Cybertruck aftermarket bumpers

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Just a rendering and not by an actual manufacturer but here's one idea which ties into a body cage.

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Not a fan of duellies, but with those wheels it looks great.
Bumpers too.
 

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Just a rendering and not by an actual manufacturer but here's one idea which ties into a body cage.

Tesla Cybertruck aftermarket bumper cage.jpg
Something about putting a roll cage on an exoskeleton seems kind of redundant.
 

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Looks cool, but I wouldn’t add anything to the A pillars that would reduce forward visibility, even though the ct will ”see” around it. I am surprised by how much I like the bumpers and extended flares, though I also agree about the dualies - don’t need the extra towing capacity and don’t want the extra weight of the axle & wheels and rolling resistamce of the extra tires. If I were towing large enough items and needed it, it’s nice to see how good it would/could look.
Nice render!
 

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Just a rendering and not by an actual manufacturer but here's one idea which ties into a body cage.

Tesla Cybertruck aftermarket bumper cage.jpg
Love the dually here. I think Elon should take note, as many truck owners do actual hard work with their trucks. Does he want to deny them, or take over fully. I believe the latter, but it will need to be a well conceived plan. And, I do believe a dually with a 5th wheel setup is key. peace
 

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All of these accessories are going to disrupt the airflow around the vehicle.

This means increased drag, which means reduced range.

Are they cool enough looking to be worth a range penalty? Different people will have different answers, of course but, as a glider pilot, I prefer clean aerodynamics in almost every case.

The CT is a lot more aerodynamic than it looks, but it's not a laminar flow design. That sharp corner above the cabin is a flow separator -- like the "sporty" rear trunk lip you see on a lot of sedans, or above the rear window on CUVs. Placed over the cab, it means the airflow around the vehicle will follow a more-or-less streamlined path (likely with some turbulence), even if the vehicle itself isn't streamlined. Messing with the airflow on the front of the vehicle and forward of that roof-corner will likely create a bigger range-impact than having something stick out of the bed.

Most of the pick up trucks I've owned have had a huge horizontal vortex just aft of the cab. If I left dry leaves in the bed of my Ranger, for instance, the wind would blown them forward. If I was really lucky, they'd circulate behind the cab for several minutes at highway speeds. Powering this vortex is a waste of energy, but it protected the cargo more than you'd expect. The CT shape likely prevents the formation of this vortex -- if the shape doesn't prevent it, the tonneau cover will.

Bolting a bunch of plumbing onto the CT may look cool, but it will likely cost you a fair bit in terms of range and kWh/mile. Whether that penalty makes sense for your use-case is up to you, of course.
 
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And there are some use-cases, like you expect to get hit with trees or something that could potentially compromise the cab's protective cage.

But mostly... That's alot of damage. But more so, it's a narrow bad of damage between what it'll protect from and what will just go through both anyhow.

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And there are some use-cases, like you expect to get hit with trees or something that could potentially compromise the cab's protective cage.
One possible use-case where this would be worth it is kangaroo protection.

Given what one heard about what it's like to drive in kangaroo country, a 15% range hit for 'roo bars would just be the price of doing business. If you hit a kangaroo every few weeks, staying out of the body shop is worth the range penalty.

Out here on the Illinois prairie, though, a 15% range hit for 'roo bars would have no benefit.

Different environments, different requirements.
 

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One possible use-case where this would be worth it is kangaroo protection.

Given what one heard about what it's like to drive in kangaroo country, a 15% range hit for 'roo bars would just be the price of doing business. If you hit a kangaroo every few weeks, staying out of the body shop is worth the range penalty.

Out here on the Illinois prairie, though, a 15% range hit for 'roo bars would have no benefit.

Different environments, different requirements.
It would have to be some hefty tumbleweed to match the damage of a kangaroo. LOL

But a real comparable would be the antelope that like to hang out eating the grass on the interstate shoulders and islands at least along I-90 through Montana and Wyoming. If I drove that area a lot especially at night I’d be wanting roo bars.
 

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Neither of those things ought to be hard enough to dent the suggested 3mm hardened.

You would need actual trees or steel bars (why you're driving through steel bars would leave me wondering tho...) to trigger the impact zones.

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Just a rendering and not by an actual manufacturer but here's one idea which ties into a body cage.

Tesla Cybertruck aftermarket bumper cage.jpg
Not lookin very stainless over there, and I don't think 1" tubing is going to be of any use in a rollover. But it still looks pretty cool
 

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If Telsa won't give us a hardcore front bumper with mounting positions for a winch, snowplow, bush bars, etc, as an option in the purchasing process, then...

One of the first mods to my tri-motor will be a high quality custom bumper, that my Warn winch will bolt to. This bumper will be strong, and do nothing of significance to destroy Tesla's .30 cd that the Cybertruck boasts. A winch is critical in any off-road trip, as without, you could be stuck - especially in a 6,000 lb plus vehicle.

I like the pic of the OP, but the body bars are a bit redundant to me, given the exoskeleton. Yes, in the older ICE vehicles, you had to do this, as they were stamped sheet metal. Not anything like the 3mm of 30x stainless steel. Though, I did have a thought the other day, whether I would be installing a rollbar or rollcage in my Cybertruck. I'm not saying yes, and I'm not saying no. I really need to see my truck, and feel what it's capable of. But, there is a lot of glass in the cabin, meaning the tough stainless steel may not so readily help. Who knows. All this waiting, is certainly leading to many thoughts that may be unfounded when the actual trucks begin to deliver. It will help to see the information Elon said was coming, but it could just cloud the water a bit more. haha peace
 

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I'm hoping some makes a aftermarket bumper that looks like this. It's all plastic and should be simple to do.
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