1. Welcome to Tacoma World!

    You are currently viewing as a guest! To get full-access, you need to register for a FREE account.

    As a registered member, you’ll be able to:
    • Participate in all Tacoma discussion topics
    • Communicate privately with other Tacoma owners from around the world
    • Post your own photos in our Members Gallery
    • Access all special features of the site

Allpro Light Hoop Modification

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by barlowrs, Jul 8, 2010.

  1. Jul 8, 2010 at 9:42 PM
    #1
    barlowrs

    barlowrs [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 12, 2010
    Member:
    #31230
    Messages:
    596
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Robert
    So Cal
    Vehicle:
    06 Toyota Tacoma Sport 4x4
    Build Thread: http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/builds/74926-barlowrs-06-taco-expo-build-thread.html OME Lift, FJ SE Wheels, 255/85 KM2, Allpro Plate Bumper, 8K Winch, Synthetic Line, Yaesu FT-8800R, Custom Sliders Sockmonkey bedside decals, BHLM, base model grille, TRD offroad (black) trim
    Well, as much as I like my Allpro front bumper, perhaps the only complaint I have about it is the front light hoop. I did not like how it far forward it is angled, more like a stinger than a hoop. And I also do not like how the light mounts hang lights very high and very far forward:

    [​IMG]

    ….so, I decided fix it.

    First thing was to cut the original base plates off. I could have made new ones, but it was easy enough to just cut them, then use a mill to machine the left over “welds” off. One I got the plates cut off, I re-cut the angle at the bottom of the tube so it would mount in a more vertical position, as apposed to sticking out forward.

    I had already bought a set of Lightforce 170, and the original hangers hung them too high up and off the bumper, whereas if I mounted them directly to the bumper, they sat too low:

    [​IMG]

    so I decided to add my own light bar to mount them where I wanted.

    I took a piece of 1.25” (Chromoly was the only scrap I had around, so now my light bar is the strongest pipe on my truck) and bent it out so that the lights would clear my front grille. Then figured out a good height by mocking the lights up.

    After that I threw on some Light tabs for the lights:

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    Gave her a quick shot of rustoleum:
    [​IMG]

    And voila, here is the new light hoop that no longer sticks out to far:

    [​IMG]

    And the lights sit centered, right where I want them:

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    (Write-up on the lights to come shortly..I have to finish the wiring diagram)

    And this is nothing against all pro..I love my bumper, the hoop just wasnt my style.
     
  2. Jul 8, 2010 at 9:59 PM
    #2
    scottri

    scottri Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 13, 2010
    Member:
    #35187
    Messages:
    2,095
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Scott
    Tigard Oregon
    Vehicle:
    '10 Sport DC TRD Sport PreRunner
    Cover King Seat Covers, WeatherTech Liners, PopNLock, storage bin locks, N-Fab Step bars, and G4 Elite Tonneau cover.
    Nice work!
     
  3. Jul 8, 2010 at 9:59 PM
    #3
    1337Taco

    1337Taco Sold all 3

    Joined:
    May 9, 2008
    Member:
    #6504
    Messages:
    7,373
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Kevin
    NorCal
    Vehicle:
    2012 4x4
    Kings
    Looks good!
     
  4. Jul 8, 2010 at 10:06 PM
    #4
    4X4_TRD

    4X4_TRD Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 17, 2009
    Member:
    #18577
    Messages:
    322
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Justin
    San Diego, CA
    Vehicle:
    '03 Jeep RUBICON
    No front sway bar (does that count?)
    I like it! Kind of wish I did something similar. Maybe I can do some mods to the second All Pro bumper sitting in my garage before my brother picks it up and just keep that one. :D
     
  5. Jul 8, 2010 at 10:14 PM
    #5
    Series1000

    Series1000 Gots a Taco!

    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2009
    Member:
    #26287
    Messages:
    305
    Gender:
    Male
    Vancouver Canada
    Vehicle:
    2007 Access Cab 4X4 4.0L
    3" Redi-lift (spacer lift) up front
    looks sweet! Are those tig welds?
     
  6. Jul 8, 2010 at 10:16 PM
    #6
    Blue

    Blue You're my boy blue

    Joined:
    Mar 14, 2010
    Member:
    #33255
    Messages:
    3,002
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Dylan
    Sierras
    Vehicle:
    ex 99 current 04 TRD
    Great work! Impressive welds
     
  7. Jul 9, 2010 at 12:21 AM
    #7
    TacoDanny

    TacoDanny Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 7, 2010
    Member:
    #32768
    Messages:
    281
    Gender:
    Male
    OC, CA
    Vehicle:
    '10 4x4 Offroad
    King CO w/ res, Camburg UCAs, King Rears w/ res, Ironman Rear Leafs, CBI Rear Bumper w/ Swingout, KR Fab sliders, Ultragauge, Satoshi grill, Weathertech floor mats, DeMello 3 Hoop Front Bumper, AFE CAI Intake, Retrofitsource FX-R Projectors
    Looks good man.
     
