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Welcome to the most up-to-date version of the Front Bumper Comparison Thread!
Updated 3/2/2020

Click here to read the original thread which this thread replaces: Old Complete Front Bumper Comparison


Below are all the currently available front bumpers for our FJ Cruisers. Please check with manufacturers and vendors for latest pricing and availability as they are frequently subject to change.

Click on manufacturer name to go to their website. Feel free to post discussions in this thread about bumpers, ask questions, post your own photos, etc. Enjoy!

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Addictive Desert Designs

Airbag Compatibility - ?

Bumper Hoops - Yes; optional single hoop

Construction - .120" Wall Mild Steel; .120" Wall Steel Tube

Finish - Bumper Color: Hammer Black; Panel Color: Satin Black

Light mounts - Yes; 30" Rigid LED Light Bar on hoop; 20" Rigid LED light bar in bumper; Two Rigid Dually or Dually D2 lights on side panels

Price - $1,747 (No Winch Mount); $1,996 (Winch Mount); $550 - $1050 Top Hoop LEDs; $441 - $735 Lower Section LEDs; $207 - $210 Side Panel LEDs

Shackle mounts - No

Weight - 100 lbs

Winch fitment - up to 10,500 lb winch

Matching Rear Bumper – Yes



Bumper Thread - Addictive Desert Designs Sick Front and rear bumpers And the works.
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Addicted Offroad


Airbag Compatibility - ?

Bumper hoop - Yes; optional stinger

Construction - ?

Finish - Raw, bare metal

Light mounts - Not on hoop but can be ordered with flush mounted LEDs for fog/driving lights and LED turn signals.

Price - $1350; $30 for LED turn signals; $90 for fog/driving lights

Shackle mounts - No

Weight - 90 - 95 lbs

Winch fitment - Can fit winch, size unknown

Matching Rear Bumper – No



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Aluminess Products


Availability - Stocked Item

Airbag Compatible - Yes

Bull Bar - Yes, Three options; Full brush guard (center hoop with two outer hoops), Bull bar (center hoop), No brush guard or bull bar

Construction - 3/16" - 1" Aluminum

Finish - Powder coated black

Light mounts - Yes; in bumper or on top of bumper, driving

Price - $1,500 Front bumper with/without brush guard; $65 for Receiver Hitch to be added

Shackle mounts - Yes

Weight - Full brush guard - 57lbs., Bull bar - 52lbs., No brush guard or bull bar - 43lbs.

Winch fitment - Designed for Warn XD9000 and Warn 9.5 xp-s, standard bolt pattern of 4 1/2" x 10"

Matching Rear Bumper – No



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ARB


Availability - Readily Available

Airbag Compatible - Yes; Actually Crash Tested by ARB

Bull Bar - Yes; Full Bull Bar

Construction - 1/8" plate(?)

Finish - Powder coated black (sandable and paintable)

Light mounts - Yes; mounts on top of bumper for driving lights and spots available for the fog light kit

Price - $1051.00; Fog Light Kit - $85; Fitting Kits also Required Depending on Model Build Year (07-09 or 10-14) - $70 to $130

Shackle mounts - No

Weight - 95 lbs

Winch fitment - Multitude of Warns (ie: Warn XD9000 or HS9500 or 9.5xp or M8000)

Matching Rear Bumper – Yes




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ASFIR 4X4


Availability - Made to order

Airbag Compatible - ?

Bumper Hoops - No

Construction - All steel (made to have high strength but low weight)

Finish - Powder coat Black

Light mounts - No

Price - $1076 (for 2010 to 2014 full bumper); $266 for hidden winch bumper

Shackle mounts - No

Weight - 88 lbs.

Winch fitment - Must Buy "Hidden Winch Mount 2006" which says "enables a small winch to be secured"

Matching Rear Bumper – No; but there is a matching skid plate set



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Body Armor 4x4


Note: There is an old style bumper that isn't made anymore and a new style bumper from Body Armor 4x4.

