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Hi all,

I have been wanting to get a new bumper for my silver '08 FJ since I bought it a month ago, and now is my chance, but what to choose!?
(NOTE: Living in Canada, so if you have any knowledge about buying parts up here, please do tell!)
I parked the FJ on the side of the road on my first day of work in town, only to come back to my bumper hanging off. My car had been clipped by a school bus that cut a corner too much, but they left a note and will be covering the estimated repair of almost $3,000 CAD.

In short, I am going to get an aftermarket bumper installed instead of replacing the broken one with a factory one, so I am in need of some tips, please

I am looking for a fairly lightweight and small(ish) front bumper, maybe a prerunner style, but I am not limiting myself to that specifically. I don't want to spend too much on it (some of the repair costs will go towards the bumper), and I like the idea of a lightweight one so I don't have to upgrade my suspension just yet. Also, a winch would be preferable, but it isn't a necessity.

Here are a few I was looking at:
N-FAB M-RDS PRERUNNER FRONT BUMPER
https://n-fab.com/m-rds-prerunner-fr...ota/fj-cruiser
(I like the looks of that one, but as I said, a prerunner with winch capabilities would also be great)

ARB 3420210 Toyota FJ Cruiser 2007-2014 Deluxe Front Bumper Winch Ready with Grille Guard, Black Powder Coat Finish
https://www.bumperonly.com/collectio...ota-fj-cruiser
(also like the looks of that one, but it is a lot heavier, and would consequently demand a suspension upgrade)

https://www.shrockworks.com/FJ-Cruis...-pr-16249.html
https://www.4wheelparts.ca/Bumpers-T...pn=S%2fB612850
(these are similar to the ARB)

Thanks for any help you can give!

Silver '08 FJ Cruiser

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Check out the Metal Tech tube bumper . light weight . and winch capable .
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Check out the US offroad bumper. Looks almost stock but has room for a winch/extra lights and is light weight.
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One problem with the aftermarket bumpers may simply be wait time to have them constructed. You probably want to find a supplier that has one in stock so you arent waiting 6-12 wks to get it.

I personally dont like the tube style or prerunner styles. You can also look at aluminum front bumpers for weight savings. For example Demello Offroad makes alum front bumpers:

https://www.demello-offroad.com/fjc-front-bumpers

The ARB bumper you identified is probably the biggest, heaviest and most massive bumper out there. Will provide great protection, probably available already in stock in some places, but will require changing out the front springs.
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I like the N FAB best but if you need heavy duty the Smitty is cool. I had a Road Armor on my first FJ that looked good.
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If you are interested in tube bumpers then checkout trailworx. They are in Texas if that matters

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Lots of choices. If you want lightweight then do not go to ARB as said they are heavy, as are the Road Armor. You might find an aluminium one is the best option for winter salt in Canada and for weight. That was what I went with, mine was custom made by Brute Force Fab in CA but Demello have a couple of options that might be a short lead time.
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