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Old 03-17-2007, 07:54 PM   #1 (permalink)
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best push bar or bumper?

I have an 08 F350 FX4 on the way, what is the best push bar or bumper under a grand. I don't want stainless, I think its not as strong, but I want black bars anyway. I know most products are just grille gaurds, but I want somthing strong. My current truck has smittybuilt and its so rusty I can bend the bars with my hand, it started rusting the first winter on my truck. Junk.
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Old 03-17-2007, 08:19 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Re: best push bar or bumper?

Mine is a bolt on from here. http://www.brownstruckacc.com/ Very well built and strong as heck! I had it color matched at an area body shop.

Brushguard :$363.00
Paint job :$225.00
Protection against pesky nighttime deer : PRICELESS
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Old 03-17-2007, 08:26 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Re: best push bar or bumper?

Ranchand front end replacements seem to be pretty popular around here.
I like the looks of the stuff from tough country too.

As far as the rust issue, I think some companies will finish the bumper with bed liner, which might hold up to wear and road salt a little better than paint or powdercoating.
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Old 03-17-2007, 08:33 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Anyone that builds/sells bumpers and guards and powdercoats them usually ends up with a good product. The powdercoat is a good corrosion protectant and holds up alot better. Salty conditions from icey roads etc. though can lead to premature failure of lesser products. Fortunatly, we don't see too much ice and snow where I live.
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Re: best push bar or bumper?

Does anyone make a version of their bumper for an 08 yet?

I am getting a front and rear from <font color="red">www.buckstop.biz</font> for my new 07. Solid bumper without the "toy monster truck" look of some of the others.
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Old 03-27-2007, 10:13 AM   #6 (permalink)
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i have 08 fsd brush guards. pm me for pictures of a bg on a truck. front replacements in about a week.
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Old 03-27-2007, 04:59 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Re: best push bar or bumper?

If your looking for a bolt on guard... look into a Polar Bear guard. I had one of those on a Chevy Blazer. Impressed me enough on how well it held up after running head on into a barrier that I bought one for my Dakota, and F350. The blazer would have had minimal damage had I not rolled it after the hit. I have since changed the guard for a ranchhand front end replacement for the winch mount, the TDS member that bought the Polar Bear seemed quite happy of how new it looked after 3 years. Not one spot of rust. I doubt I'll be able to say the same about the ranchhand in three years.
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http://www.reunel.com/FordExtremeDut...ont%20(9).html
This is a stainless model, but Reunel.com builds an excellent product. I had a rear from them on my 96 and it served me very well.


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Re: best push bar or bumper?

I'm starting to angle for the grille guard, the price of full replacement is to much. My 08 was shipped 3-26 so I will have to make up my mind soon. My choices are http://www.goindustries.com/home/go1..._281/ford.html, http://www.ranchhand.com/ www.ironhorsetrucks.com, and http://www.frontier-gear.com/html/Gr...dProducts.html
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Sold 28' Jayco Talon ZX toy hauler 10,000# w/o toy's tounge wt 1600# w/o toys or water
Sold 22' Renagade 3place snowmobile trailer 2000# w/o toy,s
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i like choice #3. so does my family. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img]
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Re: best push bar or bumper?

I like the look of the Frontier one the best. The vertical uprights look the strongest.
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Re: best push bar or bumper?

I like Diamond B. they use square tubinf but turn it 45 degree so it is in a diamond shape. Not many people have them so your truck does not look like all the rest. I think it was about 400 installed (they just bolt on) 7 years ago. We have one on the Suburban too, hit a doe at 70mph and the only damage was where the bumper was not protected. All we had to do was spray off the truck and continue with the trip. Without it, we ( me and the family), would have been on the side of the road for a long time.

I have owned several brushguards and probable hit more than 20 deer and 1 600# calf at highway speed and have not found any brushguards that I like more than the Diamond B. The calf totaled the truck but the Ranch Hand did it's job.

If they dont have one for an 08, I am sure they will shortly.

On Edit-click here: http://www.diamondbaccessories.com/gg.html

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sgrem i like choice #3. so does my family.
I wonder why?? [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
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Sold 08 F350 FX4 cc sb 6.4L BFG 305/65-18 Harpooned 12MPG MT
Sold 99.5 F250 sc lb 3.73ls 4x4 100k
08 Ecape Manual XLS 29MPG

09 Passport 290BH 7000#'s 800#'s TW
06 & 07 Rugrats
Sold 28' Jayco Talon ZX toy hauler 10,000# w/o toy's tounge wt 1600# w/o toys or water
Sold 22' Renagade 3place snowmobile trailer 2000# w/o toy,s
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Re: best push bar or bumper?

Man that reunal unit looks great except for the side view---it lookslike the nose is bent down. Thought the 1,500 price was great until I saw all the add on prices for the holes, wires, etc. Wonder what that baby weighs.
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