FAQ

General Ordering

We at Coastal Offroad don’t think that your aftermarket bumper wait time should be measured in months. Unfortunately, this is the case with many offroad armor producers. You give up your hard-earned money and are left waiting for a painfully long period of time that is vulnerable to even further delays. This puts your vehicle build on hold and can force you to miss wheeling trips. At Coastal Offroad, we understand that when you pay for a product, you want it now. For this reason, all of our bumper kits ship within 1-4 business days using Fedex guaranteed 2-day shipping! So, an order placed today will arrive at your location in a total of 3-8 days from the time of ordering.  The one exception is our swing out carrier kits, which can take up to 6 business days in some cases but usually ship within the aforementioned 1-4 business days.

Due to the facts that our kits are made to order, we cannot provide refunds or returns on transactions once an order is processed. This is the only way that we can provide our customers with the wide selection of customization options and quick delivery times that we do. Due to the DIY nature of our products, we also cannot provide returns or refunds on kits that are assembled or installed incorrectly and it is the buyer’s responsibility to ensure that the kit is assembled correctly.

We accept payment by Credit card, Paypal, Affirm and E-transfer (Canada Only). The security of your personal information is very important to us and for this reason, we do not accept payments over the phone. If you wish to place an order outside of the website, please send us an email at info@coastaloffroad.com and we can email you an invoice that you can pay directly by credit card or Paypal.

On our order checkout page, there is a field where you can add a note/comment to your order. If required, we will contact you via email prior to shipping your order to make sure that we've fulfilled your request.

Yes! We offer discounts for multiple kits ordered and shipped together. Please send us your rough location as well as a screenshot of the products you are interested in, including their options. We will reply with a coupon code that you may enter at checkout.

We are constantly looking to improve and expand our product line up. If you have a vehicle model that you do not see listed on our website and are within reasonable travelling distance of Vancouver, BC, please send us an email at support@coastaloffroad.com and we would love to make your dream bumper a reality. If you are able to leave your vehicle with us for design and prototyping, we can provide you with a welded, powder coated, and installed bumper at an excellent discount in exchange!

True Laser 2030

Manufacturing

All of our bumper kits are laser cut from hot rolled P&O steel, not cheap mild steel. The laser cutting gives exceptionally clean, precise cut lines without any of the slag or roughness you get with plasma cutting. The P&O steel means the steel will be completely free of any surface rust and even more importantly there will be no mill scale. Mill scale requires sandblasting or another cleaning method to remove prior to welding and painting/powdercoating which adds cost and time for you. Our P&O steel is ready to weld right out of the box and only requires degreasing prior to painting/powder coating.

All Coastal Offroad bumper kits are cut using this state of the art TruLaser 2030 fiber laser cutter. This 4000W beast can easily burn through 1” thick plate steel and gives excellent dimensional tolerances, clean cut edges free of slag or burs, and no cutting edge oxidization. The automation and high output of this machine also means that we can keep your order wait time to a minimum – even during peak times of year!

Traditionally, the plasma cutter has been the weapon of choice for CNC-cutting plate steel. This technology has several drawbacks. Firstly, it is often not possible to achieve a vertical cut angle. This means that while a ½” hole may be ½” in diameter at the top surface of the material, it will taper down to a smaller hole size by the time the cutter penetrates the full thickness of the material. This results in less-than-ideal mounting hole tolerances and the designer must either oversize the holes or perform post-processing to achieve acceptable mounting holes and cut edges. The second drawback is the bur or high spot created every time the plasma cutter starts and ends a cut path. This is especially noticeable on smaller mounting holes in the M6-M10 range, where each hole will have a pronounced bump at one point in its diameter. With the TruLaser 2030, you can rest assured that all mounting holes will be true to size and this provides effortless mount-ups on your vehicle every time! The third drawback of the plasma cutter is the slag it leaves behind on the cut edges. This then requires manual cleaning of every cut edge, introducing human error and thus less consistent edges, especially in tight areas and around small holes.

The water jet table has been another staple in CNC cutting and manufacturing. While water jet tables do provide good accuracy and clean cut edges, this process introduces the material to a pressurized water stream which will immediately begin rusting your bumper parts! This would mean that upon receiving your parts, they would need to be sandblasted or cleaned manually with a sanding disk to expose the clean metal before welding. With the TruLaser2030, no surface oxidization occurs and your bumper kit will arrive ready to weld with no prep required!

