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how long would you need to have a truck with the chrome bumper?

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Also, guys that are really considering getting in on this. The more people we have, the lower the initial cost may be for us. So with that said, what kind of numbers do you have in your heads for the product itself before shipping? Give me an idea for a bare metal unfinished one, and a black/possible color matched powder coated one. Let me know so I can start to play the price game when it comes time.
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$150ish would be ideal.

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how long would you need to have a truck with the chrome bumper?
I'm not sure, my truck should be going in the week of Dec 10. Once that is done, making the adjustments for the chrome bumper shouldn't take terribly long. With his schedule and holidays coming I don't expect to really get into the build of the bar until after Xmas.

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You act like a bull bar would actually protect the bumper. If you are in a situation where the front bumper is going to be ripped off, you actually think a bull bar would help? Have you ever seen a bull bar after a minor front end collision?

I'd rather have the extra 3" of clearance. That 3" can make a big difference between clearing and not clearing an obstacle.
No, you assumed I said it gave protection. I said I would rather scrape my bull bar with 3" between it and my plastic bumper than scrape my bumper and possibly rip it off*. Let's face it, if people really need to wheel their trucks hard (which this OP doesn't appear to be doing), then extra protection is needed. However, this is about mounting lights and light bars, not collisions or protection etc. Nice way to derail the thread.


* I have a body lift on the plastic bumper and I did not relocate my metal bar behind the plastic skin. Therefore, the plastic bumper is not connected to the metal underneath and would literally rip right off under some of the situations I get into (big drainage ditches).

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No, you assumed I said it gave protection. I said I would rather scrape my bull bar with 3" between it and my plastic bumper than scrape my bumper and possibly rip it off*. Let's face it, if people really need to wheel their trucks hard (which this OP doesn't appear to be doing), then extra protection is needed. However, this is about mounting lights and light bars, not collisions or protection etc. Nice way to derail the thread.


* I have a body lift on the plastic bumper and I did not relocate my metal bar behind the plastic skin. Therefore, the plastic bumper is not connected to the metal underneath and would literally rip right off under some of the situations I get into (big drainage ditches).
Most Frontier owners don't have a body lift.

And WTF...my post was made well over a week ago in response to a comment that was made by someone else (someone who I know intends on going off road) who said he would rather have a bull bar than a light bar. I'm not the one who decided to derail the thread tonight...

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No, you assumed I said it gave protection. I said I would rather scrape my bull bar with 3" between it and my plastic bumper than scrape my bumper and possibly rip it off*. Let's face it, if people really need to wheel their trucks hard (which this OP doesn't appear to be doing), then extra protection is needed. However, this is about mounting lights and light bars, not collisions or protection etc. Nice way to derail the thread.


* I have a body lift on the plastic bumper and I did not relocate my metal bar behind the plastic skin. Therefore, the plastic bumper is not connected to the metal underneath and would literally rip right off under some of the situations I get into (big drainage ditches).
You took a left turn in the thread, and now you are going into body lifts. But to satisfy you, I have not done any heavy off roading where ground clearance was required to get out of a jam. Good thing I am not only doing this for myself, I am doing this for fellow enthusiasts on this site and trying to bring an economical option to the table. This doesn't need turned into another light bar vs. bull bar vs. new bumper or body lift vs. no body lift fitment thread. So I would appreciate if it didn't become that.

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I was responding to mentioned items, that's all - I didn't start the bull bar/ground clearance/protection comments.

Mentioning my body lift with an asterisk was to prevent any further comments about "you wont rip your bumper off" - whereas I just might.

I appreciate that people are innovating new products; especially for lighting, my favourite.

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You took a left turn in the thread, and now you are going into body lifts. But to satisfy you, I have not done any heavy off roading where ground clearance was required to get out of a jam. Good thing I am not only doing this for myself, I am doing this for fellow enthusiasts on this site and trying to bring an economical option to the table. This doesn't need turned into another light bar vs. bull bar vs. new bumper or body lift vs. no body lift fitment thread. So I would appreciate if it didn't become that.
i apologize for bringing a controversial comparison to your thread. i did not realize it would spark so many opinions in regards to the bull bar vs light bar. thank you for your efforts to provide a mutli purpose option to the forum community, despite you not requiring its full functionality. i look forward to seeing the finished product in this thread all the same. as well as comparing the light bar fabricated product with its competitors for shape, design and quality.
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For some reason I am leaning for the PIAA 520's but cost steers me toward some Hella Black Magic 500's...end of derailing my own thread haha, gonna see about tab options effecting cost as well.
I have the PIAA 520i Plasma Yellow 85w fogs and they are a really good light - good spread and very bright. I had some initial relay issues, but they have a lifetime warranty. Also, the covers don't stay on well (some chicken wire will easily fix that) - but I like them without the covers better now anyways. I managed to pick mine up on sale for $145 CDN.


Hella makes a slimmer light, and depending on the shape and clearance of your bar it may dictate what options you have for lights.

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No problem at all guys, I just don't want the discussion to get out of hand is all. Trying to keep things neat so I can keep track. I want to keep the bar as low profile as possible but at the same time fit bigger lights and 2-4 of them. Mike has a set of 520's on his brush guard and they are well talked about with their fab work so we are in good hands!

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