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What front bumpers give good coverage and look decent also. I have a feeling that anything honda will fit nicely they're just a little ugly for my taste..... Thanks for any info.
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There are a lot of opinions in here it's really about what you want. I have the Pro Armor Dominator and had a major wreck with it a couple months ago, it held up great but I've read from some other members that they have had problems with the welds on their Pro Armor stuff sooooo that's probably not any help. Back to square one....:nuts:
 

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I think IMS Roll has the best bumpers on the market for any quad. You gotta call them, though. Their website is really old.
 

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I fancied the Honda mx bumper but not availible in the UK, So orderd the Pro Armor Pro xc bumper instead.
Good luck with it!!
 

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Good luck with it!!
I don't think the cracking is a Pro-Armour thing. It's a 700xx thing. This is why Honda has a plastic stock bumper. I've had 3 separate brands and they're all cracking.
 

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I believe the plastic bumper is due to lower cost. Does not the Raptor have a plastic bumper too? I do not recall any Raptor riders complaining about cracked after market bumpers.
 

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I believe the plastic bumper is due to lower cost. Does not the Raptor have a plastic bumper too? I do not recall any Raptor riders complaining about cracked after market bumpers.
I remember Matlock or Caster saying something on here why Honda used the plastic bumper. Something with the vibration causing cracking.

It was Caster

I've got news for you guys- The cracking is not PRM's fault.

The frame on the 700 flexes alot. This is what is causing the cracked welds. The frame was designed like this from Honda and this was the reason they come stock with a plastic bumper that allows for the flex. It was designed this way with some flex or "give" in the frame to keep from breaking other parts. Other quads are the same way and thats the reason many people gusset or reinforce the frames on race quads. We were told by Honda not to do this on the 700 because the flex was needed.

We found this out very early on in our testing because we were breaking or cracking the bumper mounts after installing an aftermarket bumper for racing. We had a couple of different solutions to the problem-

1. Drill out the stock welded nut on the bumper mounts. Use a rubber grommet and sleeve type set up that allows the bumper mounting bolts to flex with the frame. This is how all our race quads are done.

2. On my personal quad I tried something different. I cut the bumper mounts off the frame and welded tabs to the frame. I then mounted a TRX450R Roll-Design bumper to those mounts with a bolt setup that would allow it to flex with the frame. It is noisier and not as good as the rubber grommet setup.


PRM makes a great product. It does not matter what type of aftermarket bumper or grab bar you decide to mount, it will end up cracking in the long run if you don't rubber mount it and allow the flex.

The rear grab bar area of the frame also flexes but not nearly as much as the front of the quad. I don't think you will have many cracking issues with most aftermarket grab bars. The only type that may have an issue are the kind that don't allow any flex. We have been running PRM's grab bar with the little tool bag mounting area for over a year. The very first one we used finally cracked after running thousands of race miles on the the quad. I don't know of any other grab bar that would have held up to that punishment. I will continue to run PRM stuff on my quad.
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I remember Matlock or Caster saying something on here why Honda used the plastic bumper. Something with the vibration causing cracking.

It was Caster
It was due to frame flex
 

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So i guess the aftermarket people just make parts to fit, not to last any reasonable amount of time? Any very small amount of testing would uncover the failing welds. Mine failed after just a few hours of riding. If Pro Armor said it was a bad batch of bumpers I wonder what they'll say when the replacements crack also?
 

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The frame doesn't flex with normal riding, Either they had a pansy R&D guy or never tested it.
 

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I have PRM's rear A arm guards and they are awesome! Wish i went with their chassis and swing arm guards instead of Pro Armor.
 

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Pro Armor is a great company that produce quality products. Due to a slight hiccup the have been dragged through the mud BACKWARDS. I know this and have spoken to Pro Armor several times on this issue. They answer my Emails faster than the posts, I post on this very website.
All faulty bumpers should have been replaced. If you have a cracked Pro Armor bumper ,contact them and they WILL put it right.
Then they wonder why there are not more products for the T-ReXX.
Companies that try new products tend to go on forums , just like this one. They look to see what the customer wants and who would buy it. The Pro Armor has to be laid to rest. Bygones be bygones. It needs to stop.!
 
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