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Ford Performance ARB Bumper

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Did that Ford Performance/ARB bumper ever happen?

Here's a refresher:
https://performance.ford.com/enthusiasts/media-room/2019/10/arb-accessories.html

I like the closer-to-stock look and the much more compact form factor than the Summit bumper has, and would also love keeping the warranty and service options on my truck. Wanted to see if anyone had experience looking into these.

Cheers



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Did that Ford Performance/ARB bumper ever happen?

Here's a refresher:
https://performance.ford.com/enthusiasts/media-room/2019/10/arb-accessories.html

I like the closer-to-stock look and the much more compact form factor than the Summit bumper has, and would also love keeping the warranty and service options on my truck. Wanted to see if anyone had experience looking into these.

Cheers
I had heard somewhere that Ford and Warn got into a little pissing contest over Warn's Ascent bumper. I wonder if it was because Ford was working with ARB on this similar design...
 

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I would buy one of these, has all I want and nothing more. There is too much going on with the ARB Summit for me.
 

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Weird how nearly 14 months later nothing on it. Even with COVID it should have been at least somewhat in production or had a few sold.
 

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Honestly, and this is just my opinion, but that bumper is not attractive. Most of the aftermarket ones aren't from what I've seen. The factory bumper actually looks pretty good, its metal, and its capable of mounting a winch to it with minor modification. There isn't much reason to change it out from what I've seen so far. Ground clearance is the only thing I can think of but with the factory tow hooks there you aren't gaining much if any except on the corners.
 

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Honestly, and this is just my opinion, but that bumper is not attractive. Most of the aftermarket ones aren't from what I've seen. The factory bumper actually looks pretty good, its metal, and its capable of mounting a winch to it with minor modification. There isn't much reason to change it out from what I've seen so far. Ground clearance is the only thing I can think of but with the factory tow hooks there you aren't gaining much if any except on the corners.
Agreed.

And if you modify the stock bumper with a Shrockworks Stock Bumper Winch Mount it looks even better!

Not my truck... but I'd really like to get one of these... do I need it... Nope. Is it bad ass... yep.



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Honestly, and this is just my opinion, but that bumper is not attractive. Most of the aftermarket ones aren't from what I've seen. The factory bumper actually looks pretty good, its metal, and its capable of mounting a winch to it with minor modification. There isn't much reason to change it out from what I've seen so far. Ground clearance is the only thing I can think of but with the factory tow hooks there you aren't gaining much if any except on the corners.
Agreed.

And if you modify the stock bumper with a Shrockworks Stock Bumper Winch Mount it looks even better!

Not my truck... but I'd really like to get one of these... do I need it... Nope. Is it bad ass... yep.



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I don't mind the look, but I agree that most of the aftermarket bumpers are much more than I need for minimal benefit.

Given that this is bogged down it looks like I'll be going with either the Shrockworks or just the winch mount behind the pure stock bumper. Both are bigger modifications than I'm used to though so having the dealer option would make things simple. If anyone can recommend a shop that could help with install in the PNW I'm all ears!
 

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I don't mind the look, but I agree that most of the aftermarket bumpers are much more than I need for minimal benefit.

Given that this is bogged down it looks like I'll be going with either the Shrockworks or just the winch mount behind the pure stock bumper. Both are bigger modifications than I'm used to though so having the dealer option would make things simple. If anyone can recommend a shop that could help with install in the PNW I'm all ears!
Ask the dealership. I'm a DIY guy but I do know the dealership here will install non Ford parts, no worries.
 

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Honestly, and this is just my opinion, but that bumper is not attractive. Most of the aftermarket ones aren't from what I've seen. The factory bumper actually looks pretty good, its metal, and its capable of mounting a winch to it with minor modification. There isn't much reason to change it out from what I've seen so far. Ground clearance is the only thing I can think of but with the factory tow hooks there you aren't gaining much if any except on the corners.
I also have to agree with you. Most of the aftermarket bumpers out there really suck on the looks especially for the new vehicles out there. The one ford was planning with ARB I feel is one of the better looking ones but would not do the trick for me(personal preference on that).

Now if anything for you about the most you have to worry about is them dang old wild Gators that run out in front of you while driving down the HWY!! LOL!! So I dont thi k you have too Mich to worry about anyway
 

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