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Good place to buy a semi cheap winch bumper?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by NightRider, Feb 2, 2003.

  1. NightRider

    NightRider 1/2 ton status

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    i need suggestions cause I just got a near brand new ramsey 8000lb winch that works perfectly for 100$ from a friend. what a steal
     
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    Silver84k5 1/2 ton status

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    Ive been looking forever aswell, i got a HS9500 rotting in my garage.
     
  3. muddysub

    muddysub 1 ton suburban status Staff Member Moderator GMOTM Winner

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    check out the 4x4 iron forum or 4x4iron.com they're hella cool. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    Silver84k5 1/2 ton status

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    They are hella cool yes, but they have a pretty cool price tag to go along with them.
     
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    jekbrown I am CK5 Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    NR: get a KMA, i have a wincher from them (see webshots) and it works great.

    Silver: go ahead and gimme that winch... I have a space for it on my rig. /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif /forums/images/graemlins/laugh.gif

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    if u have or have access to a welder, 4x4 iron sells kits with all the pieces. all you have to do is put everything together. the kits are cheap and is, as always, made to very high specifications.
     
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    by what I have heard the warn bumpers a pretty flimsy for rock crawling.
     
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    we put 10ft of slack in a chain and full throttle jerked my bud 5 times trying ti get him out- didn't budge.
     
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    How much was the KMA, i likes alot
     
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    KMA = BIG $$$$

    I've heard numerous times that the Warn ones are great in the center where the winch is mounted, but the ends are not too strong. I saw one guy (at Prarie City local off road place here) with his bent in from him simply standing on it to work on the engine. He had some colorful words to describe his feelings for it when I asked him how he liked it...
     
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    The center section of that Warn bumper is tough as hell, since it has to deal with the winch pulling on it. But the outer sections are flimsy and when you bump them into something, they twist up and take out the fender and side marker lamp. /forums/images/graemlins/angryfire.gif

    A cheap bumper isn't cheap when you have to do body work and replace the cheap bumper with a good one anyway. /forums/images/graemlins/shocked.gif
     
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    Jekbrown, Does KHM have a site?? Thanks Mike
     
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    John what do they run for prices at KMA?
     
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    KMAs cost about half as much as a 4x4armor bumper so... I dunno about the whole "$$$$$$$" comment. Depends on what you consider a lot of $ I guess... of course, if you cant afford a KMA, you prolly cant afford a winch to put in it so...

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    I've never priced a front bumper from them but they quoted me (if I remember correctly) $325 + frieght for a rear winch bumper w/o a tire carrier about 6 months ago. I am seriously considering it but around the same time I did read about KMA having poor delivery time issues. I haven't decided on what I'm going to get yet.
     
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    jekbrown I am CK5 Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    yeah, kma isnt the fastest shipping company, I agree with ya there. It didnt bother me because during the time i was waiting my rig wasnt running anyway so... *shrug*. At any rate, they have a phone #, if they are being slow... call em.

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