a lifted truck.
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I dont like it maybe better pics and i would
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looks beefy but wow that sits low
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I feel like it would eat dirt just driving through a mud hole.
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its a stock height 2wd... and the angle of the pics suck... i warned you... LOL... you get the idea of the bumper though... once I have better pics I will post them
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Sounds good! Do you make a rear bumper as well? I'm most interested in a rear bumper. If so, do you have any examples of what they look like?
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