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Old 07-04-2011, 03:52 PM   #1
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plate or tube bumper???

Like the title says plate bumper or tube bumper on an 2002 dbl cab? I am in south Louisiana so no rocks just lots of old logging roads and torn up lease roads. Not much mud that shit is hard to clean but I do like the trails that are found in parks around Texas and Arkansas they have a little bit of everything on them. Thanks for any input it's a hard thing to decide on.
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Old 07-04-2011, 03:55 PM   #2
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In my opinion, tube bumpers look horrible! So, in other words, go with a plate bumper!!
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Old 07-04-2011, 03:58 PM   #3
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I do like the look of the plate bumpers a lot. I had the same feelings about tube for a long time but I kinda like the look of the trail gear one and a few other ones. I will try to find pics of a few of the ones I have been looking at.
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Old 07-04-2011, 04:13 PM   #4
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this might help a bit just my .02





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Old 07-04-2011, 04:43 PM   #5
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^^^^^ That one looks pretty good!! I guess I just don't like the giant "stinger."
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IMO tube is lighter, plated bumper are heavier but more protection!!!
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Old 07-04-2011, 06:12 PM   #7
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tube ftw!
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Old 07-04-2011, 08:01 PM   #8
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^^^^^ That one looks pretty good!! I guess I just don't like the giant "stinger."
Yea o don't like the stinger as well it was custom made based on the trail gear bumper
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Old 07-04-2011, 08:02 PM   #9
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With what we got in Louisiana, get a plate bumper.
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Old 07-04-2011, 09:37 PM   #10
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I like tube, and it's what I'll be getting on the front whenever the time comes.
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Old 07-04-2011, 11:57 PM   #11
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With what we got in Louisiana, get a plate bumper.
Exactly what I have been thinking but I like the fact that tube ones are light weight. I know out here wirh the trees and stumpes that plate may be better.
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Old 07-05-2011, 12:00 AM   #12
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Tube if you are LT, plate if you are not LT.
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Old 07-05-2011, 05:31 AM   #13
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Plate = tank

Tube = humvee

Advantages to both.
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Old 07-05-2011, 05:40 AM   #14
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I'll vote tube but I get why people don't like them.
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There is always the hybrid option. Tube with plate. A lot of them use aluminum plate to shave off the weight. Personally I prefer plate though.
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Exactly what I have been thinking but I like the fact that tube ones are light weight. I know out here wirh the trees and stumpes that plate may be better.
Yeah, a tube just wouldnt protect your front end as much as a plate. If I got a bumper it would be plate.
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Old 07-05-2011, 08:46 AM   #17
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I say tube. Saves weight and looks good imo, especially the Trail Gear








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Tube if you are LT, plate if you are not LT.
I don't really agree with that
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tube FTW... from Avid offroad! (un painted)


being made without the light hoop.
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Old 07-05-2011, 02:59 PM   #20
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There are pros and cons to both. I know plate will protect but be heavy. Tube is light and does not protect as much. Obviously the two plate opions are Elite and Relet. Fab. For tube the trail gear has caught my eye and I do like it. There are others out there though that I do like. Just a hard decision.

Sandman that tube does look nice on your truck.
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