The dream of every truck owner is to have a Diesel engine that can pull a lot of weight and yet still get decent gas mileage. Unlike a gasoline engine that gives you dreadful gas mileage, a Diesel one is more efficient and because of that, also more expensive to have in a truck. Nonetheless, Diesel trucks are still the most badass truck you’ll see around.
A Diesel engine works by continuously generating a high temperature and high-pressure air, in a way that is never particularly uniform or smooth. Due to the level of vibration and noise it causes, it’s important that the engine has a rugged structural design. That’s the kind of model of engine that has been serving humankind for over a century and that is considered the most versatile and affordable.
If you’re the kind of person who enjoys getting his hands dirty by working on vehicles, then you’ll be happy to know that there are tons of Diesel trucks that you can easily maintain yourself. These beasts do require a lot of TLC and in addition to that, it’s important that you give them an excellent bumper. If you’re curious to find out what are the best Diesel trucks and the bumpers that go well with them, then carry on reading as we’ve listed them all out for you.
What Diesel Truck is the Best?
- 2006 and 2007 Chevy and GMC 2500 and 3500
At the top of the list, it’s a tie between these two. 2006/2007 Chevy is a truck that tows a trailer like it’s made of feathers and GMC 2500 offers terrific details and everything that a high-performance truck should be about. In both of their hoods, you’ll find a 6.6 LBZ Duramax V8, a well built and amazing engine that can get a limit or average of 17 or 18 miles a gallon depending on the towing and driving characteristics.
The perfect companions for these badass trucks are:
- The Tough Country Traditional Front Bumper for your 2006/2007 Chevy. Starting with a strong 4” pipe base, heavy upright push bars, and 1 ¼ “ pipe light loops. It has a classic body style and is finished with a gloss black powder coat.
- An Iron Cross for your GMC 2500 that is made with 10 gauge steel and is Winch-ready with a thick steel plate that accepts up to 12.5K lbs. These truck bumpers are two of the best there is in the market.
Both are two of the best truck bumpers in the market so you know you can’t go wrong with them.
- 2003- 2004 Dodge Ram Heavy Duty
With a 5.9-liter six-cylinder Cummins that puts out 460 lb.-ft. of torque (which can easily pull up to 12,000 lbs.) this truck is by far one of the favorites. Very dependable, powerful and the perfect truck for all farm ranch or hunting needs. Plus, it’s incredibly spacious and allows you to carry everything you want.
Frontier Xtreme Front Bumper is the best match for it, which will enhance the factory look of the front of this truck. This bumper has a no-drill installation and can accommodate factory fog lights. It’s also one of the best-selling in the series due to its ability to revamp any truck to its toughest look.
- 2008-2010 Ford F-250/F-350
2008-2010 Ford F-250/F-350 can meet all your requirements and work as hard as you do. This truck has the capacity to haul and tow everything with a V8 Power Stroke Turbodiesel that pushes out 650 lb.-ft. of torque at 2000 rpm, and yet it’s still just as quick and maneuverable as any other truck. Its engine is surprisingly quiet and once you go fast, you won’t even notice that you’re driving a diesel. It’s comfortable for short trips doing errands around town and long trips as well.
Ranch Hand Superduty Legend Bullnose Series Front Bumper is simply the best choice for this truck. Besides the fact that Ranch Hand is the #1 aftermarket bumper brand, it has an impressive design for both off-road and on-road use. With this one, you can even easily push a trailer thanks to the standard 2” receiver. If you are looking for an ultimate bumper on the market to transform your truck, search no more because you found it.
- 2014 Ram 1500
Installed with a turbodiesel V6 that produces 420 lb.-ft. of torque and capable of towing roughly 9200 pounds, 2014 Ram 1500 is best suited to someone who doesn’t pull a lot of heavyweights but still likes the grunt of a diesel. It is, without a doubt, the smoothest driving truck you will ever experience. Matched with an incredible interior and exterior. With this one, you get amazing handling, design, quality, transmission 8 speed and as many options as anyone can desire. Quality over quantity is what makes the difference.
