Tough bumpers

Tough bumpers shown at SEMA; function and form for heavy-duty use

A fast-growing trend in pickup upgrades is the availability of stylish winch-ready, heavy-duty replacement bumpers for full-size pickups.

We saw no less than a two dozen different custom bumper manufacturers’ products while walking the 2011 SEMA Show’s Truck & SUV section.

Each had their own style and approach to front-end protection, while providing mounting locations for lights, tow hooks, shackles and the winch.

We’ll be covering these in more detail. But for now here’re a few bumpers that caught our eye….

Fusion winch bumper.
Viper winch bumper