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The NEW Rear Bumper Comparison Thread

After many, many years of only having a very out-of-date version this thread, here is an updated version!!

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Addictive Desert Designs

Available - Now
Price - $1,425.59 MSRP
Construction - One-Piece, Steel
Finish - Hammer Black Powder Coat
Shackle Mounts - No
Weight - 140 lb (64 kg)
Factory Back-up Sensor Compatible? - Yes
Tow Hitch - Yes: Reuses Factory Hitch But Remounted on Bumper
Additional Recovery Points - No
Lights: Flush Rigid SR-MF or SR-MF2 Mount
Tire Carrier - No, Factory Mount
Notes: No Cutting or Welding Required, Uses Factory Hardware


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ARB

Available - Now
Price - $877.00 MSRP
Construction - One-piece, Steel
Finish - Black Powder Coat
Shackle Mounts - Center Reciever on Optional Hitch
Weight - 30 Kg / 66 Lbs
Factory Back-up Sensor Compatible? - No
Tow Hitch - Optional - Add on Part for $115 (Includes D-Ring Mount)
Additional Recovery Points - Yes, on chassis mounts
Lights: No
Tire Carrier - No, Factory Mount, allows for 35" tire
Notes: Dual Hi-lift Jack Lifting Points


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Body Armor 4x4

Available - Now
Price - $589.95 MSRP
Construction - 3-Piece Design, 3/16” cold rolled steel plate
Finish - Dual coat Texturized Black Powder Coat
Shackle Mounts - No
Weight - ???
Factory Back-up Sensor Compatible? - Yes
Tow Hitch - Factory one non-compatible, aftermarket tow hitch required (See picture)
Additional Recovery Points - Yes, center recovery point
Lights: No
Tire Carrier - No, Factory Mount, allows for 35" tire
Notes: Simple bolt on installation, but installation does require cutting out the tall corners of the OEM plastic bumper.


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Demello Off-road

Available - Now
Price - $950 - 3-Piece Steel Rear Bumper
- $1,425 - 3-Piece Aluminum Rear Bumper
- $1,950 - Steel Rear Swing-out Bumper
Construction - 3/16in plate steel with a 1/4in thick mounting plates and 1/2in recovery points - steel bumper
- 3/16in 5052 Aluminum with a 1/4in thick mounting plates and 1in thick recovery points - aluminum bumper
Finish - Raw or +$175 Powder Coat
Shackle Mounts - Yes
Weight - ???
Factory Back-up Sensor Compatible? - Yes
Tow Hitch - Yes (Comes with Bumper but Installation is Optional/Unrated for Towing)
Additional Recovery Points - Yes
Lights: Yes
Tire Carrier - No, unless swing-out bumper is chosen (fits 35" tire)
Notes: 1.75in bearing serviceable hinge, Lockout latch system, Factory rear sensor ready, Rear factory camera option, Gas/water can option, Air tank mount option


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Expedition One
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Available - Now
Price - $1,000 Trail Series Rear Bumper +$80 For Powdercoating
- $1,450 Trail Series Rear Bumper with Smooth Motion Tire Carrier System +$150 For Powdercoating
Construction - One-piece, 3/16 inch steel inner structure and 1/8 inch outer structure
Finish - Raw or Powdercoated
Shackle Mounts - Yes
Weight - 80 lb to 125 lb
Factory Back-up Sensor Compatible? - Yes
Tow Hitch - Yes: Utilizes Factory Hitch
Additional Recovery Points - Yes
Lights: Integrated Yes
Tire Carrier - No, unless swing-out bumper is chosen (fits 36" tire)
Notes: FJ Rear sensors on certain model years/regions may require minor drilling/re-shaping holes with file, dremel, or drill bit due to variation in shapes on Toyota sensors.


