Got An Old Truck? Here's What To Look For In A Steel Bumper

Are you looking for a new bumper for your older truck? A quality steel bumper is the best investment you could make. They can last forever as long as you take good care of them. They also offer a great amount of protection. At TDK, we offer several bumpers for the following trucks:

When shopping for a steel bumper, it's important to get one that will offer the most value for your money. That means you should know what to look for before you buy. Here are some of the most important things to look for when shopping for a new steel bumper:

1. Quality Materials

Steel bumper materials

The most important thing to look for when shopping for a steel bumper is the quality of the materials. There are many different types of steel, so you'll want to make sure your bumper is made out of high quality materials.

A good way to ensure that you get a bumper made with quality materials is to order a bumper that's made in the USA. Which brings us to the next point.

2. Made In The USA

The USA has stringent standards when it comes to raw steel quality and welding quality. As a result, USA steel is:

  • Corrosion resistant
  • Free of any toxic chemicals
  • Strong

These are the qualities you want in the material of which your steel bumper is made. You can't expect these qualities in steel bumpers made in other countries. In fact, raw steel and welding in many other countries, including China, are barely regulated. That's why these countries churn out poor quality steel that's:

  • Not corrosion resistant
  • Unable to provide much protection in a crash

A good way to ensure that you get a bumper made with high quality materials is to order one from a company that makes their products in the USA. There are a few other reasons why it's a good idea. These reasons are listed here.

3. Welding Quality

Steel bumper weld

Even though the USA has strict standards for welding quality, you can still end up with a bumper that has bad welds. It's important to get a steel bumper with high quality welds. Low quality welds will break apart easily and fail to provide much protection in a crash.

Look at the welds closely and make sure they are smooth and free of weak spots. The welds should match up well, too.

4. Good Fitment

Fitment is a great way to tell the difference between a good and a bad bumper. A poor quality steel bumper won't fit on your truck as well as it should. If you have trouble installing or removing the bumper, that's a sign of bad fitment.

A good quality bumper will go onto your vehicle with ease and will sit flush. It will also be easy to remove.

That's why you want a steel bumper that's:

  • Made for your particular make and model
  • CNC cut, which is the most precise way to ensure that all the dimensions are accurate

5. Customization Options

Custom steel bumper

A steel bumper is a big investment. So it would be smart to get a bumper that has all the features you want. You can order a custom built bumper with light holes, a winch mount, etc.

6. Warranty

A bumper is an important part of your truck, which you likely use every day. That's why it would be smart to get a bumper with the best warranty, which is a lifetime warranty.

Throttle Down Kustoms Has Custom Steel Bumpers For Older Fitments

Classic ford steel bumper

It can be hard to find a steel bumper that will fit your older truck. Many other brands only cater to newer trucks. At Throttle Down Kustoms, we build custom steel bumpers for old and new trucks alike. We even have the right dimensions for some 30+ year old trucks.

If you have an older truck that needs a steel bumper, we're the guys to talk to. All our steel bumpers are as high quality as they come.

  • TDK bumpers are made in USA with quality PNO steel plate
  • TDK bumpers are CNC laser cut and MIG hand welded
  • TDK bumpers come with a lifetime warranty
  • TDK bumpers come with a variety of customization options for you to choose from

Check out our selection of custom steel bumpers for your truck and order yours today! Please contact us if you have any questions about our steel bumpers.