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Old 12-31-2013, 05:52 PM
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Factory front bumper weight F250?

I'm in search of the weight of a factory front bumper on a Ford F250.

I have a 2008 Ford F250 XLT (it is a gasoline engine 5.4 V8).

I want to put a Ranch Hand Legend bumper/grill guard on there. The Ranch Hand Legend bumper weighs in at approximately 300lbs. Will my truck handle that kind of extra weight in the front. The guy at the front desk at Ford thought that it would be a little on the heavy side since it is not a diesel. This bumper came off of a 2010 F350 dually.

I weigh about 200 lbs and stood on the front factory bumper and bounced around a little and the front of the truck feels very stout.

I am trying to smoothen out the ride with the extra weight up front. In addition there are a lot of deer here in these parts (Laredo, TX).

Thank you for the help.

Robert
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Only about 50-60 lbs. I take them off all the time, and they are easily lifted with one arm.
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Thanks for the info wvrrcarknocker.

Do you think a 300lb replacement bumper would be too much?

Of course subtract the weight of the factory bumper so it would be really like adding about 250 pounds give or take to the front end.

I might just go with the grill guard and keep the original bumper. A grill guard would be lighter. What do you think regarding my suspension? Is 250 lbs too much to have on the front?

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Thanks for the information on the bumper.

Do you think replacing the 50-60 lb bumper with a 300 lb bumper would be too much for my gas XLT?

Is there a difference in the suspension between an XLT gas vs. diesel?

Sorry for repeating myself, I'm new to using forums.

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The extra weight won't bother the truck one bit hang it on there. These trucks are tough you won't notice any difference.
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Hey thanks. I think I'll put it on there. It's one major bumper...
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We install ranch hand grille guards a lot, and new bumpers once in a while. I don't believe it even notices the difference. If you really want to be sure, you can always check your door sticker for the spring code, and get the next ones up, they are only different by 2-3 huindred pounds.
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Love mine! It doesn't mind the weight at all. If anything it helps smooth out the ride
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Love mine! It doesn't mind the weight at all. If anything it helps smooth out the ride
^^^Agreed

It will most likely improve the ride as well as frame rigidity.
These trucks are tuff I drilled two 4" holes in the sidewall of my spare tire and poured in 400 lbs of concrete and rehung under the bed. Truck didn't even sag, it did soften up the ride though.
I would have no concerns about a bumper of any size or weight the truck won't care.
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The information is much appreciated. Now where might I find me this sticker about the springs.

And if I want to ask another question related to wheel lug pattern sizes regarding different year models do I ask it here or start a new thread?

Hey thanks for the replies so much...By the way that bumper looks killer on your truck and the 08 and up mirror style looks great too. I upgraded the mirrors on my Excursion as well; I took off the small ones with the blinker signal built in the mirror.
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