Top Three Things to Look for in an Aftermarket Bumper

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Here’s the thing: OEM bumpers weren’t designed to handle off-roading conditions. From Tacoma trucks to Jeep factory bumpers — which are typically designed to be stronger and higher rated than the average passenger vehicle bumper — OEM bumpers can’t take the abuse.

That means if you’re looking to do any sort of off-road adventuring, you’re going to need to invest in an aftermarket replacement bumper that’s specifically designed to protect your 4×4 under the most rugged conditions.

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There are three important things to consider when investing in an aftermarket replacement bumper modification for your truck or Jeep to make sure it’s the right investment for you.

Full Steel Aftermarket Bumpers

Installing a full steel aftermarket replacement bumper is one of the best things you can do to prepare for going off-roading. These heavy-duty bumpers are installed directly on to your 4×4’s frame, making it incredibly secure and able to get you out of a stuck situation.

Steel aftermarket bumpers make it easy to winch yourself or get towed out of a sticky situation — plus, you can help your off-roading buddies out in a pinch, too. You won’t need to worry about pulling your bumper clean off your truck either because it is safely secured.

Made in the USA

USA-made products typically provide so much more value than those manufactured overseas, particularly when it comes to steel bumpers. That’s because the United States has more stringent standards for both raw material quality and the welding process.

Steel made in the USA has to comply with these rigorous standards, making your aftermarket bumper that much stronger and ready to do its job. Fab Fours manufactures all products out of our facility that’s located in Lancaster, South Carolina.


When it comes to aftermarket bumpers, the best ones will come covered under a warranty. Poorly-built steel bumpers can take a while to reveal those frustrating structural flaws and defects, so it’s important to have a guarantee for this type of investment.

Because we stand behind the quality of our aftermarket bumpers (among other modification products), Fab Fours’ warranties cover products that are defective due to material and workmanship to ensure you’re getting the best experience possible.

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