Frequently Asked Questions Ask APW
Can the stock bumpers of a Dodge Ram 1500 be used for towing?
Answer: If the Ram's bumper is designed with parts for towing, it wouldn't be able to pull really heavy loads. Usually, specifications show that the weight limit is around 5,000 - 500 pounds. Even if the truck has the additional tow package - with features like improved transmission, bumper attachments, etc. - it is recommended that it doesn't reach that limit. Never risk tearing the bumper and leaving the trail because of a heavy load. For best results, it is recommended that the right accessories and hitches for towing.
How can the non-sport bumpers of the Dodge Ram 1500 be modified to look like the ones on a sport Ram 1500?
Answer: If one is going for a bumper that looks similar to that of sport models, take the stock bumpers of the non-sport Ram 1500 to a professional shop for a decent paint job on it. Just be mindful of some shops that don't use adhesion promoters for plastic parts. With bad craftsmanship, the paint will eventually pop from the body. Also, rocks, dirt, and debris can lightly damage the paint job. This won't be noticeable from afar but will be very visible at a closer look. Nonetheless, the bumpers will still give that Dodge Ram 1500 Sport feel desired.
Is it possible to replace the stock Dodge Ram 1500 bumpers with other Ram 1500 bumpers of other series and year models?
Answer: Installing a different Ram bumper on the truck is possible, but may be very difficult. There are certain cost and compatibility issues that have to be tackled before new ones are installed. Buying a new bumper is expensive in itself. Add to that various installation costs, and one would be spending a lot for a new look. Compatibility issues include the change in height and width between models: some are wider or narrower compared to others. Another issue is the difference in headlight mounting and wiring. A safe rule to follow is to only pick a new bumper from the model-year closest to one's Ram 1500.