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Old 02-09-2014, 07:17 PM
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SmittyBilt M1 Front Bumper

I'm in the market right now for a new "rugged" looking front bumper. I stumbled upon the smittybilt m1. 4wheelparts' website says that it will not fit my 2002 7.3 in the details, but a few other sites claim differently.
Also 4wheelparts claims the m1 fenders and m1 rear bumper will fit.
So I figured I'd ask you guys on here.
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Old 02-11-2014, 03:16 AM
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they only make the M1 front bumpers for 2008 and up

for the fender flares, 2008-10 have pretty much the same fender flares as 99-07 that's what they go off of.

the rear bumper for our truck are all mounted the same, im just going to buy a 2008-2015 rear bumper for my 2001 and they just bolt right up, so why wouldn't a aftermarket designed for a new truck not bolt up to ours

it would be bada$$ to have a truck with M1 bumpers front and rear, fenders, and a grille

look on there website for all the parts they make for what truck
M1 Front Bumpers - Smittybilt

but check out road armors and iron bull bumpers they look pretty sweet and they cost almost half as much as fab fours, that's the route I was going to go but for that price im just going to buy a Lincoln mig welder and all the tools and just build one to my needs
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How different are the measurements? Could I fabricate it to make it work?
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Also I just got an email from a rep from smittybilt. They do intend on making these front bumper for the older models. Just not sure when he said. I did notice that the 2011-12 looks kind if similar to the front end of my diesel. I think I would have a better chance to fabricate that year type than the 08.

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i think it would just be better to wait or cheaper just fab one up from scratch

yes the 11-14 would look easier to mod but it if you got it mounted it would just look weird with all the gaps between things. the 08-10 wouldnt work very well at all sense its just a straight across the top kinda bumper, doesnt dip down where the grille is,

my vote goes to either a different bumper company or just wait for the 99-04 to come out
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Also I just got an email from a rep from smittybilt. They do intend on making these front bumper for the older models. Just not sure when he said. I did notice that the 2011-12 looks kind if similar to the front end of my diesel. I think I would have a better chance to fabricate that year type than the 08.
People have mounted the 2011 bumpers on our 99-03 trucks and they fit really nicely
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I honestly think it looks horrible, its like an old lady just had a plastic surgery on her lips but left everything old looking. but with the smitty bumper it might be different looking but youll still have those stock gap between the grille and the bumper, sense the 11-14 grille is wider that gap will go into the headlights a little and it just looks odd. the lines just don't match up,
but that's just me, im OCD crazy so if it doesn't line up perfect I freak out, its gotta be perfect

look at this thread on how a stock 11-14 bumper looks on our trucks

2013 bumper with 05 grill on 02
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Yeah I would definitely want a snug "perfect" fit.
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Check out the ARB front bumper. Looks pretty good.

Also Fab Fours makes awesome bumpers in different variations. I like the fit of the fab fours better than road armor.
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Check out the ARB front bumper. Looks pretty good.

Also Fab Fours makes awesome bumpers in different variations. I like the fit of the fab fours better than road armor.
but those are around $2500 bucks just for the front, the smitty ones are the cheaper ones to go with, cheaper then road armor, for fab fours front and rear your looking at almost $4,000 and still gotta pay freight unlike the smitty built for front and rear for like $2,300 and have the same look
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