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Discussion in '80-Series Tech' started by PKP80, Aug 4, 2005.

  1. PKP80

    PKP80

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    Anyone know if front bumpers from other trucks fit on the 80 (rover, J**p, Taco)? Without having to heavily modify the bumper or mounts? Just a thought, might not be too processed, but non the less a thought.

    -Sam-
     
  2. Romer

    Romer fatherofdaughterofromer Moderator

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    The 80 ARB fits perfectly over the frame rail ends. The 100 series is different and the 4 runners are different. It has to be a perfect and tight fit to provide stability and the safety you are looking for. Otherwise, it has potential to bend the frame when it has a slight impact.

    I wouldn't go there. Either buy one that is made specific, or custom build one to the correct measurements.
     
  3. NorCalDoug

    NorCalDoug problems solved daily...

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    Process the thought some more... :flipoff2:

    I must ask...Why?
     
  4. Kaderabek

    Kaderabek SILVER Star

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    I'm with Doug, give that idea a few more spins around the brain blender.

    TJK
     
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    Read this over a few times ... and then go and search for a thread by IdahoDoug where he dissects the carnage of his brothers accident scene. It will open your eyes ...




    TY
     
  6. PKP80

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    Fair enough... looking at the ARB , slee, and TJM bumpers they are all excellent. I ask this question because having seen tons of bumpers on different non 80 rigs, I like the way they are setup having a lower profile while maintaining the strength. Not having front flares I wanted a bumper that would sit inline with the rest of the body (I know it's only a few inches difference), and a front skid plate would be nice. I just want something different without having to have one custom made (I priced that out, which was followed by me smiling and walking out). :eek:

    I did read the accident report, and am aware that the bumper and frame must fit very snuggly, that's why I ask, figuring someone on this board has tried it or attempted something of the sort.

    I've taken a few measurements, in terms of frame rail to frame rail distance, etc., but haven't had the time to go out and follow up on my research.
    I appreciate the input and comments.

    Oh and Doug.... :flipoff2: right back at you buddy. :beer:

    -SAm-
     
  7. Kalawang

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    You're not going to get something different that's not custom unless you spend a lot of money shopping in other countries and bringing it home.


    Kalawang
     
  8. NorCalDoug

    NorCalDoug problems solved daily...

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    Once you factor in cost of the non-LC bumper, modification, time required to fit, measure, etc...
    you might be better off just spending the $500 to $700 on a TJM or ARB bumper.

    Customize one that already fits if you're concerned about bumper bits sticking out. Personally, I like having the ARB sticking out a bit on the side...better to hit it than to hit my quarter panel.

    :D
     
  9. sleeoffroad

    sleeoffroad Supporting Vendor

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    What is that skidplate going to do? In IFS trucks they make the bumpers with plates to protect the front brackets. On a solid axle truck all you might be protecting is the drag link. However if you hit the draglink with a rock, you are not going anywhere forward since the diff will not clear either.
     
  10. Kaderabek

    Kaderabek SILVER Star

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    Muddying the waters with facts.... ;p

    TJK
     
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    sleeoffroad Supporting Vendor

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    More facts! If you do not have flares, the ARB commercial bar is a better fit.
     
  12. NorCalDoug

    NorCalDoug problems solved daily...

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    ARB commercial bar? I thought it was no longer available.
     
  13. Kaderabek

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    Do bell bottoms count?

    :D

    TJK
     
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    sleeoffroad Supporting Vendor

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    It is not what you know, but who you know and also how long you want to wait?
     
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    Hey.. i like that statement :rolleyes: :D
     
  16. NorCalDoug

    NorCalDoug problems solved daily...

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    Excellent point.
     
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    Thanks for all the input guys
     
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    Kaderabek, because you now have no flares on OUR truck, you need one of those commercial bars. Then you can send OUR ARB back to me. :D
     
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    Are we trading trucks at the Roundup? :flipoff2:

    TJK
     
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    Todd

    Just make sure you weld the fairlead hole shut before you give Jim the ARB. That way, he can be cool like me and not have a bumper with a huge hole in it. :)