What is your favorite 4th Gen bumper?

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Re: What is your favorite 4th Gen bumper?

Post by Jbostick » Wed Feb 15, 2017 4:52 pm

Id like to see ram offer this one for a decent price
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Re: What is your favorite 4th Gen bumper?

Post by TommyG » Wed Feb 15, 2017 7:05 pm

Jbostick wrote:Id like to see ram offer this one for a decent price
That appears to be a sexed up AEV bumper.
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Post by olyelr » Wed Feb 15, 2017 11:29 pm

TommyG wrote:
Jbostick wrote:Id like to see ram offer this one for a decent price
That appears to be a sexed up AEV bumper.

Looks like a spiced up rebel bumper to me.
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Post by NovA ProspekT » Thu Feb 16, 2017 12:01 am

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The Thuren bumper does not currently fit a Power Wagon nor will it hold a winch. To make the bumper fit you have to cut the shackle gussets and weld in a fairlead mount. I know Don wants to make the existing bumper PW compatible but it may be some time before it happens.
Good catch! I forgot about the fairlead thing.

I suppose you mean the gussets on the bumper have to be cut? What would that interfere with, the winch?
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Post by TommyG » Thu Feb 16, 2017 7:30 am

olyelr wrote:
TommyG wrote:
Jbostick wrote:Id like to see ram offer this one for a decent price
That appears to be a sexed up AEV bumper.

Looks like a spiced up rebel bumper to me.
The styling for sure looks like the Rebel.
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Re: What is your favorite 4th Gen bumper?

Post by Rodeoflyer » Thu Feb 16, 2017 8:20 am

ADD is now offering bumpers for the PW with factory winch. Costly...but aren't they all?

http://www.addictivedesertdesigns.com/f ... ory-winch/

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Post by Bill2014 » Thu Feb 16, 2017 9:18 am

Rodeoflyer wrote:ADD is now offering bumpers for the PW with factory winch. Costly...but aren't they all?

http://www.addictivedesertdesigns.com/f ... ory-winch/
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Post by MikeKey » Thu Feb 16, 2017 1:27 pm

TommyG wrote:That appears to be a sexed up AEV bumper.
olyelr wrote:Looks like a spiced up rebel bumper to me.
Looks like they took some styling cues directly from AEV with that bull bar and the two tow hook areas. But the sides and center are clearly Rebel inspired. It's the bumper we should have. The Rebel bumper belongs on the PW more than it belongs on the Rebel.
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Rodeoflyer wrote:ADD is now offering bumpers for the PW with factory winch. Costly...but aren't they all?
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**Winch Plate Limit is 10,500 lbs., use only winches at or under this approved pull rate to retain Bumper Warranty.
Why even buy that stupid bumper then? That's less than the factory winch is rated at. Also, it's a fugly bumper.
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Re: What is your favorite 4th Gen bumper?

Post by DamageWagon » Thu Feb 16, 2017 2:02 pm

Tube bumpers solve all of the above stated problems. And they are lighter, and make you go faster. And are super cheap if you make it yourself. The list goes on, but everybody already knows how sexy this is:

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Post by Low_Sky » Thu Feb 16, 2017 2:11 pm

DamageWagon wrote:Tube bumpers solve all of the above stated problems. And they are lighter, and make you go faster. And are super cheap if you make it yourself. The list goes on, but everybody already knows how sexy this is:



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Re: What is your favorite 4th Gen bumper?

Post by DamageWagon » Thu Feb 16, 2017 2:44 pm

There's room right above the tires there.


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Post by olyelr » Thu Feb 16, 2017 4:47 pm

Most of the time, tube bumpers do nothing for me, aesthetics wise. At least on a new/stockish looking truck. The stock one or AEV have my vote as far as looks go.

What about chopping the lower portion of the stock bumper off (at desired angle(s)/height) and then adding in any needed support/skids etc? That has been running through my noggin for a while, but i have never looked much at it before.
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Post by MikeKey » Thu Feb 16, 2017 5:55 pm

I was thinking about cutting the bottom of mine off with a cut off wheel.
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Re: What is your favorite 4th Gen bumper?

