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Old 12-16-2008, 04:51 PM   #1
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New Aluminess Front Bumper

We went to Aluminess last week to pick up our new front bumper! Finally the weather cleared up a bit so I can take a shot.

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Old 12-16-2008, 04:59 PM   #2
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Looks Good Ray!

what are your side steps made out of? they look different from what many of us have, but it's hard to tell from your photo.

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They look like they might be power steps.
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Hey, the front bumper looks great. Hope this question isn't off topic but...

Would having a heavy duty bumper like this on front while leaving the standard bumper on back eventually cause issues to the van with that unequal weight front and back?

I ask because I hadn't considered just adding front...and just adding front might be good for me for various reasons.
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Old 12-20-2008, 11:03 AM   #6
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On top of the fact that the Aluminess bumpers are about 85lbs (not sure on the 08s) the van doesn't need to be balanced front and rear.
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Had no idea they were that light. Obviously my location within the SMB is gonna have more impact on 'heavy weight' front or back than the bumper would.

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A very fitting addition to an already sweet rig. Nice look Ray.
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Thanks for the kind words guys! What do you guys use to seal the front storage box? It sure took in a lot of rain last week and today.

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what are your side steps made out of? they look different from what many of us have, but it's hard to tell from your photo.
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Steve,

We have the AMP Electric step on the passenger side.
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Mostly, you just have to put things in there that can get wet. I made a semi-rubber seal with electrical tape on the back but I missed some holes in the bumper sides, so the test kind of went badly. Some Plasti-Dip might help- but in the end unless you're putting everything in water-proof bags, expect it to get wet and dusty.
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