When ordering your Coastal Offroad bumper kit, you can rest assured that you will receive parts with near-perfect dimensional precision, consistent mounting holes and clean edges that are ready to weld. This means an easy, hassle-free assembly process and the end result of a much cleaner bumper that you can proudly say that you built yourself!

For those who would like to nerd out on the TruLaser 2030 machine specs, see the following link:
https://www.trumpf.com/en_CA/products/machines-systems/laser-cutting-machines/trulaser-2030-fiber/

Shipping

Shipping

We are fully operational with our regular shop lead time followed by 2-day shipping. We realize that things are changing quickly day to day, so in the event that you place an order and we are unable to ship it due to new travel or trade restrictions, you will be refunded in full right away.

Yes! We offer discounts for multiple kits ordered and shipped together. Please send us your rough location as well as a screenshot of the products you are interested in, including their options. We will reply with a coupon code that you may enter at checkout.

Fully-fabricated bumpers can pose issues with delivery to residential addresses due to their size and weight. Our bumper kits are compact in size and get divided into individual bundles that can be shipped to any address type by 2-day air shipping and are easily handled by one person!

We use Fedex 2-day shipping.

We offer quick and inexpensive shipping within both Canada and the USA. Since these fall under NAFTA/USMCA, you will not be charged any extra fees, taxes or duties upon receiving your order. What you see at checkout is all that you pay!

To ensure that there are no hidden fees or surprises, we offer flat, all-inclusive shipping rates to the lower 48 and quick shipping times – all orders are sent using guaranteed 2-day Fedex delivery! You will not be charged any additional brokerage or shipping fees upon receiving your order. The shipping price you see when checking out your order is all you pay. The shipping cost for one kit is $139 and a rear bumper kit with a swing out carrier added to it (single or dual) counts as a single kit and costs $190.

Shipping to anywhere in Hawaii or Alaska is $300 per bumper kit or $450 for a bumper kit with swing outs. Our shop turn around time is 1-4 business days and we use 2-day delivery so its quite fast overall. To ensure that there are no hidden fees or surprises, we offer flat, all-inclusive shipping rates to anywhere in the US. You will not be charged any additional brokerage or shipping fees upon receiving your order. The shipping price you see when checking out your order is all you pay.

To ensure that there are no hidden fees or surprises, we offer flat, all-inclusive shipping rates within Canada! You will not be charged any additional brokerage or shipping fees upon receiving your order. The shipping price you see when checking out your order is all you pay. For BC residents, local pickup from our Delta facility is a very popular option. Otherwise, the shipping cost for one kit is $120CAD and a rear bumper kit with a swing out carrier added to it (single or dual) counts as a single kit and costs $175CAD.

For provinces outside of BC, each kit ships for $160CAD and a rear bumper kit with swing out carrier (single or dual) ships for $225CAD.

Yes we do! Please send us an email at support@coastaloffroad.com with your shipping address as well as the options you intend to order with the bumper (skid plate, any tubing hoops, etc), and we will let you know the exact cost for shipping. It ships by air so its quick and our shop turn around time is also very fast.

Yes we do! Please send us an email at info@coastaloffroad.com with your shipping address as well as the options you intend to order with the bumper (skid plate, any tubing hoops, etc), and we will let you know the exact cost for shipping. It ships by air so its quick and our shop turn around time is also very fast.

Yes, we offer free local pickup! There is an option to select this on the order checkout page. All shipping charges will automatically be removed once you select this option. Local pickup is from #101 7402 Progress Way in Delta, BC, which is about 20 minutes from the Peace Arch Border Crossing. Pickup is available 7am-5pm Monday to Friday.

Pickup order are generally ready for pick up within 1-3 business days.

Local Pickup

We are based in Vancouver, BC and ship our products worldwide. Our local pickup location is at #101 7402 Progress Way, Delta, BC V4G 0A1 and the hours of operation are 7am-5pm Monday to Friday.

NOTE: This option is currently unavailable due to COVID, but normally... Yes! We are located less than 20 minutes from the Peace Arch Border crossing at Blaine, WA so local pickup is a very popular option for those in Washington, Oregon. Many will make a day or weekend trip out of it and check out the city and 4x4 trails around Vancouver while they are here. Our shop address is #101 7402 Progress Way, Delta, BC V4G 0A1 and a map of our location can be found on our contact page. When placing your order, there is an option at checkout to select local pickup, which will clear any shipping charges from your order.

