Upgrading to an aftermarket bumper has several benefits. The heavy-duty steel absorbs more damage than an OEM unit, they often include mounting provisions for additional accessories, and they elevate your stock vehicle into a beastly, custom ride. To help you choose from the hundreds of aftermarket bumpers out there, we look at the best truck bumpers available in 2023.
Aftermarket bumpers have to check a lot of boxes to pass muster with modern truck owners, and the Steelcraft Elevation Front Bumper meets the majority of those demands. The bumper is made of six-gauge steel with a textured, matte-black powder coat. It's also designed to let you retain your OE fog lights, tow hooks, license plate mount, parking sensors, and front cameras. If you need extra lighting off road, the Elevation can accommodate most double-row LED light bars. Get all the extra protection you need without sacrificing any modern truck features with this great bumper from Steelcraft.
For a more rugged-looking bumper that still lets you keep factory parking sensors and tow hooks, take a look at the Steelcraft HD Front Bumper. The bumper combines schedule 40 pipe and diamond plate steel to create a durable upgrade from your OEM unit. The integrated 2-inch receiver hitch is perfect for mounting accessories such as cargo racks, bike racks, and even certain snow plows.
Proudly built in the USA, the Iron Cross HD Push Bar Bumper offers superior damage resistance and much more. The bumper includes mounts for 4-inch round fog lights and can also be equipped with a winch, giving you the ability to overcome difficult off-road obstacles. Dual-welded shackle mounts allow even further accessorizing of the bumper. Ten-gauge steel ensures the bumper can withstand punishment on and off the highway.
For top to bottom front-end protection, a combination bumper and grille guard is the ultimate truck upgrade. The Ranch Hand Summit Series Grille Guard Bumper incorporates a grille guard and a 12-gauge steel bumper into one unit, creating a barrier between your truck and any potentially damaging oncoming hazards. Ranch Hand goes the extra mile by using custom-punched inserts to complement different grille designs.
Make sure your truck’s rear is as well-protected as its front end with a Hammerhead Rear Bumper. Made in Mississippi, this bumper includes tag lights and reverse light cutouts and shackle mounts that allow you to easily attach tow ropes, straps, and other recovery gear. Hammerhead also incorporates corner steps on its rear bump to make it easy to access your truck’s bed.
Built specifically for 3/4 and 1-ton trucks, the Ranch Hand Legend Series sets the standard for ranch-style truck bumpers. This American-made bumper is made of diamond plate steel and schedule 40 pipe, resulting in plenty of protection for the front end of your truck. A two-inch receiver is built into the front of the bumper, where it waits to be equipped with any number of accessories to further upgrade your truck.
Steelcraft engineered the Fortis HD Front Bumper to not only provide excellent impact protection, but also to adhere closely to the body lines of your truck, resulting in a heavy duty bumper with a distinctly sleek appearance. Integrated D-ring mounts let you mount recovery gear when you need to get out of sticky off-road situations. The bumper's textured matte-black finish resists corrosion and matches many OEM truck accessories such as bed caps.
Upgrade your truck's rear collision protection with a Fab Fours Premium Rear Bumper. Made of 7-gauge steel, this bumper can take a beating without collapsing as easily as original equipment. With a Fab Fours bumper on your truck, you'll get a custom look as well as improved impact resistance.
The perfect complement to the Fortis HD Front Bumper, the Fortis HD Rear Bumper features the same durable construction as its front counterpart. Additional features include space for a pair of 3-inch LED light cubes and D-ring shackles.
Looking for a diamond plate bumper for the rear of your truck? The Ranch Hand Sport Series Rear Bumper has the classic diamond plate look with an array of useful features such as integrated steps on most applications, included oval LED lights, and the ability to work with your truck's OEM hitch.
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