Availability - Now

Airbag Compatibility - ?

Bumper Hoops - Yes; welded center hoop with outer hoops (on old style bumper); No bars (on new style bumper)

Construction - solid sheet aluminum (old style); 3/16" thick steel plate and 1/4" steel winch plate (new style)

Finish - Smooth powder coat (old style); Powder coated black, textured and E-coat base (new style)

Light mounts - Yes; 4.5" fog/driving light mounts in bumper

Price - $760 (new style)

Shackle mounts - Yes (old style & new style)

Weight - 173 lbs.

Winch fitment - Designed for up to 10,000 lb Winches

Matching Rear Bumper – Yes



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C4 Fabrication


Availability - 8 Weeks Production Time

Airbag Compatibility - ?

Bull Bar - No

Construction - ?

Finish - Bare Steel

Light mounts - Optional cutout for LEDs; Can be ordered with/without cut outs for Extreme LEDs, Baja Designs, or Rigid Light Bars

Price - $562

Shackle mounts - Yes; 3/4" Thick

Weight - 50 lbs.

Winch fitment - Fits non-integrated solenoid winches from 8K - 12K (some integrated models may fit)

Matching Rear Bumper – No

Notes: Can get "C4 Fab" Logo or "FJ" Text Cut out ($35) on bumper insert.



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Demello Offroad


Demello Offroad FJ Cruiser Forums Thread

Availability - Now

Note: Most of their bumpers are available in Steel or Aluminum construction except for their "Pre-runner" designs

Airbag Compatibility - ?

Bull Bar - Yes depending on bumper design

Construction - Bumpers come in either Steel or Aluminum Construction; Steel bumpers - 1/8" plating, 1/2" frame mounting, 1/4" winch mount, 3/16" framing; Aluminum - 1/4" frame mount, 1/4" winch mount, 1" shackles, 3/16" plating

Finish - Steel Bumpers - Optional Black Powder Coating; Aluminum Bumpers - Standard Textured Black Powder Coating

Light mounts - Yes; 4" In-bumper lights

Price - FLAT TOP FRONT BUMPER - $1050 (Steel; add powder coating for $175) - $1,400 (Aluminum)
- SINGLE HOOP FRONT BUMPER - $1250 (Steel; add powder coating for $175) - $1,550 (Aluminum
- BAJA FRONT BUMPER - $1300 (Steel; add powder coating for $175) - $1,700 (Aluminum)
- THREE HOOP FRONT BUMPER -$1,500 (Steel; add powder coating for $175) - $1,950 (Aluminum)
- EVIL EYE FRONT BUMPER - $1,475 (Steel; add powder coating for $175) - $1,850 (Aluminum)
- RALLY BUMPER - $1,550 (Steel) - $2200 (Aluminum)

Shackle mounts - Yes

Weight - Steel bumpers - 115-125 lbs (a few extra lbs for bumpers with hoops); Aluminum Bumpers - Appx. 55 lbs (around half the weight of the steel bumpers)

Winch fitment - 10,000 - 12,000 lb winches depending on bumper

Matching Rear Bumper – Yes; also come in steel or aluminum



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Expedition One
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Expedition One FJ Cruiser Forum Thread

Availability - Now

Airbag Compatibility - ?

Bull Bar - Yes; welded hoop(s)

Construction - 3/16" thick inner structure and 1/8" thick outer structure, .120" wall tubing

Finish - Powder coated black, smooth

Light mounts - Yes; on bumper mounting holes, and in bumper, driving or fog (4.75" integrated light ports)

Price - Trail Series Base Front Bumper (no hoop) - No Powder Coat $1140 / Add Powder Coat $1220
- Trail Series Front Bumper - No Powder Coat $1215 / Powder Coated $1295
- Trail Series Kodiak Style Front Bumper - No Powder Coat $1345 / Add Powder Coat $1425
- Trail Series Bull Bar Style Front Bumper - No Powder Coat $1515 / Powder Coated $1595
- Trail Series Diamond Style Front Bumper - No Powder Coat $1315 / Add Powder Coat $1395
- Trail Series WyoOtto Style Front Bumper - No Powder Coat $1465 / Add Powder Coat $1545

