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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.

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Romer

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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.
 
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Romer said:
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.
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 ...




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PKP80

 
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NorCalDoug said:
Process the thought some more... :flipoff2:

I must ask...Why?

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:

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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.


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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.

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PKP80 said:
.... and a front skid plate would be nice.
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.
 

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

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