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Aluminum Bumpers – Why?

Many people will ask “why should my bumper be aluminum?” Well, we’re glad you asked!

Aluminum bumpers are strong. There is a reason fighter jets, spacecraft and coast guard boats are made of aluminum. Our in-house testing has shown that the aluminum bumpers that we’re building are about 30% stronger than the steel equivalent.

Aluminum bumpers are light. The weight at the front end of your truck has significant consequences for you suspension, your alignment and your brakes. Steel is 2.5 times the density of aluminum which means more weight at the front end. An aluminum structure built to the same specs as the steel equivalent will weigh 35%-45% less! To make matters worse the weight of all of that steel is suspended about 24″ out in front of all of your critical front-end components and all of that leverage multiplies every extra pound until the effective weight of a steel bumper is enormous. Every pound you can save here is critical.

Aluminum does not rust. Commercial fishing boats operate in the toughest environment on earth – the ocean. Most of these boats are built with marine-grade aluminum (the same aluminum we use for bumpers and mudflaps) and many of these boats aren’t even painted. Why? Because aluminum does not and can not rust. An aluminum boat in the ocean will still be there, floating around for centuries if you let it. So, it makes sense that TimberWood Off Road bumpers and mudflaps can handle a bit of road salt!

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