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Old February 3rd, 2011, 02:45 PM
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New RTE Defender 90 Bumper

Should be here next week Bill has done an awesome Job making this beast.
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Old February 4th, 2011, 06:25 AM
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Should be here next week Bill has done an awesome Job making this beast.
That looks Great! Cant wait to see photos of it on!
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Old February 9th, 2011, 09:52 PM
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Great looking Bumper...are there any PICs of these bumpers "out there" or is this a one-off? I'm looking for something myself right now and was considering a Rockware product.
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Old February 10th, 2011, 02:15 PM
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Rockware is a great bumper. I've had the same bumper for 6 years and it has taken everything we've thrown at it. This weekend I was helping a buddy up a steep hill after his ARB's went dead. I braced the bumper on a tree to keep me from sliding down hill and winched him up. the bumper was flexing under the stress but moved right back in place once the tension was off. Awesome product.
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Old February 10th, 2011, 09:00 PM
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Thanks for the PICs. Even though this decision should have nothing to do with style, I'd like to have something that does look good too. The guys at Rockware will surely appreciate your words...
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Old February 12th, 2011, 07:41 AM
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Ive always thought the Rockware was the "best" in terms of fit form and function. Its nice to have another option but, the Rovertym doesn't fit as well as a Rockware.
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Old February 12th, 2011, 07:02 PM
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Make sure you check the weld quality of the RTE bumper when it comes in- and send it back if they did a crappy job. I took a look at a friend's RTE bumper and was amazed at how sh&tty the welds were- looked like the handy work of either a 4 year old or me.
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Old February 21st, 2011, 03:49 PM
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Make sure you check the weld quality of the RTE bumper when it comes in- and send it back if they did a crappy job. I took a look at a friend's RTE bumper and was amazed at how sh&tty the welds were- looked like the handy work of either a 4 year old or me.
i know its not a bumper but i just got some lower shock mounts from RTE and also noted that the welds where horrible( looked like what mine look like!) i did put a couple of beads and installed them but i would risk it on a bumper
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Old February 28th, 2011, 05:07 PM
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The welds on this bumper are outstanding. The fit on all 6 holes lined up like a dream. There are a couple tweeks that needed to the brushbar, but all in all, a great bumper.
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The welds on this bumper are outstanding. The fit on all 6 holes lined up like a dream. There are a couple tweeks that needed to the brushbar, but all in all, a great bumper.
Good to hear- glad they got their act together. Not sure what happened but they may have gone through some management changes or growing pains. I've always liked the RTE stuff so it's good to hear they are back on track.
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The welds on this bumper are outstanding. The fit on all 6 holes lined up like a dream. There are a couple tweeks that needed to the brushbar, but all in all, a great bumper.

6 holes???
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Old March 3rd, 2011, 02:49 PM
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The 4 holes from top to bottom and the two side holes where the recovery rings, jate rings go.
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Old March 3rd, 2011, 04:20 PM
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So, post the pic already...
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here is one they did for me, a bit custom in that it fits the typical Warn stuff and an 8274
and yes I know I am missing the lower roller- test fit only
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Old March 16th, 2011, 09:42 AM
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here is one they did for me, a bit custom in that it fits the typical Warn stuff and an 8274
and yes I know I am missing the lower roller- test fit only
Nice looking truck Dale. Is that the one you bought in Colorado ?
If so cleaned up very nicely.
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Old March 16th, 2011, 05:27 PM
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Dale,

That whole rig, is just too nice. Love it.
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Old March 18th, 2011, 11:29 AM
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So, post the pic already...

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Old March 19th, 2011, 08:25 PM
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x2!!
Sorry guys! I'm guilty of not checking down here that often. Pics include the 7" led headlamps.
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Old March 19th, 2011, 08:30 PM
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Sorry guys! I'm guilty of not checking down here that often. Pics include the 7" led headlamps.
How are the LED headlamps working out for you over stock?
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Old March 20th, 2011, 11:05 PM
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How are the LED headlamps working out for you over stock?
Wish I would have done it a long time ago. The focus is better than HID, and way less to go wrong with out a ballast, wiring harness, etc.
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