We can have an order ready for local pickup within a few business days. However, we do require that the order be placed and paid for online first. We offer a lot of different custom option combinations for each one of our bumper kits, so each one is made-to-order once the order is placed. 

Yes they will! The kits are very compact prior to welding them together. They will fit in a small car without any issues. For the front bumpers, the largest dimension is for the bumper center section, which is roughly 32" long. For the rear bumpers, the largest dimension is equal to the width of your rear hatch/ tailgate, which is typically 52-58" long. The kits get divided into smaller bundles that each weigh about 30lbs. This makes them easy to handle for a single person and our staff are more than happy to help you load your order into your vehicle!

Front-bumper-options

Front Bumpers Options

Our front bumpers are available with three different tubing options. All tubing is precision CNC-bent and constructed from 1.66x0.100” ERW tubing (0.125” wall for aluminum)

No tubing

This gives you a clean, flat-top plate bumper with no tubing hoops in front of the grill or headlights.

Grill tubing

This gives you a bumper with a single tubing hoop in front of your grill. This is reinforced with CNC-cut gussets at its base for higher strength and a smoother transition between the bumper and tubing. This option does not include tubing hoops to go around your headlights.

Full tubing

This gives you a bumper with tubing hoops in front of the grill and the headlights. To go along with this option, round holes will be pre-cut into your plate bumper top plates for the headlight hoops to pass through. This makes for easier fitment and the ability to weld the tubing to the top and bottom surfaces of your bumper’s side wings for maximum strength. This option gives your vehicle the maximum level of protection from trail obstacles and animal strikes. In addition, the side hoops can be seen from the driver’s seat, giving you a reference point for knowing exactly where the corners of your vehicle are. This benefit is seldom mentioned but is extremely helpful when navigating tight trails and parking lots. We can consistently come within less than 1” of trail objects without hitting them!

The body lift option is only for if you have a body lift installed on your vehicle. If you have any type of suspension lift (coilovers, new shocks and coils, spacer lifts, leveling kits, etc) you will want to select the "no body lift" option. This is because while a suspension lift raises the entire vehicle together, a body lift only spaces the body off of the frame. Since our bumpers are mounted to the vehicle’s frame, a body lift will result in the bumper being left behind while the truck body moves upwards by the height of the body lift. This will result in an unsightly gap between the bumper and body. The 1" body lift version of the bumper is designed to be 1" taller to correct for this gap created by the body lift. To achieve this, we actually re-dimension the entire bumper to ensure a perfect fit and great proportions!

It is highly recommended to plan your bumper and body lift together at the same time.

All of our bumpers are available in steel and aluminum.

Steel – Our steel bumpers are constructed out of 3/16” thick P&O hot rolled steel, NOT cheaper mild steel. The key difference is that your parts will arrive as clean, bare metal that is ready to weld right away without any surface preparation required. Mild steel on the other hand has a layer of mill scale that must be ground off prior to welding and painting. This takes extra time and if not done sufficiently can result in weld contamination and a paint/ powdercoat job that will not stick properly. Our kits are ready to weld right out of the box and then ready for paint/powdercoat after just degreasing! Compared to aluminum, steel provides high strength and durability and is easier to weld. It also comes in at a pricepoint much lower than aluminum

Aluminum – Our aluminum bumpers are constructed out of ¼” thick 5052 aluminum. Aluminum provides great corrosion resistance and substantial weight savings over steel. While it is still very strong and durable, it will sustain dents and scratches easier than steel if you like to play hard in the rocks. Aluminum requires more specialized welding equipment and technique than steel.

Many vehicle manufacturers will perform a mid-generation “facelift” on their vehicle models by changing the appearance of the front end. In some cases, this requires us to redesign our bumpers for optimum fitment. Select the model year range that your vehicle falls in.

This option refers to your vehicle’s trim level. Some models were/are available with optional fender flares from the factory. To account for this, we offer bumper versions that are widened to match the extra width created by these fender flares. This makes for a cleaner appearance and ensures that the bumper will contact obstacles before your vehicle does!

Front Bumpers Questions

All of our front bumper kits come ready to accept all standard 8000-10000lb winches and most 12000lbs winches. Two examples are the WarnVR12000 and Smittybilt X2O 10k. If you are looking at a 12000lb winch and are unsure if it will fit, please email us a dimensional diagram of the winch at support@coastaloffroad.com and we can advise. Winch dimensional diagrams can found on the winch producer's website or by doing a google images search.

