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Since there seems to be a consensus with this thread about the looks of the AEV bumper,

What other bumpers have you guys considered keeping the theme of looking somewhat OEM and having corners that match the body etc?

I'm mostly thinking about the rear. Happy with the factory steel front bumper.

I can't do the flat plated bumpers we see so often.
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I may not have searched hard enough or appreciated what is out there but for rear bumpers WITH integrated tire carriers, I wasn't able to find anything that looked remotely OEM. I really didn't want cobweb designs or other large logos cut into the sheet metal of my bumper or carrier so ended up shelling out for AEV rear set up myself. It is super high quality (really love that) and made in USA (generally there is an uncharge for that). I would buy the rear again.

Interested in seeing what others suggest here. I don't mind if I have buyers remorse.
 

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They do the job and look as close to OEM as you’ll get for a much more functional rear end. Best spare fuel and shovel integration in the business if you need them. Install of the rear was a total bitch. Park assist sensors go off for no reason half the time probably because AEV ONLY had 3 years of R&D time to get that piece wrong.
Bummer to hear that the rear install is a pain. I don't know that I have any strong reason to change the front, so the OEM look of the rear is good and I would like to have the benefits of the tire carrier and extra diesel... Thanks for the info.
 

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Bummer to hear that the rear install is a pain. I don't know that I have any strong reason to change the front, so the OEM look of the rear is good and I would like to have the benefits of the tire carrier and extra diesel... Thanks for the info.
I personally thought that the rear was easy. Just have to remove the passenger taillight and be sure to pull the OEM license plate light from the OEM bumper before installing the AEV bumper.

The front bumper... that one was a real PITA.
 
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Very pleased that I held out for past 2 plus years. I had almost given up. Got my bumper, tire carrier, and gas caddy a few weeks ago.
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Andy, could you tell me what kind of trailer skid plate that is?
 

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Very pleased that I held out for past 2 plus years. I had almost given up. Got my bumper, tire carrier, and gas caddy a few weeks ago.
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hi andy ... the rear bumper is awesome... by the way, is it needed to cut the body trim before install the fender extension and splash guards?
 

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hi andy ... the rear bumper is awesome... by the way, is it needed to cut the body trim before install the fender extension and splash guards?
The pinch seam at the back of the fender needs to be trimmed with an angle grinder to get those on.
 

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The pinch seam at the back of the fender needs to be trimmed with an angle grinder to get those on.
thx andy ... cut the body trim is most difficult part for me indeed ...
 
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