Protective Side Pieces
The wrap-around side pieces are fabricated from CNC laser cut and 3/16″ aluminum giving you added protection in the most vulnerable area – the lower rear corners. The side pieces come with stiffener brackets that tie them directly into the frame. They also feature the familiar “AP” logo laser cut into the aluminum and are shipped unpainted with all neccessary hardware included.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q:Why isn’t the factory hitch compatible?
A: Besides the fact that it would hang down too low and defeat the purpose of having a high clearance bumper, the factory hitch uses the same mounting points as our bumper. For those who need a high clearance bumper but still need to tow, we offer an optional tow hitch that is compatible with this bumper.
Q:How are the side pieces attached?
A: They attach to the bumper using the supplied one 3/8″ bolts and four 7/16″ on each side, plus they have support gussets that attach directly to the frame for added strength.
Q:How should I prep these and what paint should I use?
A: Clean with paint thinner, prime, then paint with Rustoleum, Krylon, or the equivalent paint in the color of your choice.