Yes! We can add a hitch receiver to any of our front bumper kits. The two options are as follows:
1. We can add a receiver that would weld into the bumper right below the winch plate. The bumper kit will come with the required slot already cut into the pieces to accept the hitch receiver. This is an extra $65.
2. We can add a bolt-in receiver that bolts to the winch plate itself. This is our cleanest solution and is an extra $125 over the regular bumper. It also comes with a bolt on cover plate for a clean look whether you are in Receiver or winch mode. Pictures of this option are attached.

We do not carry the turn signals but they are a common Grote marker light that can be found at any NAPA, Lordco, etc. They are inexpensive and easy to source to ensure they are easily replaceable should one fall victim to the trail! Here is a table giving the part numbers.

For the fog lights, the cut outs are 3x3" and any standard sized surface mount LED pod light will work. There are provided mounting tabs that sit behind each light cut out and these mounting holes are slotted to give lots of adjustment to fit a variety of lights. We prefer surface mount lights over flush mount lights for three reasons. The first is that they sit inside the bumper which gives them excellent protection compared to flush mount lights. Second is that they give a much cleaner look than flush mount lights which have an un-slightly flange on the outside. The final reason is that surface mount lights are adjustable up and down and side to side. Flush mount lights on the other hand are fixed to the angle of the face they are mounted to. Two examples of surface mount pod lights that are a direct fit are the Rigid D2 and Cali Raised LED's. However, any standard sized surface mount pod will fit.

Most of our front bumpers have two cut outs in the center upper portion. These are there to provide access to your winch clutch and to view the winch drum while spooling the winch cable. We can omit these cut outs by request, but we do recommend keeping them if you plan to run a winch. To omit these cut outs, simply leave a note in the comments section when placing your order.

We can do custom light bar cut-out configurations, yes! To do so, please place your order on the website and put a note in the comments section mentioning the customization. We will then send you an email and stand alone invoice to confirm the changes. There is just a $25 fee for custom cut outs.

A 30" light bar will just barely fit in most of our front bumpers but as far as aesthetics go, we recommend sticking with a 20" or 24" single row light bar. The 30" bar will look quite large in the bumper, though that of course comes down to a matter of personal taste. Here are some examples of some of our bumpers with 20 and 24" single row light bar cut outs.

We can do custom cut-out configurations, no problem. To do so, please place your order on the website and put a note in the comments section mentioning the customization. We will then send you an email and stand alone invoice to confirm the changes. There is typically a $25 fee for custom cut outs.

Steel will always be more durable than aluminum, even though our aluminum versions use thicker material and have extra internal gusseting. I run all aluminum armor on my personal vehicle and it has been holding up great overall, including very heavy winch pulls. I was tasked with trying to wreck this aluminum armor to find any weak points and it did great.  The closest thing to a failure is that my front bumper got a little dented near the bottom edge from trying to bump up a large, stepped rock face. The same impact would have likely just scraped a steel bumper. However, the bumper is still totally functional and the dent is minor. If you do more overland style driving and are more so looking for animal protection and the occasional recovery with the winch, then the aluminum is a great choice. If you like to push the limits of your truck in rocky terrain, the aluminum will still hold up but just be aware that it does have its limitations, particularly with denting against rocks.

It really comes down to if you can justify the cost/weight savings ratio. There are certainly cheaper areas to keep the weight of your vehicle down, but if you are regularly fully loaded and exceeding your vehicle's GVWR, the aluminum can help a lot in that sense.

Yes! One huge benefit of our high clearance bumpers is the increase in wheel well clearance that they provide. This makes fitting larger tires on your vehicle much easier. All of our bumpers are designed to ensure clearance of 35" tires at full compression. The vehicle shown is running 315/70R17 (35") tires with no lift.

If you have a body lift size on your vehicle that is not listed, please send us an email at support@coastaloffroad.com. We most likely do have that body lift size available, but it may not always be listed on the website.

The effect of the bumper weight on your suspension will be minimal. Adding just a single bumper on its own will not have a noticeable impact on your suspension. However, it's when you add a bumper together with heavy duty skid plates, rock sliders, a winch and other accessories that the combination of weight will begin to add up and overwhelm your stock suspension. The bumper on its own will not noticeably affect your suspension, especially since our low-profile designs keep the weights of the bumpers lower than many other plate bumpers on the market. Also remember that you will be removing the factory bumper components, hitch receiver and tow hooks which will offset a portion of the added weight.

