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3rd gen ARB- anyone got one?

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by baileybrandon, Nov 13, 2016.

  1. Nov 13, 2016 at 7:29 PM
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    baileybrandon

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    Has anyone put on a ARB front bumper yet? Any pics or feedback greatly appreciated
     
  2. Nov 13, 2016 at 11:17 PM
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    2k4Taco

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    Theres a thread with bumpers, theres a couple of members here running them. If your just looking for pics, Google search it..
     
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  3. Nov 14, 2016 at 6:49 AM
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    The only results I see on google are the inferno taco that arb uses for its promo.

    Which thread are you referring to on here?
     
  4. Nov 15, 2016 at 12:39 PM
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    I'd be interested in seeing more pics of this bumper as well. Also interested in hearing if folks have had to do suspension work at the same time to accommodate the weight.
     
  5. Nov 15, 2016 at 12:42 PM
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    I have my truck in the shop with the bumper being put on. Will post pictures once it is completed.
     
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  6. Nov 15, 2016 at 12:44 PM
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  7. Nov 15, 2016 at 2:36 PM
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    I'm running it. Pictures on here and on Instagram @overland_nc
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  8. Nov 15, 2016 at 2:47 PM
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    johntoyota

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    Did that bumper increase/decrease/neither your approach angle? I LOVE that bumper but it just looks like it sticks so far out in front that it would decrease it. Always been a fan of the ARBs!
     
  9. Nov 16, 2016 at 5:05 AM
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    I did end up doing the suspension prior to installing the bumper. I went with OME BP-51's and Camburg UCA's. With the added weight from the winch you can see that the front end is slightly below level with the rear. That is with the coilovers being set for 300lbs of additional front end weight.

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  10. Nov 16, 2016 at 6:51 AM
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    Looks great!! How do you like the OME setup? It looks awesome but DAMN is it expensive - lol!
     
  11. Nov 16, 2016 at 7:06 AM
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    I'm running the ARB on the OME kit. You will not want to have the bumper+winch without upgrading the front suspension, I drove like that for around 2 months and it had a lot of dive under braking and it bottomed out easily offroad. Otherwise, I love it.

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  12. Nov 16, 2016 at 7:10 AM
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    Looks awesome! Man do i want this setup, i just dont trust myself to install nor do I just any local shop to cut my truck...
     
  13. Nov 16, 2016 at 7:38 AM
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    I was in the same boat. I know Midstate Toyota does a lot of these installs but they are pretty far from you.

    In the end I decided to just give it a shot and to be honest there were a few (sh*t I should have done that step first) moments but all in all it is pretty easy as long as you allow yourself enough time to correct mistakes and take your time.

    I'd be happy to answer any install questions you may have when it comes time for you to install.

    On the BP-51's, I really like how it drives and how it performs off road (not much time off-road) but I am a bit disappointed in the adjustability. The rear is easily adjusted but the front is not so. The supplied wrench does not like to fit between the coil itself to reach the adjustment perches. Seems if I want to really adjust it I will have to disconnect the UCA if I need to adjust both the rebound and compression.
     
  14. Nov 16, 2016 at 7:45 AM
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    Thanks for all the feedback! I will keep you in my back pocket when I pull the trigger.

    Also, very interesting about the front coils, that may swing me back to the Icon setup.... only time can tell!
     
  15. Nov 16, 2016 at 9:27 AM
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    I really love ARB and the design of this bumper. I just have a hard time with how far it sticks out in front of the front wheels. There is a ton of wasted space between the radiator and grille to where you can put accessories in there. I wish Toyota had just shortened the front of the truck which would increase the approach angle and make it easier to install bumpers like this. I mean the front of your truck sticks out like 3 feet from the wheels!
     
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  16. Nov 16, 2016 at 9:28 AM
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    I agree but there aren't many other brands like ARB when it comes to product line. they have been around a lot longer and they are air bag compliant, which a lot of other brands aren't.

    One of the other bumpers I am considering is the new Dobinson bumper. really clean lines and to me, looks like a less beefy ARB. take a look!
     
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  19. Nov 16, 2016 at 9:38 AM
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    I have seen that one before, looks really good. I'm not too familiar with Dobinson but I definitely like the look.
     
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    I already damaged my bumper, so cutting really makes no difference to me.

    Plastic doesn't win in a fight with a snow bank.

    K-white's pictures pretty much solidified my choice.
     
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