After being rear-ended three times in Los Angeles traffic, each time in a Super Duty (different ones, too), we’ve come to two conclusions: 1) Super Dutys have much better brakes than the average car driver thinks; and 2) rear bumper protection can be used more often than the front, depending how and where you drive. So, we couldn’t wait to get a Fab Fours rear plate bumper onto our ultra refined 2011 Super Duty. While we wanted to keep a clean look, we couldn’t sacrifice any bit of the utilitarian aspect from our Tow-Haul-Chase build, and therefore got a bumper that could take the abuse we dish out while improving the function of the truck. Not only does the Fab Fours rear bumper integrate beautifully into the body lines of today’s newer trucks, it also gives extreme protection, two tow points, rear steps, and still works with the factory hitch. 01. We first removed the stock rear bumper. If you have back-up sensors in your rear bumper, you can choose to drill holes in the Fab Fours bumper and reinstall the sensors or you can just delete them. Since our Super Duty is equipped with a rear back-up camera, the back-up sensors are a little redundant and we left them out.01. We first removed the stock rear bumper. If you have back-up sensors in your rear bump 02. While we expect this 3/16-inch steel plate bumper to be able to handle a bus crashing into it, we don’t want to put a brand new bumper on that is all scratched up. The excellent packaging and cloth bumper wrap inside the shipping box guaranteed the bumper would show up in new condition. There is not much to a rear bumper install—two frame brackets and the bumper are all it takes to complete the work.02. While we expect this 3/16-inch steel plate bumper to be able to handle a bus crashing 03. The frame brackets bolt into the original bumper mounting holes on the frame. Each bracket uses four new grade-8 bolts to attach the bumper to the bracket. We found it easiest to put the brackets on the frame first, and then bolt the whole unit up onto the frame (tightening the bolts after it was placed on the frame). Rear Fab Fours Chevy, Dodge, and Ford bumpers all mount very similarly.03. The frame brackets bolt into the original bumper mounting holes on the frame. Each b 04. The factory license-plate lights pop right into the new bumper. This deletes the need for any wire splicing. The hole you see in between the light and the plate is for accessing the spare tire crank. There are identical crank holes on both sides (one for foreign right-hand-drive trucks).04. The factory license-plate lights pop right into the new bumper. This deletes the nee 05. Besides adding more protection and strength to the rear end, the Fab Fours bumpers also have 3/4-inch D-ring recovery points. This comes in handy on a truck that is often sent in for broken vehicle extraction.05. Besides adding more protection and strength to the rear end, the Fab Fours bumpers al 06. The bumpers come with either a two-stage black powdercoat or bare steel if you’d like to do some custom paint. All Fab Fours rear bumpers work with factory tow hitches and only add function with the robustness, the recovery points, and the intregrated steps on each side.06. The bumpers come with either a two-stage black powdercoat or bare steel if you’d lik Sources Fab Fours 10424 Rodney St. Pineville NC 28134 866-385-1905 www.fabfours.com By Jerrod Jones Enjoyed this Post? Subscribe to our RSS Feed, or use your favorite social media to recommend us to friends and colleagues!