2018 PW Front Bumper

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2018 PW Front Bumper

Post by Kellerpowerwagon » Wed Dec 05, 2018 5:08 pm

Hey folks. I have a 2008 PW that I use at my ranch, my son is getting my 2014 PW for Christmas, and my 2018 is getting a few goodies added before I take delivery from the dealer here in DFW (Texas). My question is:

Are any of you running heavy duty front bumpers that didn't require you to relocate the winch? If so, what are they and how do you like them? I really like the looks of the modular AEV front bumper but don't like the thought of relocating the M12000. Having the winch mounted between the frame is the best place for it. Thanks in advance for your feedback.

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Re: 2018 PW Front Bumper

Post by Low_Sky » Thu Dec 06, 2018 9:03 am

Thuren bumper. Not sure if it’s “Ranch Hand” enough for a Texan, though.


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Re: 2018 PW Front Bumper

Post by FordyceCreekTrail » Thu Dec 06, 2018 9:08 am

Low_Sky wrote:
Thu Dec 06, 2018 9:03 am
Thuren bumper. Not sure if it’s “Ranch Hand” enough for a Texan, though.


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Post by TankerZak » Thu Dec 06, 2018 9:17 am

Low_Sky wrote:Thuren bumper. Not sure if it’s “Ranch Hand” enough for a Texan, though.


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I pick up my Thuren bumper in 2 weeks. I'm debating having a pushbar of some kind added before I have it powdercoated.

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Re: 2018 PW Front Bumper

Post by 13powerwagon » Thu Dec 06, 2018 10:48 am

Low_Sky wrote:
Thu Dec 06, 2018 9:03 am
Thuren bumper. Not sure if it’s “Ranch Hand” enough for a Texan, though.


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Im sure Thuren could be persuaded to make one in diamond plate lol
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Re: 2018 PW Front Bumper

Post by TankerZak » Thu Dec 06, 2018 10:58 am

I tried. Not worth his time, lol. And I totally don't blame him. But i did just this morning find someone who did what I'm thinking. White one is the idea, grey one is mine with the grill I have that I wouldn't want to block.ImageImage

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Re: 2018 PW Front Bumper

Post by Reloaderguy » Thu Dec 06, 2018 11:03 am

The center is narrow so the bull bar looks a little weird. Maybe consider tying in the outers.

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Post by TankerZak » Thu Dec 06, 2018 11:12 am

Reloaderguy wrote:The center is narrow so the bull bar looks a little weird. Maybe consider tying in the outers.
Yeah, I'm gonna look into that when I talk to a fab guy.

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Re: 2018 PW Front Bumper

Post by OffroadTreks » Thu Dec 06, 2018 11:18 am

TankerZak wrote:
Thu Dec 06, 2018 11:12 am
Reloaderguy wrote:The center is narrow so the bull bar looks a little weird. Maybe consider tying in the outers.
Yeah, I'm gonna look into that when I talk to a fab guy.
Marcus's orginal bar design would work well with a Thuren Bumper. He never finished those ends, but there is one laying in my shed. Nice and tight. With the extra space on the Thuren Bumper, it should work. I'd talk to Marcus.
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Re: 2018 PW Front Bumper

Post by 13powerwagon » Thu Dec 06, 2018 11:21 am

You could always wait to see what maple wagon comes up with.
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Re: 2018 PW Front Bumper

Post by TankerZak » Thu Dec 06, 2018 12:14 pm

BoldAdventure wrote:
TankerZak wrote:
Thu Dec 06, 2018 11:12 am
Reloaderguy wrote:The center is narrow so the bull bar looks a little weird. Maybe consider tying in the outers.
Yeah, I'm gonna look into that when I talk to a fab guy.
Marcus's orginal bar design would work well with a Thuren Bumper. He never finished those ends, but there is one laying in my shed. Nice and tight. With the extra space on the Thuren Bumper, it should work. I'd talk to Marcus.
I'll ask Marcus. Good idea.

