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Old 07-07-2010, 11:20 AM
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Default steel bumper on non lifted 4x4?

would it look goofy?



I want mine to get lifted, this bumper, and new tires. That'd be close to $4k right there, so as sweet as it would be for that transformation I think it'd be better to break it up. I don't think I'm ready to do the lift/tires yet either, until I get out of school. So should I wait on the bumper? Think it might look funny on a non-lifted ranger with factory wheels/tires. I plan on getting it bare metal and then Line X also.

And I'm not gonna lie, its mostly gonna be a mall-crawler. Still, it's my truck. And it will get some offroad time if I have anything to say about it. so there you go.
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Old 07-07-2010, 11:26 AM
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Default Re: steel bumper on non lifted 4x4?

mmmmm seabasses old truck!

dont do it unless you can pull off the look, which requires a lift and meaty tires.
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Old 07-07-2010, 11:42 AM
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Default Re: steel bumper on non lifted 4x4?

id do wheel and tires first, then bumper, thats just me
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Old 07-07-2010, 11:51 AM
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Default Re: steel bumper on non lifted 4x4?

I would have to say lift it either body lift or suspension first then wheels/tires then the bumper. If you do the body lift you'll have to move the bumper anyway, so just throw on the new one after you get some chunky tires!
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Old 07-07-2010, 12:26 PM
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Default Re: steel bumper on non lifted 4x4?

That's kind of what i was thinking, and what i'll probably do. just didnt know if anyone had tried it at stock height. probably wait it out until i upgrade the rubber and lift it.

scott i'm finally gonna get a mod for YOU to copy instead of the other way around!
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Old 07-07-2010, 12:27 PM
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Sell me your old bumper when you get the new one!
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Old 07-07-2010, 12:49 PM
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Sell me your old bumper when you get the new one!
i hope you're patient
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Old 07-07-2010, 01:31 PM
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I would go wheels and tires first then bumper
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Old 07-07-2010, 01:35 PM
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Custom bumper? God thats sexy....
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Old 07-07-2010, 01:51 PM
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Custom bumper? God thats sexy....
Now imagine it in Line X. maybe even colormatched line x, although i don't know that I can justify the extra cost.
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Old 07-07-2010, 02:33 PM
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Default Re: steel bumper on non lifted 4x4?

so your gonna build your own custom steel bumper? i'd like a steel bumper but there aren't any good ones out on the market.. i'd buy your brush guard after you put on the steel bumper though
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Old 07-07-2010, 07:29 PM
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LOL sorry Mike, I'm about done modding my truck. No lift for me, I'm very happy with the stance of my truck, and have no intentions of an offroad bumper...

Only things I really lack about right now is a good touchscreen head unit and putting my flowmaster on. I have wheels, tires, tint, speakers, toolbox and bedliner. So that's all I need, now its wedding time next year
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Old 07-07-2010, 07:42 PM
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Default Re: steel bumper on non lifted 4x4?

Oh my god, I just blew my load on Seabass's old truck. Still pissed at my folks for not letting me get that truck...
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Old 07-07-2010, 07:56 PM
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so your gonna build your own custom steel bumper? i'd like a steel bumper but there aren't any good ones out on the market.. i'd buy your brush guard after you put on the steel bumper though
Well no, it'll be from www.custom4x4fabrication.com it the same one from the picture. just no winch. I can't make my own. haha. I'll let you know about the brush guard though if I get this done anytime soon...

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LOL sorry Mike, I'm about done modding my truck. No lift for me, I'm very happy with the stance of my truck, and have no intentions of an offroad bumper...

Only things I really lack about right now is a good touchscreen head unit and putting my flowmaster on. I have wheels, tires, tint, speakers, toolbox and bedliner. So that's all I need, now its wedding time next year
yeah i know, i'm just kidding. My Ranger is going to turn into my play truck as soon as I get a new DD or a bigger truck for hauling the boat..... i'll just kind of see how it happens. don't want to plan too big and then have trouble gettin there. but I dream of multiple vehicles for specific uses..... ha.
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Old 07-08-2010, 04:27 PM
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Oh yeah well that thing is sweet especially with the warn winch in it. How much custom work is required to put that in there?
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