Shackle mounts - Yes

Weight - 105 lbs - 140 lbs

Winch fitment - Multitude of winch possibilities

Matching Rear Bumper – Yes


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Fab Fours

Fab Fours FJ Cruiser Forum Thread

Availability - No longer listed on their website, but stock still available through dealers

Airbag Compatibility - ?

Bull Bar - Yes or no

Construction - 3/16" throughout

Finish - Two stage powder coat or bare steel

Light mounts - Yes; Fab Fours' 90mm fog and 60mm turn indicator lights are included FREE with the Bumper

Price - $1,580 for winch bumper; $1,800 for winch bumper w/ pre-runner guard; $1,850 for winch bumper w/ full brush guard

Shackle mounts - Yes; 1" D-ring

Weight - 185 lbs

Winch fitment - 12,000 lbs or smaller

Matching Rear Bumper – Yes



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Hefty Fabworks

Availability - Built to order (14-16 week lead time)

Airbag Compatibility - ?

Bull Bar - Yes, single low hoop

Construction - 5052 H34 1/4" Aluminum Body, 3/8" mounting plates

Finish - Raw or Black Textured Powder Coat (+$200)

Light mounts - Yes; Recessed light holes for fog lights & Low hoop design allows for 20" Single Row LED Light

Price - $1,695

Shackle mounts - Yes; 1" D-ring

Weight - 1/3rd the weight of steel bumpers - 45 lbs

Winch fitment - Recessed winch mount accepts most winches up to 9500lbs with standard 10"x4.5" mounting pattern and a non-integrated solenoid. Synthetic winch line strongly suggested.

Matching Rear Bumper – No





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Iron Bull Bumpers

Availability - 3 weeks or less

Airbag Compatibility - ?

Bull Bar - Optional; 21 different variations

Construction - 3/16" high grade A36 de-scaled premium plate steel

Finish - Black Shield; rough texture with a slightly rubberized feel (similar to Rhino Liner or LineX)

Light Mounts - Four 4" in-bumper fog light ports (old Stealth style) or two 5" in-bumper fog lights (new styles)

Price - $1,200 base price (New Style bumper - grille guards are around +$200 - $800 to that price and buyer can choose any of the 21 different bar designs on their website to add to the bumper)
- $1,499.00 (Old Stealth Style bumper)

Shackle mounts - Yes

Weight - 175 approx.

Winch fitment - accommodates among the largest winches on the market (10K lbs.) (also, buyer can get a front welded hitch added to their bumper or even have the hitch mount removable)

Matching Rear Bumper – No


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Ironman 4x4

Availability - Commercial Bull Bar - Special order 6 to 10 weeks; Deluxe Commercial Bull Bar - In Stock; Protector Bull Bar - No longer on website

Airbag Compatibility - Yes; tested & certified

Bull Bar - Yes

Construction - Tough polyurethane bumpers with Steel construction, Stainless steel triple loop design on Protector Bull Bar

Finish - Pre-treated steel for rust resistance, Durable AKZO NOBEL Black Power Coat

Light Mounts - Yes (In Deluxe Commercial & Protector Bumpers) Fog Lights w/ wiring harness & LED running lights and turn signal lights included; Tabs On Bars available for mounting CB Antennae

Price - Ironman 4x4 Commercial Winch Bar - $1000
- Ironman 4x4 Deluxe Bull Bar - $1300
- Ironman 4x4 Protector Bull Bar - ???

Shackle mounts - No

Weight - 107 lbs

Winch fitment - Standard 10" x 4 1/2" Winch mounting bolt pattern

Matching Rear Bumper – No



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Metal Tech 4x4
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Metal Tech 4x4 Forum Thread

Availability - Now

Airbag Compatibility - ?

