5th April, 2010

Team ARB,

Not a question, but a testimonial. I want to thank you for making such a fine product. I was driving home from work a while back and decided to try and push a Kenworth off Interstate Highway 10 (IH-10) with my 2000 Tundra.

If it weren’t for the excellent quality and heavy duty ARB bumper on the front of my truck I may not be writing this letter. I hit the Kenworth on the left rear of the tractor and disengaged at the front bumper.

The damage to both trucks was extensive, but due to the ARB bumper absorbing the initial contact without failing I was able to keep control of my vehicle and the front end damage was minimized. After many years of mechanic and body work I can honestly say that the ARB unit most likely saved my life. Had I made that contact with OEM equipment it would have more than likely severed my right front tire along with the rest of the right front suspension. As it turned out all I had to replace was the tire, rim, and a control arm. Considering that the bumper was ground on by the tractor tires, ripped off the steel mud flaps, running boards, and part of the trucks’ bumper, and gouged the fuel tank of the Kenworth it’s really not much worse for wear!

Thanks for building a quality product. I’ve attached some photos of the bumper and truck damage.

Best regards,

Scott Pfeil
United States of America

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