Post by Low_Sky » Thu Feb 16, 2017 6:36 pm

If I ever find that approach is a problem for me, mine will be getting the cutoff wheel treatment. I could do that and change my mind a few times for the cost of a fab'ed bumper.


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Post by MikeKey » Thu Feb 16, 2017 6:41 pm

There is a perfect line across the bottom of our front bumpers that I think would be easy to follow with the wheel. And should look clean afterward. Haven't measured it, but it looks to be about 2 inches to my memory.
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Post by olyelr » Thu Feb 16, 2017 7:04 pm

Low_Sky wrote:If I ever find that approach is a problem for me, mine will be getting the cutoff wheel treatment. I could do that and change my mind a few times for the cost of a fab'ed bumper.


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MikeKey wrote:There is a perfect line across the bottom of our front bumpers that I think would be easy to follow with the wheel. And should look clean afterward. Haven't measured it, but it looks to be about 2 inches to my memory.

Yes, yes. Then maybe add in some type of braced tube/skid right at the base of where the cut was made that would take a good solid hit from trying to push up over a rock or tree or Raptor.
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Post by DamageWagon » Thu Feb 16, 2017 7:15 pm

Dude that's what the walrus teeth are for


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Post by Reloaderguy » Thu Feb 16, 2017 7:55 pm

NovA ProspekT wrote:
Reloaderguy wrote:
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The Thuren bumper does not currently fit a Power Wagon nor will it hold a winch. To make the bumper fit you have to cut the shackle gussets and weld in a fairlead mount. I know Don wants to make the existing bumper PW compatible but it may be some time before it happens.
Good catch! I forgot about the fairlead thing.

I suppose you mean the gussets on the bumper have to be cut? What would that interfere with, the winch?
The shackle mounts are gusseted and interfere with the winch cradle. It's a relatively easy production change from what Don said. He is designing a bolt in Fairlead. He measured my truck when he had it last but his business is booming so it's going to be a while.

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Post by Reloaderguy » Thu Feb 16, 2017 7:57 pm

Rodeoflyer wrote:ADD is now offering bumpers for the PW with factory winch. Costly...but aren't they all?

http://www.addictivedesertdesigns.com/f ... ory-winch/

http://www.addictivedesertdesigns.com/2 ... %20Bumpers
A user here did a review of that bumper and it was not very pretty.
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Re: What is your favorite 4th Gen bumper?

Post by MikeKey » Thu Feb 16, 2017 8:29 pm

Here's a better shot showing the AEV bumper doesn't do much to improve the approach. And since it's designed for the diesel, it's also sticking out further than stock.

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Post by Juday » Mon Feb 20, 2017 4:23 pm

I like mine.

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Post by nts007 » Mon Feb 20, 2017 4:48 pm

I like that one too juday!!
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Post by 14PowerWaggy » Wed Feb 22, 2017 11:35 am

MikeKey wrote:Somewhere he made one for a PW. But I didn't dig far enough into his instagram. These are built to order.
stumbled across these when looking for something else in the pic thread... I believe this is the bumper he made for a PW?
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Re: What is your favorite 4th Gen bumper?

Post by Hammerballs » Sat Mar 04, 2017 6:07 pm

So I have been looking at bumpers on http://bumpersuperstore.com/c-960409-sh ... -2017.html simply because it was a good site to see a lot of different bumpers in one place. I have a 2016 Laramie PW. So far the Aluminess front bumper is at the top of my list because I don't have to relocate/re-orient my factory winch setup. I like that. I don't want to do that. As I was looking through the different bumpers I noticed some of the non-winch bumpers with the long light bar openings in the middle. They are usually lined up with the recovery hooks which usually line up with the main frame mounting brackets. After looking at my factory bumper with the winch behind it I notice that it really does tuck back there nicely even the roller fairleads. This got me wondering if one of these low profile non-winch bumpers with the large and long light bar openings might work? They actually look like they might bulge out more then our factory bumpers so it seems like there might be room unless there is some internal ribbing that would interfere with the factory winch mounting bracket. I'm sure others on here have had to look into this. Anybody?

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Even this one I might be able to have a fab shop cut out that center pillar and mount a Hawes fairlead in its place. That cut out is perfectly in line with the stock recovery hooks which it re-uses. Our factory winch location is perfectly in line with the recovery hooks.
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