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Front bumpers: Westin Pro-Mod vs ARB Summit

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Looking to replace the front bumper. I've narrowed it down to the Westin Pro-Mod or the ARB bumper. Leaning towards the ARB since I'm looking for more protection from animals on the road and I also have adaptive cruise control. Relocation brackets seems like a pain and the ARB comes with a spot for it already. Also the pro mod doesn't look as strong as the ARB.(maybe that's why the huge difference in price?)

Any one have one of these bumpers and can help a ranger brother out?

Or any other comparable bumpers I should look into?



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The ARB summit

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Westin pro mod


They both are pretty different
 

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My ProMod,and I’m happy with it.
‘It does have the brackets and provisions for front sensors,my truck does not have the fancy parts being an XLT.
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My ProMod,and I’m happy with it.
‘It does have the brackets and provisions for front sensors,my truck does not have the fancy parts being an XLT.
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Your truck looks awesome. I really love the look of the pro mod over ARB and the price is good too. How's the protection? Does it feel pretty solid being 3 different pieces and all?
 

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If it was be I would go with ARB. Why you might ask? Simple, you get protection for the entire front. If you go with westin or others that are similar you only protect what is being protected by the factory so there isn't a real difference. That is my opinion on this and yes I will be installing the ARB bumper up front in the future when money is no longer an object.
 
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If it was be I would go with ARB. Why you might ask? Simple, you get protection for the entire front. If you go with westin or others that are similar you only protect what is being protected by the factory so there isn't a real difference. That is my opinion on this and yes I will be installing the ARB bumper up front in the future when money is no longer an object.
I think the westin would provide more protection then factory cause it's made out of steel and it looks like it also sticks out about 5 inches or so. With that being said, I agree the ARB bumper provides way more protection. Which seems more important to me then the looks. The westin does look way more bad ass in my opinion lol.
 

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I think the westin would provide more protection then factory cause it's made out of steel and it looks like it also sticks out about 5 inches or so. With that being said, I agree the ARB bumper provides way more protection. Which seems more important to me then the looks. The westin does look way more bad ass in my opinion lol.
It might provide more protection on the underbody but not by much when you think about it. When you have a deer come up and in front of you because it decided to be a dick yet chances are it's going to do more damage to the vehicle above the bumper versus just below. If you're going to do it you would be best to go with the ARB Summit. To me going with the Westin or something else is kind of a waste of money because even though you do increase protection in a small area it's not practical enough for me and others were I would rather spend money I'm something else but is a bit more practical.
 

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Your truck looks awesome. I really love the look of the pro mod over ARB and the price is good too. How's the protection? Does it feel pretty solid being 3 different pieces and all?
The Westin piece is stout,despite what frenchy the arb sales rep says.
I went with it due to having the front corners cut upwards for crawling on the Arizona rocks,it allows you to place a tire on the rocks without bashing the bumper.

Time will tell how it holds up,it is 10 gauge steel,and although being 3 pieces uses large hardware to bolt it together. 19mm head,and 21mm nuts
 
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The Westin piece is stout,despite what frenchy the arb sales rep says.
I went with it due to having the front corners cut upwards for crawling on the Arizona rocks,it allows you to place a tire on the rocks without bashing the bumper.

Time will tell how it holds up,it is 10 gauge steel,and although being 3 pieces uses large hardware to bolt it together. 19mm head,and 21mm nuts
Thanks for the info man. Glad to hear its solid and provides some protection. It really does look great. Seems to me its main purpose is to improve clearance angle vs protecting against dumbass animals.
 
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It might provide more protection on the underbody but not by much when you think about it. When you have a deer come up and in front of you because it decided to be a dick yet chances are it's going to do more damage to the vehicle above the bumper versus just below. If you're going to do it you would be best to go with the ARB Summit. To me going with the Westin or something else is kind of a waste of money because even though you do increase protection in a small area it's not practical enough for me and others were I would rather spend money I'm something else but is a bit more practical.
Gotta hate them dickhead deers. I'm definitely leaning towards getting the ARB. Just wanna do the proper research before throwing out 1800 plus installation fees cause I dont trust myself putting on a bumper lol
 

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Thanks for the info man. Glad to hear its solid and provides some protection. It really does look great. Seems to me its main purpose is to improve clearance angle vs protecting against dumbass animals.
That a reasonable assumption,as it definitely ain’t no Roo bar lol
 

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This the third ARB bar I’ve run on my fourby’s. I’ve got the side rails, too. Nothing ARB ever disappoints.

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I like it!!! I plan to get the side steps with the side bars!! Cant beat extra protection!!
 

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I love my ARB. It's seriously well engineered.
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