When we set out to design this bumper, we wanted to create something that packed as much functionality as possible while still looking great and complementing the lines of the 3rd gen (2002-2008) Dodge Ram. The low profile design will take your Ram’s offroad performance to new levels. The sloping rear profile and optional recessed hitch receiver further increase clearance and provide a smooth surface to slide over obstacles. These features make a very noticeable difference during deep ditch crossing and steep obstacle climbs where other aftermarket bumpers with bulky rear profiles will hang up and impede progress on the trail. Simply put, this bumper allows you to forget about departure angle and substantially improves the offroad capability of your Ram!
To maintain the full towing capacity of the vehicle, we designed this bumper to be fully compatible with the factory hitch receiver. Alternatively, if you prefer to ditch the factory hitch receiver, this bumper is also available with an integrated hitch receiver that provides even more ground clearance gains.
To finish things off nicely, this bumper comes pre-cut with holes for the factory trailer wiring plug, license plate, and license plate lights. Simply pop them out of your factory bumper and add them to your new Coastal Offroad bumper without any wiring extensions or modifications required.
And of course, this feature-packed bumper is built from heavy duty 3/16″ steel or 1/4″ aluminum that provides excellent protection from rocks, trees and inattentive motorists while careful design work and the low profile design have resulted in weights of 88lbs and 44lbs for the steel and aluminum versions respectively. The bumper mounts to the vehicle with 8 factory mounting points. While this is certainly overkill, it ensures that impact and pulling forces are evenly distributed into your Ram’s frame. And since it uses all factory holes in the vehicle frame, absolutely no drilling or frame modifications are required!
The optional swing out carriers come in either a single or dual sided configuration and are built to accept a tire up to 37″ in diameter. Both carriers include mounting brackets for a hilift jack and other recovery items. The dual swing out includes the hilift mount as well as a lockable jerry can holder designed to fit two 20L NATO style jerry cans. These carriers feature heavy duty chromoly heim joint hinges, locking 2000lb toggle latches, T-handle spring pins, and a replaceable UHMW catch pad that provides secure, rattle free operation. The heim joints in conjunction with the toggle latch provide tons of adjustability, allowing for easy assembly and guaranteed alignment of the carrier latch. The single swing out add-on weighs 34lbs and the dual swing out add-on with gas can holder weighs 77lbs.
•DIY Weld-together kit – This bumper arrives as precision CNC-laser cut pieces that you then weld together (detailed assembly instructions included)
•Compatible with Factory Hitch Receiver to maintain full towing capacity
•Fits Diesel and Gasoline 1500, 2500 and 3500 3rd gen Dodge Rams from 2002-2008
•Slim profile is engineered to provide maximum departure angles and complement the factory body lines
•Heavy duty 3/16″ plate steel construction for maximum offroad strength and durability
•Optional 1/4″ 5052 aluminum construction for a lightweight yet very durable overlanding setup (44lb weight savings)
•Optional recessed 2″ hitch receiver for a clean look and further clearance gains (Not rated for towing due to DIY welding)
•Mounts directly to frame using 8 factory mounting points for unbeatable strength
•Reinforced 9/16″ thick clevis mounts allow the use of 3/4″ D-Rings and pull directly off of the frame
•All kits ship as clean, bare metal that is ready to weld out of the box – the Nitrogen laser cutting technology means no cutting edge oxidation and thus easier and stronger welds
•Optional Swing out tire carrier with hilift jack mount and locking dual NATO can holder
Note : optional lights will be provided with tabs to mount the lights either on the swing outs or on top of the bumper.