Dear Road Armor,
Almost a year ago I bought a used 2012 Dodge Ram 3500 4x4 Laramie Mega Cab. It came equipped with front and rear Road Armor bumpers. I get a LOT of compliments on the truck but mostly on the bumpers. They set off the whole look just right. My sons say I have the best looking truck and I am having a hard time disagreeing with them.
I knew the bumpers were going to be tough if anything were to come in contact with them.
Last Thursday while driving home they were put to the test! I glanced up the service road to see if I was clear and didn't see any cars. I got to the end of the ramp just past the solid line and turned. I heard a car horn honk and immediately BAM! A white van hit the right front corner of my truck and blew past me nearly rolling over after impacting me and then hitting the curb. side curtain air bags had gone off. As you can see from the picture she had a huge gash down the whole driver's side of her van where what she hit on my truck nearly opened her van like a can opener.
I was afraid to survey the damage to my truck.
After making sure she was OK I went back to my truck. When I got around to the passenger side I was amazed to see almost no damage at all! There was a small amount of paint transfer on the fender skirt but absolutely no sheet metal damage at all. The Road Armor bumper absorbed the biggest part of the impact. It got pushed in about an inch. Unfortunately when she hit the front of my truck she also hit my tire which bent the drag link on my steering. If that had not happened I very possibly could have gone without having to do any repairs to my truck at all!
She's actually lucky that is all that was damaged on my truck. As fast as she was going, if I had an original factory bumper on the truck it would have torn off the whole front corner of the truck. So instead of a bumper and drag link to repair, her insurance would have had to deal with sheet metal, bumper, headlight assembly, grill, hood, radiators, air cleaner, and even more.
Sure wish I could put your product on my daughter's Hyundai!
A fully Satisfied Customer,