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tube bumpers or square bumpers? what's the difference ?
« on: Mar 27, 2014, 09:59:21 PM »
Looking to get bumpers made don't know if there is any difference between square out tube bumpers
I'm in the grass valley area wanted to have them made. Thanks.  :beer:


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price point...and style...its personal preference...i make tons of tube bumpers....plate is alot more time consuming for a decent price range...


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Only real difference is visual preference and hit to the wallet.  As mentioned plate bumpers are time consuming, it take me about 8-10hours to make one(cutting it out by hand), which is why most go with tube, either when fabricating their own or buying one. is about the best price for a plate bumper, not sure how they can do it for $600, I would charge more, and I don't have shop overhead to pay for, same for their rock sliders.

This hobby necessitates the need for you to either have deep pockets or the ability to fabricate/repair things yourself.  If your pockets aren't deep, you should consider talking a welding class at Sierra College(if one is offered at the GV campus), you should be able to build a bumper and sliders as a class project.  Looking at their website, it looks like they have an Expo coming up in April, and looks like they have a mobile welding training class, something you might want to look into. Welding is one of those skills that you pays for itself many times over, I have easily paid for my start up costs(about $600) just fixing/repairing exhausts and non vehicle related repairs/fabrication.
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