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What does your bumper weigh approx.

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Old 01-18-2011, 07:15 PM
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Im working on building a front bumper. im using some steel tubing i found for free thats pretty heavy duty stuff. im cutting into 4ft lengths in the front and then tapered out about 1.5ft on each side. the pipe is about 2 3/8 of an in. and will stack about 6 sections high and welded together. roughly 15in. tall.

my question is about weight. the pipe im using is some pretty thick walled heavy duty steel, may not be the right stuff for this application, may be to heavy. But its gonna end up being over 200lbs with the grill guard portion and probably more after said and done.

How much does your after market replacement bumper weigh? did you notice a difference with that much extra weight being there? what are some foreseeable issues that could arise with such a heavy application?
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Dont make the bumper heavier duty than the frame behind it. The bumper's purpose is to absorb the impact.
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understood yes. but arent just about all aftermarket bumpers i.e. RanchHand, tough country, buckstop etc. etc. made from steel that is thicker and stronger than our frames.

im not sure the size of steel that our frames are made out of but i dont beleive it to be stronger or thicker than 10ga. plate steel. but i could be wrong.
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understood yes. but arent just about all aftermarket bumpers i.e. RanchHand, tough country, buckstop etc. etc. made from steel that is thicker and stronger than our frames.
Just because everyone else is jumping off a cliff doesnt mean you should too.
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I dont know the weight of the bumper on my truck but my dad says it was about 200 or 250 lb and I did not notice a difference in anything on my truck. I dont even think it saged any.
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Just because everyone else is jumping off a cliff doesnt mean you should too.
Nice half-assed response. Is that your way of saying "I don't know"?
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understood yes. but arent just about all aftermarket bumpers i.e. RanchHand, tough country, buckstop etc. etc. made from steel that is thicker and stronger than our frames.
All of those bumpers will destroy your frame in an accident also. 1.75 .120 is all you need for a bumper.
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Nice half-assed response. Is that your way of saying "I don't know"?
Its my way of saying "Its not a good idea."
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Its my way of saying "Its not a good idea."
You should have just said that. The way you said it came off as being a bit of a smart *** and belittling. Just trying to make a point so you know where other people are coming from.
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