5 Traits Of A High-Quality Aftermarket Bumper

A high-quality aftermarket bumper is an essential piece of off-roading gear. It can make the difference between making it through a tough trail or getting stuck. Durability, winch capabilities, and customizability are all important.

In this blog, we examine five must-have traits of a quality aftermarket bumper. And show you why a Westin aftermarket bumper is the perfect accessory for your off-roader. 

1. Durability And Construction

Off-roading subjects vehicles to harsh impacts, rocks, and obstacles. A high-quality aftermarket bumper should be constructed using rugged materials. Our bumpers are built with thick plates, reinforced corners, and proper welding techniques to ensure structural integrity. They:

  • Are constructed of heavy 10 to 4-gauge steel
  • Use heavy-duty 4-gauge steel winch mount center section
  • Provide added grille protection
  • Are backed by our industry-leading warranty 

2. Recovery And Towing Options

Off-roading adventures often involve challenging terrain. Getting stuck is always a possibility. Make sure your bumper has integrated recovery and mounting points that can handle heavy loads.  You’ll need them for safe and efficient vehicle recovery. Features that allow mounting a winch are also an essential feature. The bumper should:

  • Be capable of supporting winch mounting and accommodate many winch models and sizes
  • Be engineered to take up to 12,000-lb winches
  • Have at least two recovery points 

3. Customization And Accessories

Every off-roader has unique requirements. A premium aftermarket bumper should be customizable enough to suit every need. Many of our bumpers offer auxiliary light mounts and light bars. And you can retain the factory sensors. Our bumpers:

  • Come in mid-width and full-length sizes
  • Retain factory sensors (park distance sensors and cruise control)
  • Can accept LEDs and lightbars
  • Have a recessed hawse fairlead – protects rope and maximizes approach angles.

And our Pro Series bumpers are available for Ford, Chevy, Ram, and Toyota vehicles.

4. Corrosion Resistance And Finish

Going off-road exposes your bumper to getting scrapes and dings. Our bumpers have an e-coated base coat for a durable and weather-resistant finish. This also protects from rust and corrosion. The powder coat finish gives our bumpers a great look, too.

  • E-coated base coat provides long-lasting corrosion protection
  • Powder coat finish

5. Easy Installation

Nothing takes the shine off a quality aftermarket bumper like a poor install process. This is a significant factor to consider. That’s why our bumpers are quick and easy to install. Our bumpers include all necessary hardware and are a bolt-on design.

  • Easy-to-follow installation instructions
  • Bolt-on installation – no drilling required
  • All hardware and mounting brackets are included

Westin Aftermarket Bumpers Are Ready For Any Trail

Westin Automotive has been an industry-leading manufacturer of quality automotive aftermarket products for over 40 years. We supply quality off-road equipment for Trucks, Jeeps, and SUVs. Our extensive range includes bumpers, running boards, bull bars, and more.

All our equipment comes with a comprehensive warranty. So, contact Westin Automotive today, and let us find the perfect bumper for your vehicle.

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