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roXterra rear bumper - in the rough plain steel look

Hitch center, round backup lights - which could be wired by you to be just backwards facing lights with a switch
Electrical connection next to hitch

more details on the website: www.roXterra.com
1" recovery points on the outside of round lights
2" hitch connection
2x2" tube internal support behind the 3/16 bumper plate
License plate holes on the right

Powder coated black or King Sport Grey, which color would you pick?
King Sport Grey color on roofrack

$450 in raw steel, with 2 3/4" holes for lights (like the optional 2 1/2" Poison Spyder white lights)


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Yes, got the illumination covered, tested on my original bumper as the first thing.
License plate will be in the big area to the right of the hitch.

Plastic LED cross-top-license bolt mounted illumination.
The first try was with a motorcycle light that is super slim and tape mounts to the back of the license plate itself, but the above LED while bulkier illuminates more.
Simple vs more light?

License plate and illumination for plate?
 

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It's amazing how shiny powder coat makes a difference.
I think a textured look like hammered or little-speckled would mask future dents?

Looking forward to pictures of it finished. Your roof racks look really good.
 

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Hitch attached, 1" recovery points attached.
The lines on the bumper are the lifting (due to heat of the welding on the back) of the wafer thin layer on top of the new steel. The typical steel treatment after this, is sandblasting at 300mph (up to 1000mph speed at nozzle) and then cooking it at 400 degrees prior to powder coat application.

Optional backup lights (or optional holes), but you could have these lights wired instead to be your off road light-behind-me lights (with your own cabin switch... remote control?)

Optional black silicone license plate minimal-look holder (holes on the bottom)

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View from below the bumper at the spare tire above
265 75 R16 spare tire shown, so a 33" or 285 tire should fit into the 2" gap, especially since the tire is centered in position.... so about 2" gap all around?
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Thank you, and welcome almost, there are many nice off roading spots near and far, camping that works year round.

Very nice, and conveniently enough I'll be moving to Tucson in a few months!


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Red running lights in the bumper, or white camping ones instead?
The Poison Spyder (white) lights have nice power, you'll need your own switch to control them, like inside switch in the back? Or bumper mounted?
The red ones could be wired to brake lights or running lights. The choice is up to you.
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it is hard to capture light intensity with a phone but here is a try showing how much brighter the white lights are compare to stock rear lights
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Thank you, and welcome almost, there are many nice off roading spots near and far, camping that works year round.
Looking forward to this the most, getting "lost" in the desert. I would love to get one of your rear bumpers once I'm settled, any chance you plan to do a front winch capable bumper?


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Time will tell about front bumper, heavy duty tools are needed to do it right. But there is desire and if there will be buyers’ desire it may happen after our other things take off.

We do drop in roof racks too, you may find use for one one day. I had my roof rack since first Xterra days in 2006 but recently the drop in low height became important, and the 6 inch height saving.

I like desert camping in mildly remote areas, plenty of that across several southwest states. Lots of variety if you like driving far. Quiet starry nights. Lakes, sand, monsoon skies, and snow if you time things right.

Looking forward to this the most, getting "lost" in the desert. I would love to get one of your rear bumpers once I'm settled, any chance you plan to do a front winch capable bumper?


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$40 powder coating this week only, glossy black or "King Sport Grey" - color shown on roofrack here: http://roxterra.com/gen2/roof1.html#tab3
on top of $450

includes 2 3/4 holes for lights, license plate light
would be powder coated within 2-4 days of payment
shipping extra, or pickup in Tucson!
 

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Powder coated bumper in grey with carbon fiber top wrap, giving a 2 tone look

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Red running lights on (could be white, switch controlled)
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I'm surprised no one has asked this yet, but do you plan to offer a version with a swing out tire carrier?
 

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Thanks for asking! It's been asked, privately many times, this was the initial intention...
Start small without the arm and get there was the plan, but starting small complicated around every corner, the 2 R&D copies had their own issues, and there hasn't been demand for the bumpers without tire carriers as well... everyone wants the ones with tire carriers.

So it's indefinitely on hold, the roof racks however have gained interest, keep us busy...

I'm surprised no one has asked this yet, but do you plan to offer a version with a swing out tire carrier?
 

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Nice work roX. Want to say 'thanks' for stepping up here with what looks like a very quality alternative on both roof racks and rear bumpers. I already have a rear bumper, no tire carrier, or I'd be interested. I will comment that the one I have the two lights in the bumper are wired to my reverse lights. I just put it in reverse when I need camp lights (yeah, one day I'll get a round tuit to fix that problem). But I like having the super bright reverse lights when backing up in bad situations at night (as in narrow trails). Keep up the good work. And, btw, I'm still interested in one your Alum drop in racks. Just never made it down to Tucson last winter. Is lead time on one of those still about 2 weeks?
 

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there hasn't been demand for the bumpers without tire carriers as well....
I may be one of the few that prefer it W/O carrier for lower cost. I would love to ditch the factory hitch AKA Low hanging fruit, yet still have a receiver to plug my bike carrier into.

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I may be one of the few that prefer it W/O carrier for lower cost. I would love to ditch the factory hitch AKA Low hanging fruit, yet still have a receiver to plug my bike carrier into.

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Well the lower cost is a given. I want a rear bumper too and don't want to pay so much for the tire carrier either. I just asked to see if he would offer a more affordable option compared to the competition.
 

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Month and a bit wait on roof racks, then depends on powder coater and shipping, the powder coater can be next day as best case, or a week otherwise. He can't fire up a 16ft oven for a single item of 4ft of steel/aluminum, that's understandable. The "offshore" powder coating jobs can be questionable, but domestically they are a fine finish.

Nice work roX. Want to say 'thanks' for stepping up here with what looks like a very quality alternative on both roof racks and rear bumpers. I already have a rear bumper, no tire carrier, or I'd be interested. I will comment that the one I have the two lights in the bumper are wired to my reverse lights. I just put it in reverse when I need camp lights (yeah, one day I'll get a round tuit to fix that problem). But I like having the super bright reverse lights when backing up in bad situations at night (as in narrow trails). Keep up the good work. And, btw, I'm still interested in one your Alum drop in racks. Just never made it down to Tucson last winter. Is lead time on one of those still about 2 weeks?
 
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