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After Market Bumper Suggestions?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by larrybbaker, Nov 22, 2014.

  1. Nov 22, 2014 at 6:27 PM
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    larrybbaker

    larrybbaker [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Out for dinner the other night and the bartender comes to the dining room asking who drives a Tacoma... (not a good sign :eek:) "someone backed in to your truck" she says...

    Of course the d-bag fled and even though some other patrons tried to follow him they lost him. We have a general idea of who, where he lives etc. but since it was on private property not much the police can/are willing to do - although they are going to try and talk to him one more time this week.

    So... what to do - the bumper is definitely dented and bent up and top plastic broken off. There does not appear to be any impingement into the bed or body.

    If I go through my insurance company I have to pony up the deductible and may never get it back. Starting to think of just spending the $ for an aftermarket that isn't too extreme...

    Suggestions?

    Looking at Body Armor 4x4 TC-2961. Any pros or cons?

    TIA
     
  2. Nov 22, 2014 at 6:29 PM
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    boogie3478

    boogie3478 Tacomaholic & Hollywood

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    Tons of great looking bumpers out there. I like the AllPro APEX Series front bumper.
     
  3. Nov 22, 2014 at 6:30 PM
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    TacoBrah

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    All Pro for rear, All Pro or Pelfreybilt for front.
     
  4. Nov 22, 2014 at 6:32 PM
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    thewarriordinghy

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  5. Nov 22, 2014 at 6:38 PM
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    larrybbaker

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    Sorry - didn't clarify - rear bumper.
     
  6. Nov 23, 2014 at 7:27 AM
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    I got lightly "tapped" by a F150 earlier this year that totaled my weak rear bumper as you have experienced yourself. The driver did not give me enough $$ to cover for an all pro bumper so I opted for a Body Armor rear with some leftover $$. I am not a fan of Body Armor products but their rear bumper looks good with being able to retain the factory tow package the biggest selling point for me, unlike some others.
    Actually quite happy with the bumper. Install was easy without issues and it's a tank at roughly 100-110lbs. You do need to buy some license plate lights which I bought some LED license plate lights.

    Body Armor rear bumper.jpg
     
  7. Nov 23, 2014 at 8:02 AM
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    dspilot

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    How much did that Body Armor rear bumper cost you?
     
  8. Nov 23, 2014 at 8:13 AM
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    Wattapunk

    Wattapunk Stay lifted my friends !

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    I believe it was a tad below $400 through Amazon.
     
  9. Nov 23, 2014 at 8:26 AM
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    So is Body Armor the only one that allows me to keep my factory tow hitch?
     
  11. Nov 23, 2014 at 6:57 PM
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  12. Nov 23, 2014 at 7:31 PM
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    Thanks again for the feedback. Recommended light kit?
     
  13. Dec 13, 2014 at 2:51 AM
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    Looks really good!!
    Contemplating the same thing $340 Amazon Shipped.
    Hard to beat that!!
     
  14. Dec 13, 2014 at 11:17 AM
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    Went with the BodyArmor based on price, free shipping from Amazon and could not really find any negatives. Easy install.

    [​IMG]
     
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  15. Nov 17, 2018 at 1:12 PM
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    I know this post is from a lifetime ago but I just picked up one of these bumpers second hand. Just curious if you remember what license plate lights you got...?
     
  16. Nov 18, 2018 at 5:33 AM
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    Wattapunk

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    I bought the led license plate light at auto zone and tapped the power into the factory license plate light.
     
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  17. Nov 18, 2018 at 5:37 AM
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    Nice. Thanks.
     
  18. Nov 18, 2018 at 6:20 AM
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    Wattapunk

    Wattapunk Stay lifted my friends !

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    After several yrs, a few bulbs have burned out but still works fine.20181118_081634.jpg
     
  19. Nov 18, 2018 at 6:21 AM
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    Awesome!
     
  20. Nov 18, 2018 at 4:22 PM
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    Does anyone know if you can add a swing-out spare to the Body Armor?
     

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