This is a full plate winch bumper weld-together kit for the 1999-2004 Chevrolet Tracker and Suzuki Vitara. It features a bolt-on design, protected winch mount, and one of the best approach angles of any bumper on the market. This bumper allows you to forget about approach angle and substantially improves the offroad capability of your Tracker or Vitara. It offers excellent protection from rocks, trees and animal strikes and has been kept to a weight of 74lbs (steel version) through careful design work.
The profile of this bumper has been designed with maximum ground clearance and approach angles put first. The bumper sits as high and tight to the front of the Tracker as possible, while the angled lower faces will smoothly slide over obstacles and ensure you do not get hung up on the trail. The side wings of this bumper wrap around to the front wheel wells and tie directly into the main frame mounting plates for true offroad protection. These side wings will take a serious hit without flexing or deflecting into the vehicle body. We know that many Tracker owners want to run oversized tires along with long arm suspension kits that extend the wheelbase of the vehicle. This moves the front tires further forwards and often creates interference issues with the stock front bumper. We have thought ahead and specifically designed these bumper side wings to clear 33″ tires with a long arm suspension kit.
We finished this bumper off with integrated light buckets for surface mount LED pod lights (custom light cut outs available by request), an integrated winch mount to accept all 8-10k lb winches, and heavy duty 9/16″ recovery points that are placed directly in line with the Tracker frame to eliminate any leveraging effects. These recovery points are formed by laser cut steel plates that pass through the bumper shell and bolt directly to the Tracker frame as part of the bumper’s main mounting brackets. The recovery points then get welded to the in and outside of the bumper shell. These factors all combine to form recovery points that minimize stress on your Tracker’s frame and are essentially indestructible! What could make this bumper even better? The low profile design has resulted in very reasonable weights of 74lbs for the steel bumper and 36lbs for the aluminum version. Considering that this bumper replaces your factory bumper cover and steel inner-bumper bar, the resulting weight increase to your Tracker is minimal.
Forget the outrageous lead times of many bumper options that are measured in months. All of our bumper kits ship within 3-10 business days.
As for welding, with everything designed using CAD software and then CNC laser-cut to size, the pieces fit together perfectly and this makes for a very simple assembly process. All kits come with detailed instructions with plenty of clearly labelled diagrams that are made using cutting-edge CAD software. 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. These are 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. 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.
Don’t see exactly what you’re after? We at Coastal Offroad are more than happy to work with our customers to design their dream bumper. Feel free to send us an email for any custom requests.