J.T.054x4Taco said:i'm looking to get rid of the hunk "o" shit bumper on my truck. i was wondering for those of you who bought the arb bumper if you had any regrets on it?
Bolted right up, drill 4 holes to "set" the bumper and align the gaps.J.T.054x4Taco said:did it bolt right up w/no issue's. also did you trim the fenders on the arb. some people have, some haven't just not sure if it's for cosmetics only?
Interesting. Is that because they are narrower so they sit inside the bumper ends? I've been back and forth between 255's and 285's for my next tire. If 255's fit without rub, well hell....that's 1 point for the 255's and 0 for the 285's. Good to know, thanks for that little bit of info Doc.TACODOC said:No trimming with 255/85R16's
I'm running 285's with no trimming either. I think it depends on the brand of tire. You can definitely run them on the street and for any mild wheeling until you find out if they rud on your choice of tire. :2cents:Lost Canadian said:Interesting. Is that because they are narrower so they sit inside the bumper ends? I've been back and forth between 255's and 285's for my next tire. If 255's fit without rub, well hell....that's 1 point for the 255's and 0 for the 285's. Good to know, thanks for that little bit of info Doc.
Ditto on the upgraded suspension. I even went so far as to have Sway-A-Way put some 14" / 700 lb springs on a set of 2.5" extended travel coilovers for all the weight the ARB and winch adds. Highway ride is excellent now and I'm just back from testing them off road up at Bald Mountain OHVR. All I can say is :kewl: :kewl: :kewl: couldn't ask for more out of an IFS system.my05taco said:i love my arb over the tube art work i had on my truck before! one thing though, if you have stock suspension you are going to want to upgrade soon. i had the trd suspension on my truck with an arb and winch for a couple thousand and i would say get some type of aftermarket suspension if you already dont have it. Bumper is plenty stoudt. no problems at all i have used it to pull stumps out. when you mount it up. you realize how much better it is than the other options out there. i have not seen the shrock yet but ill put money on it that it will be on par if not better than the arb. Jim makes some good shit!
i had to throw that in there just incase you were getting close to a decision haha.
my05taco said:this is exactly what i found when looking into a plate bumper for myself. i started with an all pro tube. but i just didnt like it. next i searched around for a plate. it seems that the only viable solution is the ARB or custom. i have absoutly no fab skills so the ARB was the only way to go. the ARB has been the best compromise that i have ever made. just take your time with the body gaps. if you dont you get your bumper pointed down to the ground. i used a calabrated finger inbetween the fenders and bumper.
you just answered your own question. "desert running"mandzach said:You like the ARB over the AllPro? Why? I ask because I am looking for a lightweight bumper for desert running and some rock work. ARB has got to be heavy -anyone know how much it weighs?