Replacing your OEM bumper to a new one can be a great investment for your truck especially when you’re off-roading. It is made to protect the front part of the vehicle which is made up of components such as the hood, parking lights, engine, headlights, and grille and cooling system; and other mid-are parts like trunk and taillights. It will serve as a shield for the front and rear end of the truck when low-speed collision happens.
The bumper is created as a safety related equipment but only in low-speed collisions only especially when parking the vehicle. It is designed to prevent physical damage to the vehicle, but not intended to prevent the severity of injuries in the passengers. It is made to only reduce damage to the vehicle, but more than 5 mph speed during collision will not guarantee the safety of the passengers.
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When planning to buy an aftermarket bumper, you have to check the materials used for it first. There are several brands that offer bumpers such as ARB, Smittybilt, Rugged Ridge, Rampage, and more. You can read on reviews to see the insights of the customers and trust rating of the product. You can also check out videos about the product if it’s complicated to install. By researching these information, you will have an idea of what to purchase and if you can install it by yourself or seek a professional’s help.
Searching for information about the truck bumper you’re going to buy is essential. Getting the wrong product bumper’ can be expensive because of mechanical repairs and insurance costs, plus it can cause body damage to your truck. Bumpers add more weight to your truck. Before buying, check the weight first. Installing a new bumper can also increase fuel costs and even create bearing and axle problems over time. Make sure to get the right product for your vehicle and install it properly.
You also have to consider the type of terrain you’re usually driving in with your truck. It is also an important factor when choosing whether a front, rear, or even OE-replacement bumpers. It is better to stick with the brand names you can trust since they have built durable products using top-grade materials, and have also spent years designing top-of-the-line bumpers to ensure quality. They also provide quality craftsmanship which is always backed with a warranty.
Lightweight bumper made of polyresin is great to use for trucks driven only on highways. You will need a more durable product made of high-quality materials like carbon fiber, metal, or fiberglass to handle the roughest and even the most extreme terrain conditions.
You also need to consider the specific needs for your vehicle. Bumpers can either add extra style or performance to your ride. It can mount off-road lights for additional functionality and safety when driving during night time. If you use your truck for towing, you have to consider bumpers with existing winch mounts or bull bars.