Bumper Hoops - No on Tube or Stronghold Bumper, Yes on Phantom Bumper

Construction - Tube Bumper - 1 ¾” .120 wall tube, laser cut 1/4” cold rolled steel
- Phantom Bumper - ?
- Stronghold Bumper - ?

Finish - Tube & Stronghold Bumper - Powder coated black
- Phantom Bumper - double black textured semi gloss powder coat finish

Light mounts - Tube Bumper - Yes; 2 mounting points for fog lights and 2 on top of bumper
- Phantom Bumper - Yes; 2 LED Flush Mounted Fog Light Locations and a 30" LED Bar Location
- Stronghold bumper - Yes; mound for 2 LED Pods or a 25-30" LED Bar

Price - Tube Bumper with Bash Plate or Winch Mount - $998
- Phantom Bumper Stage 1 (Bumper + Hoop but No LEDs) - $1,365
- Phantom Bumper Stage 2 (Bumper + Hoop + Flush Mounted Fog LEDs) - $1,635
- Phantom Bumper Stage 3 (Bumper + Hoop + LED Fogs + 30" In-Bumper LED Bar) - $1,835
- Phantom Bumper Grille Insert (For Stage 1 & 2 Bumpers Without Center LED Bar) - $50 - $80
- Stronghold Bumper - $685


Shackle mounts - Tube Bumper - No
- Phantom Bumper - Yes
- Stronghold Bumper - Yes

Weight - Tube Bumper - 19 lbs. heavier than stock bumper
- Phantom Bumper - 110 lbs
- Stronghold Bumper - 48 lbs

Winch fitment - Tube Bumper - Varitey of winches
- Phantom Bumper - "requires a winch with a low profile clutch handle as seen on Warn M8000, Ironman 4x4 and other winches"
- Stronghold Bumper - ?

Matching Rear Bumper – Yes; Tube or Plate w/ Swingout



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N-FAB Products

Availability - Now

Airbag Compatibility - Yes

Bumper Hoops - No

Construction - .095 Wall Tubing, Solid 1 Piece Construction, 3/16" aluminum skid plate

Finish - Standard gloss black or textured black powder coating, using N-FAB's 3-stage powder coating process; Skid plate only comes in a standard silver powder coat finish

Light mounts - Yes; RSP Replacement fits three 9" off-road/HID lights; M-RDS fits 30" LED Light Bar

Price - R.S.P. Pre-Runner - $812
- M-RDS Radius Pre-Runner - $1,160

Shackle mounts - No

Weight - ?

Winch fitment - None

Matching Rear Bumper – No



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Northwest Trail Innovations

Availability - Now (as a kit)

Airbag Compatibility - ???

Bumper Hoops - Optional: Center Tube Grille Guard ($45) or Full Grille Guard (Center hoop with outer hoops to protect headlights) [$90]

Construction - CNC cut and skeletonized (for weight reduction) 5/16” and 1/4" plate for the inner winch mount structure, 10 ga plate for the outer structure

Finish - Raw steel

Light mounts - Optional: Recessed Light Mounts ($35) and 42W Round LED Lights ($120)

Price - $450

Shackle mounts - Yes: 3/4" Mounts

Weight - 120 lbs w/o tubing for grille guard hoops

Winch fitment - Yes: 9000 lb Engo Steel Cable Winch Available ($307.00)

Matching Rear Bumper – No

Notes - This is a kit, so you order it and then assemble it yourself via welding. Can be ordered to compensate for 1" to 3" body lift kits.



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Orange Boxx Design & Fabrication

Availability - Now

Airbag Compatible - ?

