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Old 09-03-2014, 09:48 AM
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Default 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.

Bumper Mods:
- 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)
- re-powdercoat

I verrry briefly spoke with Redline and his quote to make the changes were about as much as I paid for the bumper. 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.

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 ?

Looks like I should really learn to so I can make a custom bumper - but that aint' happening anytime soon. and...since threads suck without pics...
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