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Old 05-18-2013, 07:18 AM   #1
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Arb or allpro bumper

Which do you prefer. This is the choice I have in Canada. Both say they are airbag compliant.

I am leaning towards allpro. The arb just seems a little too boxy.
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Old 05-18-2013, 07:28 AM   #3
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check out "the gear shop" for All Pro. https://www.facebook.com/thegearshop.ca

as for choice between the 2 brands,.. 1 is more robust, and one looks WAAAY better (in my opinion). i'd pick the All Pro.
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Old 05-18-2013, 08:37 AM   #4
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On that note. Anyone know if there is a supplier in Canada for allpro.
National4wd.com , but it's cheaper to order from All-Pro directly and pay GST COD. The All-Pro front bumper is 4-piece, so it can be shipped in two UPS boxes to your home. Other bumpers require truck freight.
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Old 05-18-2013, 08:48 AM   #5
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I was in the same boat as you when I ordered mine, but for different reasons. I went with ARB mainly because of history of customer service....also, if I went with allpro, I would go with the apex one piece way before I went with the bolt together version....
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Old 05-18-2013, 09:03 AM   #7
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i would much rather have an arb. when you hit something youll wish you did too.
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Old 05-18-2013, 09:18 AM   #8
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I'd go ARB versus Allpro bolt together. But the Apex bumper allpro has looks great! Only gripe with bolt together one is all those bolts that you can see unless you paint them.
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Old 05-18-2013, 09:21 AM   #9
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Something about a bumper that ships in pieces and bolts together doesn't seem as strong as the solid one piece ARB
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Old 05-18-2013, 09:25 AM   #10
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I bolt together just isn't sturdy. I'd go ARB or all pro one piece.
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Old 05-18-2013, 09:31 AM   #11
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Neither, bring one in from the states.
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Call Oui pack if you're interested in an ARB. They have fantastic prices and Tony is great to deal with.
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Old 05-18-2013, 10:12 AM   #15
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@rhowell: Here's a recent thread on bumper choices with thoughts from different people:
http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/2nd...my-bumper.html

The ARB bumper is stronger than the frame, which has interesting ramifications in some specific collision scenarios:

ARB-equipped Taco hits deer. Bumper remained in good shape, but frame got tweaked and truck was totaled:
http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/pro...destroyer.html

All-Pro-equipped Taco hits deer. Bumper "wing" bent and absorbed energy. More damage to headlight, fender and grille, but truck was still economical to repair:
http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/2nd...-hit-deer.html

Both trucks were driveable after the crash.
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Which do you prefer. This is the choice I have in Canada. Both say they are airbag compliant.

I am leaning towards allpro. The arb just seems a little too boxy.
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Old 05-18-2013, 11:52 AM   #17
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I'll admit that the Apex from AllPro looks the best but I went ARB after seeing pics of different trucks that had deer/vehicle/tree contact.
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Dont drive into trees/

Lol i like my all-pro.... but i really like the lines of the CBI
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ARB, I've rubbed some trees wheeling and no damages. I did buy for deer protection and haven't hit one yet. Winched from it a couple time, even at wide angles it's held up well. Except for the bugs sticking to it, it still looks new!

First week installed.



And now, 2 1/2 years of snow, salt, mud, trees, etc.

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