Bumper Hoops - Yes; With stinger and optional Angry Eyes Over the head lights (+$85)

Construction - Steel tubing; 1.750 DOM tube & .250 metal splash plates

Finish - Primed, Rattle Can Painted, or Powder Coated

Light mounts - Yes; Up to 4 light tabs (+$15)

Price - $1391 (base bumper price); $1716 (Powder coated bumper and angry eye hoops)

Shackle mounts - Available

Weight - 75-95 lbs.

Winch fitment - 8,000 lbs - 12,500 lbs

Matching Rear Bumper – No

 

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Proline 4wd Equipment

Availability - Made to order in 4 Weeks

Airbag Compatibility - ?

Bumper Hoops - Yes: Single Large Hoop on the "R1 Bumper" or low profile bull bar on the "Rally Bumper"

Construction - 1/4" and 3/16″ cold rolled steel construction, CNC plasma cut, MIG welded

Finish - Bare Metal or Black Powder Coat ($175) [ More Powder Coating Options Available - Call for colors; High gloss, matte, satin, and texture finishes are available]

Light mounts - Yes; Two 3″ square light ports for LED cubes (on R1 Bumper) and two tabs for mounting lights on bar/hoop

Price - $1,025 - $1,088

Shackle mounts - No

Weight - 170 lbs

Winch fitment - Yes (Zeon Winch may require extra modification to fit)

Matching Rear Bumper – No




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RESZ Fabrication

Availability - 2 - 6 months

Airbag Compatibility - ?

Bumper Hoops - None, single, or 3 hoop designs. Flat or stinger style center hoop and ("angry") outer hoops.

Construction - Steel - 1/4″ thick frame and 1/8″ thick outer shell; 1.75 x .120 DOM steel tube and are reinforced with gussets that run about 3/4 of the way up the hoop

Finish - bare metal or powder coated black

Light mounts - Yes for fogs; 3.5" circle or square

Price - RESZ Fab V1 - $810 to $1,395 - Very customizable hoop configurations, light mounts, and powder coating - Ideal for FJs with factory plastic fenders (as it extends further out)
- RESZ Fab V2 - $878 to $1,395 - Very customizable hoop configurations, light mounts, and powder coating - Ideal for FJs without factory plastic fenders
- RESZ Fab V2.5 - $1,170 to $1,508 - Customizable hoop configurations, optional light mounts, powder coating, perfect for integrated winches like Warn's Zeon line, double shackle mounts on either side
- RESZ Fab V2 DIY Kit - $477 to $702

Shackle mounts - Yes; D-ring clevises are 1″ thick and are welded to both the frame and outer shell

Weight - 75 - 100 lbs

Winch fitment - Yes; 12,000 lbs

Matching Rear Bumper - No



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Road Armor

Availability - Now

Airbag Compatibility - ?

Bumper Hoops - Optional (None, Pre-runner hoop, or Titan II Guard)

Construction - 3/16" steel outer construction with 1/4" internal construction; bull bars are 2" .120 Tube

Finish - Standard Premium 5-stage Satin Black powder-coat finish

Light mounts - Yes, two 4" in-bumper lights

Price - Stealth Base Bumper - $2235; Stealth Front Bumper w/ pre-runner bar - $2485; Stealth Front Bumper w/ Titan II Guard - $3233

Shackle mounts - Yes

Weight - 250-265 lbs

Winch fitment - WARN M8000 or 9.5xp

Warranty - LIFETIME GUARANTEE AGAINST BREAKAGE

Matching Rear Bumper – Yes


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Shrockworks 4x4 Products

Shrockworks FJ Cruiser Forums Thread

Availability - Now

Airbag Compatibility - ?

Bumper Hoops – Yes or no, single hoop available or also hoop with additional light hoops

Construction – main shell is made from 3/16" HRP&O plate steel; internal structure and bracketry is made from 1/4" plate steel; standard aluminum skid

Finish – Black Powder coat finish; Textured black powder coat; or bare steel

Light mounts – Yes; integrated mounts for 4" aftermarket lights; mounts for aftermarket lights on top of the bumper

Price - $1,049.00 standard price; minus $90 for bare steel finish; minus $20 for center hoop only or $45 for no hoops at all; in-bumper lights, on bumper lights, and recovery shackles can all be ordered as well

Note: 2010 to 2014 FJs need new washer bottle which is sold by Shrockworks (+$258)

Shackle mounts - Yes; 1" thick recovery tabs

Weight – 110 lbs.

