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Discussion in 'Modified Explorations!!' started by 93GreenX, December 15, 2004.

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    1. 93GreenX

      93GreenX New Member

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      The rear bumper on my 93 XLT is bend to hell. Are there any, stronger than OEM, bumpers availible? Has anyone custom fabbed something?

      I know the stronger the bumper, the more likely to cause damage to the frame, but the factory one is not overly sturdy.

      Any pics would be great!
      DC
       
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    3. Jason94sport

      Jason94sport Well-Known Member

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      Aftermarket ones are not made for the first gen X anymore. There were a few out there but are now discontinued. You might find a stray one on Ebay or somewhere used. Anything you see now will be custom, or one for another app that was modified to fit.
       
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      I am in no hurry to replace it, so I will keep my eyes open. THanks for the info.
       
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      ShinySideDown you brought beer, right?

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      all of your stock looking aftermarket bumpers are equally crappy for strength.

      if you buy a "step" bumper it will be a bit stronger, but will look odd IMO.

      remember, most bumpers just interchange mounting brackets. get the right width for the X, then rework your brackets to make it happen.

      example: a step bumper from a fullsize chevy will fit a fullsize ford or dodge, just the brackets are different.

      Good Luck!
       
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      I replaced my rear chrome one with a black one. I waited 5 months looking for one. I got a great deal on an OEM one off of Ebay. It was for a 97 but it fit just fine. FYI all OEM rear bumpers from 91-97 fit a first gen. After 97 the plate moved to the hatch. There was a smittybilt heavy duty tube one on EBay a few weeks ago.
       

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