When it comes to gas mileage, going to oversized offroad tires will always have the greatest effect by far. This is because tires are what is known as dynamic rotational weight - while your vehicle is driving down the road, it is constantly working to keep the tires rotating. Going to heavier, knobbier offroad tires creates a lot of resistance that the engine must constantly work to overcome. Bumpers and any other modifications are what is known as static weight. They are fixed to the vehicle chassis and once the vehicle is moving, have a very minimal affect on the vehicle's gas mileage. Now, adding 1000lbs+ of gear and modifications will of course start to have a noticeable affect on the gas mileage. However, the additional 100lbs or less of a bumper on its own will not have a noticeable affect.

Our front bumper recovery point are recessed into the bumper and placed as close as possible to the front of each frame rail. This directs pulling forces into the frame and eliminates the leveraging effect that traditional recovery points can put on the bumper and frame due to how far away they are from the frame. The way that our recovery points are situated makes them much stronger than their 3/8" thickness may suggest. And since they are recessed, they eliminate the catching points that traditional recovery lugs can become. 

We do not sell hybrid bumpers at this time but what we can do is sell just the center plate section and/or grill tubing hoops of our bumper kit and you then build your own tubing side wings. This is what was done for the Coastal Offroad hybrid bumpers that you may have seen already on Instagram or otherwise. Here are a couple pictures of those examples where the customer has taken our center section and built their own hybrid side wings. To order a bumper center section from us, please send us an email at support@coastaloffroad.com and one of our team members would be more than happy to assist you.

Yes you can! All of the optional tubing that we offer arrives pre-bent and left slightly overlength so that you can then trim it down to your preferred height and angle. We realize that a lot of personal preference comes into play with tubing heights and angles, so this way you have the option of setting it however you like. Install one of our bumper kits and give it your own personal style!

Rear-bumper-options

Rear Bumpers Options

The body lift option is only for if you have a body lift installed on your vehicle. If you have any type of suspension lift (coilovers, new shocks and coils, spacer lifts, leveling kits, etc) you will want to select the "no body lift" option. This is because while a suspension lift raises the entire vehicle together, a body lift only spaces the body off of the frame. Since our bumpers are mounted to the vehicle’s frame, a body lift will result in the bumper being left behind while the truck body moves upwards by the height of the body lift. This will result in an unsightly gap between the bumper and body. The 1" body lift version of the bumper is designed to be 1" taller to correct for this gap created by the body lift. To achieve this, we actually re-dimension the entire bumper to ensure a perfect fit and great proportions!

It is highly recommended to plan your bumper and body lift together at the same time.

Many of our rear bumpers are available with single and dual swing outs to carry extra gear on your vehicle.

Single Swing Out

This option gives you a single swing arm with space to mount a full size spare tire and tabs suitable for mounting a hilift jack and other recovery gear. This swing arm spans roughly 2/3 of the width of the rear hatch/ tailgate. This option does not include our dual gas can holder.

Dual Swing Out

This option gives you two swing arms with space to mount a full size spare tire, hilift jack, and two 20L NATO gas cans. The gas can holder is lockable and is included with this option. The swing out arms use a 2/3 – 1/3 split to maximize gear-mounting options.

Please see our "Rear Swing Out" FAQ section for more details on our Swing Out product options.

All of our bumpers are available in steel and aluminum.

Steel – Our steel bumpers are constructed out of 3/16” thick P&O hot rolled steel, NOT cheaper mild steel. The key difference is that your parts will arrive as clean, bare metal that is ready to weld right away without any surface preparation required. Mild steel on the other hand has a layer of mill scale that must be ground off prior to welding and painting. This takes extra time and if not done sufficiently can result in weld contamination and a paint/ powdercoat job that will not stick properly. Our kits are ready to weld right out of the box and then ready for paint/powdercoat after just degreasing! Compared to aluminum, steel provides high strength and durability and is easier to weld. It also comes in at a pricepoint much lower than aluminum

Aluminum – Our aluminum bumpers are constructed out of ¼” thick 5052 aluminum. Aluminum provides great corrosion resistance and substantial weight savings over steel. While it is still very strong and durable, it will sustain dents and scratches easier than steel if you like to play hard in the rocks. Aluminum requires more specialized welding equipment and technique than steel.

Many vehicle manufacturers will perform a mid-generation “facelift” on their vehicle models by changing the appearance of the front end. In some cases, this requires us to redesign our bumpers for optimum fitment. Select the model year range that your vehicle falls in.

