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that bumper is sweet. Is that the same one seabass has? If you dont mind me asking how much did the bumper run you?
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I know... I baby it. But, i have no problem takin it on some fairly hard trails now and then. i never have my camera when i really need it. lol

Anyway, The reason I believe HREW is fine is because the frame that it is mounted to will fail before the HREW tubing. I jacked the truck up on the sliders and could see the frame flexing but the sliders were completely solid. If I were to really smack a rock or high center, i would almost gaurantee the frame would simply twist before the sliders failed. just my observation... im in no way saying hrew is better or stronger than DOM, just that it more than does the job for less money.
I'm not doubting that the frame might of been twisting while lifting on the sliders, but in a hard and sudden impact (dropping on a rock) I wonder how easily it would dent or bend the pipe.. a slow steady lift isn't a good test..

I'm wanting to get myself a set, but am worried about the impact strength, don't want to be cuttin it off to redo them later.. they look great though, sharp looking truck!!
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that bumper is sweet. Is that the same one seabass has? If you dont mind me asking how much did the bumper run you?
I dont want to give quotes...

contact www.custom4x4fabrication.com and they can give you that info. I forgot the guys name that runs the place, but he is really cool. called me twice during fabing the bumper to confirm measurements. Great company to deal with and good prices.
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Truck looks great. I think I like the old bumper better, but this one is still badass. What winch are you planning to get?
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On trail gear, what set of sliders did you order?
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i like the other one better, this one is just all right for me
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I think after you mount a winch on that bumper, it will complete the look. Right now, though, it just sticks out a little too far for my taste.

The truck looks awesome, though. I really like the bed liner on the bottom half of the truck. I almost want to do that to my Chevy, cause it looks awesome!
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I liked the old front bumper better, but you truck is still sick!
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hey, i realy want a pair of sliders, but they look a little short?? if you came of a rock with the front tire. it looks like you would still smack the very front of the rockers? and if you were sliding down. would you clip the back part of the rocker before getting the rear tire? is it just the pic or are they a little too short on each side?? thanks
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I like the look. I can't believe the front isn't being pulled down at all. Did you upgrade shocks or anything?
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truck looks awesome! nice work
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Your truck has always been one of my favorites. I like the sliders, and the bumper...

However, I did like your previous bumper better. But I understand that this new one is more effective.
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On trail gear, what set of sliders did you order?
78" HREW. theyre on sale for $99

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hey, i realy want a pair of sliders, but they look a little short?? if you came of a rock with the front tire. it looks like you would still smack the very front of the rockers? and if you were sliding down. would you clip the back part of the rocker before getting the rear tire? is it just the pic or are they a little too short on each side?? thanks

The way i look at it, these are going to protect the rocker panels from rocks to the side of the truck as well as if I get high centered.

As far as the length, I think they are OK. Longer would be better, but these wil still add considerable protection. How often do you high center right behind or in front of the wheels....?

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I like the look. I can't believe the front isn't being pulled down at all. Did you upgrade shocks or anything?
cranked the t-bars a little more and Pre-08 adjusters did the trick. Its heavy, but nothing the front end cant handle.
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dude im digging the bumper did you make it yourself or get it made?
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dude im digging the bumper did you make it yourself or get it made?
www.custom4x4fabrication.com
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NICE. would love to have one and put a skid plate on it and have the foglights, D-ring tabs, and the little prerunner hoop to protect the grille. whats the best way to contact him and was shipping through the roof?
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NICE. would love to have one and put a skid plate on it and have the foglights, D-ring tabs, and the little prerunner hoop to protect the grille. whats the best way to contact him and was shipping through the roof?
email him what you want and they will call you
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To be honest, I really don't like that bumper at all. The old tube one flowed waaayyyy nicer. That just looks like a slab of metal hanging off the front.

Sliders look great though.
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oo, ok. thanks alot
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I know... I baby it. But, i have no problem takin it on some fairly hard trails now and then. i never have my camera when i really need it. lol

Anyway, The reason I believe HREW is fine is because the frame that it is mounted to will fail before the HREW tubing. I jacked the truck up on the sliders and could see the frame flexing but the sliders were completely solid. If I were to really smack a rock or high center, i would almost gaurantee the frame would simply twist before the sliders failed. just my observation... im in no way saying hrew is better or stronger than DOM, just that it more than does the job for less money.
the tube is going to dent, i wouldn't worry about the frame too much, you'll probably stick the sliders into your door/rocker before you tear the frame.. did you plate the frame or weld the tube straight to it?

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I'm not doubting that the frame might of been twisting while lifting on the sliders, but in a hard and sudden impact (dropping on a rock) I wonder how easily it would dent or bend the pipe.. a slow steady lift isn't a good test..

I'm wanting to get myself a set, but am worried about the impact strength, don't want to be cuttin it off to redo them later.. they look great though, sharp looking truck!!
exactly. i still don't get why people think lifting from a hi lift is a sufficient test.. slowly jacking it up.. vs ~4,000lbs coming slamming down onto it.

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hey, i realy want a pair of sliders, but they look a little short?? if you came of a rock with the front tire. it looks like you would still smack the very front of the rockers? and if you were sliding down. would you clip the back part of the rocker before getting the rear tire? is it just the pic or are they a little too short on each side?? thanks
they are a little short looking, mine are 81". they are flush-ish with my cut out bed sides, and a few inches back from the cut out in the fenders to allow me to cut the fenders back w/o cutting the sliders.

and most of the existing damage i have on the rockers isn't right behind the front tire, but i do have damage right infront of the back tires.
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damn, the trucks looking nice as hell! Loving the look!
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I really like it man! Good job!
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