Hooke Road Bumper ???

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Well as someone that just got their rear bumper today I can say this 100% better than stock. Four Grade 8 bolts hold each section to the center portion. Didn't flex with my fat ass standing in the corner pocket to get up in to the bed. Is it a barracade? No. But I don't have 1/2 of what a barracade costs for even a single bumper. So far I'm happy with it. Let you know how well it does in a few years or if I happen to hit something.

Picked up a front and rear off Amazon for $649. Still waiting the front. Rear came from NJ, front is coming from CA.
Keep us posted with some pics too :waytogo:
 

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Excellent feedback. Strength is certainly something I wouldn't want to sacrifice. I'd want oem or better, otherwise..... whats the point.
I'm sure these bumpers could be bolted, then welded, recoated, and achieve a much stronger bumper. But at an additional cost. Puts you right into the bracket of the more expensive off road bumpers. And I've seen some 3 and 4 grand bumpers for these RAM's. Functionality and safety, two important factors. Appearance is right up there too though. Good luck whichever way you go.
 
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I'm sure these bumpers could be bolted, then welded, recoated, and achieve a much stronger bumper. But at an additional cost. Puts you right into the bracket of the more expensive off road bumpers. And I've seen some 3 and 4 grand bumpers for these RAM's. Functionality and safety, two important factors. Appearance is right up there too though. Good luck whichever way you go.
Appreciate it. May simply end up leaving well enough alone. I’m not dissatisfied with what I have, but the style did catch my eye a bit. :waytogo:
 

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Appreciate it. May simply end up leaving well enough alone. I’m not dissatisfied with what I have, but the style did catch my eye a bit. :waytogo:
I know the feeling. Those off road styled bumpers are awesome. And functional too. Add a bevy of lighting options, winch, and retain tow hooks. Believe me, I get the appeal. They are indeed a step up in a major way. But no matter which way you go. Good luck. And don't forget, while you're looking, look around A LOT. There are deals out there, just gotta be relentless to find them... :)
 

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I'm sure these bumpers could be bolted, then welded, recoated, and achieve a much stronger bumper. But at an additional cost. Puts you right into the bracket of the more expensive off road bumpers. And I've seen some 3 and 4 grand bumpers for these RAM's. Functionality and safety, two important factors. Appearance is right up there too though. Good luck whichever way you go.

Well to be honest, AEV and Chassis Unlimited are also three piece bolt together. It's merely a choice to address packaging. I don't know how an effective thickness of 3/8" (where the pieces bolt together) and grade 12 marked bolts are going to bend/break before the frame horns bend. I think the issue is really corrosion resistance. But honestly if it isn't a mall crawler and get out on the trail is that as much of an issue? It's gunna get beat up anyway.


 

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Well as someone that just got their rear bumper today I can say this 100% better than stock. Four Grade 8 bolts hold each section to the center portion. Didn't flex with my fat ass standing in the corner pocket to get up in to the bed. Is it a barracade? No. But I don't have 1/2 of what a barracade costs for even a single bumper. So far I'm happy with it. Let you know how well it does in a few years or if I happen to hit something.

Picked up a front and rear off Amazon for $649. Still waiting the front. Rear came from NJ, front is coming from CA.
What bumpers did you get? Hooke Road? Post up some pictures.
 

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Yeah. Ordered this pair Christmas day for $649.

Hooke Road Ram 1500 Steel Bumpers Front and Rear Bumpers Kit for 2013-2018 Dodge Ram 1500 (Exclude Rebel) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B09J176BC...t_i_032S3PZS4K6GGXJNDFZV?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1

They're not bad. Packaging was less than optimal. And I've heard they're a pain in ass for returns so maybe going through Amazon is the proper path.

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Can you post side shots from the front? I want to see how they look on other trucks not just the pictures the have .... Most aftermarket bumpers make our trucks look like they are buck toothed with huge overbite lol ....
 
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