Powered by a 6.7L turbo-diesel engine or a 6.4L V8 engine, the Ram 2500 and 3500 can haul up to 17,900 pounds and 31,200 pounds when properly equipped. But does the Ram’s OE bumper have what it takes to rough the roads with you? If your truck is a hardcore workhorse or even an occasional off-roader, the OE bumper simply won’t cut it.
The good news is that you can amp up your truck’s bumper game with a heavy-duty aftermarket steel bumper that’s as rugged as the rest of the truck. Compared to factory bumpers, aftermarket steel bumpers are:
Load accessories on your Ram with a TDK Prerunner bumper.
Your Ram’s OE bumper just isn’t designed to support LED lights, winches, and other aftermarket accessories. If you’re putting your truck to good use, you probably need some aftermarket accessories to help improve the truck’s efficiency as a workhorse.
A heavy-duty steel bumper can be customized with powder coating for an extra tough finish and can also be configured for a heavy-duty winch or LED lighting.
Stronger And More Durable
If you upgrade to a well-built steel bumper (like our precisely welded Dodge steel bumpers), you’ll see a noticeable difference in the strength and durability of your bumper.
Automakers design and build OE bumpers to absorb minor impacts. A major accident or collision will render your OE bumper useless. In a heavy-duty environment, an OE bumper is vulnerable and may not last a long time. You need a steel bumper to withstand heavy-duty towing, off-roading, or other obstacles beyond normal driving. Steel bumpers are made to absorb more impact and protect both you and your truck.
Yes, it’s true that steel bumpers cost a lot of money upfront, but you get what you pay for. Steel is made to last a lifetime, and a steel bumper will protect your trucky’s body much better than an OE bumper ever could. In fact, it could save you thousands in repair bills down the road should you get into an accident.
Invest in a steel bumper, and you’ll have the peace of mind that you’ll likely never have to replace your bumper again.
Steel Bumper Cons
Like anything else, steel bumpers come with a few drawbacks. So what are they?
- Weight: Steel bumpers weigh more than OE bumpers, but it shouldn’t be a problem because Ram trucks have high payload ratings. As a result, the added weight shouldn’t affect your truck’s handling.
- Cost: Steel bumpers cost more than OE bumpers upfront, but the investment is worth it in the long run. Plus, you can offset some of the cost by selling your OE bumper, assuming it’s still in good shape.
While these cons are worth consideration, they shouldn’t outweigh the pros of an upgrade.
Tips For Finding The Right Steel Bumper For Your Ram
A customer’s Ram sporting a powder-coated TDK Mayhem bumper.
If you’re ready to buy a steel bumper for your Ram, it’s important to keep in mind that not all steel bumpers are created equal. The following tips will help you find the highest-quality steel bumper that fits all your needs:
- USA-built steel bumpers are of higher quality due to US regulations on steel manufacturing.
- To ensure optimal quality, only get a steel bumper that’s hand-welded by certified welders (like ours).
- Only buy a steel bumper that’s covered by a lifetime warranty.
Questions about outfitting your Ram with a steel bumper? Contact us today!
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