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4 Runner front bumper

Discussion in 'Street Trucks' started by 07TacoRidah, Aug 15, 2011.

  1. Aug 15, 2011 at 10:48 PM
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    07TacoRidah

    07TacoRidah [OP] SHHHH, this is interesting

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    Seen some of these 1st gens with 4 Runner front bumpers, looks SICK!! just wondering if anyone has done this with a 2nd gen but with the same bumper as this one (attached).

    PICT00822.jpeg
     
  2. Aug 15, 2011 at 11:06 PM
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    yotamikez

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    So put a 3rd gen 4runner bumper (I think thats 3rd gen) thats the same as a 1st gen tacoma (body style), on a 2nd gen tacoma.

    I would think it wouldn't be wide enough :notsure:

    Would be interesting to see, or a 4th gen 4runner front on a 2nd gen.
     
  3. Aug 15, 2011 at 11:08 PM
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    Very interesting... Looks pretty cool.
     
  4. Aug 16, 2011 at 10:01 AM
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    someone please photochop it thanks
     
  5. Aug 16, 2011 at 2:37 PM
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  6. Aug 16, 2011 at 2:41 PM
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  7. Aug 16, 2011 at 2:44 PM
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  8. Aug 16, 2011 at 2:45 PM
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  9. Aug 17, 2011 at 8:41 AM
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    STUPID FENDER FLARE :/ it's in there :(

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  10. Aug 17, 2011 at 8:46 AM
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    it might work actually...problem is he position on how it would sit flush :notsure:
     
  11. Aug 17, 2011 at 11:57 AM
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    this is one of my main concerns too. going to be looking around for anyone that has one up for grabs to see about measurements and fitment. till then ... dreamin :(
     
  12. Aug 18, 2011 at 10:05 AM
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    I dunno man.

    I'm pretty sure you have to fab up tabs for the different mount points.

    Can't be just a direct bolt on.

    Looks too bulky to be on a mini, in my opinion.
     
  13. Aug 18, 2011 at 11:16 AM
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    07TacoRidah [OP] SHHHH, this is interesting

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    look about the same length to me, but no way of finding out for sure right now :(

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  14. Aug 18, 2011 at 11:20 AM
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    Well, you keep showing pics of different style 4Runner front bumpers. lol

    I like the rectangular fog lights, but I like the bumper shape that comes with the round fog lights.

    I know that if you want that generations hood and lights, then you need to chop and weld in their radiator core support and fab up a bunch of mounting tabs.
    Stands to reason that a similar process would need to be done for the bumper and bumper cover. But you never know unless you make an attempt.

    The same was true on my '93. Had to have a whole new rad support and tabs made to fit the 4Runner front.

    They share a lot of parts, but they are different vehicles.
     
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    lol, I know right. the power of Google is scary.

    that seems about right though. I hate when car companies make is SOOO damn close to another model that IT IS so close yet SO different ... hope that makes sense. I mainly like the form of it, plus the rec lights. HAve to find me a yard with some newer model toyo parts. All the ones around where I'm at all have older model vehicle's (I was literally in parts heaven when I had my old 93 Blazer).
     
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    subbed! this could be pretty cool
     
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    ive been looking into this. and the first link TacoRidah posted looks to be a closer fit than the second link.

    the first link has flat lines where the fender flares meet the flares on the bumper, whereas the second link has more rounded corners where the two meet. also the groove that runs below the grille on the 4runner in the first link is a little bit shallower and looks as it would fit a 2nd gen tacoma grille better.

    i believe a 2003 4runner front bumper would be ideal if you were gonna try and swap the two. i am still looking for someone that will let me crawl around under their 4 runner and possibly remove their bumper to see if it fits. ill keep you guys posted.
     
  19. Nov 27, 2011 at 7:18 PM
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    NICE! I think my uncle has a 4 runner, not sure what year, haven't paid much attention to it. Hopefully it's within the 2003 and up, if so I'm definitely going under that bitch to snap some shots (won't ever let me take it off tough :( ).
     
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