You can’t go wrong with a Hammerhead Front Bumper in a powder coat finish, made with a 3/16 inch A36 steel plate. Your Ram will be facing head-to-head anything getting in the way in off-road and on-road driving. Plus, it’s Winch-ready and it can welcome up to 12K lbs. An awesome bumper like this can transform your Ram into a beast.
- 2012 Chevy Silverado HD
A basic truck for heavy hauling and some towing. That’s exactly what this is. This truck is perfect to haul lots of firewood in the mountains of Colorado without any issues. While the interior is basic but offers comfortable seats. The physical look of this truck is one of the bests in its class. If you want a full-size truck that can give you a comfortable ride, pulls trailers and drives well, then this is the one for you. Gracing a Duramax 6.6-liter turbodiesel V8 that cranks out 397 hp and 765 lb.-ft. of torque, it’s highly recommended for all-around use.
Go Rhino’s Chevy Silverado Front Bumper is finished with a textured black powder coat and is winch-ready (requires a winch tray which can pull up to 16.5K lbs). It allows you to mount a license plate to multiple locations with the included bracket. While also offering multiple lighting options to go along with it, such as a light bar and front light plate. Go Rhino can take your truck to the next level of style and functionality.
- 1991 ½ to 1993 Dodge
Another 6-cylinder Cummins with intercooler and an overdrive transmission, this truck is as tough as it comes, and it rides like it too. You can give it a camper of up to 3000 lb. and you can have it go just as well as it would without it. 1991 ½ to 1993 Dodge is the most simple and reliable truck. Handling it on the road is incredibly easy, especially when it comes to long rides. Absolutely indestructible, it’s a keeper.
TrailReady is one of those brands that offer a build to order basis to ensure the best quality. These compact aggressive-looking bumpers hold a ¼” inch steel subframes and 3/16” steel outer wings which can protect your rig from most deer damages. To finish it, it’s got a double powder coating to avoid corrosions. You can mix and match multiple light options on this bumper for any of your off-road needs. Ready to beat those vigorous trails ahead? Be TrailReady.
- 1999 ½ to 2000 Ford Super Duty
A standard 7.3L Power Stroke lets you enjoy 235-horsepower and 500 lb.-ft. of torque that comes with a factory intercooler, forged steel connecting rods and a 17-degree high-pressure oil pump. This engine could be one of the best engines ever built and this truck is favored by those who are looking to haul a load reliably and comfortably with plenty of power. Probably the most solid truck on the road. The comfort of the ride could make you forget you’re in a machine this big.
Iron Cross Superduty Front Bumper’s material is a 10 gauge steel. It features a 2” diameter push bar, durable textured gloss powder coat finish and is lightweight designed to prevent suspension fatigue. If this truck if your work buddy from day-to-day, boosting your mate with this Iron Cross bumper is a decision you won’t have a second thought with.
- 2010 Dodge Ram 2500HD
The holy grail of the Cummins trucks, 6.7L Turbodiesel with a six-speed manual or automatic transmission. It can handle over 5000 pounds of cargo or pull up to 17,500 pounds. The interior is immaculate and the truck itself drives like a dream but pulls like a freight train. When it comes to the reliability of a diesel, you can’t beat a Cummins.
Ranch Hand is ready to extend its fantastic quality bumpers, now with a Dodge. Similar to their original heavy-duty style ones, the Ranch Hand Dodge Ram Mega Cab Legend Series Front Bumper has been masterfully crafted from the diamond plate and recognized as the toughest bumper so far. Your 2010 Dodge Ram 2500HD will get an ultimate full-face front defense guard with maximum wraparound protection on the headlight. This bumper is a one-piece fully sturdy welded construction that has no weak points. Take advantage of it and raise the bar of your truck’s performance by securing it with one of these.
Having a diesel truck gets a good return on your investment, typically because the longevity of the engine lasts longer. If you plan on keeping a Truck for a long time then a diesel truck is your best bet. Without an exception, all diesel trucks should have a right to a sweet upgrade with these bumpers. Whether your truck is on the list or not, we can assist you in choosing your truck’s best-suited bumper. Call or chat with us now.