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When it comes to front and rear truck bumpers there is an abundant selection. Many of them offer similar features but some can come in handy in different situations.
Ranch hand rear bumpers give users a stable platform and an approximate 10,000lbs towing capacity that, as its name would imply, is perfect for working out on the ranch.
FEY branded bumpers are some of the most popular out there. The rear bumpers from FEY are perfect for older trucks. When it comes to FEY they have three major models that you might want to look into.
First up is the Diamondstep. The Diamondstep is a utility bumper that has become famous for its functionality and reliability. The Diamondstep bumper will fit onto most full-size, midsize and compact trucks. When installed on a full-size this bumper can pull 8000lbs of trailer weight.
The FEY Surestep is a classic style bumper that can easily be installed onto any full-size or compact truck. This bumper, much like the Diamondstep allows full-size trucks to pull up to 8000lbs of trailer weight.
The final FEY bumper we’ll go over in this article is the Surestep Deluxe XLT. If you own an older model Ford Ranger pickup, these bumpers are great if you’re wanting to pick up some more towing capacity and not really change the aesthetics of the vehicle. The Surestep Deluxe XLT has the same towing capacities as the other FEY bumpers.
Go Aries Automotive operates under the parent company GoToAutoAccessories, a company that offers a huge assortment of car and truck accessories such as cargo management products, grille guards and bumpers, light mounts, nerf or step bars, rocker guards, side armors and taillight guards.
The Aries Bumpers available for trucks and SUVs are the following: the Aries Bull Bar, the Aries One Piece Grille Guard and the Aries Bar. The Aries Bull Bar is crafted from a 3-inch diameter tubing, bigger than those offered by most companies for a more rugged look. It includes a stainless steel skid plate and provides the utmost protection and great style for your truck. The Aries Bull Bar can be purchased in stainless or black powder coat to match your vehicle’s body color and is available for selected Chevrolet, Dodge, Ford Ranger, GMC, Honda, Nissan, Toyota, Jeep and Lincoln trucks and SUVs.
The Aries One-Piece Grille Guard on the other hand will give your vehicle a commanding look right off the bat because of its aggressively styled design. It comes in either a brushed aluminum or black finish and will make your vehicle stand out even on the off-road. The Aries One-Piece Grille Guard is available for most Jeeps and the Ford Super Duty pickup trucks.
Finally, the Aries Bar provides a vehicle with the ultimate front end protection with 3-inch diameter heavy wall bars and a skid plate that you can get in polished stainless steel or black powder coated carbon. The Aries Bars are good-looking, but it also works great in doing its job. It also installs quickly and easily, with no drilling required. The Aries Bars are available for a wide range of trucks and SUVs across all brands.
Rampage Products manufactures a wide range of street and off-road accessories that cater to various types of consumers. Rampage has been in the business for over five years and has continuously built on the company’s commitment to service, quality and product innovation for trucks, Jeeps, SUVs and UTVs. Rampage Products offers tops, step bars, seating, lighting, gas doors, grille and light bars, covers, tow hooks/d-rings, seat covers, bumpers and other interior and exterior accessories.
Rampage Products offers three types of front bumpers: the Rampage Recovery Bumper, the Sand Rock Street Bumper and the Dakar Bar and Grille. Rampage Recovery Bumpers are made from a 3/16” heavy steel reinforced with protective, dual-stage, durable black powder coat finish and feature ground level dual light receptacles for 4” lights that maximize light distribution, save space and recessed for protection. Rampage Recovery Bumpers are also equipped with custom welded shackle mounts with clevis 1” D-rings standard. Rampage Recovery Bumpers are only available for Jeeps.
On the other hand, the Sand Rock Street Bumpers are designed with 2” upper and 1.5” lower tubes to protect the front bumper and are available for selected trucks and SUVs. Lastly, Rampage Products also offers the Dakar Bar and Grille, which is a light bar and grille guard that truck and SUV owners can use with or without lights. The Dakar Bar and Grille features four light tabs for 8” lights or smaller and are available in stainless steel or black powder coat.
Smittybilt has been making innovative off-road products for trucks, SUVs and Jeeps for more than fifty years and throughout that period, they managed to continuously uphold the standard of excellence that has made them one of the top players in the business. Creator Basil Smith was a four wheel drive enthusiast himself and because of that, he made it his mission to develop great products that support the 4WD lifestyle. He started a machine shop in his garage in 1956, which he called Rock-ett Products and this tradition was continued by his son Tom until after they changed the name to Smittybilt.
