Metal Tech FJ Cruiser Front Tube Bumper w/ Bash Plate
Metal-Tech 4x4 FJ Cruiser Front Tube Bumper With Bash Plate
Ultra high performance in a lightweight package. The new Metal Tech 4x4 tube bumper by itself is only 19 pounds heavier than the factory front bumper. The 1 ¾” .120 wall tube bumper features four light mounting tabs and the ability to work with or without a winch. This means you install the Metal Tech 4x4 Tube Front Bumper with out the penalty of hauling the extra weight of the winch mount around when you do not need it.
The FJ Cruiser front tube bumper with bash plate mounts to the factory front frame horn bumper mounts for easy installation. The winch mounting system mounts 100% independent of the bumper mounts, and mounts on the side of the frame behind the crumple zone. Metal Tech 4x4 is the ONLY manufacture doing this. Why? The factory front frame horn bumper mounts used by everyone else, for both the bumper and the winch mount, are only about 1/8” thick steel sheet. Directly behind the thin sheet metal is four dimples in the frame for crumple zones. Mounting a winch in front of the crumple zone and off thin sheet metal is not something Metal Tech will do. Our bumpers and winch systems are designed to be used and take the abuse of real off-road use. It's more expensive to engineer around these points but it's the correct way to do it for maximum performance and longevity of your Toyota FJ Cruiser.
The winch system is a twin beam design that bolts to the sides of your frame using the factory reinforced points on the frame. The system bolts on and is the easiest winch installation of any bumper. Once the mount is in place you simply bolt the winch on. No lifting a bumper with the winch in it, it is an easy one person job. The bumper simply bolts on over the mounted winch. Once installed the two look like one bumper but are independent.
If you go with a non-winch set up, then our bash plate is in front of the stinger portion of the tube bumper. Behind and below the bash plate is a custom laser cut ¼” cold rolled and CNC formed lower bash bar between the bumper mounting points protecting the lower portion of the radiator.
The FJ Cruiser front tube bumper with bash plate can be set up at any time with or without a winch using simple hand tools. When not using the winch configuration you not only lose the weight of the 70-90 pound winch but also the 40 pounds of winch mount. It takes approximately 30-45 minutes to switch the bumper from winch to non-winch.
Metal Tech 4x4 Front Tube Bumper features four light tabs, two in the grill and two on top of the stinger. We like a clean looking FJ Cruiser so we have helped to achieve this look through a laser cut hole in the mounting foot for your light wiring. The access point in the mounting foot allow you to pull wires through the frame of your FJ Cruiser into the tubes of the Tube bumper. You drill the appropriate exit hole (based on where you want it and how big you need it) near your mounted lights for a clean and protected look.
- 1 3/4" .120 wall Tube construction
- Light weight design
- 4 Light tabs for additional lighting
- Can be configured for a winch
- OPOR 20w LED fog light (SKU #OPOR-LED-DM03-12M-F)
Estimated Install Time: 6 hours
Posted by Henry on Jul 17th 2018
The bumper looks great, gives great approach angles. It is lightweight and simple to install and the install is definitely built to be road wise, a good way to put it perhaps. For me, it was exactly what I was looking for from the outset, so it was always going to be a good fit.
The only negative here was the hardware. I didn't receive the correct bolts (1/4" holes w/ 1/2" bolts). Not a huge problem, but it delayed the install which I had started that evening and I had to go to the hardware store to finish. A little frustrating, but not a big deal.
Overall, I'm very satisfied.
Amazing bumper - love this thing!
Posted by MD on Sep 22nd 2017
I have had my MT4x4 front tube bumper for almost since the first day they released it! Served me very well over the years and still looks and performs like new.
Metal Techs standard is high quality
Posted by Unknown on Apr 4th 2017
Purchased metal tech bumper with bash plate for my 2008 fj. Install was super easy. Quality of bumper is very high. Very strong, like kryptonite steel. Looks great, agressive and complete with fog lights