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 Dodge Dakota/Durango 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 most Dodge Dakota/Durango owners want to run oversized tires and more aggressive wheel offsets. This can create interference issues with the stock front bumper. We have thought ahead and specifically designed these bumper side wings to easily clear 35″ tires.
We finished this bumper off with two integrated light buckets for surface mount LED pod lights (custom light cut outs available by request, such as a light bar version), an integrated winch mount to accept all standard 8-12k lbs winches with removable solenoids, and heavy duty 9/16″ recovery points that are placed directly in line with the Dodge Dakota/Durango frame to eliminate any leveraging effects. These recovery points are formed by laser cut steel plates that pass through the bumper shell and tie directly into the Dodge Dakota/Durango 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 Dodge Dakota/Durango frame and provide reliable recoveries of heavily loaded vehicles in the worst of offroad situations. What could make this bumper even better? The low profile design has resulted in very reasonable weights of 95lbs for the steel bumper and 47lbs for the aluminum version. Considering that this bumper replaces your factory bumper and associated components, the resulting weight increase to your Dodge Dakota/Durango is surprisingly minimal. This reduces added stress on your vehicle, maintains precious payload capacity, and allows you to keep your factory suspension if desired.
•DIY Weld-together kit – This bumper arrives as precision CNC-laser cut pieces that you then weld together (detailed assembly instructions included)
•Bolts directly to frame using a total of 6 factory mounting points – NO Drilling, cutting or welding of the actual vehicle required – this bumper can be installed and removed from your Dodge Dakota/Durango without a trace that it was ever there.
•Low profile design is engineered to provide maximum ground clearance and complement the factory body lines – this bumper protrudes less than 5″ from the center of the grill!
•Heavy duty 3/16″ plate steel construction for maximum offroad strength and durability
•Optional 1/4″ 5052 aluminum for a lightweight yet very durable overlanding setup (48lb weight savings)
•Protected winch mount fits all standard 8000-12,000lb winches with removable solenoids
•Integrated 9/16″ thick clevis mounts allow the use of 3/4″ D-Rings and pull directly off of the frame for confident recoveries of heavily loaded vehicles
•Two Integrated LED pod mounts – slotted mounting tabs give tons of adjustment to fit a variety of lights
•Integrated license plate mount
•Optional heavy duty grill and headlight tubing for added protection