Originally Posted by sierracharlie338
Wow they actually put caulk on there. . .
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Yeah I wasn't the happiest when I seen that lol.
And I'll bet they brag about how it's American made too. I really like the looks of the bumper though. Sorry to see that. I'm thinking about an aftermarket bumper for my truck too. Now I'm not so sure. Hard to tell who to buy from.
Oddly enough they don't boast about being American made, they just say that they were founded in California in 1998 and have their shop in California and Texas. Originally I wanted the Go Rhino one (I like the look of the more square bumpers on these trucks) but the fact they advertise it at X price but then you have to spend $300 more to make it work told me I didn't want it. This Steelcraft was the next best looks wise, it's on par if not better than a Ranch hand material wise but as you can see the craftsmanship just isn't the best.
The Fab Fours bumper I had on my '06 was AMAZING. Very sturdy construction, they thought of everything and it was fairly cheap. I wish I would've wen't with the Fab Fours on this truck too, maybe if I get a rear bumper that's what I'll do. That bumper had holes drilled and threaded on the top so that you could buy the hitch attachment later and get a hitch mounted winch, the front plate in the middle came off if you ever damaged it, over all it was just very well thought out.
I opted to send them an E-mail regarding the issues with the faded look, the caulk, and the mis fitting fog lights because when I'm not pleased with something I don't really express myself in the best way over the phone. E-mail allows me to write it out, read it, edit it, send pics, etc. E-mail went out this morning so hopefully we'll hear back by the end of the week. I sent the same E-mail to the manufacturer as well as the distributor. The bumper comes with a 3 year warranty I think it was but I don't want to send this bumper back and be bumperless for 3 weeks.
2011 F-350 King Ranch FX4 crew cab long bed 325/65R18 BFG KO2, 18x8.5 American Eagle Alloy Hardrock series 0168, Steelcraft Elevation Bullnose Front Bumper, 20" front light bar, MBRP 4" DPF delete competition pipe, SCT GTX tuner with Tyrant tunes, Rough Country 1.5" leveling kit, Auxbeam LED headlights and fog lights, platinum style grill, black mirror lights
2006 Ford F-250 King Ranch FX4 crew cab short bed
4" flood lights for back up lights, High idle switch, 2008-16 tail lights, 2011-16 style 6.0 Powerstroke badging, Edge Insight CTS2, Blue spring mod, Viofo A119 dash cam, 275/70R18 BFG KO2, 2017 style mirrors, 2.5" lift coils, F-350 blocks in the rear, Riffraff CAC boots, Backup camera with spot lights in the rear, SCT X4 tuner, Fab Fours black steel series bumper with pre-runner guard, Mishimoto coolant filter, 4" Diamond eye turbo back straight pipe exhaust, 18x8.5 American Eagle Alloy Hardrock series 0168, 7.3L Fan clutch (Hayden 2835), Spyder LED tube projector headlights