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After many, many years of only having a very out-of-date version this thread, here is an updated version!!

And as always if there is a standard production rear bumper I left out let me know on this thread or PM me and I can add it. And if something is confusing or unclear or you have additional info on missing pieces of information just let me know that as well and I can include it!
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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
FJCruiserForums Supporting Vendor

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
- $2,399 Dual Swing Rear Bumper +$215 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 210 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. Rear dual swingout bumper has various add-ons.


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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
FJCruiserForums Supporting Vendor

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 ¾" 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 ¾" 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
FJCruiserForums Supporting Vendor

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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Wow! Thanks for the update. I may have missed it but the MT red eye system?
That's right! Thanks for catching that! Added!
 

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Very nice compilation, beyond that IMO paying more than $500 for a replacement bumper just seems crazy, especially when you consider you are adding weight and giving up factory feature in some cases, given they are much more durable and off-road worthy. Some of the manufacturers do have some nice products that are completely compatible with factory features and even include other nice options, but the cost just seems ridiculous? I'd like to see a piece of structure that sits inside of the factory bumper fascia that is compatible with all factory options and offers additional mounting points for additional features. It could be aluminum or steel, maybe steel for a lower cost solution and aluminum for a more expensive lightweight solution? This would retain the factory look except for some small amount of cosmetic relief for the additional mounting points.
 

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Very nice compilation, beyond that IMO paying more than $500 for a replacement bumper just seems crazy, especially when you consider you are adding weight and giving up factory feature in some cases, given they are much more durable and off-road worthy. Some of the manufacturers do have some nice products that are completely compatible with factory features and even include other nice options, but the cost just seems ridiculous? I'd like to see a piece of structure that sits inside of the factory bumper fascia that is compatible with all factory options and offers additional mounting points for additional features. It could be aluminum or steel, maybe steel for a lower cost solution and aluminum for a more expensive lightweight solution? This would retain the factory look except for some small amount of cosmetic relief for the additional mounting points.
Yeah if someone made one that looked factory but maybe had those additional recovery points and was a little lower profile that would be cool!

But I really like how low profile the Metal Tech Red Eye bumper is. It is definitely the best departure angle bumper there is, they said the only thing that limited them was the rear factory body mounts. But I've seen some who do custom cutting and trimming like you do with the regular BMC and then the FJ has a very nice departure angle! However not everyone wants to do major cutting and trimming and to keep it as only "bolt-on" as possible you have to make sacrifices.

Here is a link to a thread where they trimmed the rear of the FJ frame to get a really nice looking high-clearance bumper on there! http://www.fjcruiserforums.com/forums/4x4-off-road-tech/125226-new-high-clearance-rear-bumper-option-coming-soon.html

Also I went through and clarified info about the tow hitches after @bazross pointed out some issues with clarification. Thanks Baz!
 

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Listing the single piece bumpers as such, like some models noted as 3 pieces, is a significant feature for trail durability.
Good idea! Noted under Construction.

Also I added if the company is a FJCruiserForums Supporting Vendor and made that a link to their section of the forum.
 

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I had narrowed my favorites to two, (EXP1 or Demello), then your post and now I like that LOD one the best, maybe, I think. Clean lines, backup lights, tug points, hitch provision. Do you have it? Was it easy to install?


I don't have it (yet :)) but also like it.
One think I do not like about it is that all the weight is going to that pivot with no support on the right end. Was planning if I do go for it to fabricate sort of supporting deck as I saw one member here on the forum did.
It is a little more cost effective...


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Metal tech came out with the red eye II version, looks to be completely enclosed


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It would appear so! I will wait for more info and photos to show up on their site before adding it!
 

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Finally added the Metal Tech 4x4 Red Eye II bumper to the comparison!

Here is another one I found and don't think is on the list. Feel free to add it if you wish.

Toyota FJ Rear Bumper - Weldtec Designs
I would add it but there is like NO info about it on their site besides the price, the 2 photos, and the caption "Upgraded Toyota FJ Rear Bumper"

I can still add it if folks want me to though
 

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I have the original Red Eye & love it. I have bashed the crap out of it even with the better departure angles. I am going to put a hitch into my rear frame. I hit it all of the time when wheeling.
 

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I have the original Red Eye & love it. I have bashed the crap out of it even with the better departure angles. I am going to put a hitch into my rear frame. I hit it all of the time when wheeling.
Glad to hear your bumper is put to good use! I like having a trailer hitch so the rocks scrape on that and not the actual bumper haha
 
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