Dobinsons Rear Bumper – My Thoughts, Pictures, + YouTube Overview (2 Viewers)

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Hey, all!

I just picked up my rig from Land Cruiser NW here in Portland yesterday after having them install my new Dobinsons rear bumper. I went w/ the single jerry can option. I really wanted to go the Kaymar route... But when I found out the price from the guys at Long Range America (Kaymar's USA dealer) I about :poop: my pants. So I decided that the Dobinsons was the next-best choice as it fit my budget AND it looked pretty similar to the Kaymar aesthetic-wise.

(See pictures down below ↓)

My thoughts:

Overall this is a GREAT rear bumper! The bumper is sturdy and high quality and the swing-out mechanisms work smoothly. The design is smart and looks wise – it looks fantastic.
The overall quality is high. I give it 4.5/5 ⭐'s.

As far as ease-of-installation – I can't say, because I myself didn't install it. But from what I was told by Tony @ LCNW he said that it took their guy a full 8hr day to install it.

The total cost for the bumper + shipping was $2435.

Here is a link to the EXACT bumper I purchased: Dobinsons Rear Bumper With Swing Outs for Toyota Landcruiser 80 Series (BW80-4134) - https://www.dobinsonsdirect.com/collections/rear-bumpers/products/dobinsons-rear-bumper-kit-for-toyota-landcruiser-80-series

ALSO: I did a YouTube video walkaround/overview of the bumper and showed how the swingout mechanisms work, how the bumper looks from all angles, the view out of the rear-window inside the car (to show how much the spare tire obstructs your view), and I mentioned my one negative thought about the bumper (4:05).

If you're considering the Dobinsons bumper or are bumper shopping and want to weigh your options then this video should be helpful to you.




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Congrats on your purchase. The Kaymar is about $1K more and they both look very similar. Not sure why it’s that much more but glad you’re happy with the Dobbie rear end.
 

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Great video and write up!!

We're doing a sale on these, starting on Monday. Details are here:
 

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I’ve got both Kaymar and Dobinsons.

Kaymar is about 1/3 heavier. That’s a good thing if you plan on dragging your ass off ledges in Moab and such often.

I chose the Dobinsons on my 80 v the Kaymar because of its light weight. Also, I never installed the swing outs because I hate swingouts unless I really really need them.

Your mechanic is slow. I’m slow and it took about 3 hours. Add the swing outs maybe 4 had I done them. I only say that in case you use them a lot.

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I’ve got both Kaymar and Dobinsons.

Kaymar is about 1/3 heavier. That’s a good thing if you plan on dragging your ass off ledges in Moab and such often.

I chose the Dobinsons on my 80 v the Kaymar because of its light weight. Also, I never installed the swing outs because I hate swingouts unless I really really need them.

Your mechanic is slow. I’m slow and it took about 3 hours. Add the swing outs maybe 4 had I done them. I only say that in case you use them a lot.

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Ambulance doors – COOL! Is that an Aussie import?

I didn’t know the Kaymar was that heavy! Well now I’m glad I went the Dobinsons route – as I have no lift on my rig so the Kaymar would’ve likely made my rig’s butt sag.

Re/ my slow mechanic. The shop I had install my Dobinsons I normally don’t go to. They’re a Cruiser speciality shop – so they charge big bucks. But I didn’t want to have my regular Cruiser mechanic install it – just because I don’t think they do bumper installs or accessory installs at his shop. And I already had this LC specialty shop install my ARB front bumper last year – so I decided to just have them do the install.
You’re right – it does seem like it took them an abnormally long time to install it. I did inquire with fellow guys who have the Dobinsons on their rigs and the general consensus was that it takes 3-4hrs for the install. Idk what took them so long to install mine…
 

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