FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
After we sandblast the metal and clean it with iron phosphate, we spray powder coating on it. This results in a consistently stronger, tougher, and better finish.
This website has a more detailed outline of the process (including pictures) if you’re interested in reading more about it.
We dip fabricated steel into a vat that contains molten zinc to create a reaction that results in a tightly-bonded alloy coating. This process protects the steel from corrosion.
The American Galvanizers Association has tons of information about the process if you’d like to read more about it.
When Throttle Down Kustoms owner Jeremy started prototyping his Jeep frames, his first approach was cutting and welding the metal. He noticed how sloppy and patched together the welded frame made the vehicle appear. It wasn’t up to his standards and definitely not good enough for anyone investing their hard earned dollars into a Jeep rebuild. He quickly found a better solution: mandrel bent frames.
We invested hundreds of thousands of dollars into mandrel bending equipment. We also invested hundreds of hours into training and testing to build the best frames on the market. We consider this a worthy investment because it allows us to do extreme custom work and to control the quality of our frames.
It’s important that we bend our rails in house because having them pre-bent by a large steel plant does not guarantee top-notch quality. Our frames are assembled in a jig to guarantee precise measurements, and then our certified and experienced welders welds them together.
All of our brackets are carefully built with appearance and factory specifications as our top priorities. All of our frames are completely cleaned and prepped before being shipped or galvanized.
If you’ve ever thought of putting a TJ suspension on a CJ, look no further. Our new Hybrid Jeep Frame Basic frames are just what you need. They are constructed from 3/16” mandrel bent tubing.
Custom options are available, and your inquiries are welcome. Some of the most common custom requests are:
- Shackle reversals
- Body mounts positioned for a 1” or 1.5” lift
- Front shock hoops
- Custom motor mounts
- Frame mounted custom bumpers
Feel free to call or email us if you’d like us to build you a custom Jeep frame.
A shackle reversal creates a smoother ride.
The factory shackles on your Jeep are positioned in front of the front spring. When you hit a bump, your axle automatically jerks back, but the shackles force it to jerk forward. This results in a rougher and bumpier ride. When we reverse your shackles, we put them behind the front spring, which will allow the axle to jerk back like it’s intended to.
We offer shackle reversal kits for CJ springs and YJ springs. Both options require YJ frame shackle bushings on the front spring and the rear spring. Also, we recommend buying 4.5” long shackles along with our SR Kit.
We will warranty the powder coating for a period of 120 days from the ship date. After the 120 day period, we won’t warranty the finish of our products due to normal wear and tear and exposure to natural elements.
No, TDK bumpers do not affect airbag functionality.
Sensors are located either in the front of the vehicle, in the passenger area, or in the engine compartment. Different types of sensors measure wheel speed, seat occupancy, brake pressure, and impact.
Other vehicle status indicators are also monitored by the airbag control unit, which analyzes the data and can relay safety features like seat belt lock and auto door locks in addition to airbag deployment.
At this time, we don’t offer any type of sponsorship.
We offer rush shipping for some products, such as apparel. But most of our items are custom made, so shipping for bumpers can take up to 8-12 weeks and frames up to 12-16 weeks.
First, ensure that it’s been less than 15 days since you received your order. If so, you can follow the easy steps in our Return Policy to return or exchange your order.
Please note that bumpers and frames are custom, made to order items and cannot be returned or exchanged.
We highly recommend inspecting the part for any damage or missing hardware before signing for the shipment because we can’t be held responsible for any shipping-related damages once you sign for the shipment. You can open it even if the package is shrink wrapped.
If you find any shipping-related damages, note it on the Bill of Lading and notify the UPS delivery person to start the claim process. Repackage the product the way you received it and UPS will send it back to us for a replacement.
For certain orders, yes. We can’t offer expedited shipping for oversized or made to order products, such as our bumpers and frames
For more information, please refer to our Shipping Policy.
Your shipping options vary based on the address you provide, but most of our products ship ground or freight via UPS. You'll get to see all of your shipping options once you enter your address during the checkout process.
Absolutely! We’ll email you the tracking information as soon as we ship out your order.
We accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and PayPal.
When you place an order on our website, you’ll be making a secure 128bit SSL encrypted payment. We also use PCI compliant processes to ensure that your credit card information is as safe as possible.
Call us right away and we’ll try to cancel your order before it’s processed. If the order has already been processed, you may be assessed a cancellation fee.
No, you don’t need to. You can check out as a guest. We recommend having one, though, so you can easily track your past and present orders.
Of course! We offer a lifetime warranty on all of our products. Our Warranty page has all the information you need.
The short answer is they don’t.
The long answer? It’s actually against federal law to void a warranty for use of an aftermarket part. The Magnuson-Moss warranty act, enacted in 1975, makes it illegal for auto manufacturers to void a warranty simply because the owner of the vehicle adds an aftermarket product to a vehicle. The law states that unless the manufacturer can prove the problem was caused by an aftermarket part, they have to repair the vehicle.
Our website allows you to search bumpers, frames, and other parts based on your exact year, make, and model. But if you want to be 100% sure you’re ordering the right part for your vehicle, feel free to give us a call. We’ll gladly help you out!
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