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Old 03-03-2022, 05:16 PM #1
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Coastal offroad Bumpers

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I am choosing between Steel & aluminum bumpers from Coastal Offroad. what is everyone's view on steel and aluminum bumpers other than Pricing, and Weight? I am leaning towards aluminum bumpers based on light weight even though it more expensive, but will there be any problems when it comes to towing?

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Hi,

I am choosing between Steel & aluminum bumpers from Coastal Offroad. what is everyone's view on steel and aluminum bumpers other than Pricing, and Weight? I am leaning towards aluminum bumpers based on light weight even though it more expensive, but will there be any problems when it comes to towing?

Thanks

Hey @flamingjoe604

I just received my coastal offroad bumper but I got the steel version. I choose that one bc I'm doing the welding myself and am not that comfortable welding with aluminum. Also steel is a little more durable obviously at the cost of weight

Also note that the bumper is not rated for towing. I found this out when reading the instructions. They only recommend bike racks and stuff like that...

That being said Im assuming they just didn't want to be liable for towing issues and go through the hassle of getting it rated. So I may do some light towing at my own risk.. Unless someone smarter than me can shed additional light onto the subject


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Hey @flamingjoe604

I just received my coastal offroad bumper but I got the steel version. I choose that one bc I'm doing the welding myself and am not that comfortable welding with aluminum. Also steel is a little more durable obviously at the cost of weight

Also note that the bumper is not rated for towing. I found this out when reading the instructions. They only recommend bike racks and stuff like that...

That being said Im assuming they just didn't want to be liable for towing issues and go through the hassle of getting it rated. So I may do some light towing at my own risk.. Unless someone smarter than me can shed additional light onto the subject


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Thanks, I meant to say Off roading recovery towing, but good to know they dont support normal towing.
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If it wasn't for the added cost of aluminum and not being able to readily weld it myself like I did with both the front and rear steel coastal bumpers that is the route I would go.

Cost was the main driving factor for me. My brother has a '17 rubicon with aluminum bumpers front and rear and they have held up as good, if not better, than my steel bumpers. You don't have to worry about touching up scrapes as they wont rust, the weight is SIGINFICNATLY lower, especially when you're talking about the 4runner bumpers... they are large and VERY heavy. IMHO aluminum is the way to go if you can swing it.
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