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Re: 2018 PW Front Bumper

Post by TankerZak » Thu Dec 06, 2018 12:14 pm

13powerwagon wrote:You could always wait to see what maple wagon comes up with.
Na, I'm kinda done waiting. Thuren bumper is already paid for and I pick up the 14th. Only decision left is bars or no bars and what type.

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Re: 2018 PW Front Bumper

Post by 13powerwagon » Thu Dec 06, 2018 12:27 pm

Ah yes, you said that, I need to pay more attention :doh: You could just have them weld the side pieces to the center section and make the bumper one piece, then your options are limitless.
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Re: 2018 PW Front Bumper

Post by DamageWagon » Thu Dec 06, 2018 1:58 pm

I was thinking the same thing, the center section I made might actually go nicely on that.

For general info, it should be understood that no push bar / bull bar added onto a bumper will ever be as stout as a bumper that is designed from the beginning to integrate that geometry. Welding onto a plate is not on the same level is deeply integrating the cattle guard.

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Re: 2018 PW Front Bumper

Post by 13powerwagon » Fri Dec 07, 2018 4:52 pm

To answer the OP. The only options (that I know of) currently available that are made for the powerwagon and dont require relocating the winch are Kinzer, 775 fab, Aluminess, Thuren and Addictive Desert Designs. A ranch hand can be modified to work with the winch in the stock location.
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Post by Mule007 » Fri Dec 07, 2018 5:01 pm

What about Westin? Thought they were making them for the later year PW?
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Re: 2018 PW Front Bumper

Post by AlaskaTRX » Fri Dec 07, 2018 5:26 pm

The Thuren is a bit ugly IMHO and not integrating the front parking sensors is a tad lazy, too. It’s nice to see other options out there, however, so good on him for putting another choice to market.

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Post by RPS1030 » Fri Dec 07, 2018 6:50 pm

AlaskaTRX wrote:
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not integrating the front parking sensors is a tad lazy
But who has integrated it? Not even AEV has.

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Post by OffroadTreks » Fri Dec 07, 2018 8:35 pm

Actually there are a few, however, they are all ugly as shizzle. AEV hasn't because really, the front sensors were an option and didn't seem to pop up everywhere until the 2017 when I think they've become standard. My 2015 Laramie doesn't have them, but a friends 2015 Laramie does, but he also has the cargo cam. I see the front sensors on almost all the new trucks.

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Post by TankerZak » Fri Dec 07, 2018 8:36 pm

RPS1030 wrote:
AlaskaTRX wrote:
Fri Dec 07, 2018 5:26 pm
not integrating the front parking sensors is a tad lazy
But who has integrated it? Not even AEV has.
Those front parking sensors suck anyway. Go off in the rain and offroad at unusual times. I never hit shit before without em and now I'll have a stout bumper. Sooooo meh. Won't miss em.

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Post by RustyPW » Fri Dec 07, 2018 8:41 pm

You guys and your nannies. Don't need no stinkin' nannies. What did you do before nannies?
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Post by TankerZak » Fri Dec 07, 2018 8:46 pm

RustyPW wrote:You guys and your nannies. Don't need no stinkin' nannies. What did you do before nannies?
Rear camera is a godsend. Rest has always been meh for me. Learn to drive, lol.

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Re: 2018 PW Front Bumper

Post by Low_Sky » Fri Dec 07, 2018 8:52 pm

To heck with front park sensors. I reverse park almost everywhere I go anyway. My rear park sensors have been dead for a while, I never rely on them so I doubt I'll ever try too hard to get them fixed. Back-up camera is the bees knees, 3G owners get your salt ready to throw.
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Re: 2018 PW Front Bumper

Post by 13powerwagon » Fri Dec 07, 2018 9:17 pm

Isnt that the point of a bumper, to bump into stuff. When you feel the bump, stop, that will be your sensor.
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Re: 2018 PW Front Bumper

Post by TankerZak » Fri Dec 07, 2018 10:00 pm

13powerwagon wrote:Isnt that the point of a bumper, to bump into stuff. When you feel the bump, stop, that will be your sensor.
This guy gets it...

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