This option refers to your vehicle’s trim level. Some models were/are available with optional fender flares from the factory. To account for this, we offer bumper versions that are widened to match the extra width created by these fender flares. This makes for a cleaner appearance and ensures that the bumper will contact obstacles before your fender flares do!

This option adds round tubing side hoops to your rear bumper. These are made from CNC-bent ERW round tubing and provide functional protection to the vulnerable rear quarter panels of your vehicle. They can also be used to mount additional lights or act as a step for accessing roof racks.

This option refers to a bolt-on 2” hitch receiver. All of our receivers are designed to provide maximum strength and ground clearance. However, since the welding process is out of our hands, these hitch receivers are not rated for on-road towing. They are only intended for hitch mounted accessories such as bicycle racks and for off-road use as a recovery point. However, most of our bumpers are designed with flat bottoms to maintain compatibility with the factory hitch receiver.

If you do not select this option, your bumper will not come with any hitch receiver.

This option refers to a weld-in 2” hitch receiver. This hitch receiver is recessed into the bumper shell for a clean look and maximum ground clearance. It also creates a smooth bumper surface that will easily slide over obstacles compared to a traditional hitch that sticks out and can become a catching point. The hitch pin can be accessed from above or from behind. However, since the welding process is out of our hands, these hitch receivers are not rated for on-road towing. They are only intended for hitch mounted accessories such as bicycle racks and for off-road use as a recovery point. However, most of our bumpers are designed with flat bottoms to maintain compatibility with the factory hitch receiver.

If you do not select this option, your bumper will not come with any hitch receiver. 

Rear Bumpers Questions

While our hitch receiver is very strong and well reinforced, the welding aspect is out of our hands and therefore we cannot give it a tow rating. It is intended for offroad use as a recovery point and for use with hitch mounted accessories such as bike racks

Some of our rear bumpers are compatible with the factory hitch receiver and some are not. If you do not see it listed on that specific rear bumper product page, feel free to email us at support@coastaloffroad.com for further details

All of our pickup truck bumper models are compatible with the factory spare tire location. If you have an suv type vehicle, some of our bumpers are compatible and some are not. If you do not see it listed on that specific rear bumper product page, feel free to send us an email at support@coastaloffroad.com for further details.

Steel will always be more durable than aluminum, even though our aluminum versions use thicker material and have extra internal gusseting. I run all aluminum armor on my personal vehicle and it has been holding up great overall, including very heavy winch pulls. I was tasked with trying to wreck this aluminum armor to find any weak points and it did great.  The closest thing to a failure is that my front bumper got a little dented near the bottom edge from trying to bump up a large, stepped rock face. The same impact would have likely just scraped a steel bumper. However, the bumper is still totally functional and the dent is minor. If you do more overland style driving and are more so looking for animal protection and the occasional recovery with the winch, then the aluminum is a great choice. If you like to push the limits of your truck in rocky terrain, the aluminum will still hold up but just be aware that it does have its limitations, particularly with denting against rocks.

It really comes down to if you can justify the cost/weight savings ratio. There are certainly cheaper areas to keep the weight of your vehicle down, but if you are regularly fully loaded and exceeding your vehicle's GVWR, the aluminum can help a lot in that sense.

The recovery points in all of our rear bumpers are formed out of a single piece of metal that passes through slots in the face of the bumper and bolts directly to the vehicle frame. They then get welded to the inside and outside of the bumper shell. This makes them pretty much indestructible.  They are also placed directly in line with each frame rail. This directs pulling forces straight into the frame and eliminates the leveraging effect that some recovery points can put on the bumper and vehicle frame due to how far away they are from the frame. The way that our recovery points are constructed makes them much stronger than their 9/16" thickness may suggest.

Yes! One huge benefit of our high clearance bumpers is the increase in wheel well clearance that they provide. This makes fitting larger tires on your vehicle much easier. All of our bumpers are designed to ensure clearance of 35" tires at full compression.

If you have a body lift size on your vehicle that is not listed, please send us an email at support@coastaloffroad.com We most likely do have that body lift size available, but it may not always be listed on the website.

The effect of the bumper weight on your suspension will be minimal. Adding just a single bumper on its own will not have a noticeable impact on your suspension. However, it's when you add a bumper together with heavy duty skid plates, rock sliders, a winch and other accessories that the combination of weight will begin to add up and overwhelm your stock suspension. The bumper on its own will not noticeably affect your suspension, especially since our low-profile designs keep the weights of the bumpers lower than many other plate bumpers on the market. Also remember that you will be removing the factory bumper components, hitch receiver and tow hooks which will offset a portion of the added weight.

