Installing An N-Fab Pre Runner Bar - Add A Little Beef To Your BumperPosted in How To on June 1, 2009 Comment (0)
Newer trucks today have so much hidden behind their bumpers that it makes it really hard to just yank off the factory stock and replace it with some custom tubing. A/C condensers, radiators, and other vital components are left bare and open for damage when deleting a front bumper to place some type of prerunner bumper. That's why N-Fab started making bolt-on Pre-Runner bars to add over your existing bumper whether you have a Chevy, Dodge, Ford, Jeep, or Toyota.
Our 1998 IFS Chevy Tahoe came from an era that didn't suffer so much from the placement of vital components hanging so low, but it isn't supported with a wide array of bolt-on products either. When we wanted to add a hoop and some lights to our front end, we started searching and found that, luckily, N-Fab has gone all the way back to this '88-98 era of GMCs and Chevys with bumper bar support.
With a drill, a ratchet, a friend, and about an hour's worth of time, we were able to bolt one directly on top of our factory bumper. Yes, we still relied on the factory's bumper supports with the N-Fab bumper, but we at least had more front protection from brush and large branches when traversing through the wilderness. On top of that, the Pre-Runner bar also gave us a place to mount three auxiliary lights. We chose to only run two lights since we were using Extreme Suspension's X210 Extreme Offroader lights which gave more than enough daylight to see everything in front of us.