With over five decades of experience in the off-road industry, you can only expect highly advanced technology and unparalleled craftsmanship in their products. Today, Smittybilt offers over 2,000 different products geared towards the international truck and SUV markets including step pads or nerf bars, lumber racks or contractor racks, billet grilles, Jeep accessories and a lot more.
For trucks, Smittybilt offers Grille Savers, which are crafted from 3” tubular steel. It provides heavy duty bumper protection and includes a polished skid plate for optimum protection. It’s custom-fitted for each application to ensure great strength and the best performance in the off-road. These Smittybilt Bumpers offer great protection along with a clean finished look that enhances the look of any truck.
Additionally, Smittybilt also offers RPD Light Bars for a number of trucks. These Smittybilt Bumpers cater to the true Baja enthusiasts and are made from 1.5” 120 tubing and hand formed for each application fo the best fit. Smittybilt Light Bars can house three 9” diameter or smaller lights and utilize the light tab for extra support. These products require drilling for proper installation.
Smittybilt Bumpers come with a 5-year limited warranty for the powdercoat painted finish and a limited lifetime warranty for the polished stainless steel finish.
Nasta International manufactures all stainless truck accessories and is under TA-CHEN International, who is one of the world’s leading manufacturers and distributors of stainless steel products. Nasta International only uses stainless steel on all their products right down to the brackets, nuts and bolts to prevent discoloration and maintain its luster and resistance to corrosion, which frequently happens when stainless steel is attached to carbon steel components.
Nasta makes step bars, running boards, grille inserts, grille guards and bed rails. Their stainless bumpers or grille guards are made of 304 stainless steel and polished so that it has a mirror-like finish. Nasta Bumpers have a great European style and are offered in 1-piece or 3-piece designs. Nasta Bumpers are available for Chevrolet, Ford Ranger and Dodge trucks.
Go Rhino! Bumpers
Go Rhino! has been a manufacturer of strong, innovative and functional truck and SUV accessories since 1975. They partnered with Xtreme Racks, a company that shares their vision of producing superior quality products for consumers in 2004. Not long after that, Go Rhino! set the standards for functionality, style and durability and even won prestigious awards for their products. Go Rhino! was one of the first companies to introduce top-quality modular grille guards over 30 years ago and they have remained an industry leader ever since.
Go Rhino! has an extensive product line that includes front guards, exhaust tips, bed accessories, garage and shop organizers, hitch steps, kargo accessories, Jeep accessories, reflections and side steps. Their rugged bumpers include modular grilles/brush guards with a patented built-in step, winch bumpers, Xtreme Guard Bumpers made from impact-resistant urethane, Charger Front Bars made from a 2.5-3” tubing and even bumpers for vehicles of law enforcement agencies in their Public Safety Division.
Go Rhino’s award-winning products, the Stepguards are made from high quality stainless steel with modular construction and are available for a wide range of applications. The Stepguard features a built-in step designed to allow easy access to the hood and engine compartment. It mainly has a polished stainless steel finish, but has double black powder coated side plates. It installs quickly and easily and no drilling is required for most applications. Go Rhino! Stepguards are covered with a limited lifetime warranty.
Warn Heavy Duty Bumpers
Available for Chevy, Dodge and Ford trucks, Warn Heavy Duty Bumpers are designed specifically for each model and designed to follow each vehicle’s grille and body for that sleek, custom-made feel. Warn Heavy Duty Bumpers are manufactured by Warn Industries, which developed their first winch back in 1959 and quickly led the industry for off-road racers, avid 4-wheelers, weekend adventurers and hardworking ranchers. Warn Industries is headquartered in Clackamas, Oregon and produces high-performance, USA-made off-road equipment and accessories.
Warn Heavy Duty Bumpers feature a solid all-steel heavy duty construction with a one-piece design, using over 450”of weld to offer excellent front end protection for your truck. They are also powder-coated in a textured black finish with a special Zinc Phosphate undercoat for a corrosion-resistant, classic look that will match all body colors. Warn Heavy Duty Bumpers reuse factory tow hooks for most applications or replace them with welded eyelets for D-shackles.
Warn Heavy Duty Bumpers are designed with integrated ports for 5” Warn off-road lights and light mounting holes on top. It’s compatible with large capacity Warn winches including the 16.5ti concealed behind the winch mount. For 1999-2004 Ford Super Duty models, Warn provides a filler plate for no-winch application.
