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2016 SSO Slimline Bumper

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by LostSherpa, Jun 1, 2016.

  1. Dec 21, 2016 at 10:40 AM
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    SouthernStyleOffRoad

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    Im glad ya'll have found an easier way to install the slimline. I always appreciate other viewpoints of how to accomplish a certain task. I think I'll update the instructions with an alternate suggested method sometime after the holidays. Would anyone happen to have pictures of them cutting the oem plastic while its still on the truck?
     
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  2. Dec 21, 2016 at 10:56 AM
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    Would like to know this too.
     
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  3. Dec 21, 2016 at 11:49 AM
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    I will be purchasing a slimline for my 2017 sometime next month. I have 3 SSO products on my GX470, the quality of the product is just as outstanding as their customer service.
     
  4. Dec 21, 2016 at 11:49 AM
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    Lostsheep

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    The only pics I have that show some of the cutting I did post on the previous page. I went back and cleaned up the edges and trimmed a tiny bit so the supplied edging would fit nicely (and it really does fit very well). I'll post the other pics I have later , hopefully they will be useful.
     
  5. Dec 21, 2016 at 12:03 PM
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    SouthernStyleOffRoad

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    Thanks so much. We try to provide everyone with a quality product & great customer service. It's nice to to have it confirmed by our customers.
     
  6. Dec 21, 2016 at 12:31 PM
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    Here's mine before and afterIMG_4112.jpgIMG_4114.jpg
     
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  7. Dec 21, 2016 at 12:55 PM
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    One other thing. The only part that really needs to be taken off are the flanges(?) that come off with the aluminum cross piece. They are attached to the fenders and are the only hardware that needs to come off ( also helps to understand where your supplied flanges need to go)
     
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  8. Dec 21, 2016 at 1:05 PM
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    SouthernStyleOffRoad

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    Yes, the trd skid will fit with our bumper.
     
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  9. Dec 21, 2016 at 2:38 PM
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  10. Dec 21, 2016 at 3:20 PM
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    Here's a pic with aluminum beam off with the flanges that attach to OEM bumperIMG_4188.jpg
     
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  11. Dec 21, 2016 at 4:55 PM
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    So I'm reading this right- I don't need to remove the bumper cover to install this? That's awesome.

    What width painters tape are you guys using? I suspect the reason people are getting different fitments is there are 2 standard widths, 3/4 or 1 1/4 inch.
     
  12. Dec 21, 2016 at 5:11 PM
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    Instructions are specific, 1 inch painters tape (which is actually .94 inch painters tape).
     
  13. Dec 21, 2016 at 5:16 PM
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    Ugh- pays to read...thx
     
  14. Dec 21, 2016 at 5:34 PM
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    Np :)
     
  15. Dec 21, 2016 at 6:37 PM
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    Think I can keep my cali raised led light bar (apex mounts) with this bumper?
     
  16. Dec 21, 2016 at 6:57 PM
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    That's the question. Especially with a winch. I really want, but can't afford the bumper just yet but I'm hoping the lightbar will work with a winch
     
  17. Dec 21, 2016 at 8:59 PM
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    I want to reiterate how happy I am with this bumper; fit, finish, and simplicity are hands down as good if not better than any other "bolt on product" I've ever dealt with. Admittedly this is my first Toyota but I've dealt with Jeeps and various other 4x4's for 20 years and this is definitely top 3 of all the aftermarket products I've ever dealt with when it comes to quality and ease of install. For the record, I am a mechanical engineer and have been in and out of my families machine shop since I was 12 years old so I am no stranger to fabricating. I don't make this kind of stuff for myself for two reasons; first and foremost I don't build what I can buy because I've been there too many times, and second silicon valley pays better for my particular skill set (absolutely no offense intended towards SSO, please believe me, we do precision machining and not fab work.)

    My truck is a 2nd gen 15' so this doesn't apply to all but want to include what I can for others thinking about this bumper.

    I didn't follow the install instructions which called for full disassembly of the front end. I removed the lower front bumper cover in place and then cut. This then allowed me to remove the factory aluminum bumper underneath. My thinking was that if I was cutting anyways then I could get away with cutting in place to gain access to the bolts holding the factory aluminum bumper underneath and it worked no problem.

    These 2 pics show where I cut with the air saw and I then went back with a small sanding disc and cleaned it up so that the provided edging would seat and hold well. I left a very small lip so the edging had something to hold on to. If I had to estimate I would say the lip left over after the initial cut was 1/4" and I sanded it down to be about 1/8". The provided edging hold this so well I decided not to glue it in place as the factory panels were pretty much perfect for it after trimming. This will make more sense when you see it.

    Where I rough cut:
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    After cleaning up the edges (I also trimmed the middle upper portion so the edging would fit / hold)

    IMG_1318_zpsyuw7kcsq_9c38f6049ea2a8e3d962143582a1fb347f3a5cb9.jpg

    And finally some shots of the the finished install. I used Rustoleum bed liner to coat it.

    IMG_1319_zpsqvyponlk_364f4ad7561723b7665f57be867cf33b78193187.jpg

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    IMG_1330_zpsa27ssfsf_cfd56098d0ad9e1249f784ef98b3f0c39db5a885.jpg
     
  18. Dec 21, 2016 at 9:26 PM
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    Posting this pic to at least attempt to show what needs to be trimmed on a 2nd gen at the top so that the edging sits nicely. Pic is taken laying on my back looking up at the inside of the bumper after removing the factory aluminum bumper. I have to estimate (but my eyecrometers are pretty well calibrated) that the lip between the two red lines was originally about 1/4". Trimming until there is about an 1/8" between the red lines allows the edging to grab and seat really well. This pic was taken AFTER trimming FWIW. I peeled back some of the provided edging for this pic.
    sso%20TRIMLINE_zpsuzxck219_7d5ccb264b5d33e338af197f4798710fae3c75fc.jpg
     
  19. Dec 23, 2016 at 2:34 PM
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    Errr, those are the wrong brackets. I'll get some sent out to you first thing in the morning. PM me your address please!
     
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