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What Makes Aluminum Bumpers Special?

What Makes Aluminum Bumpers Special?

Your trusted road companion deserves only the best, that’s why at BumperOnly we’ve been working on providing you all the top bumpers you can get. As the hardworking driver you probably are, you know how important a good bumper can be for heavy-duty towing and going off-road. Thankfully, you can customize your baby and get the one that is just about perfect for your truck, ready to protect you for many drives to come. So, when the time comes and you have to decide between choosing a bumper made of steel and a bumper made of aluminum, why should you go for the aluminum one?


1.  A lighter alternative


Weighing just ⅓ of the weight of steel, aluminum is the way to go if you’re looking for a simple and effective addition that doesn’t require you to revolutionize your truck. A steel bumper has the kind of weight that will have you rushing to update shocks and springs so that your truck can handle it as you drive all over the place. Make things simple by getting one and enjoy your badass truck exactly as it is right now.

There is a reason why lighter materials are favored over heavier when it comes to space shuttles or airplanes, it’s because with less weight comes more efficiency. So if you wanna fly away on the road, this aluminum boy is the one to go for.

 Whether you’re looking for GMC front bumpers or Dodge ram bumpers, you are guaranteed to find one made of aluminum that will perfectly suit your truck.


2.  Made to last


You’re not getting a bumper to let your truck sleep in the garage, you’re getting one to prepare for some off-road action and protect your buddy from any damage. The last thing you’ll want to keep worrying about as you drive to and from work is taking care of your rusty steel aftermarket front bumper. Change the game by buying an aluminum bumper that can handle all adversities on the road for longer.


3.  Worth the price


If you’re looking to get the best for your truck, you know that a higher price is often an indicator of a better product. Aluminum bumpers will take more dollars out of your wallet than steel ones, but they’ll help you save up long term by keeping as good as new. Making them requires some skills and more material to pound, hence the higher price. If anything, your well-earned cash will be supporting some talented guys who can produce such unique bumpers.

 If you go for a cheaper alternative, you risk having to fork over repairing any small scratches your truck encounters. By spending more in advance, you know that you’ve got something you can rely on as you keep driving with fewer worries on your mind.


4.  A tough appearance

The rugged look provided by an aluminum bumper is irreplaceable. That gleam that announces your presence on the road is something that only this material can offer, that’s why so many pros of the off-road driving seem to prefer them to others.

Plus, you get the same level of customization as a steel one but can toughen up the look of your truck at the same time.

To keep this excellent look going, you have to learn how to best polish your aluminum bumper. To do so, get some grit sandpaper and start sanding to smooth things up. Then proceed by wet sanding it by hand about three times and polish it to make it as shiny as you want it to be.


5.  A bumper that can handle anything

Despite being lighter than steel, aluminum bumpers can still take a hit and face all kinds of collisions, varying from animals to other cars. The key is all on the way it’s constructed. If you get yourself a top of the range aluminum bumper, you won’t have anything to worry about. Plus, if you’re still unsure, you can add rash guards to give it that extra protection.

Ultimately, lightweight aluminum bumpers are the way to go when you’re thinking long term. For example, if you drive a Ford truck, you’ll find it easier to drive with Ford bumpers that leave you with less bulk while you still feel just as safe. While if you drive a Toyota Tacoma, you gotta switch things up with a bumper even just to remove the small guard hanging down that often makes it harder for you to not scrape something as you go about your daily business. Something that top of the range Toyota Tacoma bumpers can give you. Even if you’re looking for Chevy front bumpers, you can still enjoy the durable effect of aluminum.


Which Aluminum Bumpers To Buy

When you’re looking for something resistant and made unique with skills developed over the years, Truck Defender is a top brand that offers you excellent aluminum bumpers at reasonable prices. They’re an American made company that, in perfect American spirit, allows you to have even more freedom in the way you drive your truck on and off-road. They are here to help you save up money while getting extra protection thanks to their aftermarket truck bumpers. You pay for excellence and that will avoid you some costly fees to fix small bumps that you’d otherwise have to spend more to have fixed. Plus, all of their bumpers are designed to match your taste. No need to compromise on the look, you can finally get one that fits in perfectly with the aesthetic of your truck while keeping you safe for longer. 

ICI aluminum magnum bumpers are also an alternative, offering complete bolt-on installation and clean edges that leave you feeling satisfied of your purchase.

Other top brands that sell top of the range bumpers to keep your truck protected and as good as new, are Ranch Hand, Iron Cross, Fab Fours and Hammerhead. Browse the BumperOnly site today to find any type of customized bumper that your vehicle can enjoy, to make it last longer and look even more badass.





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Sturdy Construction With Mounting Option

I just got this bumper installed on my truck and as much as I like it, everyone that sees it likes it even more. The metal is sturdy and the bumper makes my F-250 look like it's out of Mad Max. I'm looking forward to putting the rear bumper on that goes with it. There are multiple mounting options for LED light bars and cubes which I like. Be careful when buying the bumper and getting the fog lights that go with it. You have to get the rigid flush mounts.

Put lights in after installing bumper

Easy to install fit perfect. Put it on my 08 F250. Love the auxiliary backup lights it adds a whole lot more light to see for backing up

Steelcraft Elevation HD Front Bumper Chevy Silverado 2500/3500 2015-2019 60-10440

2014 ram 2500 steel craft bumper

Put this on my 2014 ram 2500 Great bumper . Great quality. Fairly easy install took about 2.5 hours but would have been faster if I had air tools. When taking the bumper mounts off take the second option and cut the old frame bolts off much easier it comes with all the hardware to replace them anyway.

grait bumper, proor comunication

This bumper fit my 2018 Toyota Tacoma TRD off road perfectly. I bought this because I hit a dear and was looking for a bumper that could take a hit and leave my truck un scathed. I also wanted one that could mount a winch and keep my stock fog lamps. The good, it did not require grinding or modifying to make it fit. The 9000Lb harbor fright winch I bought fit inside it though it require mounting the control box on top of the bumper. The fog lights mounted perfectly as well. The finish looks like it will last the test of time hopefully 30+ years I plan to own my truck. The bad, the grill guard blocks the front radar sensor. I received an email asking for the Year, Make, Model, and year of my truck. I gave them the info because supposedly they have a different grill guard for the 2018+ year trucks that will clear the sensor. The grill guard I received will not clear the sensor. The grill guard is simply held on to the bumper by 4 bolts with and extinction and a Kunkle it is simple to remove thus allowing your sensor to work.
The grill guards top bar is 3 1/4 inches thick. If I cut out enough metal to clear the sensor that will leave only 3/4 inch of meatal and leave a 7 in wide hole across to clear the sensor. I have been in communication with steel craft and hope to get the correct grill guard. I will post a complete YouTube review of this bumper when its all said and done.

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