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2012 Tacoma bumper

Discussion in 'Demello Offroad' started by JDEMELLO, Feb 27, 2012.

  1. Feb 27, 2012 at 4:52 PM
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    JDEMELLO

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    With a few minor mods our 2005-2011 bumpers fit the 2012 Tacoma's.


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  2. Feb 27, 2012 at 4:54 PM
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    What kind of minor mods? To your bumper or the truck?
     
  3. Feb 27, 2012 at 4:57 PM
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    You have my attention.............
     
  4. Feb 27, 2012 at 4:58 PM
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    Big ass gap between the bumper and grille surround... ??? I'm all about shit being flush... Iono bout this

    Edit: don't get me wrong it looks bad ass on the 12 front end. Subed to see what people think
     
  5. Feb 27, 2012 at 5:01 PM
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    I second this, does the pic represent what is considered "fit"? Because it doesn't quite fit. I assume the bumper needs some tweeking because the mounting has not changed, as far as I can tell
     
  6. Feb 27, 2012 at 5:12 PM
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    IMHO as a potential customer in the target market, say I had a '12, I'd want something fabed to fit, not alter a previous gens to make it 'fit'. I'm not baggin on the product, rhe bumpers are sick and have heard nothing but good, but to spend that much money on something not fabed to fit the new body style is obsurd.
     
  7. Feb 27, 2012 at 5:25 PM
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    We were all ready to change the bumper, but when we bolted one up we thought it look better than the previous generations with the same bumper.

    This picture shows a better angle but this is before we fixed the gap on the pieces under the lights. [​IMG]

    We can do anther bumper that fills that gap, we just thought it look better with that little space in there. It's only about 1in and it does show up in the pictures worse than in person. It might be because I used a flash in the pictures it's highlighting the area behind the bumper.
     
  8. Feb 27, 2012 at 5:26 PM
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    We had to remove and trim some of the pieces that hold the plastic bumper in place.
     
  9. Feb 27, 2012 at 5:33 PM
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    That pic does look better. And doesn't show it as much or look as bad. But hey I got a 07, so don't mind me. Unless u wanna throw a free bumper my way :D
     
  10. Feb 27, 2012 at 5:33 PM
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    Seems like it would be relatively easy to fill the gap, I would certainly like to see that done. Additionally along the area below the headlights appears to not run parallel, do the 12's not run straight thru in that area? Have you mounted a winch inside the bumper yet? the nose changed enough to make it a tight squeeze in there, especially with the tubing that comes from the radiator.

    Sorry for so many questions, its just that this is pretty damn exciting to think we are getting close to having a bumper option
     
  11. Feb 27, 2012 at 6:21 PM
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    Like I said it actually looks good in person. We were all ready to modify it but I thought it looked better. Oh and you haven't gotten your free bumper yet?

    The area below the headlights just needed adjusted. Those piece clip onto a metal piece behind the bumper and we had to bend them up which tucked them up where they were supposed to be. I'd take anther picture but it's dark now.

    We can still fill that area in, it wouldn't be that hard just thought it looked better open.

    We have not tried to mount a winch but I'm pretty sure it would fit fine. The space looks like the same as the older Tacoma.
     
  12. Feb 27, 2012 at 6:37 PM
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    uhm no... was i supposed to... :( just let me know when and ill give teh adress in which to ship, and ill even cover the cost of shipping if ya want. just to help out
     
  13. Feb 28, 2012 at 12:13 PM
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    Must have got lost in the mail:)
     
  14. Feb 28, 2012 at 1:10 PM
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    Seems like what you need is a test fit truck that you can hang onto for a week or two to get everything fine tuned. I just so happen to have one and live pretty close. I'd be happy to drop mine off with you for a couple weeks so you can get the bugs worked out. I'd even supply the material if it would help, I have tons here at my shop. I'll take care of the powdercoat too. Sound like a good deal? :D You could be the first shop with a bumper for the 2012's

    Never hurts to ask.........
     
  15. Feb 29, 2012 at 8:41 PM
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    its a nice looking bumper...it just doesn't look like a piece meant to go on this particular front end as it sits on this picture, lots of off gaps and spaces.....maybe the angle of the shot?
     
  16. Mar 1, 2012 at 7:53 AM
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  17. Mar 5, 2012 at 8:59 AM
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    Just cut off all the ifs stuff and stock rear axle.....going big......... wet okole seat covers, red line hood struts, 4xi sliders, bruteforce rear w/ tire carrier, bruteforce front bumper with warn m8000s, bestop soft top, alpine HU and JL speakers, 2nd battery and isolator, arb air compressor, tank and tire fill, FXR projector retrofit by AMBIGUOUS, overhead console by KNINE
    I want one of your bumbers for my front end but that just doesnt look right. If you can make one for the 12's i would be in like flin
     
  18. Mar 9, 2012 at 6:31 PM
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    also looking for a 12 bumper :)
     
  19. Mar 16, 2012 at 9:00 PM
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    I just lost my 99 Tacoma due to the rust recall. I had an ARB bumper on it for two years so I took it off before I left my truck at the dealership. I am now waiting for the adjuster to call. I think I have decided to buy a new 2012 Tacoma double cab. Does anyone know if my bumper from my 99 will fit the frame of the 12. As far as the top gap, I can fix that by welding a top plate onto the bumper. I had also already planed on having it sprayed with xtream liner to give it a clean new look. Also has anyone had their truck bought back by Toyota, if so will they give any extra rebates toward the purchase of a new truck? Thanks in advance Nick
     
  20. Mar 17, 2012 at 8:25 PM
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    99 to 12? Seems like quite a gap. Chances of fitment are really slim
     
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