When planning out our ultimate race car tow rig build, we realized that replacing the old factory chrome bumpers on our F-250 could modernize our truck’s look while providing some serious protection. After shopping Google Images for aftermarket bumpers on Ford Super Duty trucks, we found that ICI bumpers had the exact look we wanted. Then, when we found out they had a new RT version with the fabricated- style pre-runner light mount, it was a done deal.
When the new ICI Magnum front and rear bumpers arrived, we were greeted by the sturdiest wooden crates we had ever seen. The massive overbuilt crates were just a hint to the pure fabricated beefy goodness that waited inside. These are some really, really, really, heavy duty, well-made bumpers and make the OEM pieces feel like they were made out of tin foil. The front bumper is designed to mount up to a 16,500lb winch and both front and rear bumpers have integrated large shackle mounts. We went with an optional front hitch receiver that mounts in place of a winch in the Magnum bumper. ICI sells a nice winch cradle that will plug into a hitch receiver so you can use the winch when you need it, then quickly take it back off for storage. It would be a great idea to fab a receiver inside your trailer under your work bench so could also use your winch inside the trailer to pull in your car.
The ICI front bumper has light mounts under the RT light bar and a pair of nice recessed fog light holes for 4-inch round lights. We figured with such a high end set…. Read more of this article. Just click on the digital feature below this introduction.
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