Hybrid Bumper 2006-2009
Our brand new Hybrid Bumper offering for 2006-2009 4th Gen 4Runners! These are make to order, and subject to lead times.
The Hybrid bumper replaces the center of your plastic factory bumper, adding a solid winch mount with wide open winch access, fully welded 3/4" recovery points that go all the way to the frame mount, and a guard for the lower radiator as well.
These are made from a combination of a 1/4" thick steel baseplate and frame mount, 1/4" gussets, and a .120" thick steel outer shell, with the 3/4" recovery points.
Raw steel, end user must paint or powder coat.
Fits 2006-2009 4Runners.
Photos depict the prototype unit. Production units will vary slightly in appearance.
Below is a testimony from Michael Morrison, Director of Training for Overland Experts, after a day of testing our bumpers:
"Many of you that know me know that I take vehicle recovery VERY seriously. I am very honest and open about my opinions on recovery gear, winches and bumpers.
With the way vehicles are designed now it is becoming harder for bumper manufacturers to create good looking bumpers that are also functional... or is it. Let's use the 5th gen 4runner as an example since it is so popular. Since it's release armor companies have jumped on the band wagon producing bumpers like crazy, almost all of them are non-functional for one reason. How can you design a winch bumper that has zero access to the winch, how can you operate a winch safely and correctly if you can't even see it? Speaking to these companies is like beating your head against a wall, I have heard it can't be done so many times I almost believed it. Well guess what, LFD Off Road called awhile back and wanted to do some testing and get some feedback. Just some quick background on these guys, they spend allot of time off road. They also have spent time getting trained by professionals in recovery techniques. LFD used this knowledge to build their new 5th gen bumpers and guess what, you can see the winch!!!! You can get to the clutch to disengaged it!!! Hands down they are in the top tier for the most functional bumpers available."