  8. Jul 9, 2010 at 12:32 AM
    #8
    ilovetacos

    ilovetacos Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2008
    Member:
    #4464
    Messages:
    2,316
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Gavin
    Sacramento/Woodland
    Vehicle:
    2006 TRD Sport 4x4 DC
    Sold!
    Nice job man!

    I also noticed how far forward the light hoop was angled after seeing a few pics of this truck.

    [​IMG]
     
  9. Jul 9, 2010 at 1:23 AM
    #9
    blackhawke88

    blackhawke88 wo ai ni bao bei ^_^

    Joined:
    Jan 11, 2009
    Member:
    #12478
    Messages:
    16,672
    Gender:
    Male
    SGV, CA
    Vehicle:
    07 TRD Offroad
    looks good, except by moving the hoop backwards you take away protection for your lights if you mount them from the bottom, unlike Cliff's truck
     
  10. Jul 9, 2010 at 10:25 AM
    #10
    barlowrs

    barlowrs [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 12, 2010
    Member:
    #31230
    Messages:
    596
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Robert
    So Cal
    Vehicle:
    06 Toyota Tacoma Sport 4x4
    Build Thread: http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/builds/74926-barlowrs-06-taco-expo-build-thread.html OME Lift, FJ SE Wheels, 255/85 KM2, Allpro Plate Bumper, 8K Winch, Synthetic Line, Yaesu FT-8800R, Custom Sliders Sockmonkey bedside decals, BHLM, base model grille, TRD offroad (black) trim

    True, but a 1.5" tube that is cantilevered (only constrained on the lower portion) is not much protection. If I hit anything, that will bend right away, as its a large lever from it's mounting point. Besides, I think my lightforces can handle anything I throw (or shoot) at them :D:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U_R2JLs0I5E

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GrRv-WcFeNA
     
  11. Jul 9, 2010 at 11:10 AM
    #11
    Masada

    Masada Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 10, 2009
    Member:
    #22555
    Messages:
    3,093
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Taylor
    Laveen, AZ
    Vehicle:
    05 Tacoma 4x4 TRD Off Road
    All Pro Steel Plate Front Bumper| All Pro Light Bar| All Pro IFS Skid Plate| All Pro E-locker guard| PIAA 510 Fog Lights| Hella 700FF| Fox 2.5 Coilover| Bilstein 5100 on the rear| BHLM| Grill Craft MX Series insert| Added two D-rings to bed|AVID Off Road sliders| AFE Dry Flow S| Gibson Cat Back| Custom Bedbar with hilift mount| Camburg 1" Uni-Ball UCA's| Hi-Lift 48" Extreme
    It looks really good, nice job on the welds. But why have a light hoop if you're not using the hoop part of it? Why not just build your own, seems like you have the ability.
     
  12. Jul 9, 2010 at 2:09 PM
    #12
    barlowrs

    barlowrs [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 12, 2010
    Member:
    #31230
    Messages:
    596
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Robert
    So Cal
    Vehicle:
    06 Toyota Tacoma Sport 4x4
    Build Thread: http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/builds/74926-barlowrs-06-taco-expo-build-thread.html OME Lift, FJ SE Wheels, 255/85 KM2, Allpro Plate Bumper, 8K Winch, Synthetic Line, Yaesu FT-8800R, Custom Sliders Sockmonkey bedside decals, BHLM, base model grille, TRD offroad (black) trim

    Good question. I will eventually be adding hoops out the sides as well (like ARB) for the headlights. I have always planned on doing that and when I bought it, I thought the stock hoop would be the easiest starting place, as I want to retain the modular (bolt on) design rather than welding it. This kept me from having to make base plates, etc....just seemed the easiest route when I bought it back then. Guess the lesser of two evils..haha

    Besides, the original bend radius flows well with the 170 size lights
     
  13. Jul 9, 2010 at 2:16 PM
    #13
    amaes

    amaes Cuz Stock Sucks

    Joined:
    May 26, 2009
    Member:
    #17658
    Messages:
    8,124
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Alex
    Chandler, AZ
    Vehicle:
    2011 FJ Built
    ICON Stage 6, RCI Skids, Blacked out
    Robert how much is Chromo going these days per foot? Lets say 1.75" with a .120 wall.

