I need a front bumper

Discussion in '80-Series Tech' started by Box Rocket, Feb 12, 2018.

Which front bumper

  1. Slee shortbus

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  2. 4x4 Labs

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  3. Costa Fabrication

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  4. Binks Fab

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  5. Trail Gear

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  6. Trail Tailor

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  7. Build your own

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  8. Other

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    8.0%
  1. Lumpskie

    Lumpskie

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    I love my Costa as well. I've built bumpers before. But, to be honest, I could never build something to this level of quality. The one word of caution is: If you order, expect to wait for your bumper for months before you get it. He builds each one to a customer spec and puts a lot of hours in for the finish work.

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  2. RFB

    RFB 97 FZJ80 LIFTED SC DUAL BATTERIES,37s GOLD Star

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    I love the 4bylabs front and rear. you can grab the kit and weld it up it gives you crazy approach. JMO it does need jack points on it only drawback and I also love lumpskies bumper by costa

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  3. White Stripe

    White Stripe

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    I think the northwest trail innovations front bumper is really clean looking and its very inexpensive. Probably the route I will go. I don't care for their rear bumper, but the front is nice I think.
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  4. Heckraiser

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    I like the BIOR tube bumper if you're thinking tube (not in the poll). Better angles than the trail gear. I like the way @bhicks built his so it doesn't stick out as far at the trail gear. The approach angle and front overhang of the trail gear kills what would otherwise be a sweet looking bumper, IMO.

    But I'm all for getting creative if you've got the time, so my vote goes to build your own.
     
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  5. Technician1985

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    The trail gear is light, strong, inexpensive, and fits a winch.
     
  6. NateMob

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    Build your own, Adam.

    The 4x4 Labs and Slee ShortBus are both sweet but an all too common piece on an 80 that isn't stock. I love them both but dont want my truck to look exactly like the majority of modified Land Cruisers, why i went a different route.:D
     
  7. baldilocks

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    Yep, it’s time to do some cutting and welding so you can have the bumper you really want.
     
  8. jfz80

    jfz80 bound to cover just a little more ground SILVER Star

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    What in the world do you mean by that ? ;)

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  9. NateMob

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    :rofl: Exactly what i mean. Looks freakin great just like the Labs and Slee, just not my thing to blend in!
     
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  10. JWolfi

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    IMO I like costafab the best, its not too bulky in appearence it fits the vehicle well and the d2 cutouts look great. But I'm having a real hard time justifying the price of anything more expensive than an ARB.
     
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    Too bad ur not closer to the east coast, I have a set of trail gear front and rear bumpers that I would let go at a reasonable price.
     
  12. jfz80

    jfz80 bound to cover just a little more ground SILVER Star

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    Post that up on Olde north state cruisers

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  13. RaleighCJ

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    Thanks. I am, just haven’t made it over there yet today.
     
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    I really dig my shortbus from Slee. Unless you're going home or custom built. It sits really tight up against the front and looks great IMO.
    I just gotta move that winch controller somewhere else.

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    I've never seen that costa bumper before, that's a nice looking piece.
     
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    My fav's are Labs and Slee Shortbus. I went for the labs because #kit cost.
     
  17. HardyDanger

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    OK serious stalker time....I admit....when I first was buying my LC, I fell in love with your rig, but I wanted to tweak it...so photoshopped in a Costa and some antique sage, and de-stickered it....and boom. If I did I can prob find the layered files and change color back... landcruiser.jpg
     
  18. Box Rocket

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    *high pitched voice* Creeeepy. LOL

    just kidding. That's cool. Glad I'm not the only one that uses photoshop to mock up changes.
     
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    I’m in the process of designing a front Bumper with Darell from Orangeboxx right now. If I wasn’t I’d jump on those.
     
  20. Technician1985

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    Would you consider shipping them? Interested depending on price but I’m in WA state so shipping is probably an issue.
     
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