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F/R body protection or lack thereof?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by laketex, Nov 14, 2001.

  1. laketex

    laketex 3/4 ton status

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    I'm wanting to run bumpers that are ~33" wide, and go inside the frame rails. I'll have very minimal body protection to the outside of the frame. Anyone running setups like this and what are your pros and cons???

    Sherman, Tx
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  2. Emmettology 101

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    My front bumper only goes about 6" max past the frame. I have hit many things with the corners sine the stock bumper is gone with minimal damage. Those front corners are pretty strong....

    BTW, what, no ICQ today? [​IMG]

    Mike

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  3. laketex

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    yeah sorry man, I've got a research paper due tommorrow and I decided this morning that I had better get started on it. It's now 5:45pm and the research's almost done. It's been WAY Too busy this week!!

    I'm going to go with what I'm planning then. Your post helped a ck5er go with his gut instinct. If you were a boy scout, I'd reccomend ya for a gold good turn medal. LOL...Thanks for real though. Cutting rear bumper down and mounting tommorrow nite.

    Bryan

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  4. FRIZZLEFRY

    FRIZZLEFRY 1/2 ton status

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    Mine was only 36" wide http://coloradok5.com/gallery/albun21/aaa

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  5. 55Willy

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    Man, with all this talk of bumpers I'm back in the mode of wanting to build mine.[​IMG]

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    if you drive like me youll need the protection. seems like i use the outside edge of my front bumper everytime i go off road. either as a shovel or a pushbar. hell, ive put the 'rub rails' to good use already!

    bring it up tight to the body, shouldnt take much. something besides your grill to let you know you made contact. hehe

    frizzlfry got the right idea, nice additions. :)

    MTPockets

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  7. Emmettology 101

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    No problem brotha! I have been running this bumper for about 3 years now without many problems my corners come in contact with alot of things.. I am usually the trail leader and have hit many things without much damage. If you learn where your corners are or how to 'rub' on somethign right you wont need the extra protection!

    Mike

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