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Old 06-14-2011, 03:40 PM   #1
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replacement front bumpers: which one?

Greetings.

I am looking to replace my front factory bumper (2006) with either:
*Shrockworks
*ARB
*All-Pro

Would appreciate any input from those who have one of these bumpers, or have one that I didn't list. Thanks much!! Griz
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Old 06-14-2011, 03:42 PM   #2
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I've heard good things about the ARB's, dont personally own one
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Greetings.

I am looking to replace my front factory bumper (2006) with either:
*Shrockworks
*ARB
*All-Pro

Would appreciate any input from those who have one of these bumpers, or have one that I didn't list. Thanks much!! Griz
I vote relentless, I have his FJ bumper. Top notch guy and excellent product.
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Old 06-14-2011, 03:43 PM   #4
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Go ahead and take All-Poo off the list.

I would go Relentless or even better, wait on the ATO.


ARB and Shrockworks are both high quality, but will be fucking heavy.
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I would go Relentless or even better, wait on the ATO.
When is the ATO gonna be finished has he said yet?
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Old 06-14-2011, 04:13 PM   #6
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When is the ATO gonna be finished has he said yet?

When he's done with it. Soonish.

That's the thing about ATO: It won't be ready til it's right.
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Old 06-14-2011, 04:42 PM   #7
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I like my ARB a lot. These bumpers are soo solid; when you mount one you'll find out why.

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ARB, I love mine! It is heavy, but isn't as heavy as everyone exaggerates it to be. It is a SOLID bumper! Pictures don't do the ARB justice, I get compliments on my truck/bumper all the time.
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Old 06-14-2011, 04:53 PM   #10
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Lovemy ARB I questioned it but love it!!!!!!

Its not that heavy either!
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Old 06-14-2011, 04:54 PM   #11
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I have an ARB bull bar with the 8000lbs Warn in it. It is FREAKING heavy. It takes longer to get all the factory plastic off without destroying it than it does to mount the ARB. I will post pics later. If you buy it online, shipping will eat your lunch. I got mine from fourwheel parts. I reccomend that you paint/powdercoat it to match the truck. It looks better, and will last. Plan on having a engine hoist handy to support it so you can get the gap between the truck and the bumper right. Should be 13mm or about 1/2 an inch. If it is wrong, the fender flares will hit the top of the bumper when the frame flexes on the rough stuff. The bumper mounts with no modification to the factory frame, and it is strong. Had a lady back into my truck with a Superduty, and all it did was scratch the powdercoat. Might think about adding a lift or a leveling kit to keep the front end up. Just my $0.02.
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Old 06-14-2011, 04:54 PM   #12
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I thought it would be heavier than it actually is because of all the "heavy" talk around here. Haters.
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If I hadn't gone with "Baja Bumpers", I would've gone with "ATO's Hybrid"


But of your choices listed, ARB hands down
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I have an ARB bull bar with the 8000lbs Warn in it. It is FREAKING heavy. It takes longer to get all the factory plastic off without destroying it than it does to mount the ARB. I will post pics later. If you buy it online, shipping will eat your lunch. I got mine from fourwheel parts. I reccomend that you paint/powdercoat it to match the truck. It looks better, and will last. Plan on having a engine hoist handy to support it so you can get the gap between the truck and the bumper right. Should be 13mm or about 1/2 an inch. If it is wrong, the fender flares will hit the top of the bumper when the frame flexes on the rough stuff. The bumper mounts with no modification to the factory frame, and it is strong. Had a lady back into my truck with a Superduty, and all it did was scratch the powdercoat. Just my $0.02.
No offense but how much can you lift? It is NOT that heavy....

You dont need a engine hoist jesh, just get two friends to hold it while you mount its cake....

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I thought it would be heavier than it actually is because of all the "heavy" talk around here. Haters.

I thought the same when I first lifted it I laughed, and said huh guess people on tw are not strong or something hahahahah
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No offense but how much can you lift? It is NOT that heavy....

You dont need a engine hoist jesh, just get two friends to hold it while you mount its cake....




I thought the same when I first lifted it I laughed, and said huh guess people on tw are not strong or something hahahahah

Haha yep! Stoked on the bottle opener attachment that came with it
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I just picked up my deluxe ARB today. It's a VERY nice looking/ quality bumper. I'm glad I went with it and I can't wait to install it. I'm not sure about other bumpers, but these do not interfere with the SRS.
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relentless on here makes some sick bumpers
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My dad has run ARB Bullbars on his two FJ80 landcruisers and now his Lexus version of the FJ80 and they have definitely proven themselves time and time again. He goes off roading more than I do for his job.
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What do you need it for? Better approach angles, or battering ram against road kill?
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What do you need it for? Better approach angles, or battering ram against road kill?
Both. Destroyed a deer with one once.
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