Building Move DIY Truck/SUV Bumper Kits
Welding Your Own Custom Truck/SUV Bumpers
- What is a DIY Bumper Kit?
- What Do You Get With a MOVE DIY Bumper Kit?
- How to Build Your DIY Bumper
- Customizing a MOVE DIY Bumper
- How Much Are Your Bumper Kits?
What is a DIY Bumper Kit?
A weld-it-yourself alternative to all finished bumpers on the market.
The patented MOVE DIY Bumper Kit is revolutionizing the way you customize your pickup or SUV. Instead of blowing more than a grand on a pre-assembled bumper or wasting your time with cheap(er) but low-quality bumpers, join the MOVE Nation by building your own heavy duty DIY truck or SUV bumper.
MOVE bumper kits are manufactured with heavy-duty U.S. steel and allow for extra customization after the bumper build, while still at an extremely low price point.
Using state-of-the-art 3D technology, laser, CNC machines and metal-forming equipment, our DIY Bumper Kits are manufactured specifically for your truck’s make, model and year. Made of 3/16-inch plate steel (9 gauge), MOVE heavy-duty DIY Bumper Kits come with all the pieces you need to weld your bumper together quickly then easily mount onto your truck or SUV.
Types of DIY Bumper Kits Available
Front Bumper Kit (~110 lbs)
Push Bar/PreRunner Bumper Kit (~130 lbs)
Front Bumper with Full Grille Kit (~160 lbs)
Standard Rear Bumper Kit (~85 lbs)
Offroad Front Bumper (~120 lbs)
Offroad PreRunner (~155 lbs)
Offroad Full Grille (~195)
Whether you’re a truck lover, amateur welder, or professional fabricator, MOVE Bumper Kits are the perfect DIY project for you. Decide which design fits your truck's style by browsing our Bolt, Classic, Embark, Falcon or Precision Series bumpers.
What Do You Get with a MOVE DIY Bumper Kit?
The MOVE DIY Bumper Kit includes all the main pieces you need to build your heavy duty steel truck bumper, including 5 main pieces, frame mounts, a few trim pieces and clevis hooks. You'll use your own factory bolts. The pieces are pre-cut and pre-bent to fit your truck’s specific make, model and year and come ready for you to fit and weld together, using your truck as the jig, before bolting onto your truck. Also included in your DIY Kit are instructions and assembly drawings to walk you through your bumper build.
Please note: Cut, miter or coping is required for the tube portion of 1.5 & 2.5 prerunners as well as our full grille bumper kits.
Pictured above: DIY PreRunner kit. Bumper kits do NOT come with lights or wiring harnesses, may be purchased separately.
Parts You Get in A DIY Bumper Kit
Standard Front Bumper Kit: Comes in 5 main pieces (all 3/16” plate), including the center, 2 wings and 2 end caps.
Supporting Components: Includes ½” plate tow hook plates (clevis hooks), and 3/16" frame mounts, also included are light mounting brackets and trim in 1/8" pl. These vary depending on vehicle model.
Push Bar/PreRunner: An upgrade to the standard bumper, the kit comes with extra parts, including a center 1.5” diameter tube and two 1.25” diameter wing tubes with an option to upgrade to a 2.5” center with 2” wing tubes.
Front Bumper with Full Grille Kit: An upgrade to the standard bumper, the kit comes with extra parts, including 1.5” or 2" diameter round tubing for the entire grille guard, plus 3/16” plate uprights.
Standard Rear Bumper Kit: Comes in 8-12 main pieces, 3/16" plate. All rear bumpers have the same overall look but part counts vary by truck make and model.
How to Build Your Heavy Duty DIY Truck/SUV Bumper
We have designed our bumper kits to weld together quickly and easily using your truck as the jig and then bolt onto your truck. Experienced fabricators should be able to build a MOVE Bumper in around 4-5 hours (not including the time it takes to remove your stock bumper). It all depends on your welding experience and whether you’re doing it alone or have others to help you. Watch our how-to build videos for step-by-step instructions.
Regardless of whether you get the standard MOVE DIY Kit, push bar/prerunner or full grille bumper, you can build your custom bumper with basic welding tools.
Tools Needed to Build a DIY Bumper
- Mig welder capable of welding 1/4” plate
- 4-1/2” angle grinder with grinding wheels, cutting wheels and buffing wheels
- Welding blanket or some means of protection for the truck
- The truck, along with the bumper, will act as the jig
- Chop saw (convenient for pre runners and full grilles but not required)
For step-by-step instructions on welding a MOVE Bumper, check out our feature on Truck Trend that shows how two guys assembled and welded a MOVE PreRunner Bumper onto a ’99 F-250. Or view our how-to build video series for more details.
Customizing a MOVE DIY Bumper
Built to be completely customizable to fit your desired look and lifestyle, we not only offer plenty of custom options when ordering your DIY Kit but it is simple to personalize your custom bumper while building your kit.
Custom Options Available for the DIY Bumper Kit
Wing Light Holes: Bumper kits come standard with no light holes. However, you can customize your bumper to have 1 or 2 sets of light holes at a small additional charge.
Winchmount Setup: We can cut a lead hole for the winch in the front of the bumper, along with a 1/4” winch mounting plate and two access holes.
Note: Our winch is modeled after a basic/standard 8000 lb. Warn winch.
Center Light Holes: You can add a 20” or 30" light bar to your bumper kit for a small customization fee.
Center Designs: You have the ability to add a center design such as the U.S. flag, mountains, antlers, fish, Fire, EMT, Police, Military, and more on all Classic Series bumper kits.
The Bumper Kit comes to you in heavy-duty, pre-cut and pre-bent U.S. raw steel. Many customers paint, bedline, or powder coat their bumper before bolting it onto their truck. We don’t offer an option to remove the MOVE logo from the bumper at this time. You can select the smaller and relocated logo option on the Classic Series or the center design option.
How Much Are Your Bumper Kits?
MOVE DIY Bumper Kits are one of the most affordable heavy-duty, aftermarket bumpers available. Using only the highest quality U.S. steel bumpers for your truck or SUV, MOVE’s fully customizable DIY Bumper Kits are less than half the price of pre-assembled bumpers without sacrificing quality! The price depends on the bumper kit series and options that you select for your specific bumper kit.