First, there are no instructions. This is pretty poor. Not even a paragraph to explain. Shouldn’t have to go through reviews to find a link to a YouTube video.
The hardware is the biggest issue here. They seem to have cheapened out. The video I found shows them using nice black hex screws. Now they have silver philips head machine screws. The thread pitch is very fine, which doesn’t match the original screws, but it seems to work OK so far. THE REAL problem and frustration here were the spacers. In the YouTube video, they had metal spacers that seemed to fit great. I received nylon spacers that seemed like they might work but definitely did not. Tried coaxing all kinds of ways. Ended up having to sand them significantly on two sides each before they would work. The outside diameter of the spacers needs to be smaller.
The mounting holes don’t match up perfectly. Probably will be OK, but it leaves tension on the piece. I’m no structural engineer, but I would assume that a piece that is meant to be hit might eventually crack. Maybe I’m wrong? It seems to be made of a flexible plastic that feels almost like plexiglass.
And not that big of a deal, but the blue doesn’t match the blue on the bodies. I only ordered it because it’s the only color left. I would recommend just discontinuing the color. It’s only getting ordered when there’s nothing else left. Again, I could be wrong here. It’s not bad, just didn’t want the body of my truck to be totally demolished in the several months until I can get a set in a better color.
I’m sure it works beautifully as a bumper, but I didn’t feel like driving it after dealing with this headache. People need to know about these issues. I hope you’ll resolve for the future.
Also, why not sell a two pack with the bumper and the wheelie bar? Most people will want both, and it’s hard to find them both in stock. Customer service is awesome and they helped me with this. Big kudos!
Look forward to loving this and forgetting installation woes.