I give the Armor Tech Offroad rear bumper (out of 5)
Price - Cheaper than OEM
Communication - Great communication throughout the design process. Always quick to respond and up front about any problems that arise out of unusual requests by me
Fit - Perfect fit! This was one of my biggest concerns about this purchase. I got my old bumper off and the new bumper back on with no problems. All the tools needed were a bunch of blocks of wood for stacking the bumper on, the jack(for gently pushing the bumper up into position), a small mallet, and a big socket wrench. My dad and I installed it in about 2-3 hours. The hardest part about the installation was getting the bumper off the ground and into position. A third person or a big jack would have made this easier.
Heavy Duty - Bumper is probably about twice the weight as the original. Someone backed into me and bent in my old bumper and creased my bedside panel. Someone will shit bricks if they back into me now. Here is a picture of the gap due to my damaged bedside panel
Options - I got the backup lights, the shackle mounts, and a standard towing hitch. All are great and I'm very impressed. I haven't hooked up any electrical yet. In retrospect, I probably should have gotten him to cut the hole for the trailer wiring harness.
Paint - Spray paint. I like the ease of touch ups.
Critiques - I have to give some, otherwise people will ignore the review.
Shipping - Shipped via UPS in a cardboard box. I understand the reasoning, but I'll explain it to the others. UPS and Fedex have weight limits. The packaging and bumper weigh in at about 115 lbs. The addition of a wooden crate would likely put the bumper/packaging over the weight limit for those options. Shipping was very quick (~3 days for delivery) but I think that putting the bumper in a crate and going with a freight company might be a better option. The bumper arrived in tact and with no bends, but a few of the edges had poked out of the cardboard and some paint was scratched. Also, the odd size of the bumper and the cardboard made it impossible to effectively use a hand truck. Armor Tech is still a new company and he is learning the best way to ship. Would I order again if nothing was changed? Hell yes.
Heavy Duty - Emphasis on Heavy. Be prepared when you get this bumper. It is heavy. Although the fit was perfect , installation was a bit difficult due to the weight.
Paint - I like the spray paint. Makes it easy to touch up. I scratched it a little during installation and there were a few when it arrived. I may or may not have scratched it if there was a different coating system used. It is up to you if you want the spray paint finish.
I highly recommend this bumper. I'm imagining that every other Tacoma owner is straining their neck to check out my badass bumper.
Pictures to come later. I will also detail what I do for the backup lights.