Winch fitment – accommodates most remote solenoid winches up to 9,500 lbs

Matching Rear Bumper – No


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Smittybilt

Availability - Now

Airbag Compatibility - ?

Bull Bar – No

Construction – 3/16" & 1/4" cold roll steel

Finish – Two Stage Matte Black Finish Powder Coat Finish

Light mounts – Yes; Driving & Fog Lights

Price - $720

Shackle mounts - Yes; Solid Mount D-Rings - Welds on the inside and out

Weight – 150 lbs

Winch fitment – Winch Mount System that can hold up to a 16,500 lb winch

Matching Rear Bumper - No



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Trailworx Fabrication

Availability - 4 to 6 Weeks

Airbag Compatibility - ?

Bumper Hoops - Optional; 5 hoop options available (Single Tall Hoop, Single Short Hoop, 3 Hoop, Stinger 3 Hoop, and Stinger 3 Hoop with Winch line Loop)

Construction - Summit Bumper; 1/4" steel winch mount and a 1/8" steel shell
- Summit HD Bumper; 1/4" steel winch mount and a 3/16" steel shell
- Old Tube-style Bumper; 1.75″ DOM tubing and finished with aluminum bash plates

Finish - ???

Light mounts - Yes; tabs on bar, and flush mounted LEDs for "Summit" Bumper

Price - Summit Bumper; $995
- Summit HD Bumper; $1,095
- Old Tube-style bumper; no longer produced

Shackle mounts - Stout 3/4" recovery points that fit standard shackles.

Weight - N/A

Winch fitment - supports standard winch sizes with non-integrated solenoids

Matching Rear Bumper – No


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U.S. Off Road

Availability - Now

Airbag Compatibility - ?

Bumper Hoops - None

Construction - Winch tubs are .250" steel with a .125" facia for a total of .375" of protection up front

Finish - Raw or durable textured Teflon impregnated powder coat (black or silver) (+$150)

Light mounts - Yes; Light tabs to accommodate most cube style (3") lights such as their Sirius Pro Series LEDs and they sell brackets that mount where the fair lead mounts for 12" LED bars to be added

Price - $525

Shackle mounts - Yes; 1" wide shackle mounts are drilled .890" in diameter for .875" diameter or smaller pins which is common for a 3/4" shackle

Weight - 55.5 lbs

Winch fitment - Will accept most winches with industry standard 10" x 4.5" bolt pattern

Matching Rear Bumper – No


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VPR 4x4

Availability - Now

Airbag Compatibility - ?

Bumper Hoops - Yes, Stinger or push bar included (removable)

Construction - Steel A36 Lightweight design; 1/4" plate reinforcements and mountings, Decorative brackets with rivets

Finish - Raw or Powder Coated Black (+$300)

Light mounts - Yes; LED lights 6″ on the sides

Price - $1,675

Shackle mounts - Yes; 1" D-Ring mounts

Weight - 130 lbs

Winch fitment - WARN 16.5

Matching Rear Bumper – Yes



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Warrior Products

Warrior Products FJ Cruiser Forums Thread

Availability - Now

Airbag Compatibility - ?

Bumper Hoops - Optional; 1 1/2” round steel tubing on Brush Guard Bumper

Construction - Heavy duty 1/4" thick steel mounts and 11 gauge steel skin

Finish - Warrior's premium multi-stage black powder coat

Light mounts - No, but lights can be added with purchase of additional kit from Warrior

Price - $785 (Smooth - No Winch or Brush Guard)
- $1,089 (Winch Bumper)
- $1,296 (Winch Bumper w/ Brush Guard)

Shackle mounts - Yes; On Winch Bumpers, not Smooth Bumper

Weight - 52 lbs (Bumper only w/o brush guard) to 91 lbs(Winch Bumper w/ D-Ring Mounts & Brush Guard)

Winch fitment - Compatible with most 8,000 lb. - 10,000 lb.

