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Old 06-10-2008, 05:38 AM
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DMI bumper

Have been informed by a few friends that I should get one for my truck since my bumper is the oh so awesome XL painted and its chipping and rusting away. I dont know anything about the DMI bumpers though. Just that they are big and bulkey as hell. Mostly only seen them on farm trucks though. Any input about them? Like what is so different compared to a regular bumper from factory. Thanks!
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Re: DMI bumper

They have shock absorbtion built into the hitch. They are nice for pulling anhydrus tanks, grain trailers, or other misc. farm trailers that jerk back and forth a bunch. As far as using them for a regular old car trailer or something you probably won't see much difference.

My dad used to have a truck with one but now we just use a reciever with a polyurethane cushion in it when pulling the jerky farm trailers. It doesn't work quite as well but it does a good enough job that we won't ever put a DMI bumper on again. Here's a link http://www.cabelas.com/prod-1/0010057520121a.shtml
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My dads farm truck has a DMI on it which is an OBS F350. Looks good but personally, i like my Schuck better.

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Re: DMI bumper

Are you planning to start pulling farm equipment Ryan?

If not, check out JCWhitney or something for a cheap chrome bumper. If i were you, i'd get me some sand paper and a rattle can. sand that bumper up really good and paint it with some good ol rustoleum, color of your choice.
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Re: DMI bumper

No I'm not planning on pulling grain wagons and such. I just want something that looks different than what everybody else has. The bumper I have now is the only eye sore on my truck and I hate looking at it every morning lol
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i agree my bumper looks like crap. i hate it. LMC has a nice one that has built in reverse lights.
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Re: DMI bumper

we have run the DMI bumpers on several trucks and they are very nice but also kind of expensive especially if you get a chrome one. I have afriend that is running a DMI knock off called a "Brute II" ( I Think ) it is almost as good as the DMI's at half the price.
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Re: DMI bumper

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we have run the DMI bumpers on several trucks and they are very nice but also kind of expensive especially if you get a chrome one. I have afriend that is running a DMI knock off called a "Brute II" ( I Think ) it is almost as good as the DMI's at half the price.
Does it look the same?

Wouldnt happen to have a link or anything for the Brute II would ya? Or even the DMI?

I know they are pricey since I have been informed of by my old man lol
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here is the brute II http://www.agsystemsonline.com/webst...fm?Category=39
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Re: DMI bumper

Dam $1000? How much is the DMI going to set me back? If thats the case then fawk that lol
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hum maybe there not half price of a DMI after all. thats just what I was told when he got it. maybe it was damaged or something. But then again I havent priced a DMI either.
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Re: DMI bumper

I wish I could just put the chrome part on my truck and just keep the reese on there lol. I have no need for that big azz thing.
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Re: DMI bumper

They make bumpers that look just like that brute II ryan, search around. The mechanism is what costs so much. They make them, maybe someone can post a link. I looked at a couple sites and couldn't find one, but they are out there.
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you need one like I have then. I'll see if I can find a link for one tonight. I think they are in the 300 to 400 range
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you need one like I have then. I'll see if I can find a link for one tonight. I think they are in the 300 to 400 range
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Exactly what i was thinking. That is a sharp looking truck man.
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I'd sell you my stock chrome bumper but it's got some rust on it.
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you need one like I have then. I'll see if I can find a link for one tonight. I think they are in the 300 to 400 range
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Now that I can handle. That would be awesome man if you could find it. When looking at that picture though it looks like the reese hitch I have sits to high for that.

Another thing is that the original tail gate on your 96? I havent seen one like that on that new of an OBS. Nice truck though!
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Re: DMI bumper

since you aren't towing anything very heavy, you could make up some steel spacers and some longer bolts and lower the hitch a couple of inches, or get a bumper that doesn't drop as far as that one does. I think they have like 8", 10" and 12" drop bumpers in that style.
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I'd sell you my stock chrome bumper but it's got some rust on it.
I can't imagine that would be the case Cat haha. So i have looked for a thread, but haven't found one. What all is in the works for your rebuild???
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I can't imagine that would be the case Cat haha. So i have looked for a thread, but haven't found one. What all is in the works for your rebuild???
Who me & rust?

No thread yet I'll make one later tonight to get everyone up to speed.
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flatbed, finally new springs in the rear, and what else? lol
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If we ever run out of salt in this country we'll have to mine along the interstates of Michigan and Ohio, I am sure there is plenty to be had there!!
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I don't think this is the one I'm running but its just like it http://www.truckaddons.com/Catalog/s...op_Bumpers.htm also search craigs list and ebay for a drop bumpers you may be able to find a good deal on one there.

Thanks for the complements on the truck, but its just an old farm truck I just know what angle to take pictures to hide all the dings and scratches But I like it just like it is. I don't have to worry about it as much that way. I put a nice new scrach in the tail gate at a sled pull this week end. i started off in to high of a gear and I got it sut down before 100ft make, but I guess I was moveing faster than I thought because the sled slamed in to me so hard I almost hit my head on the steering wheel

As for the tail gate I'm not sure if it is origional or not, the truck was white when I bought it and I repainted it red. as I sanded it down I found about 4 different colors of old paint and some sever hail damage on the roof so evidently most of the body has been replaced at some time in its life
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Thats right. Its all about the angles lol. Thanks for the link I will check it out.
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That bumper looks like a winner to me. I will have to do some measuring tomorrow morning. Thanks!!
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Man, I can see one of these in my trucks future, way out future, but I like that look.
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Idk about the lights but I can see it on both of ours lol
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Don't those things use a Reece hitch on the bumper?
Wouldn't that drop down the towing cap from your stock frame mounted hitch rating?
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yea I'm not big on the lights either, but they do offer them with out them.

I have a regular reese hitch on mine so I am still pulling off the frame not the bumper. I don't know it it was special or not it was on it when I bought the truck.
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Re: DMI bumper

It says "Heavy Duty reese hitch optional" Well that sucker is getting left off if my measurements are correct. Which I'm sure they arent. Measure 4 times, cut once and still screw it up.

Anyways. The stock bumper is an 8" drop. Well between my bumper and drop hitch there is about 2 1/4". I figure if I got the 10" bumper that would still leave that 1/4" between the bumper and hitch.

Pontiac is yours a 10" since your using the stock reese hitch or do you know?
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mesuring from the top to botom it is 10in. so I'd say thats what it is unless they mesure them different.
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Thats the only way I could think of measuring it lol. Looks like that is what I'm going to get.
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Did you order it yet?
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Did you order it yet?
No I just put 2 new tires on the rear this morning...377 and some change. Built tranny is next!!!
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Damn, did you put gold tires on? I got all four of my ATZ's for $633.

On Edit, I guess you only paide $30 more a tire.

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Damn, did you put gold tires on? I got all four of my ATZ's for $633.

On Edit, I guess you only paide $30 more a tire.
I could order it but I think I only need about 2500 more for a tranny lol
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I think I know where there is a used one that can be bought cheap its on a wreck. Buddy of mine has it its a aftermarket similar to the stock OBS.
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