Are Steel Bumpers Legal?

A well-built steel bumper is a great investment. It will protect the front or rear of your truck from collisions. They also perfect for off-road excursions. Steel bumpers are common on construction trucks, military service vehicles, and even on some light duty pickups.

If you're thinking about outfitting your truck with a steel bumper, you may be wondering if it's even legal to do so. Of course steel bumpers are always legal on off road trails, but are they street legal in the United States?

Custom Steel Bumpers Are Street Legal

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In the United States, custom steel bumpers are street legal. Some local jurisdictions have provided some guidelines, though. Here are some examples:

  • In Connecticut, the bumper height must not be more than 30″ from the ground.
  • In Utah, the bumper must be as wide as the vehicle itself.
  • In Ohio, front and rear bumpers must not be more than 22" from the ground.

Be sure to look up your local jurisdiction's guidelines for bumpers before buying an aftermarket steel bumper. Your best bet, though? Buy a steel bumper that's built to OE specs.

Buy A Steel Bumper That's Built To OE Specs

Be sure to buy an aftermarket steel bumper that was made specifically for your truck. Steel bumpers built to OE specs will fit your ride perfectly and provide the protection it needs. The best part? You don't have to worry about breaching your local jurisdiction's guidelines with a steel bumper that's built to OE specs.

Throttle Down Kustoms Bumpers Are Built To OE Specs

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At Throttle Down Kustoms, we build high quality steel bumpers to OE specs. That means we have the correct dimensions for a wide variety of truck makes and models.

We build bumpers for Ford, Chevrolet, GMC, Dodge, Nissan, and all the other major American truck manufacturers. We even build bumpers for Jeeps.

Our bumpers are tough enough to take on the trails and sturdy enough to handle any minor collision. They're also stylish enough to perfect for your show truck.

Throttle Down Kustoms Brings You The Best Steel Bumpers

Our steel bumpers are built with high quality CNC cut solid PNO plate and precision welding. We offer bumpers in a wide variety of styles, too:

  • Standard front bumper
  • Standard rear bumper
  • Bumper with grille guard
  • Cyclone bumper
  • Mayhem bumper
  • Prerunner
  • Push bar
  • Hurricane bumper

Check out our selection of high quality steel bumpers and treat your truck to one today!