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Demon_Customs
12-12-2002, 10:27 PM
Anyone know if Ranchhand has bumpers for the 03s yet? Or any other bumpers, that aren't all "pretty" like reunel or road armor.

GO 4LO
12-26-2002, 12:02 PM
How do you mean - &quot;pretty&quot;? I've been looking into bumpers in anticipation of upcoming truck purchase. Is there anything wrong with the Reunel or Road Armor units structurally? Or are you just looking for something less expensive?<br>Chris

Demon_Customs
12-26-2002, 05:47 PM
I don't think there is anything wrong structurally, its just a looks thing for me. They're too rounded, and I prefer something alot more &quot;manly&quot; looking. I'm sure Reunel is a nice bumper, if you wanna pay up and over 1k for a front bumper and 800 for a rear bumper with 2 Piaa lights. I just want something to protect the truck..not look like a lil city boy riding around in Daddys truck( and around here there is enough of em )

driver
12-26-2002, 06:04 PM
Is this what your looking for<br><br>http://www.dodge-diesel.org/yabbse/index.php?board=7;action=display;threadid=6936;sta rt=0

Demon_Customs
12-26-2002, 06:12 PM
Haha that new one looks ugly as fock. Think they added enough useless tubing up front? not to mention it doesn't extend out far enough to serve any real use, as in protecting you from actually hitting something like a tree, or another truck

driver
12-27-2002, 06:00 AM
You did say you wanted something that was not all pretty [laugh]

duck
12-27-2002, 11:14 AM
RanchHand is supposed to have their 03 bumpers out for the HD any day now. The Baja bumper is looking tempting...<br>

Demon_Customs
12-27-2002, 12:42 PM
Well, by not wanting something pretty, I just want a simple bumper that serves a purpose. To keep trees or small cars from going through the radiator. I prefer the Ranchhand bumpers since they are simple, yet very strong. They aren't all rounded and blended in like the Reunel bumpers are. And as far as the Road Armor, thats just sick to see something like that on a truck. Bet all that tubing will fold nicely into the hood if you slid into a tree....

Demon_Customs
12-27-2002, 12:42 PM
<br>RanchHand is supposed to have their 03 bumpers out for the HD any day now. The Baja bumper is looking tempting...<br><br><br><br><br>Whats the Baja Bumper look like?

Shovelhead
12-27-2002, 01:38 PM
Road armor also makes this one. ;)

Demon_Customs
12-27-2002, 07:47 PM
Still to &quot;pretty&quot;. It doesn't stick out from the front end enough for me, plus it hangs down real low....If Ranch Hand doesn't make one, I'll just fab my own....

KSwanner
01-02-2003, 06:54 PM
I got an E-mail from Ranchhand today. They say they are about 3 weeks out with bumpers for our '03s. Kyle

duck
01-02-2003, 07:15 PM
Not sure why I called it &quot;Baja&quot;, except that it looks like other called Baja.<br>It's actually the Bullnose which I was speaking of.<br>http://www.ranchhand.com/frontbumperbullnose.htm<br><br>Less &quot;rancher&quot; looking than the original style, and you can still get the recevier hitch on the front.

Demon_Customs
01-02-2003, 07:19 PM
Ahh yes the Bullnose. I used to like it till they ruined it with that stupid looking hoop on it now ::)

Commatoze
01-03-2003, 04:16 PM
.......I'm sure Reunel is a nice bumper, if you wanna pay up and over 1k for a front bumper and 800 for a rear bumper with 2 Piaa lights.......


Actually....it's $800 not including the PIAA lights. But then again, it'll haul 15,000 lbs. ::)

Demon_Customs
01-03-2003, 04:35 PM
800 without. LoL so it&#039;ll haul 15,000lbs. So with the Reese Titan Hitch ;) I&#039;ll stick with a Ranch Hand rear bumper ;D

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DF5152
01-03-2003, 10:04 PM
Here is another page for bumpers, looks like the rest but they are aluminum.....

