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Old 06-17-2014, 12:57 PM   #1151
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Re: Bean's New Dip {PROJECT ZR2}

Bumper air tanks are pretty common, but normally they are round pipe bumpers which are easy to turn into air tanks.
Old 06-17-2014, 01:20 PM   #1152
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Re: Bean's New Dip {PROJECT ZR2}

I know that people run them there on bagged trucks, but on a truck dedicated to offroad use, those bumpers are designed and made to take a thrashing for a reason, right?
Old 06-17-2014, 03:37 PM   #1153
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Re: Bean's New Dip {PROJECT ZR2}

Quote: Originally Posted by aaronweisler
I know that people run them there on bagged trucks, but on a truck dedicated to offroad use, those bumpers are designed and made to take a thrashing for a reason, right?
I DO see the point you're making here, however, given that you've made your point, you've contributed to the design process and now there's no way he can make his bumpers hold tanks without ensuring that they're adequately protected. Unless he starts on designing without checking S10 forum.
Old 06-17-2014, 03:50 PM   #1154
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Re: Bean's New Dip {PROJECT ZR2}

Plus its not like the bumper is super thin unless the hits something full force I doubt there will be issues
Old 06-25-2014, 04:09 AM   #1155
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Re: Bean's New Dip {PROJECT ZR2}

above all those "issues" turning them into air tanks, comes the biggest one and that is having to strip the paint off to work on them....i could do it, but honestly IMO its more trouble than its worth, and in the end since i use them for recovery i dont think it would help out much being there is 150 psi of air in the bumper WHILE i being pulled on via winch or snatch strap. if they were tube bumpers sure, but not this shape....i will probably do dual 2.5 gallon tanks in the bed or something....just have to plan things out.

speaking of giving the bumpers a beating... cant scrap out this car and leave it alone, am i right? We ended up shooting it up with my AR15 and some .45 too. amongst other various calibers. I gave the car a light tap, but if it had more weight the damage would be more....still plenty though considering the door striker frame is pretty thick.


Currently uploading a video, may post it tomorrow since its still uploading but we went to the creek for the first time in forever....its way overgrown and a few trees fell over blocking our path resulting in us to go through some thick brush....got a few hefty scratches from it too.
Untitled by bean4dip, on Flickr

of course did some buffing to remove all of them. wont bore you guys with pics of that..
Old 06-25-2014, 05:11 AM   #1156
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Used the bubba rope at the end. best money spent on a rope IMO. We will have a lot more interesting 4x4 videos later but this was a last minute trip.
Old 06-25-2014, 04:29 PM   #1157
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Re: Bean's New Dip {PROJECT ZR2}

Nice! From the camera angle it looked like you was going to take the top off your truck when you went under the bridge
Old 06-25-2014, 06:56 PM   #1158
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Sweet Video!
Old 06-26-2014, 10:14 PM   #1159
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Nice videos! Love the truck man
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