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bumper bummer

Discussion in 'Chevy Trucks' started by neilc, Mar 9, 2003.

  1. neilc

    neilc Junior Member
    Messages: 15

    want one piece rear step bumper (read stronger ? ), for 02 silverado, oe folder went right to bed corner when backed into snow bank
    any suggestions other than stop the braille driving? :eek:
    thinking to match dee zee black diamond brite running boards
    ( not bought yet )
  2. Alan

    Alan PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,393

    Good luck. For the most part you are not going to find stout and glitzy in the same package. Best bet is to find a good fab shop, or, more specifically) a good fabricator and build something rugged if that is what you want. Other than that it's mostly real pretty junk on the market.
  3. Pelican

    Pelican 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,075

    Reunel Bumpers , the last name in bumpers. Suitable for tank mounting!
  4. JohnnyU

    JohnnyU 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,040

    I think Ranchhand is a good looking and strong looking bumper too!
  5. chtucker

    chtucker Senior Member
    Messages: 618

    I've had a Reunel and would caution you on two things

    1st As a front bumper they are strong as hell, weigh WAY to much, may or may not work with a plow.

    2cnd For the rear, I would not rely on their towing capability. The receiver is only mounted the bumper. The bumper is 1/2" plate, but does not provide a suitable force distribution for towing. I like the idea, but I had to had to tie the bumper in to the frame in a couple of different places to keep it attached to my truck;) .

    I don't think they are worth the premium price. I would go with a wrap around ranch hand or simmilar.

  6. s-10racing

    s-10racing Junior Member
    from east
    Messages: 15

    i did the same thing to my truck on same side , it pushed the lower part of bed in , still have not tried to fix yet, but also looking for a heavy duty bumper.i look at the factory trailer receiver & i am not to sure about the strength of that either.if i find a place with a good deal i will pass it on . goodluck , matt