Safety, protection and style – this is the foundation upon which AEV’s bumper design philosophy is built. As the aftermarket’s first and only stamped steel bumper for the HD Ram truck, AEV’s Front Bumper offers an unparalleled level of front end protection while also enhancing the truck’s appearance with its sleek, sophisticated styling.AEV’s Front Bumper is robust and engineered to work just as hard as the truck it’s installed on. Massive ductile iron recovery points are rated to pass all OE load specifications and double as wear plates to slide over steep obstacles. A 4mm thick stamped steel face provides a superior level of protection while also safely accommodating an optional Winch Mount and a 12-16,500lb Warn winch to assist with vehicle recovery. An optional Winch Delete Kit is available for customers who are not installing a winch. HD Ram trucks are designed to work hard and tow heavy loads which makes proper engine cooling essential, especially in hot environments and higher elevations. Airflow underneath and through the bumper is critical due to the lower intercooler position on late-model Ram 2500/3500/4500/5500 trucks, so a unique intercooler shroud is supplied to ensure that there is no loss in cooling efficiency after the AEV Front Bumper is installed – something often overlooked in the aftermarket. Trucks equipped with a gasoline engine will receive a cooling shroud to help direct airflow to the radiator. AEV’s Front Bumper is fully compatible with ParkSense, a parking assist feature found on many higher trim levels. Sensor holes pre-drilled and the factory harness can be re-used, for a truly plug-n-play installation. Closeout plugs are included for the trucks that do not have front ParkSense. An extremely durable, multi-stage e-coat and powder coat finish is used for the best possible corrosion resistance, and any abrasions from obstacles off-road can be easily touched-up using AEV Bumper Touch-Up paint. All bumpers are proudly manufactured in the USA.