rear bumper on 60 - replace or improve?
So the long story is I just got the quarters trimmed up and want to add some protection back there. Additionally, I don't want to carry my fuel on the roof anymore (I'm short so it's pretty inconvenient, and...the fuel cans interfere with the RTT bows).
so I get to thinking and ball parking the dollar amounts on what i think I want to accomplish:
rear quarter protection: I think I prefer mini-sliders like what Crash has.
- Second swing out or one long swing out to add fuel can carrier.
- add towing receiver (currently none)
- maybe provision for flush mount LED b/u or flood lights
- integrated rear quarter protection instead of mini sliders? (meh)
I verrry briefly spoke with Redline and his quote to make the changes were about as much as I paid for the bumper. :eek: It does make sense...lots of labor involved. pre-made ones with dual swing outs can be had - like this (pricey): http://www.4plusproducts.com/fj60classicrearbumper.html
also in Kit form (still have to have someone weld it up (like 4x4 labs)http://www.4x4labs.com/products/rear...r-bumper-kits/
when adding it all up...there's no denying it. wicked expensive.
:confused: with all that...what's your advice on selling the current bumper to help fund a pre-made, bolt and go option or get the changes made to the current setup?? any other bumper advice ? :confused:
Looks like I should really learn to :weld: :o so I can make a custom bumper - but that aint' happening anytime soon. and...since threads suck without pics...
If you can gain access to a welder with a helper you can't beat the price value of the 4x4 labs.
Otherwise I'd probably try to sell that one and just buy a complete bumper like you want. Modifying stuff can become more hassle than its worth often. Especially by the hour.
Check with Mike at bump it off road. See what he can do if you are looking to have some one do something.
I'd sell what you have and use the $$$ to offset what you want built. Then you will be happy and life will be grand ;)
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