When it comes to gas mileage, going to oversized offroad tires will always have the greatest effect by far. This is because tires are what is known as dynamic rotational weight - while your vehicle is driving down the road, it is constantly working to keep the tires rotating. Going to heavier, knobbier offroad tires creates a lot of resistance that the engine must constantly work to overcome. Bumpers and any other modifications are what is known as static weight. They are fixed to the vehicle chassis and once the vehicle is moving, have a very minimal affect on the vehicle's gas mileage. Now, adding 1000lbs+ of gear and modifications will of course start to have a noticeable affect on the gas mileage. However, the additional 100lbs or less of a bumper on its own will not have a noticeable affect.

Rear Swing Outs

Yes, we can do all sorts of customizations for the swing outs! Let us know what you'd like and we can tell you whether that is something we can offer or not. Here are some examples of customizations we have done in the past.

We also plan to release a ladder and fold down table options, though we do not have an ETA on those quite yet.

Yes, the swing outs can be added later on without any issues. Even if you order a rear bumper kit without swing outs, it will still come with the required internal reinforcement pieces to support the added weight of the swing outs.

Here are those stand alone swing outs: https://www.coastaloffroad.com/product-page/swing-out-carrier-systems?v=3e8d115eb4b3

Yes! The swing outs are fully reversible prior to being welded together, so the tire swing out can be installed on either side. It's only once they are welded together that each swing out is then committed to that side.

The swing outs have built in stops that prevent them from swinging all the way into the body as well as a locking pin for the closed position as a secondary safety, but do not have locking mechanisms for the open position. The heim joints create just enough resistance that they will not unintentionally swing back closed unless you are parked on a very steep incline. The original design did have a locking spring pin for the open position, but we found it unnecessary and it makes for one more step to close the swing outs. We place a lot of importance on making the swing outs as quick and easy to open as possible - we find that when the swing outs are a hassle to operate, the rear door becomes a lot less useable on a day to day basis. If you still prefer to have locking pins for the open position, please send us an email at support@coastaloffroad.com and we can add those to your order for a small additional charge.

Yes! Our bumpers and swing outs are compatible with aftermarket door-mounted ladders. The single swing out option which provides mounts for your full size spare and a hilift jack is compatible with ladders without any modification. Our dual swing out is also compatible, though in some cases may require some adjustments or notching of the backside of the swing out arm to clear your ladder. Here are some examples.

Our single swing out maintains full usability of the factory reverse camera. However, if you order the dual swing out with the bumper, the rear camera will be blocked and require relocation. We do not sell relocation kits, but there are several vendors out there who do. Any of those kits will work and allow you to easily extend the cable and relocate it to the swing out frame itself.

The spare tire mount on the swing out comes with a 10 degree angle pre-cut into it as standard. This puts it at a slight angle to nicely match the rear of the vehicle. For an angle that is more or less extreme, it can easily be adjusted to your preference when assembling the tire carrier swing out frame.

We do not offer a fold-down table option at the moment, but do plan to offer it in the future as something that can be added to your existing swing out at any time. Otherwise, there are several other vendors that make stand-alone fold down tables that can be added to our swing outs.

We will actually be releasing a custom bike rack attachment for our swing outs very soon! The bikes will sit vertically and swing out of the way to allow full access to the rear of your vehicle. It will be a modular system where you will be able to remove the dual NATO gas can holder and replace it with the bike rack using the same mounting hole pattern. This rack will fit 2 bikes while still fitting a full size spare tire and hilift jack. Everything will swing out of the way for clear access to the rear of the vehicle. This bike rack will be able to be bolted on to your existing dual swing out without any modification!

Welding and Installation

All our bumpers, skid plates and swing out carrier systems will arrive at your doorstep as weld together kits. This means that everything you need to assemble the product is provided to you along with very detailed instructions. You must then weld it together yourself using your vehicle as the jig to build it off of.

All of our products are sold as weld together kits. They are mean't to be a more cost-effective alternative to pre-fabricated bumpers. We also have much faster lead times at just 1-4 business days followed by guaranteed 2-day shipping. This is in comparison to the fully fabricated options on the market that usually have lead times measured in months.

We do not sell welded bumpers but we do have some local shops who do welding for us in the Vancouver, BC area. However, they do require that your vehicle be present for fitment and they are not shipping them at this time. Otherwise, we recommend finding a welding shop in your area who can assemble a weld-together kit for you. We ship the weld-together kits world wide with reasonably priced and guaranteed 2-day shipping.

