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post #1 of 13 Old 07-09-2008, 03:05 PM Thread Starter
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Whats with stock bumper?

It occured to me while I was installing the lift on my truck that the stock front bumper is really crappy. It looks good, I'm not taking anything away from that its just that in my opinion a bumper should actually be strong enough to offer some protection. My bumper Isnt even 1/8th of an inch thick. So my question is why did Ford put so much work and good design into the truck in genaral and then cop out on the bumper?

Dont even get me started on the accordion frame rails in the front. If you do ever hit something more then a deer your bumper is going to fold up and your frame will crumple putting your intercooleer into your engine!

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It occured to me while I was installing the lift on my truck that the stock front bumper is really crappy. It looks good, I'm not taking anything away from that its just that in my opinion a bumper should actually be strong enough to offer some protection. My bumper Isnt even 1/8th of an inch thick. So my question is why did Ford put so much work and good design into the truck in genaral and then cop out on the bumper?

Dont even get me started on the accordion frame rails in the front. If you do ever hit something more then a deer your bumper is going to fold up and your frame will crumple putting your intercooleer into your engine!
I hit an F-150 at 25 mph and this is all it did to my bumper.

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I hit an F-150 at 25 mph and this is all it did to my bumper.
Are you serious. That isnt to bad at all. I would think that it would look like a ball of aluminum foil after that. It is just so light and looks so weak when you take it off of the truck

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The frame backs up the bumper so your driving the whole frame into what you hit.l swapped mine for a heavy diamond plate model after a Deer run a stop sign.
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You should have hit a 1500. Not a F-150.
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they are actually designed to sorta fold up ,almost like a shock absorber , so that it doesnt bend the frame and the bumper can take most of the hit, now mind you that is for a lower speed crash. if that makes since

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yeah the stock bumper should take most of the impact, but mostly in low speed crashes

this is what happens when you hit a pole at 30mph


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Are you serious. That isnt to bad at all. I would think that it would look like a ball of aluminum foil after that. It is just so light and looks so weak when you take it off of the truck
The braces take the most damage but an easy fix.

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You should have hit a 1500. Not a F-150.
I wish I would have. The roads were slick the morning I hit the F-150. Hate to take out another Ford .

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