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Ici magnum bumpers and other offroad bumpers

Hi there everyone. Im looking for some insight on bumpers from people that actually have them. The main one im looking at is the ici magnum rt style front bumper.
So last week a guy came out of his lane and crossed into me. Luckily my trail grappler meat hooks saved my truck from serious damage. All that was damaged on my truck was the front bumper(scratches only). So i have a check from insurance for 1455.00. So with that money, i said screw it, might as well just get a good bumper that also looks badass. I came across the ici magnum and fell in love. After some extensive research, i come to find all of these complaints about rust from the garbage powder coats they use. I live near pittsburgh and my truck is blitzed with salt every single winter. So i know that i definitely need to get the bumper line-x'd to be 100% sure it wont rust. Then i understand i should get a winch right away since the bumper would have to be removed if i decided to do it later. Then you get into the fog lights (2 sets needed) and that is at least 400. I just keep shaking my head at how much the cost is adding up. So anybody thats running a bumper thats around the 1200-1400 price range, please give some advice on your experiences.
1. Is your factory powdercoat holding up?
2. Are there budget friendly led round fogs that you can recommend?
3. And any other info on ici quality would be greatly appreciated....how did it fit, was there a lot of modifications needed to make it fit right.
Thanks in advance and ill include a few pics of the truck after the accident and of the ici bumper that i want
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If you go with ICI speak with Josh from customs on this forum. I purchased front, back bumpers, and skid plate for not much more.
That being said the bumper looks great but the finish did not hold up 6 months. This was done at there new coating facility.
Now i'm looking at getting the ici front, rear, skid plate, and stock running boards redone. The color matched raptor coating along with sandblasting is another 1050.00. By the time i'm done including vision-x lights its about a 3000.00 package.
Side note maybe you can purchase them not coated and save $$ on sandblasting.
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Yeah. I actually was a welder/fabricator for 10 years of my life before i became a substation mechanic for the local power co. We actually have a really nice blast cabinet but the company is super crazy about people doing personal projects. But im thinking i can get lucky and get it done in house for free. But yeah, you hit the nail on the head. You look at the price of the bumper and think, oh thats not too bad, then you look at fogs, then a winch, then redoing the coating.....before you know it, your nore than double the price.
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Pics when I can get to it...

I've had an ICI Magnum since 2013, bought through sv customs. It's on a '12 CM and I am running the same badlands 12k winch I started with. I also run the RT running boards. Put simply, I love this bumper. I run LED fogs (square) from northern tool after trying a bunch of different options. These seem to work the best for me. As for the coating, the only places I have had any issues is spots where it rubbed against the body whenI first mounted it too tightly against the body. Other lights mounted are a 10" Baja Designs Stealth bar and a pair of VisionX 4" Light Cannons.

I did manage to bend the first one I had pulling a Mini excavator out of a mud hole, and one phone call and one email to ICI got me a brand new bumper drop shipped to my door at no cost. They even let me keep the old one.

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I got the ici installed from SV customs. They did an awesome job. I also got it line-x'd as i was not gonna take a chance on the powder coat flaking off and rust setting in being in pittsburgh and all the salt on our roads. Overall, im very satisfied with the bumper. Any questions that any potential buyers have, feel free to ask. Ill be glad to help. Here are some pics. I do still need to purchase a winch and fog lights
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As much as I like the look, you should know that the powder coatings on ICI products is subpar. My Magnum steps are just over two years old and need to be redone. Search the forms, other ppl with the same experience.

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Yeah, thats why i had it line-x'd and clear coated with line-x premium top coat. Solid advice though. There is no way in hell id spend this much on a bumper and trust any powder coat. Once you get that first rock chip or scratch, its game over if you live in the northeast.
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When I talked to a local body shop I was told that the new bumper would result in the airbags not operating in the event of a collision. I decided to stay with the factory bumper.

Google deer and auto damage and you will find that the various guards may protect the radiator but not the people in the cab. The animals get thrown up into the air and often pass through the windshield.

For corrosion prevention all one needs is a can of clear spray lacquer. For small scratches I have used clear fingernail polish with is also a lacquer and easy to apply with the small brush that is included. Carnauba wax also works - basically anything that keeps oxygen away from the metal.
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Yes that is true, but all of the clear coats and paints eventually chip through down to the bare steel. Line-x is definitely the best safegaurd you can take in my opinion. My bed is sprayed and i work that truck to hell and back and have yet to chip it off. You get what you pay for. I basically wanted the best option as these bumpers are heavy and i dont want to have to take it off to have it recoated after a few rock chips develop
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Here's the two pics I have of mine. One I right after install, the other is a couple of years later after some muddy water driving.
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