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Bumper Installation On A 2007 Chevy Silverado 2500 - Form Follows Function

Trailready Front And Rear Bumper Installation

Joe Burnside
Feb 1, 2010
Photographers: Joe Burnside
A standard design principle states that the shape of an object should be based upon its intended function or purpose. TrailReady's line of extreme-duty winch bumpers has that concept covered. In fact, TrailReady was integral in the development of the original aggressive, high-style, plate bumper that has become the norm today.
Photo 2/24   |   trailready Front Rear Bumper Installation 2007 Chevy Silverado 2500 2007 Silverado
Since 1997, TrailReady has been providing high-quality, cutting-edge, aftermarket bumpers for the four-wheel industry. The bumpers offer truck owners a multitude of options while keeping weight to a minimum. They feature 1/4-inch and 3/16-inch steel construction and are designed to accept winches with a pulling force up to 16,500 pounds. The bumpers have D-ring mounts for 1-inch shackles and quad light ports for almost any brand of round 4-, 5-, or 6-inch lights. The frame mounting system allows for adequate horizontal and vertical adjustment of the bumper for a perfect alignment, because most truck bodies are not centered on the frame from the factory. To finish it off, these bumpers are sandblasted, phosphate-washed, primer-coated, and top-coated with a semi-flat, light-texture powdercoating.
To abide by the form-follows-function adage, I decided to install TrailReady's front and rear bumpers on my '07 Chevy Duramax 2500 4x4. I had already upgraded the suspension system, thanks to a 6-inch Fabtech lift, 4.11 gears, Eaton E-locker, and added more power with the Banks Six-Gun bundle with Super-Scoop, but the truck was lacking self-recovery ability and TrailReady's extreme-duty winch bumpers fit the bill. I outfitted the front bumper with a Superwinch EP 16.5 winch, a pair of PIAA 510 Super White driving lights, and a pair of 520 ATP Xtreme White lights. For the rear bumper, I chose to install one pair of PIAA 510 Super White driving lights.
Photo 3/24   |   For the front of the truck, we will install TrailReady's extreme-duty front winch bumper made from 1/4-inch and 3/16-inch steel with quad light ports for 4-, 5-, and 6-inch round lights, and D-ring mounts for 1-inch shackles. A Superwinch EP 16.5 winch, a pair of PIAA 520 ATP Xtreme White lights, and a pair of PIAA 510 Super White driving lights will be installed on the bumper.
From the first strike of the welder to wrapping the bumper for shipping, TrailReady takes note of the details. These bumpers not only provide extra functionality that was omitted from the stock bumpers, but they look exceptional while doing it.

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