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KILRIK 04-02-2013 12:06 AM

MetalCloak Bumper Question
 
Considering picking up one of MetalCloak's "Frame Built Bumpers" but the main thing I want to know is if there is any benefit to getting the aluminum version over their rolled steel version besides the weight? I'm trying to cut weight down as much as possible but if that means that the bumper will crumple on impact, I rather just add the weight and get the rolled steel.
Also, if anyone has one of their bumpers, feel free to post some pics. Would love to see what configuration you're running!

Thanks guys!

JReed615 04-02-2013 12:11 AM

The aluminum will be fine. If you can afford it, I would definitely go with aluminum.

aparke4 04-02-2013 12:14 AM

I have the al- it's stupid light and stupid strong.

aparke4 04-02-2013 12:16 AM

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KILRIK 04-02-2013 12:38 AM

Sweet! Thanks for the replies everyone!
I wanted to see how strong the aluminum version was just for protection purposes. If it will help me shed some weight, that's my main goal. Since I have a winch, I'm trying to keep the bumper weight down to offset the weight of the winch.

KILRIK 04-02-2013 01:06 AM

Quick question, if I just buy the bumper and end caps now, will I have to take the whole bumper apart later to install D-rings, winch guard, etc?
Just wondering, don't think that will really keep me from buying but I was just curious about that...

DBoat 04-02-2013 12:39 PM

I have the aluminim unit on mine.. very light and have winched a couple of times, no issues.. saves a LOT on weight.. keep it light brother..:punk:

Dana


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