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2016 SSO Slimline Bumper

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

  1. Jan 10, 2018 at 9:03 PM
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    Hodakaguy

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    Can someone confirm that a Warn Zeon 10S will fit without relocating the control pack?

    Thanks in advance

    Tom
     
  2. Jan 10, 2018 at 10:00 PM
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    How long did it take for y’alls slimlines to be shipped after you ordered them? Mine is going on 8 weeks lol.
     
  3. Jan 11, 2018 at 1:43 AM
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    It will work, but you have to trim out a bumper cover support. Totally not a big deal.
     
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  4. Jan 11, 2018 at 4:11 AM
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    Thanks, good to know it fits. I may just relocate the pack up into the engine bay.

    Thanks again

    Hodakaguy
     
  5. Jan 11, 2018 at 5:05 AM
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    Been a minute for me too. I ordered November 18. I asked about a month ago if it was still 6-8 week lead time. They said yes but u know how that guys. Mine says backordered but "in fabrication" whatever that means. I got a good deal on mine tho so I'm not worried about it
     
  6. Jan 11, 2018 at 1:20 PM
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    Yeah, same thing mine says man. Thanks
     
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  7. Jan 12, 2018 at 8:18 AM
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    I ordered mine Oct 19 received yesterday 12 weeks to the day. I would say it is worth the wait. Mine was powder coated, which adds a week.
     
  8. Jan 12, 2018 at 8:38 AM
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    Trying to find info on what people are using to cut the bumper. I have a Dremel 3000, what blade should I use?
     
  9. Jan 12, 2018 at 9:35 AM
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  10. Jan 12, 2018 at 10:11 AM
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    Thanks will look into it
     
  11. Jan 12, 2018 at 3:49 PM
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    If u got a compressor go to harbor freight and get a body saw. It's like a mini sawzall. Makes plastic cuts a breeze and leaves a nice precise line. Where does one get a template? Does SSO ship one w it? I'm surprised I haven't seen a walkthrough on the install somewhere.
     
  12. Jan 12, 2018 at 3:50 PM
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    Nice, post some pics of that bad boy. I got powder coat too, I'm curious to see how she looks!
     
  13. Jan 12, 2018 at 4:42 PM
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    Have a compressor, but gonna go ahead and use my Dremel. Bought some hi speed cutting discs. So damn hard to plan cutting into a new truck, considering where I Elk hunt I need a winch.
     
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  14. Jan 12, 2018 at 4:43 PM
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    I haven't seen an actual walk thru but the instructions are pretty straight forward. When you get to the cutting part pay attention to the "modified" cutting instructions. I actually cut right on the tape line and a little more into the tape so I wouldn't cut out as much material. I turned out great with little to no gap.

    https://www.southernstyleoffroad.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/Tacoma front slimline Hybrid bumper INSTALLATION V2.pdf

    ETA I took the bumper cover off and removed the "chin/center" part and all the bumper/bracket stuff underneath it. I remounted the cover to the truck before I taped and cut. Having it mounted back on the truck provided more stability for the cover when cutting.
     
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  15. Jan 12, 2018 at 4:45 PM
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    Good call on using the dremel with a ripsaw blade,the cutting discs tend to melt more plastic and wont give as clean of a cut. The ripsaws still melt plastic but you get a nice clean cut.
     
  16. Jan 12, 2018 at 5:21 PM
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    I hate the smell of the buning and the little plastic pieces of fire that fly around hitting you in the arms and forehead with those cutting blades. I've put in my time with grinding / cutting blades, I try to avoid em now as much as possible haha.
     
  17. Jan 12, 2018 at 5:21 PM
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    Awesome, thanks for the homework :thumbsup:
     

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