Matching Rear Bumper – Yes

 

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Hmm exp one diamond or evil eye??


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Well I don't put EVERY picture of EVERY bumper, just some of the main ones. Plus, the evil eye is Demello.

And thanks Caleb!

But if any info is incorrect ot anything is wrong, please just let me know and I'll make changes as needed!! :bigthumb:

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FJX2000, thank you very much for taking this on to keep it updated and edit as needed. Much appreciated.

I have deemed it sticky worthy. Keep up the good work, and maybe i'll give you a share of my moderator salary.



p.s. it's zero dollars ;)
 

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Another great round up:bigthumb:

Great job!
 

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Holy freaking crap, how many mg of adderall are you prescribed? :lol:

VERY good write up! There were some bumpers on there I have never seen before...but I'm still partial to my demello single hoop :bigthumb:
 

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What is the word about the metal tech bumper w/winch? I heard keeping the weight down is important and I am not looking for something to run into things. Hows it work for those who have it?
 

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Awesome Hayden
This confirms that I have ordered the best looking bumper available, Shrockworks.
 

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What is the word about the metal tech bumper w/winch? I heard keeping the weight down is important and I am not looking for something to run into things. Hows it work for those who have it?
From what I've heard, people really like having it. I know the big draw for many is how light it is (only being 19 lbs more than stock) but that's for the bumper with the bash plate specifically. Once you add the winch, that is like an extra 70 - 90 lbs. But I haven't met anyone who has it that doesn't like having it. :bigthumb:
 

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What is the word about the metal tech bumper w/winch? I heard keeping the weight down is important and I am not looking for something to run into things. Hows it work for those who have it?
A buddy at work has one on his FJ, and has absolutely no complaints at all.

I'm heading down to pick mine up on Monday, providing I can shake this cold/flu. They're local for me.
I also plan on keeping my suspension stock for now (maybe spacer in the front), so the weight savings are important to me. Plus my wife really likes the MT bumper so that in itself is worth it, lol!
 

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Dumb question but I'f the bumpers are not air bag cap. that's just for the front impact. Any side or rear impact air bag still deploy? If so non cap will there be any lights on saying so?

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It's not that they are "not" airbag compatible, just that they are not airbag certified. The manufacturer did not crash test them with their bumper for verification. Mainly because it cost a LOT of money.

ARB is one of few companies with the resources to do this.

However, the airbag sensors are very simple acceleration sensors. If you get in a wreck and the force experienced is great enough, the airbags will go off regardless of what bumper is there.

There is they idea that having a solid steel front bumper that gives much less than a stock bumper will actually cause the airbags to go off sooner because they don't allow the front end to crush like stock does.

Side impact sensors are unaffected by a front bumper.

To my knowledge there are no sensors in the rear of the vehicle, 2 front, 2 sides, one in the center. This might have changed since the earlier models though.
 

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Dumb question but I'f the bumpers are not air bag cap. that's just for the front impact. Any side or rear impact air bag still deploy? If so non cap will there be any lights on saying so?

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The only compony that does testing/airbag compatibility is the ARB since they can afford it. If I am not mistaken the rest of the airbag should come on regardless since each side of the truck has his own sensor.


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Lol here is some airbags testing. ImageUploadedByAutoguide1360955775.052799.jpg ImageUploadedByAutoguide1360955801.521385.jpg ImageUploadedByAutoguide1360955837.499228.jpg


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Hey thanks gents for that great info, I have now been informed!! Nasty pics

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re: The NEW Complete Front Bumper Listing & Comparison Thread

Wow there are some ugly bumpers out there!!
 
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