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post #1 of 39 (permalink) Old 04-17-2019, 08:24 AM Thread Starter
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Ranch hand Bumper Inquiry/Comparison

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I am hoping for some insight from the owners of Ranch Hand front bumperís. I am unsure on which bumper to install on my 2019 Sierra; the Legend or the Summit full replacement front bumpers? I like the looks of the Summit a little better- because it is not so darn bulky. But I donít want a bumper that I will have to bend back out or replace after hitting a deer. Is the Summit up to the task of possibly hitting a deer? If not I will gladly just buy the Legend, but I am hoping for some assistance before I jump in. Also; is there still any issue with overheating caused by these aftermarket bumpers?

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-Dark as legal tint;window visors; Ranch Hand front bumper; Weathertech hood protector;
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I can't speak on the sturdiness of the summit series, but I have a Ranch Hand Legend winch mount bumper and I love it. The thing is solid as a rock...I can't imagine much that would damage it! Also, at 30,000 miles on my 2018, I have never had any overheating issues. I put the bumper on when the truck was around 200 miles and I live and make long highway drives in the desert southwest (southern NM, AZ, CA).
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Also consider the Frontier brand. I have a Frontier original on my 2015 Sierra and it looks great, is not too heavy and has bounced a deer off the front. You can’t even tell. The Pro is the heavier model. I have a friend that has one and he has hit more than one deer with it and other than being dented a little, still looks pretty good.
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I had a summit on my old 1500, solid bumper base but the second deer did slightly bend the upper passenger side headlight guard in. It did not impact the headlight so I still consider it a win, and I was able to pull it back into place. They also stand up to GA hogs. I tried finding pictures of the deer after but I must've deleted those, sorry man. Both are great bumpers though.

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I can't speak on the sturdiness of the summit series, but I have a Ranch Hand Legend winch mount bumper and I love it. The thing is solid as a rock...I can't imagine much that would damage it! Also, at 30,000 miles on my 2018, I have never had any overheating issues. I put the bumper on when the truck was around 200 miles and I live and make long highway drives in the desert southwest (southern NM, AZ, CA).
great info mayerfj0- thank you. im glad to hear there is no temperature issue
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Also consider the Frontier brand. I have a Frontier original on my 2015 Sierra and it looks great, is not too heavy and has bounced a deer off the front. You canít even tell. The Pro is the heavier model. I have a friend that has one and he has hit more than one deer with it and other than being dented a little, still looks pretty good.
heck yea. some real world data. I will check these out. thnaks

Current Truck:
2019 Sierra 3500HD DURAMAX L5P; W/T, 4wd, CC, SRW, Standard Box. <snow plow prep pkg, 5th wheel/goose neck prep pkg>
1997 Toyota Tacoma 4wd xTra Cab, V6, 213,xxx miles
Aftermarket Items:
-Dark as legal tint;window visors; Ranch Hand front bumper; Weathertech hood protector;
Gone but not Forgotten:
2016 Sierra 3500HD 6.0; W/T, 4wd, CC, SRW, Standard Box. <snow plow prep pkg>
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I had a summit on my old 1500, solid bumper base but the second deer did slightly bend the upper passenger side headlight guard in. It did not impact the headlight so I still consider it a win, and I was able to pull it back into place. They also stand up to GA hogs. I tried finding pictures of the deer after but I must've deleted those, sorry man. Both are great bumpers though.
heck, two deer and only a little bend- I can handle that. total win! yup- there are hogs running around on roads and such down here in Lower Alabama where im working now too- haha. thanks TX_DMax17

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2019 Sierra 3500HD DURAMAX L5P; W/T, 4wd, CC, SRW, Standard Box. <snow plow prep pkg, 5th wheel/goose neck prep pkg>
1997 Toyota Tacoma 4wd xTra Cab, V6, 213,xxx miles
Aftermarket Items:
-Dark as legal tint;window visors; Ranch Hand front bumper; Weathertech hood protector;
Gone but not Forgotten:
2016 Sierra 3500HD 6.0; W/T, 4wd, CC, SRW, Standard Box. <snow plow prep pkg>
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Can't speak for ranch hand but my Go Rhino doesn't cause any over heating issues.
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Can't speak for ranch hand but my Go Rhino doesn't cause any over heating issues.
damn that's a good looking truck. I wil check these Go Rhino's out. thanks hdrolling
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2019 Sierra 3500HD DURAMAX L5P; W/T, 4wd, CC, SRW, Standard Box. <snow plow prep pkg, 5th wheel/goose neck prep pkg>
1997 Toyota Tacoma 4wd xTra Cab, V6, 213,xxx miles
Aftermarket Items:
-Dark as legal tint;window visors; Ranch Hand front bumper; Weathertech hood protector;
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2016 Sierra 3500HD 6.0; W/T, 4wd, CC, SRW, Standard Box. <snow plow prep pkg>
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damn that's a good looking truck. I wil check these Go Rhino's out. thanks hdrolling
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