Warn Heavy Duty Bumpers are both commercial duty rated and fleet approved and work great with diesel applications and vehicles equipped with oversized tires. Warn Heavy Duty Bumpers are backed with a 1-year warranty.
Warn Heavy Duty Bumpers are available in 65 countries and dealt in 250 authorized retail outlets in North America. Unlike other companies who take approximately 4 weeks before they can ship the product, Warn can send it out much faster. Some people found the installation a bit difficult because of so many loose pieces. It may also require you to trim your factory front flare for brushguard clearance. There are also issues with the powder coating. A lot of people experienced chipping and flaking after just a few months and even rusting despite the undercoat. Other than that, Warn Heavy Duty Bumpers are made with high class materials and excellent construction and offers outstanding value for money.
Trail Ready Bumpers
Trail Ready is a huge name in superior heavy duty winch bumpers. They specialize in creating rock solid front bumper replacements and have been serving happy and highly satisfied customers for over ten years. If you have a Ford, GMC or Dodge, Chevy, Nissan or Toyota truck or a Jeep, Trail Ready will surely have a bumper for you since they have all truck and jeep models since the 1980’s up to the most recent models. Additionally, Trail Ready does in-house manufacturing, which means quicker delivery time, lower cost to the consumer and a broad product offering.
Trail Ready is an established company and has continually produced strong, yet not overweight bumpers that will not compromise handling. These bumpers are designed with an aggressive style that appeals to everyone. Engineered for maximum strength, Trail Ready’s Extreme Duty Winch Bumpers are now made with larger and tougher grille tubing. They are also equipped with 4 standard light ports for an even more striking look.
What sets apart the Trail Ready Bumpers, you ask? It’s the product’s strength and style, as well as the company’s commitment to providing customers with cutting edge designs, excellent quality and top service. Trail Ready Bumpers are built with ¼” steel full-size truck chassis mount subframes and winch mounts with 3/16” outer wings. Jeeps on the other hand, will get 3/16” winch and chassis mount subframes with 1/8” outer wings.
Trail Ready Bumpesr weigh approximately 170 pounds only. They are also designed to handle winches up to 16,500 pounds pulling power with a 4”x20” opening on top to access controls and cable. They also have D-ring mounts for 1” shaft shackles and quad light ports that fit most 6” and 4” lights. For maximum air flow, especially for diesel trucks and jeeps, Trail Ready Bumpers have cooling inlets so that they don’t hamper performance. Trail Ready Bumpers also have frame mounts separate from the bumper so that they can be adjusted into place allowing perfect fit in every vehicle. Lastly, Trail Ready Bumpers are fully sandblasted, acid etched and coated with primer before finally coated with a semi-flat lightly textured mini-tex black color.
Fab Fours Bumpers
Fab Fours is one of the leading bumper manufacturers in the world. Headquartered in Pineville, North Carolina, Fab Fours proudly makes all their products in the USA and keeps the bumpers in stock at their distribution warehouses for inventory. They use 3D design rendering, coupled with tried and tested business strategy to ensure the highest quality products will be produced and delivered to their customers. Also, Fab Fours mass manufactures their products and nothing is made to order to ensure exact repeatable quality and precise fit.
Fab Fours manufactures front and rear bumpers for Dodge, Chevy, GMC, Jeep, Nissan and Toyota, as well as differential covers, lights, receiver hitches, hi-lift jack mount, bumper extension caps, push bars and other accessories. In addition, Fab Fours also makes severe duty bumpers and winch mounting systems for commercial applications.
Fab Fours Bumpers include classic winch bumpers, as well as winch bumpers with full grille guard and winch bumpers with pre-runner guard. At the back, Fab Fours offers plain rear bumpers, as well as those with tire carriers for some applications. They also carry Rock Sliders for Jeeps.
Most Fab Fours Bumpers are made using 3/16” heavy duty steel and packages include 1” D-ring mounts, 90 mm HELLA fog lights and wiring, as well as a winch mount that accommodates most 12,000-pound winches. Some packages also have 60 mm turn lights as a standard inclusion. Fab Fours Bumpers are also designed “high and tight” so that it attaches very closely to the stock bumper, therefore providing more tire clearance. You can get them in 2-stage black powder coat or bare steel finish.
Ranch Hand Bumpers
Ranch Hand is the trusted name for aftermarket truck and SUV accessories in the United States since 1987. They have a full line of heavy duty accessories for Ford, Chevy, GMC, Dodge, Toyota and Jeep trucks and SUVs and set the standard for craftsmanship, durability and quality with the goal of customer satisfaction for providing the best added protection for your vehicle.
