There are definitely some good folks up at All Pro. Sarah, Pepe, and Jack have all helped me over the past year or so. I jokingly say that I've been their worst customer due to all of the "bad luck" that I've had. Fortunately, All Pro has come thru to make things right time and time and time again.
My latest saga was a front plate bumper that was rusting very badly after about 10 months of use. All Pro really stepped up to the plate and now I have a new bumper on my truck for a reasonable fee.
I've decided to take a bunch of pics so people could see the differences between the old style bumper and the new style bumper. The new bumper has more than twice as many pieces, has better ground clearance, but definitely has a "different" look to it. The hardware has changed (gone are the nylok nuts which I loved) but the lock washers should work just as well.
All in all, I'm happy with the new bumper, but like the design and coverage of the old bumper a little bit more.
In case you were wondering, the shipping weight was 80lbs for box 1 of 2 and 40 lbs for box 2 of 2.
Here are some photos comparing the old design to the new one... ENJOY!
I'll start off by showing a side (profile) view of the legacy bumper:
Now, by contrast, I'll show the new bumper:
The first thing you can see if that the new bumper has A LOT MORE HARDWARE! Also the side pieces are no longer "one piece", they are multiple pieces welded and bolted together (and you get to do the wrenching). Here's what I mean...
Count the bolts:
I'm a little less impressed with the quality of the welds, but I'm a very picky person and would have NEVER noticed this if I didn't have both bumpers side by side.
New bumper same shot:
Old bumper, corners:
New bumper, corners:
The front coverage isn't as nice looking IMO, near the bottom of the bumper, but I'm more old school and that's just my opinion. The (AP) symbol that is cut (water jet maybe?) into the front bottom piece looks cool, but this piece doesn't cover the front of the truck very well and it leaves a bunch of the ugly truck showing. No big deal... I bought some Rustoleum today and will touch things up so it won't be so noticeable. Here is a front view of the new bumper.
I saw another person on the forum putting the PIAA rock guards into his bumper. He cut, trimmed, etc... but I decided to use a big hammer, a piece of wood to distribute the load and it turned the round rock guard into the perfect shape.
All in all, I'm still impressed with the bumper and recommend it to anyone. All Pro's customer service really shines when there is an issue. Thanks to everyone at the shop who's helped out over the last year!