ALUMINUM bumpers ONLY. Let's see them!

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Why would I want an aluminum bumper? Aluminum is softer than steel and is probably not as durable. Are the weight savings really that big of a deal? Other than weight, what are the advantages of aluminum?

Give me a steel bumper any day of the week.
Nobody asked you if you wanted an aluminum bumper. This is a thread for those interested in aluminum bumpers.

Why did you even click the topic?

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A shout-out to Quadratec’s great customer service! I ordered a Rock Hard aluminum bumper through them. First, they gave me a Forum discount. Then, when the bumper (which shipped directly from Rock Hard) arrived damaged, Rock Hard said they would not allow me to file a claim if I signed for it. Quadratec said they would replace it even if I signed for it. (I didn’t sign for it, so Rock Hard did replace it, but I’m just sayin’.)
Nice. Very good to hear. I have had nothing but good things to say about Quadratec as well. Have been ordering my addiction parts.... I mean Jeep parts from them for years! When I do order the rock hard bumpers (because I am pretty much positive that is what I am going with - just need to decide stubby, mid or full width front now) I will order from them.

BTW - do you happen to know the code for the forum discount, or did you call the order in?

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For those with Rock Hard 4x4 front bumpers - can we get some pics looking forward from the rear?
What I am concerned with is how much mess from the tires gets thrown onto the back of the bumper? (fog lights, etc.) I am concerned with long term longevity from road salt, rain, and mud going on the fog light wiring.
This is one reason why I am considering the stubby version of their bumper, but can not find very Many pics of it besides actual manufacturer photos.

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Why would I want an aluminum bumper? Aluminum is softer than steel and is probably not as durable. Are the weight savings really that big of a deal? Other than weight, what are the advantages of aluminum?

Give me a steel bumper any day of the week.
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What I have done to my aluminum Rock Hard 4x4 bumper. I added housings for the brake away cable and the tow umbilical cable. This is much cleaner looking and keeps me off my knees.

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What I have done to my aluminum Rock Hard 4x4 bumper. I added housings for the brake away cable and the tow umbilical cable. This is much cleaner looking and keeps me off my knees.

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Wow that is slick! Very nice job! Looks like a factory option!
 

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Anyone have much experience with the Quadratec "Brute Strength" aluminum bumpers? They look good, seem really similar to Rival (same factory?), overall seem like a decent value. Although not quite as light weight as I would like. Thoughts? Experience good or bad?
Any responses? I'm interested in that same bumper. I got a really good deal on the Brute Strength sliders and so far have been happy with the fit, finish, look and "strength".
 
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Any responses? I'm interested in that same bumper. I got a really good deal on the Brute Strength sliders and so far have been happy with the fit, finish, look and "strength".
Not yet. Noone has chimed in on those
 

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Nice. Very good to hear. I have had nothing but good things to say about Quadratec as well. Have been ordering my addiction parts.... I mean Jeep parts from them for years! When I do order the rock hard bumpers (because I am pretty much positive that is what I am going with - just need to decide stubby, mid or full width front now) I will order from them.

BTW - do you happen to know the code for the forum discount, or did you call the order in?

Thank you -
Rock hard bumpers are awesome. From a 117 pound Smittybilt to a 36 pound Rock hard mid width was great. Getting that weight off the extreme front end made a world of difference. And it’s compatible with 12,000 pound winches so strength is not much of an issue against steel. I’m now looking for a good rear aluminum bumper that is compatible with a tire carrier that can handle a 37”.
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Rock hard bumpers are awesome. From a 117 pound Smittybilt to a 36 pound Rock hard mid width was great. Getting that weight off the extreme front end made a world of difference. And it’s compatible with 12,000 pound winches so strength is not much of an issue against steel. I’m now looking for a good rear aluminum bumper that is compatible with a tire carrier that can handle a 37”.
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Very nice! Looking Good, and thanks for sharing!
 
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One thing I forgot to say was they are dang expensive but lighter weight costs money.
Yeah but it sounds like it is a quality piece so it’s worth it in my opinion
 

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