ARMOR Steel VS Aluminum Front Bumper

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What material, brand, and style front bumper are you guys running? Any suggestions for people currently in the market? Pictures welcome
 

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I'm running a CBI T3 steel with short center hoop. Love the sleek look of this.
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I've always been a fan of those bumpers. Those things look like they should have come with these trucks straight from the factory! Great utility with minimal cutting and additional weight on the front end. I'm definitely considering those as well(y)
 

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I've always been a fan of those bumpers. Those things look like they should have come with these trucks straight from the factory! Great utility with minimal cutting and additional weight on the front end. I'm definitely considering those as well(y)
I was set on these because of how perfectly OEM they look. I changed my mind and plan to get a high clearance for the function, but these are still ridiculously clean looking.
 

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I was set on these because of how perfectly OEM they look. I changed my mind and plan to get a high clearance for the function, but these are still ridiculously clean looking.
Honestly I'm leaning that way too atm. I think it would match nicely with the high clearance rear bumper I also plan to get down the road. Have you decided yet on steel vs aluminum?
 

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Honestly I'm leaning that way too atm. I think it would match nicely with the high clearance rear bumper I also plan to get down the road. Have you decided yet on steel vs aluminum?
Aluminum for me. I'll stick with the lighter weight. Don't think I'll be hitting the bumper on too much shit that it would need to be steel to hold up.
 

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I’m in the market too. I was thinking of Victory 4x4’s front bumper. It seems to be more flush to the fender trim. Any thoughts on how flush these others are? I prefer it not stick out.
 

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You could always look into a steel tube bumper like the All Pro if you want to save weight. I'd assume that something like that is a bit lighter than the steel bumpers like CBI, Pelfrey, etc.
 

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I do like that low profile sleek CBI T3 bumper, I’ve always had my eyes on the Fab Four vengeance bumpers, more expensive tho and the bull bar is higher and blocks the grill, I like that low cbi look.
 

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I do like that low profile sleek CBI T3 bumper, I’ve always had my eyes on the Fab Four vengeance bumpers, more expensive tho and the bull bar is higher and blocks the grill, I like that low cbi look.
Agreed about the CBI. That’s my favorite of all the options and likely what I’ll go with when the time comes.
 

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Pelfreybilt aluminum with center hoop on the way.
 

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Decided to pull the trigger on an aluminum T3 front bumper from CBI, lead time was 10 weeks:cry: September can't come soon enough!
Dude I'm with ya, September 13th where are youm
 

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In the Market as well. Does anyone have a list of Companies who manufacture Aluminum bumpers? I've only found CBI so far, but I'm a complete noob to the game as well so I'm not in the "know". I've tried searching tacomaworld as well and couldn't find anything.
 

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Decided to pull the trigger on an aluminum T3 front bumper from CBI, lead time was 10 weeks:cry: September can't come soon enough!
Have you installed this yet? Any pictures? Curious to see how it looks....
 
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