April 17, 2007
Hi Don, I have the Crusher wich is a replacement bumper, were as the bruiser is a cover. I would think the replacement would have less problems than a cover because it is bolted up the same as the original. With that said, I also have the side skirts, I have leaned on them with all my body weight on them working under the dash and under the seats, wiring lights and stereo stuff and never had a problem. I would guess that they would hold up as well as the installation is done. As far as having them put on and painted, I've heard of several prices. I paid $1,000.00 to have the Crusher and side skirts primed with the special primer for urathane products, I guess it has to be able to flex so it won't crack, painted and installed. I dry fitted everything before taking them to the paint shop. I also paid $800.00 to have the roll pan painted the same way, with primer and special paint. It seems that I paid more than a lot of people, but I guess were you live has a lot to do with it and the reputation of the shop.
Hope this helps. I know, it is expensive with the price of the parts and painting, installation.