- On June 8, 2020 /
- By twings /
- In Body and crash parts
You don’t have to put up damaged, corroded, or faded chrome bumpers any longer! Why opt for straightening, de-rusting, and re-chroming your old bumper, when you can get replacement bumpers of excellent quality? Replacement chrome bumpers are worth every penny when it comes to restoring a showroom look, and are a much better choices than used ones – which are never free of issues.
Why choose chrome plated bumpers?
Chrome bumpers on cars in the late 1950’s and 1960’s were huge and cumbersome. The problem was that though they looked amazing when buffed and polishes, the durability wasn’t that good. Chrome plated bumpers for pickup trucks start out as steel bumpers that are electroplated with one or more layers of nickel, and then topped with a very thin coating of chromium. This withstands stone chips and weather better than paint
Chrome rear end bumpers enable your truck to tow up to 800 pounds tongue weight and 8,000 pounds trailer weight. These bumpers offer the ease of bolt-on installation, the convenience of a step and come complete with rear license plate lamps. But you have to ensure not to exceed the manufacturer’s recommended towing capacity.
Why is your rear chrome bumper important?
Don’t be under the misconception that the purpose of a bumper is to prevent or lessen injury severity in a crash. It is installed with the aim to reduce or prevent physical damage to the rear of vehicles in low-speed crashes. It protects the hood, trunk, grill, fuel, exhaust and cooling system – it basically absorbs shocks from car accidents.
The standard requires protection in the region 16 to 20 inches above the road surface. It also says that both front and rear bumpers should prevent damage at barrier impact speeds of 2.5 mph across the full width and 1.5 mph on the corners.
Where to buy chrome rear bumpers for pickup trucks?
There are various reputed car dealers online selling aftermarket parts for pickup vans like Mitsubishi L200, Toyota Hilux, Nissan Navara, and Isuzu D-Max. Bumpers for these models are all offered on www.tarostrade.com, Ebay , or carid.com .To enhance the protection level, these chrome rear bumpers are often available with plastic tops and step covers. Brackets are provided for installation as well. If you have a tow bar you will need to modify brackets or if you are replacing a damaged bumper you could use your original brackets (if the brackets provided suit non towbar).
Before buying please ensure if the rear chrome bumper is compatible with the pickup truck model you own!