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Gear Review – Coastal Offroad Front Bumper

– COASTAL OFFROAD 4TH GEN 4RUNNER HIGH CLEARANCE FRONT BUMPER –

EXPERIENCE  >>  CAR CAMPING

 

“The High Clearance Front Bumper Kit line represents the pinnacle of design by a company with a proven track record of producing reliable and resilient durability. The bumper easily survived off-road travel, elements of every degree that the Colorado backcountry could throw at it.

Author: Landon Ecker

Author: Landon Ecker

Coastal Offroad 4th Gen High Clearance Front Bumper Kit – Review

Car Camping and Offroading doesn’t require much gear, but creating comfort and capabilities in your overlanding systems can make life on the road much more enjoyable and memorable. The Canadian brand Coastal Offroad created an overlanding must have in the High Clearance Front Bumper. The 4th Gen 4Runner high Clearance Front Bumper Kit comes in a CNC Laser Cut weld together kit that promises to be the most rugged, advanced, and feature-laden set of automotive armor on the market.

Last Fall, Coastal Offroad and Western Natives found similar interests on a multi-day overlanding trip through the Colorado high country. The multiday overlanding trip over the rugged Colorado landscape and widely variable environments put the clearance and capacity of the front bumper to the test. I came away amazed by the ruggedness and capabilities of the Coastal Offroad front bumper giving my 4runner more clearance and more back country access.

COASTAL OFFROAD FRONT BUMPER SPECS

– CNC-Laser cut Weld-together kit – detailed assembly instructions are included

– Low profile design is engineered to provide maximum ground clearance and complement the factory body lines – this bumper protrudes less than 4″ 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 (56lb weight savings)

-Bolts directly to frame using a total of 10 factory mounting points – no drilling required

-Protected winch mount fits all 8000-10,000lb winches with removable solenoids (Also fits some 12,000lb models)

-Integrated 3/8″ thick clevis mounts maximize clearance and allow the use of ¾” D-Rings

– Four integrated LED pod mounts – slotted mounting tabs give adjustment to fit a variety of lights

-Steel base bumper weight: 110lbs

The High Clearance Front Bumper Kit line represents the pinnacle of design by a company with a proven track record of producing reliable and resilient durability. The bumper easily survived off-road travel, elements of every degree that the Colorado backcountry could throw at it. These abilities do come with a lower initial cost as the bumper is a kit and requires welding and powder coating. The clean aesthetic of the bumper belies its ability to handle abuse. An ergonomic frame with protected edges defended against impacts while the bumper protrudes less than 4” from the center of the grill.
The High Clearance Front Bumper line seems to have it all: rugged dependability, high-end modern conveniences, energy efficiency, and good looks from a brand with a proven history in overlanding & off-roading. Most importantly, over 90 days of travel across rugged environments and heavy use by all environments ranging from the Colorado backcountry summers to the harsh winters, the quality and durability never faltered. Overall this product has proven to be nothing more than a product that streamlines all on and off-roading capabilities.

The Low profile design is engineered to provide maximum ground clearance and complements the factory body lines – this bumper protrudes less than 4″ from the center of the grill allowing freedom to run clean and simple lines while off-roading. While over-landing in the Colorado Rocky Mountains you can become limited with the clearance and capacity of your vehicle. Mounting the low profile front bumper was the best decision I made to be able to take on whatever Colorado back roads have to offer. The Coastal Offroad Front bumper comes packed with many options to build it unique to your rig. The bumper fab offers many different light options as well as a winch mount option that can be customized in a number of ways. This front bumper has to one of my personal favorites because it offers the same functionality of other front bumpers without having to break the bank.