Ranch Hand manufactures their products in their 100,000 square foot facility in Shiner, Texas, as well as their 15,000 square foot facility in Beeville, also in Texas. You can get their products from their six retail stores scattered across Texas, Oklahoma and Colorado, as well as their distributors, truck/SUV accessory dealers and selected new truck dealerships across the United States. They manufacture grille guards, front bumper replacements, rear bumpers, headache racks, winch attachment systems, tool boxes and steps.
Ranch Hand Bumpers come in three designs: the Legend Series, the Summit Series and the Bull Nose. The Legend Series boasts of being the toughest product in the market, having been field tested in the most extreme conditions. You can get the 8,000-9,000-pound winch option with a 4” schedule 40 pipe bumper or the 15,000-pound winch option with a ¼” formed channel bumper. The Ranch Hand Legend Series also includes a 2” receiver hitch.
The Ranch Hand Summit Series doesn’t just provide solid front end protection, it’s also lightweight. This design allows you to retain your fog lights and tow hooks so they need not be replaced. They are also made from 12-gauge diamond plate steel and includes a patented Hidden 2” Receiver or H2R, which allows you to add a receiver anytime you need to without having to remove the front bumper replacement each time.
Finally, the Ranch Hand Bull Nose Bumper is designed for those who prefer to have the same front end protection without a grille guard. This bumper is designed with the off-road rally style in mind and has 12-gauge contoured skirts to complete the look.
Ranch Hand Bumpers are not just tough, but also dependable. You can’t expect anything less from a company that’s been operating since 1986 and leading ever since.
Road Armor Bumpers
Road Armor makes some of the best bumpers in the world. They are a company dedicated to manufacturing bumpers that have the best form, fit and finish. Road Armor uses a high-angle faceting approach that a lot of other companies have tried to copy. They specialize in Stealth Winch Bumpers and since they debuted in 2002, they have been flying off the shelves. Using the latest technology in parametric Computer-Aided Design or CAD and state-of-the-art equipment, Road Armor is able to produce quality products that have the best fit and finish at the most competitive prices.
Road Armor has non-winch bumpers available and an optional front receiver hitch for selected models. For those who want even more protection for their front end, they have Stealth Base Bumpers with Pre-Runner Guard and Stealth Base Bumpers with Full Guard, which both have 3” diameter and .120 wall tubing with light mounts for two off-road lights. The sporty types, as well as the ultimate off-roaders will love the Stealth Base Bumpers with Lonestar Guard, which have a 2.5” .120 wall tube at the center and 2” .120 wall outer tubes and the Stealth Base Bumpers with Fleet Guard, which have upright plates and outer tubes. Finally, Road Armor offers Stealth Base Bumpers with Titan Guard in two designs, both having 3” diameter .120 wall tubing, along with either 3 or 4 off-road lights.
Furthermore, Road Armor Bumpers are designed to conform along each vehicle’s body lines with winch mounts that are capable of housing Superwinch and WARN Winches. They have 3/16” outer steel shell and include shackle mounts, as well as dual recessed light pods for fog lights. Road Armor also offers Stealth Base Rear Bumpers to match the same high quality front bumpers that you are getting. The best thing about Road Armor Bumpers? They offer a lifetime guarantee against breakage.
If you want simple, yet heavy duty and high quality front and rear bumpers, you can’t get a better deal than what you’ll get from Road Armor.
Custom Truck Bumpers
Sometimes in life you may not find what you’re looking for, truck bumpers are no exception. If the truck bumpers that are out on the market don’t appeal to your tastes then you may want to look into getting a custom truck bumper.
Much like anything that is built custom to your tastes there is a cost involved and depending on how crazy you want to go with your custom Ford Ranger truck bumpers the costs could be big. Of course, the cost is offset when you know that your bumper is made to do what you need it to do and you’re the only one out on the road with it.
Why would you need a custom truck bumper? Well, if you’re pulling something big or even awkwardly sized then custom might be the only way you can go. If you want too get custom emblems embedded into your bumper or special shapes cut out, maybe for company purposes, then investing in a custom truck bumper could also be worthwhile.
If you feel that you want to get your hands on something custom then make sure you do your research and figure out the costs of such a task. Make sure the company building your custom truck bumper has a history of good work and then go ahead and get it made.