Commatoze
01-05-2003, 08:15 AM
<br>800 without. ****, LoL so it'll haul 15,000lbs. So with the Reese Titan Hitch ;) I'll stick with a Ranch Hand rear bumper ;D<br><br><br>The point I was trying to make wasn't to compare a hitch with a bumper. It was to point out the strength of the Reunel bumper which in my opinion is incomparable. ;D<br>

cummins24
01-05-2003, 11:14 AM
Try Southwest Fabricators. They are less costly, and I believe a better product than ranch hand Web Site <br>Southwestfabricators.com or 1 800 815 4348<br>

Demon_Customs
01-05-2003, 04:50 PM
<br><br>800 without. ****, LoL so it'll haul 15,000lbs. So with the Reese Titan Hitch ;) I'll stick with a Ranch Hand rear bumper ;D<br><br><br>The point I was trying to make wasn't to compare a hitch with a bumper. It was to point out the strength of the Reunel bumper which in my opinion is incomparable. ;D<br><br><br><br>I understand ;) and its a good point, I just think that for $800 it could atleast have lights in it. Where as I could get Ranchhand to build a bumper, then torch cut light holes and get the Piaa lights cheaper. Plus RanchHand rates there bumpers at 10,000. I wouldn't want to tow that much off any bumper..If your trailer is that big, get a Gooseneck :)

Festus
08-01-2003, 03:18 AM
What you need is one of these. I designed it, buddy welded it together! See picture in attachment below.

Berak
08-01-2003, 09:33 AM
Nice bumper Festus! I like the offensive posture. 8)

Looks like it&#039;s straight out of The RoadWarrior!!

Hoss
08-01-2003, 10:35 AM
http://www.roadarmor.com/Images/DODGE/ld7.JPG


HA!!! That&#039;s hilarious!! ;D ::)

Hoss
08-01-2003, 10:41 AM
Nice bumper Festus! I like the offensive posture. 8)

Looks like it&#039;s straight out of The RoadWarrior!!


Offensive is right!! ;D :P No offense, of course... ;)

Luke S
08-01-2003, 10:48 AM
That is the ugliest thing I have ever seen. I am getting a maverick front end replacement for my 03&#039;. i&#039;m pickin it up next week. I am thinking about becoming a dealer for them. I am allready a dealer for Southwest Fabricators but you can never sell to much stuff. Check this out...........

www.mavtruk.com

Demon_Customs
08-01-2003, 12:27 PM
That is the ugliest thing I have ever seen. I am getting a maverick front end replacement for my 03&#039;. i&#039;m pickin it up next week. I am thinking about becoming a dealer for them. I am allready a dealer for Southwest Fabricators but you can never sell to much stuff. Check this out...........

www.mavtruk.com



Now that is a good looking bumper...Let me know if you become a dealer ;D

Festus
08-01-2003, 05:34 PM
Nice bumper Festus! I like the offensive posture. 8)

Looks like it&#039;s straight out of The RoadWarrior!!


Unfortunately, not straight oout of The RoadWarrior. Their stuff is too expensive for steel, never mind aluminum IMHO. I took AliArc&#039;s basic concept which was building something out of aluminm as that was the only good idea they have. I redesigned a bumper with greater height, added a rake for lower protection, and used heavier material and solid welds so it wouldn&#039;t fall apart if one was to hit a coyote. It worked out well. Attached is a picture of it on my &#039;98 here in Edmonton.

Demon_Customs
08-01-2003, 07:19 PM
Nice bumper Festus! I like the offensive posture. 8)

Looks like it&#039;s straight out of The RoadWarrior!!


Unfortunately, not straight oout of The RoadWarrior. Their stuff is too expensive for steel, never mind aluminum IMHO. I took AliArc&#039;s basic concept which was building something out of aluminm as that was the only good idea they have. I redesigned a bumper with greater height, added a rake for lower protection, and used heavier material and solid welds so it wouldn&#039;t fall apart if one was to hit a coyote. It worked out well. Attached is a picture of it on my &#039;98 here in Edmonton.



LoL.....


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wick
08-01-2003, 09:35 PM
$800 for the rear bumper is way to high. I am getting mine for the rear for $309.00
It retails for $594.00. Pays to know some people. The $309 is cost on the rear bumper. Thats the cowboy one, not the one with the big drop on it.-

The shop where i am buying the rear bumper said that they have the 03 front bumpers in but they look horrible on the trucks. They said that it does not fix up close enough to the lights. They said to wait a little while untill they make it better because the first runs do not look good.

They are getting $945 installed for thoses. No lights or anything.
Shop around, ever place i have called has given a different price.

VPI
08-01-2003, 11:41 PM
Found these the other day when I was looking around for bumpers. I don&#039;t know much about them but I think that they look good. 8)

www.buckstop.biz

commando
08-02-2003, 06:34 PM
Anyone know the price of a Buckstop for an &#039;03?