Like the look and quality of the bumper. There was a flaw in the powder coat/paint that left a bare spot. Also i was not able to get 1 of the 4 bolt holes to accept the supplied bolts through it. Had to leave it off as the metal quality of the bumper and truck frame broke 3 drill bits.
The Only words to describe this bumper is, Awesome!!!!!!! This is a bumper that would make the Punisher Proud, talk about a solid steel bumper!
After getting this bumper I had to also get a 5 “lift. Now this truck really looks great!
Thank you Bumpers Only! I will be sending a picture of my new bumper please feel free to post it so everyone will know what I am talking about.
Bryan Martin (Elkton ,MD)
Bumper is solid!! Directions lack details but was able to figure out which hardware goes where from trail and error. But the bumper is extremely heavy duty. Some all weather LED license plate lights would be nice. It would also be nice to have some way of reattaching the lighting wire harness. I zip tied it to the tow hitch. The little things are why I gave it a 4 out of 5.
I was a little skeptical about buying an after market bumper but since the reviews seemed to be ok everywhere on this bumper I took the plunge.
The bumper is definitely high quality. It doesn't stick out a lot like some of the ranch style bumpers. This one is almost the same size as the factory bumper.
The welds are pretty good. Some areas where you can't see, yeah the welds aren't the best but they're not meant to be (mostly just tacks). Just hold the piece together, nothing to go to a structural code.
The brackets to bolt up to the actual truck frame are very well made. They're heavy, thick steel and welds are well deposited.
Installation wasn't that hard at all, other than the thing being about 190lbs actual weight and installing by myself (160lbs) it was definitely awkward without help. Placing it into the truck frame and resting on the trailer hitch made it easier once on there.
The adjustment are limited. For my application of a 04' 2500HD Silverado the bolts to the frame lined up one way, just some adjustment to tilt the bumper up or down. But since I had a trailer hitch from factory I couldn't tilt it down further than the hitch. It comes with spaces to to add between hitch and bumper that prevents from tilting down, keeping the bumper level. So that adjustment is now gone.
The other adjustment is front to back, theres about 1.5" of play there, measure where you want your bumper to sit. Thats also made by tightening or loosening the bumper brackets to truck frame.
The last adjustment is side to side. I figured by now that the adjustments aren't very flexible once that frame to bumper was bolted so I proceeded to tighten down the Bumper brackets to the actual bumper. Once done I noticed that there was a gap from the edge of the bumper to the corner of the truck bed. Thats when I discovered there was adjustment left. Don't make my mistake, measure that, adjust, then tighten.
I left my bumper that way with 1/2" gap on one side and about 3...
completely satisfied with bumper, only complaint is the free shackles I received for the front bumper I did not receive with the purchase of the back bumper, they was purchased separate.