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Old 01-22-2021, 11:16 PM   #1
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Default To those with the ARB deluxe bumper.. do you like it?

Thinking of getting one, the winch mount is a plus as well. Do you guys like it and is it worth the $1k? Link below if you want to see or don't know what I'm talking about.



https://arbusa.com/nissan-d21-1986-1...ion-equipment/

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Old 01-22-2021, 11:23 PM   #2
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Well it's good to know they've dropped the price from 1200.

Why not build your own?
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Well it's good to know they've dropped the price from 1200.

Why not build your own?

No welder or welding experience. Doubt my apt complex will be cool with it as well, no friends with cool tools either. I did entertain the idea of having a shop make one for me, but I figured the cost would be around the same.
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If you ever are south I'll help you install. I've been eyeing those ARB bumpers too.
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I see y'all have V6s, so this is mainly for L4 guys' benefit:

Long ago I had bought a used, big, bolt-on push/grille/headlight guard for my 4x4 HB, but after installing and driving the truck for a while I noticed a significant drop in acceleration and MPG. It was just too heavy for the L4 engine, for use on the road. If my truck were still for off-road or exclusively for farm/ranch use, I would have kept it, but ended up uninstalling and selling the guard for about my cost.
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Interesting. Was your old grill guard more substantial than the one I have? No change I'm MPGs with mine. My truck doesn't change much in MPGs with or without a load.
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Interesting. Was your old grill guard more substantial than the one I have? No change I'm MPGs with mine. My truck doesn't change much in MPGs with or without a load.
I think he has a 4 banger. A bit more gutless, once you add "sprung weight".
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No welder or welding experience. Doubt my apt complex will be cool with it as well, no friends with cool tools either. I did entertain the idea of having a shop make one for me, but I figured the cost would be around the same.
If you don't mind a drive, I would help build one.
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If you ever are south I'll help you install. I've been eyeing those ARB bumpers too.

Sweet always down to make some friends, I'll keep you updated.


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If you don't mind a drive, I would help build one.

Really?? I may actually take you up on that dude. I have been wanting to learn to weld just need a good patient mentor who doesn't mind training a complete green as grass novice. I see you're across the water from me as well, I think it's doable.
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I'm a bit of a drive, about 3 hours south of Portland but I'm always down to help folks. I may be a bit of a dick online sometimes but I like to help folks, especially those with similar interests.
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