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Fab Fours

Available - Now
Price - $2,530.00
Construction - 1/4' Keyed and Gusseted Mounts, 3/16" Construction D-Ring Recovery Points, 3/4" D-Ring Mounts, 1 3/4" OD tubing tire carrier, Carrier pivot rated to 1250 lbs
Finish - 2 Stage Black Powder Coat
Shackle Mounts - Yes
Weight - 185 lb
Factory Back-up Sensor Compatible? - Yes
Tow Hitch - Yes: Integrated Hitch Design
Additional Recovery Points - Yes
Lights: No
Tire Carrier - Yes, Swing-Out can handle 40" tire
Notes: Retain OEM Receiver Hitch and Wiring Locations


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JTA MetalWorks

Available - Special Order Only
Price - $650(w/o swingout) or $975 (w/ swingout)
Construction - 3/16" cold rolled steel plate
Finish - Bare or Powdercoating available (+$175 for standard bumper and +$225 for swingout bumper)
Shackle Mounts - Yes
Weight - ???
Factory Back-up Sensor Compatible? - Yes
Tow Hitch - Yes: installation optional
Additional Recovery Points - Yes
Lights: Yes: fits flush mount Duallys
Tire Carrier - Optional swing-out version available
Notes: Can also mount accessories on swing-out such as Rotopax fuel tanks


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Land Cruiser Northwest (LCNW)

Available - Special Order Only
Price - $1,495
Construction - One-piece, Steel
Finish - ???
Shackle Mounts - Yes
Weight - ???
Factory Back-up Sensor Compatible? - Yes
Tow Hitch - Yes: Integrated Hitch Design
Additional Recovery Points - Yes
Lights: No
Tire Carrier - No, unless custom ordered
Notes:



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LoD Offroad

Available - Special Order
Price - $753 to $1,345 Base Price
Construction - 3/16" Steel and the Swing-out uses a 1.5" Greasable Hinge Pin
Finish - Bare Steel or Textured Matte Black Powder Coat ($39 - $50)
Shackle Mounts - Yes
Weight - 65 to 155 lbs
Factory Back-up Sensor Compatible? - Yes
Tow Hitch - Yes: Optional Hitch Add On ($40-$45)
Additional Recovery Points - Yes
Lights - Yes: 55W Round Halogen Lights Offered ($49)
Tire Carrier - Optional: Fits 37" Tire and has optional parts that can be purchased and bolted on including the cargo basket ($249-259), Jerry can mounts ($219-249), and Hi-lift jack mount.
Notes: Swing-out can be adjusted for different size tires as well as for wheels with different levels of backspacing.


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Metal Tech 4x4
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Available - Now
Price - Rear Tube Style Bumper - $799.95
- Red Eye Rear Swing Out Bumper - No Longer Made
- Red Eye II Full Shell Swing Out Bumper - $1,650 (Stage 1), $1,850 (Stage 2), $2199 (Stage 3)
Construction - Tube Style Bumper - One-piece, 1 " x .120 wall U.S. made steel tubing
- Red Eye Swing-out - Multi Piece- made from 7 different thickness of steel to maximize strength, spare fuel can rack (steel) and fuel can holders (5052 marine aluminum)
- Red Eye II Swing-out - Single Piece - latch system for swing out featuring two UHMW CNC machined plastic ware pads for no squeaks - offered in 3 different stages with additional options
Finish - Powder Coated
Shackle Mounts - Yes; Integrated solid " shackle pull point mounted directly to the fully boxed corner mounts
Weight - 142 (Red Eye Bumper)
Factory Back-up Sensor Compatible? - Yes
Tow Hitch - Tube Style Bumper - Integrated Hitch Design
- Red Eye Swing Out - Utilizes Factory Tow Hitch (Instalation Optional)
- Red Eye II Swing Out - OEM hitch is not used but 2 types of Metal Tech hitches available, one being OEM-style and the other high-clearance style
Additional Recovery Points - Yes
Lights: No; Tube and Red Eye Bumpers, Yes; Integrated Flush Mount Diffused LEDs for Red Eye II
Tire Carrier - No; Tube Bumper, Yes; Red Eye & Red Eye II Bumpers
Notes: includes full U.S. made metric mounting hardware. Spare Tire Carrier on Red Eye Bumper has adjustable offset for different rims and tire widths. Holds a full size 35" inside the body lines for off road performance (can easily hold a larger tire like 40"). Red Eye II addresses issues with Red Eye bumper; one piece design, better latch system, fits 36" tire, lowest Hi-Lift JAck mount, antenna/sand flag mount, kit available to swing out opens with rear door.