    Awesome work by the way
     
  14. Jul 9, 2010 at 3:55 PM
    #14
    JRW1223

    JRW1223 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 2, 2009
    Member:
    #16686
    Messages:
    112
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Jordan
    Tucson, AZ
    Vehicle:
    07 DCab 4x4 sport
    All Pro long travel, All Pro Front bumper, BFG 285/75/16, American Racing Ledge Wheels 16x8, Vision X 8.7" Tungsten Halogen Off Road Lights
    You better not! How could you do that to someone that is in Iraq fighting the war!
     
  15. Jul 9, 2010 at 4:01 PM
    #15
    barlowrs

    barlowrs [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 12, 2010
    Member:
    #31230
    Messages:
    596
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Robert
    So Cal
    Vehicle:
    06 Toyota Tacoma Sport 4x4
    Build Thread: http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/builds/74926-barlowrs-06-taco-expo-build-thread.html OME Lift, FJ SE Wheels, 255/85 KM2, Allpro Plate Bumper, 8K Winch, Synthetic Line, Yaesu FT-8800R, Custom Sliders Sockmonkey bedside decals, BHLM, base model grille, TRD offroad (black) trim
    This was a peice of scrap essentially, but I beleive 4130 going for about $8 or $8.50 a foot...but .120 in chomo is a LOT of metal..haha I used 1.25" with .065 wall I beleive
     
  16. Jul 9, 2010 at 4:03 PM
    #16
    amaes

    amaes Cuz Stock Sucks

    Joined:
    May 26, 2009
    Member:
    #17658
    Messages:
    8,124
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Alex
    Chandler, AZ
    Vehicle:
    2011 FJ Built
    ICON Stage 6, RCI Skids, Blacked out
    I ask because it would be for a roll cage. haha I have my steel guy looking at prices now. He said it wasn't much more then DOM :rolleyes:
     
  17. Jul 9, 2010 at 5:06 PM
    #17
    BH15001

    BH15001 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 7, 2009
    Member:
    #22375
    Messages:
    59
    Gender:
    Male
    SW PA
    Vehicle:
    09 Tacoma DC LB SR5
    Resl nice.
     
  18. Jul 9, 2010 at 5:08 PM
    #18
    BH15001

    BH15001 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 7, 2009
    Member:
    #22375
    Messages:
    59
    Gender:
    Male
    SW PA
    Vehicle:
    09 Tacoma DC LB SR5
    I meant real nice
     
  19. Jul 9, 2010 at 5:09 PM
    #19
    DrRabbitFurHead

    DrRabbitFurHead Yeah, there's a TSB for that!

    Joined:
    Jun 18, 2009
    Member:
    #18625
    Messages:
    1,058
    Gender:
    Male
    Salem, VA
    Vehicle:
    X-treme Off Road Edition (4x4)
    Icon Extended Travel Coil Overs, Fox Rear Resi 8-Way Adjustable Shocks, Light Racing UCA's, OME Rear Leafs, M/T Classic Locks 17x9, Nitto T/G (285/70/R17), 5mm Billet Aluminum Spacers, Demello Sliders, All Pro Front Plate Bumper & IFS Skid Plate, PIAA 510's, Doug Thorley Long Tube Headers, O2 sims, Rear Timbren's & U-Bolt Flip Kit , 3* Rear Axel Shims, Extended Rear Brake Lines, 48" Hi-Lift with a ton of accessories, Wet Okoles, TRD bed mat, Borla Air Filter, Garmin Nuvi 765T, Viper 5901 remote start, 50% tint.
    How did you fit the PIAA light covers into the All Pro fog light holes? I wanted to add those and they came in too big...
     
  20. Jul 9, 2010 at 9:06 PM
    #20
    barlowrs

    barlowrs [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 12, 2010
    Member:
    #31230
    Messages:
    596
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Robert
    So Cal
    Vehicle:
    06 Toyota Tacoma Sport 4x4
    Build Thread: http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/builds/74926-barlowrs-06-taco-expo-build-thread.html OME Lift, FJ SE Wheels, 255/85 KM2, Allpro Plate Bumper, 8K Winch, Synthetic Line, Yaesu FT-8800R, Custom Sliders Sockmonkey bedside decals, BHLM, base model grille, TRD offroad (black) trim
    Take a look in my build thread. the writeup is in there on how to fit the covers..essentially, just sandand push real hard
     
To Top