Steel bumper or stick with stock?

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  1. 07titan

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    There's nothing wrong with the stock bumper it has on it but I'm thinking of the possibility of putting a new steel "off road" type ones, suggestions?
     

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    I kinda like the looks of the stock bumper, but I know it's just plastic and not much good for reinforcement. I'd say if you could find/fabricate one that maintains the lines of thetruck it would look nice. I'm personaly not a fan of those big cattle pusher off-road type bumpers that stick way out, but it's your truck.
     
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    Elephant guards wear down the suspension real quick like, but, something designed for a Holstein cow would be a bit nicer, well, maybe one to deflect deer at about ninety`d look nice too. :rofl:

    OKOKOK, Some of the home fabbed bumpers far "outweigh" their usefulness, causing a strain on the suspension and steering systems over time.
    A nice after market bumper, or even a homemade one, then, a grill guard to protect the front end components can look very nice.
    It will be interesting to see what You come up with.
    Welcome to the forum 07.
     
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    Check this one out here
     
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    Thanks!! That's actually exactly what I was thinking of
     
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    #6 rsmith, Mar 3, 2015
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    Also consider this build which im planning for my truck. Stock bumpers are nice but sometimes with a lot of morons, drunk drivers etc etc on the road, i just want to feel safe and protected. :D planning to get it from autopartswarehouse
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    A mild steel bumper wont off that much more protection in a collision, sometimes they cause more damage than without it.
     
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    I personally love the big steel bumpers, they not only make your truck look tough but if you get in a fender bender your truck wont be as damaged as it would if you kept the stock. But like they said ^ your suspension might wear out faster depending on how much the thing weighs. My custom steel push bar weighs like 250 lbs but my front leaf springs have 5 or 6 leaves each
     

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