Scott Yoder (JadeRunner)
Vehicle: 2000 4Runner SR5
|Custom Rock Ware Bumper|
This bumper was custom made and installed by Rock Ware in Colorado Springs, CO.
When looking for a front bumper, I didnít really like what was available on the market a year ago and wanted something custom. I had seen other vehicles on the trail in Colorado with Rock Ware armor and liked what I saw. This was the first bumper for a 3rd Generation 4Runner Rock Ware had made. They custom fabricated and installed it in a day and a half. It contoured the front of my 4Runner perfectly and looked good. I had requested the bull bar, lower skid plate and shackle hangers as extras. The total cost was $900.00 installed. I donít think they are prepared to ship a bumper, they will want to build and install it in their shop.
They had originally just bolted the bumper to the frame rail end plates with 3 bolts each, plus each side support. But when I first tried to winch a full size Bronco out of a snowdrift it was obvious it wasnít strong enough. So Rock Ware gladly reconfigured the frame rail mounts to make them extremely strong and utilize 4 bolts each. This problem was fixed and based on the winching I have had to do this summer the whole bumper is very strong and secure.
My only complaint was that they could have given the bumper a more finished look by putting top plates near the top 1/3 of each corner. They have since produced another bumper for a 3rd Gen. 4Runner and added the top plates. The bumper was originally painted with a rattle can and a year later needs to be painted again due to road chips etc.
If you have the ability to drop off your vehicle at Rock Ware in Colorado Springs Co. for a day or so then this bumper is a very nice option.
38 Buchanan Street
Colorado Springs, CO 80907