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We are continuously building our list of recommended installers. If you are interested in our bumpers but not sure where to get it welded, please send us an email at support@coastaloffroad.com and we can recommend a welding shop in your area.

All of our bumpers are very simple to weld together and come with detailed instructions containing step by step guides and clear and concise diagrams. With all of the pieces CNC laser-cut and all mounting and accessory holes already perfectly positioned, everything fits together like a puzzle. Simply remove your stock bumper, bolt the provided mounting plates to your frame, and start assembling the bumper piece by piece, starting from the vehicle frame and working outwards. The vehicle and the pieces themselves act as guides so there is no need for specialty welding jigs or tools.

This bumper kit is well within the ability of a novice welder and many customers have purchased it as their very first welding project with great results! This is made possible by the clean parts fit-ups and thick material – two factors that make welding significantly easier. Welding is one of those skills that is easier to learn than you may think and once you can do it, you’ll wonder how you ever got by without it. The possibilities that it opens up are endless.

In fact, long before I started Coastal Offroad, I designed and welded together the original prototype front bumper as my very first welding project (I am a mechanical engineer by trade). The welds were far from pretty but nearly 5 years later, that bumper is still installed on that 4Runner as a testament to how robust and user-friendly these weld-together kits are. After countless winch pulls and direct impacts with rock faces, the bumper continues to perform.

Alternatively, many individuals buy the kits and then have a local welder assemble it for them. Even in this case, it typically ends up being less expensive than buying a pre-fabricated bumper, especially after considering the lower shipping costs of our kits vs. fully assembled bumpers.

In the case that you do run into any issues or points of uncertainty while assembling your bumper kit, email us at support@coastaloffroad.com and we will be more than happy to assist you!

We typically recommend a 240V MIG welder but stick and TIG work as well. MIG is recommended because it's faster than TIG welding and it's cleaner than stick welding which means less grinding/sanding is required afterwards. However, all three methods are still totally suitable. You can still end up with a beautiful finished product with stick welding. Or, some guys have used TIG and then left the weld beads as is without any grinding which can look very cool.
We generally recommend 240V, but especially recently, a lot of guys have been using 120V welders with great results. Welders have come a long way and many of the 120V welders out there are totally adequate for the 3/16" steel plate used for these bumper kits.

The kits are specifically designed so that they can be assembled and installed by a hobbyist-level welder in their home garage without any specialty jigging equipment or welding tables. Instead, the vehicle itself is what acts as a jig. The bumper kit is started by bolting the main mounting plates to the vehicle frame and then building out from there, using the vehicle and a simple bubble level to get every lined up and nicely squared to the vehicle. For this reason, it is highly recommended to tack the bumper together with the vehicle present. Once the bumper is tacked together, the remainder of the welding and sanding can be finished without the vehicle.

Since our products are sold as weld-together kits, they ship as clean, bare metal that is ready to weld right of the box with no surface prep required. Powdercoat or paint is to be added after the welding is completed. This is because welding requires clean, bare metal to work properly and the heat from the welding will melt the paint or powdercoat anyways.

Powder coating, painting and Linex/bedliner type coatings are all popular choices. However, we do recommend powder coating for the best results. It is more durable than paint and if you shop around, its typically quite reasonable in price. This is especially true since our bumper kits are made from P&O steel and NOT cheap mild steel and thus do not require sand blasting prior to powder coating. Sandblasting is usually as expensive or even more expensive than the powder coating itself and is why the process can get costly. While mild steel has a thick mill scale on it that must be ground or sandblasted off prior to coating, our P&O steel is a higher grade that is ready to weld right out of the box and then only requires degreasing prior to coating. While many people do use regular spray paint for their bumpers, keep in mind that it may require periodic touch ups to stay looking good.

Dealer and Sponsorship

Dealer and Sponsorship

Yes, we do offer sponsorships and ambassador programs! To apply, please send us a detailed written proposal of what you'd be able to offer us at support@coastaloffroad.com. We typically look for quantifiable deliverables when assessing sponsorships. We also take into consideration how much of a following/reach you have and what sort of platforms you are active on.

Yes, we do have offer dealer and shop programs. If you are an offroad dealer or shop and are interested in our products, please send us an email at support@coastaloffroad.com and one of our team members will be happy to discuss further details with you. In most cases, we can get you set up and have your first order shipped out within days.

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