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$400 to spend: Bumper or new tires

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas' started by StAndrew, Jun 30, 2012.

  1. Jun 30, 2012 at 6:27 AM
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    StAndrew

    StAndrew [OP] Wait for it...

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    I got about 400 spending cash saved up (I know, baller) and Im looking for a nice $400-500 front bumper or get or some new tires (replace the 265/70's).

    Can someone point me to a few $400 bumper options so I can compare?
     
  2. Jun 30, 2012 at 6:29 AM
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    ToyoTaco02

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  3. Jun 30, 2012 at 6:38 AM
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    AddicTioN

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    i say tires and fab you a bumper with someone you know.
     
  4. Jun 30, 2012 at 7:51 AM
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    StAndrew [OP] Wait for it...

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    Looks good on SAS but not so sure with IFS. Maybe if I can get a custom fab skid plate...

    I know someone who can fab one but I dont think he has the time...
     
  5. Jun 30, 2012 at 7:53 AM
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    BAMFTACO

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    Lift- stock suspension with light racing uppers,tc coil bucket gusset, timbern bumps ,defined extended shackles with shackle brace. Armor- custom tube bumper, kr fab rear bumper,trail gear wiy 78 in sliders Performance-intake manifold spacer, vibrant resonator Random stuff- kenwood head unit,b&m t shifter, hood bug deflector.
    Look into addicted offroad there bumpers are same as trail gear but has stronger points
     
  6. Jun 30, 2012 at 7:54 AM
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  7. Jun 30, 2012 at 7:55 AM
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    StAndrew [OP] Wait for it...

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  8. Jun 30, 2012 at 7:57 AM
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    They also sell sliders for good price
     
  9. Jun 30, 2012 at 7:59 AM
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    Here is mine on my truck:

    [​IMG]

    The link I posted is for your Tacoma. But, they look pretty much the same.
     
  10. Jun 30, 2012 at 8:02 AM
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    45acp

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  11. Jun 30, 2012 at 8:14 AM
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    mountainman94 awwwwww yeeeeeeeeahhhhh

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    My vote is to replace the flimsy piece of plastic they call a bumper...I really want to replace mine too because mines smashed on one side.
     
  12. Jun 30, 2012 at 8:15 AM
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    StAndrew [OP] Wait for it...

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    That looks about perfect. I might have to pull the trigger but my tires are still a bit small...

    I was leaning towards bigger tires and sell current 265/70 BFG AT for about $300 (still over 1/2 tread left) and get some other accessories such as:

    http://www.amazon.com/121190-Toyota...001&vehicleType=automotive&newCar=1&carId=001

    Or keep the money and continue to save for the bumper... Ill have to keep my eye on the FS section and hope a good deal pops up.
     
  13. Jun 30, 2012 at 9:12 AM
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    Tires. Then bumper buy expensive stuff first so your. Not wasting your money on little things that you don't need
     
  14. Jun 30, 2012 at 5:11 PM
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    pippen that was'nt a vitamin!!

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    Yea get some tires man, hard to sport a nice new bumper with no tires to roll out on!!!
     
  16. Jul 1, 2012 at 6:31 AM
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    I don't know about the price for a bumper but $400 won't get you much in the tire dept.
     
  17. Jul 1, 2012 at 7:06 PM
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    StAndrew [OP] Wait for it...

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  18. Jul 2, 2012 at 9:48 AM
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    If you need tires for your truck, be safe buy new tires. Bumpers won't help if you have a blow out at 65mph.

    Enough said
     
  19. Jul 2, 2012 at 9:51 AM
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    You should buy $390 dollars in horsepower increasing stickers and a $10 trucker hat to commemorate... hehe... Naw, I'd go with the tires, unless the ones you have are still fine, then get what will make you happiest, even if it means saving longer and getting a bigger mod
     
  20. Jul 2, 2012 at 1:30 PM
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