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Hey Texas, need opinion

Discussion in 'Texas' started by sambo73, Apr 27, 2013.

  1. sambo73

    sambo73 [OP] New Member

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    Im from a small town in east tx called van. I just got a '94 yota 4wd. Looking to build a bumper. Found a good deal on some 8"x2"x1/4" channel iron. Think it would work? Heres a pix of my yota.

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  2. EquinsuOcha

    EquinsuOcha Bourbon

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    I can't help you, I just came to say that I know exactly where Van is.
     
  3. TXTaco13

    TXTaco13 Well-Known Member

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    You mean angle iron? One thing you should think about is the weight. Its not super heavy, but it will definitely affect your gas mileage. I had a steel plate bumper on my old Chevy 1500, and I got horrible mileage because of front and rear bumpers. Just my .02, but you could always paint your existing bumper with plasti-dip and that way it looks new, but if you ever changed your mind, you can peel it right off. Or you could also build a pre-runner style bumper with tubular steel, those are typically lighter, and look pretty cool. Let me know how you build goes. Take care.
     
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  4. 357sig

    357sig Well-Known Member

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    Plated bumper and tube bumper weigh about the same. Give or take 20 or 30 pounds.
     
  5. TXTaco13

    TXTaco13 Well-Known Member

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    Sounds like they weigh the same, give or take 30 lbs :rolleyes:
     
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