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Paramount Automotive

Available - Now
Price - $774.00
Construction - One-piece, 5/32" Steel Plating
Finish - Black Textured Powder Coated
Shackle Mounts - Yes
Weight - ???
Factory Back-up Sensor Compatible? - No
Tow Hitch - No: Aftermarket Hitch Required (Part Provided by Paramount Automotive?)
Additional Recovery Points - Yes
Lights: No
Tire Carrier - Yes, Swing out and Jerry-can holder
Notes: High strength D-Ring mounts welded both inside and out, D-Rings included - 4.75 ton capacity


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Road Armor

Available - Now
Price - $1,699.00
Construction - One-piece, 3/16-inch outer steel shell, 1/4-inch-thick internal mounting brackets and gussets
Finish - Raw or Satin Black
Shackle Mounts - No
Weight - ???
Factory Back-up Sensor Compatible? - No
Tow Hitch - Yes: Utilizes Factory Hitch?
Additional Recovery Points - No
Lights: No
Tire Carrier - No
Notes: a lifetime guarantee against breakage


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Smittybilt

Available - Now
Price - $899.00
Construction - One-piece, 3/16" cold rolled steel with 1/4" mounting plates
Finish - Powder coated in Smittybilt's signature series two stage powder coat
Shackle Mounts - Yes, 7/8 inch solid D-Ring mounts, welded inside and out
Weight - ???
Factory Back-up Sensor Compatible? - Yes, spots are designed for sensors but holes must be drilled
Tow Hitch - Yes: Utilizes Factory Hitch
Lights: Yes
Tire Carrier - No
Notes: Smittybilt Advantage Warranty: Limited Lifetime Warranty and Two Stage Matte Black Finish Powder Coat Finish: 5 year Limited Warranty


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Trail-Gear

Available - Now
Price - $441.03
Construction - One-piece, 1.75" x .120" wall, DOM material
Finish - Raw
Shackle Mounts - Yes
Weight - ???
Factory Back-up Sensor Compatible? - No
Tow Hitch - Yes: Integrated Hitch Design (meets the tow rating requirements for SAE J684 and V-5 Class 3)
Additional Recovery Points - Yes
Lights: No
Tire Carrier - No: factory carrier used
Notes: true "bolt on" product, no cutting or welding required


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VPR 4x4

Available - Now
Price - $1,176 - Non Swing-out Bumper
- $2,058 - Swing-out Bumper
Construction - One-piece, Steel A36 Lightweight design, 1/4" plate reinforcements and mountings
Finish - Textured powder coat finish: Black
Shackle Mounts - Depends on model
Weight - 158 lb
Factory Back-up Sensor Compatible? - Yes
Tow Hitch - No
Additional Recovery Points - No
Lights: No
Tire Carrier - No: unless swing-out version is chosen
Notes: Mounting system to allow a "custom" fit



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WAM Bumpers

Available - Now
Price - $660
Construction - 6" x 6" x 3/16" wall tube, fully enclosed, integral license plate recess with lights is included, mounting brackets are 1/4” steel. 1/8” diamond plate step area.
Finish - Primer only, primer + satin black (powdercoat?), or primer + bed liner
Shackle Mounts - Yes
Weight - 120 lbs
Factory Back-up Sensor Compatible? - Yes
Tow Hitch - Yes: Integrated hitch
Additional Recovery Points - Yes
Lights: Optional integrated lights
Tire Carrier - Optional along with optional gear mounting options
Notes: Website lacking photos but some provided by Loganbeere. Many options available for bumper including trailer plugs, integrated lights, swing-out gear options, and shackles or D-ring mounts.


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Warn

Available - Now
Price - $989.55
Construction - One-piece design with welded eyelets to mount D-shackles
Finish - black powder-coated wrinkle finish
Shackle Mounts - Yes
Weight - ???
Factory Back-up Sensor Compatible? - Yes
Tow Hitch - Yes: Utilizes Factory Hich
Additional Recovery Points - Yes
Lights: No
Tire Carrier - No: uses factory mount, allows for 33" tire
Notes:


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Warrior Products
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Available - Now
Price - $670 Rear Bumper without D-Ring Mounts
- $828 Rear Bumper with D-Ring Mounts
Construction - One-piece
Finish - powdercoat finish
Shackle Mounts - Yes if included with model
Weight - 105 lb
Factory Back-up Sensor Compatible? - Yes
Tow Hitch - Yes: Utilizes Factory Hitch
Additional Recovery Points - Yes
Lights: No
Tire Carrier - No: uses factory mount
Notes: compatible with the Man-a-Fre brand extended fuel tank

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