We are now sold out of these bumpers with no ETA when more might be available.
UPDATE 6-7-14: spoke with TRDParts4U (one of our dealers)...they currently have 3 left in stock.
They have them discounted to $500 which sure beats not getting one at all.
Per tcBob I'm posting this group buy for our new 2005-2011 Winch Mount Bumper as developed and discussed at length for 18 months in this thread. You can view more pics and read about the development process there as well.
Similar to our FJ Winch Mount this was developed out of many requests and group input from Tacoma World members. I hope you guys like it.
A few notes.
We wanted to offer something functional beyond just giving you the ability to mount a winch on your Tacoma without going to a full bumper. While I have nothing against the many fine full bumper replacements that exist for the Tacoma there are those of us who prefer to keep things looking more stock, lower weight and MPG up. This will hopefully provide all of those things.
I'm a big fan of offroad gear not only being functional but built to take abuse as well. While we have to be careful about making this too heavy I wanted to make sure it would provide solid bash plate protection up front and provide a very solid foundation for winch recovery functions. Additionally we built it with shackle mounts and light tabs for mounting 3" tall (housing) lights like our Sirius 2" LED's.
We also created openings for the factory driver side recovery point and a matching opening on the passenger side. This enables you to either remove the factory point and mount a couple of recessed trail lights underneath (how is up to you) or leave as is. These openings also provide drainage as the skid plate/fascia meets the factory plates and subframe up front.
Instead of torque arms like on the FJ mount we brought the plate all the way under and full width then bolted it to the subframe with existing 12mm bolts.
Obviously the lower center section must be cut from your bumper cover and the internal factory bumper 'tube' removed (I'll figure weight savings from that for net gain next week). Bumper cover 'ears' are premounted on the bumper to help position the cover and are 'adjustable' with the use of a ball peen hammer. Simple and effective.
The bumper has plenty of drainage and currently has 6 gussets made from .250" steel. The winch tub is made from .250" steel as well and is full height front and rear. The fascia/skid plate is .130" and with the gussets makes for great bash protection if you drop the nose off a ledge on to a rock.
Weight on the FJ version is 58lbs while this Tacoma bumper should be slightly under 70lbs (I'll verify final weight later today). This is simply because it's wider. I thought about making the winch tub narrower than the skid plate but would loose gusseting if I did so, not willing to give up complete bash protection the tub is the width of the skid plate.
We still need to perform one last fitting but this is basically a production mount. I will not make these available to buy until we do this last fitting as I need to finish install docs and provide final photography.
Having said all of that I'm going to offer the following pricing ONLY to Tacoma World members in return for their patience and input.
As it's more expensive to build than the FJ bumper it is priced a bit higher.
It should really retail for about $575.00 but I'm going to set the retail price on this for $545.00 and work on our end to reduce production costs some.
I'm going to offer this bumper here for $485.00 if we can get an initial list of 25 buyers. It will be about 2-3 weeks before these are ready to ship but we need to see if we can get a good initial group together in 7-10 days.
So... $485.00 + UPS Ground shipping to those who commit to this list below.
Here's a few quick pics for your viewing pleasure:
Good view of drainage and light brackets.
Elevated a bit:
And the gussets. I'm probably going to scoot the two 'center' gussets outboard near the recovery point openings and add a center gusset for the production version:
Keep in mind that if you have a body lift this may not work.
If you have any questions please post them below.