I ended up dropping some extra bills and went with the C4 fab rear bumper. Just will require a custom quote for raw amount of welding our bumpers require. We also know that it only weighs 120 pounds without the swing arm and 135 pounds with the swing arm. Sequoia Bumper: Previous Upgrades: 1. I haven't talked to billy since I placed my order but I will be contacting him this week in order to find out when its gonna be ready. My brother has the 4. One is built in-line can be used for vehicle recovery or towing and the other is offset for secondary bike racks, etc.
We reinforce ours to an over the top level in the industry for hard rock bashing. The bare bumper model weighs in at 160 pounds, while its beefier swing-out brother comes in at 235 pounds. To help with strength, it is designed with steel reinforcements in critical areas, and is more than tough enough to handle mild 4-wheeling adventures. Pick your shop wisely though because custom built projects will require a reputable fabrication shop to really follow through with a finished product. However, it will surly be beefy.
I have had a great experience with C4 Fab and so I decided to stick with their product even if it costs me a bit more. Update from BudBuilt We primarily build them from steel, yet we can retool to produce an aluminum one. Or can someone please take one for me? And I'm looking forward to the light comparison. While the Shrockworks is on the pricey side with all of its options and clean design, it is worth it if you can afford it. I have a question though. This side protection extends all the way under the tail lights, fully replacing the plastic stock bumper. The hinge and latch mechanism for the swing arm is built and designed for no rattle and is lower than other bumper options.
The bumper is an expedition style rear bumper featuring a rear modular swing arm allowing a variety of different arrangements with their bolt on, interchangeable accessories including a gas can holder, roof rack ladder, mountain bike rack and Hi-lift jack mounts. Been looking at these because the design of these rear bumpers is great, and I definitely need a receiver for towing, with recovery point a bonus, but the latter is probably not a big deal because it has two other shackle hardpoints provided by this design. Approximate weight is 140 pounds for the base bumper and the swing out will be closer to 200 pounds, not including any accessories. For purposes of this section, Josh and 1stgenoffroad. . In my opinion I don't need the extra width city driving and offroad I have Baja pods to supplement the width I'd be losing going led.
They built parts for our 4Runner, Tacomas, Tundras, and other common platforms. Compared to most other fabrication companies, C4 may have the most well-thought out and configurable options for a 4Runner rear bumper. This version center mounts the spare tire like the Solo, but it adds the support of the Offset design to best distribute the weight. The Tundra has swirls and paint correction spots horribly done and it bothers me. After speaking with the owner, they do still make them and he is providing specifications for us to include! Or can someone please take one for me? The UltraSwing Hitch Carrier fully clears the 4Runner cargo door when opened.
I ordered a front and rear from brute force in December and it should be ready here in the next month. Structurally the main portion of the bumper is identical to the base bumper, with the addition of either one or two heavy-duty spindles along with their proprietary latches. Flat Black Spray Paint: 3. Just so you understand, Wilco is not made specifically for our 4Runner. I think texting him is usually wise. The Hitchgate Offset model follows more of a full-width swing-out design. Unlike a lot of companies he's a one man show.
This gives the user flexibility to have it installed when they are on an off-road trip, and stored in the garage for the day to day commute. The wedge sticks pretty far back in the receiver which makes tightening inside, well… tight. Overall the Hefty Fabworks rear bumper is a great choice for anyone who wants to add the rear protection without all of the weight. The BudBuilt bumper can be powder coated in flat or semi-gloss black along with any other color you choose and textured as well or left in a sanded ready to paint bare steel. This helps support the channel and allows us to continue to make videos like this.
This high clearance design does require the removal of the last crossmember on the frame, as the bumper bolts into its place becoming a structural part of the frame. All of the add-ons also come with the option of bare steel or powder-coated to match. I don't care how small of a company you are. This alone would be a good option for many owners, both in the off-road and on-road world. The base bumper weighs a hefty 175 pounds making this a heavy bumper considering it does not have the swing arm.