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ALLPRO VS ARB

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by nperry03, Mar 1, 2011.

  1. Mar 1, 2011 at 2:42 PM
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    nperry03

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    I have my blue 2008 Tacoma double cab. I am getting ready to get a new bumper but I need some opinions on what works/looks best. Any thoughts? I can get a really good deal on the the ARB bumper but I am not a fan of the bars that outline the headlights. I also have a grillcraft grill with the driving lights behind it and am not sure if the i would get better use from the lights if they were mounted on the bumper instead? Please let me hear what you think and see some of your ppictures if you already have one of these on your Taco. Thanks.:D
     
  2. Mar 1, 2011 at 2:45 PM
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    snowgod06

    snowgod06 UG legend wannabe

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  3. Mar 1, 2011 at 2:45 PM
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    chris4x4

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    ARB = about the strongest you can get.
    The All Pro looks good, but cant take a hit.
     
  4. Mar 1, 2011 at 2:57 PM
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    jandrews

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    ARB is strong as hell but heavy and ugly.

    Relentless for front bumpers for sho'.

    I wouldn't put any All-Pro "armor" on my truck period.
     
  5. Mar 1, 2011 at 2:59 PM
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    Your "greater than" sign is backwards.
     
  7. Mar 1, 2011 at 3:46 PM
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    you smoke crack.
     
  8. Mar 1, 2011 at 4:29 PM
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    ARB all the way. I tend to overbuild everything I make so that would be my choice
     
  9. Mar 3, 2011 at 10:23 PM
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    Awesome! Thanks everyone for the help. This is a tough choice!
     
  10. Mar 4, 2011 at 4:25 AM
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    maxamillion2345

    maxamillion2345 Go home if you don't like guns liquor and whores.

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    I absolutely love my ARB. In my opinion, it looks great, maybe the best looking bumper out there, with Relentless close in 2nd, and it's super beefy.

    The only thing that irks me about it is that it comes with no tabs for shackles. Other than that, it's great and I still think I'd get it over relentless.
     
  11. Mar 4, 2011 at 4:36 AM
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    kinetik873

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    If I had to do it all over again, It'd be a toss between ARB and Relentless. I have experience overseas in the sandbox with ARB's, and none at all with Relentless, but damn it looks good. I would like to see an after action of an impact with his bumper.
     
  12. Mar 4, 2011 at 4:40 AM
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    jhodge83

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    wat?
    on the market now......relentless>ARB>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>AP

    they dont make their stuff bulletproof, ya know???:D
     
  13. Mar 4, 2011 at 5:43 AM
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    So what exactly is wrong with All pro bumper? I'm going to order one in few weeks. I want to fix it before i paint it.:D
     
  14. Mar 4, 2011 at 5:50 AM
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    jhodge83

    jhodge83 Any dog under 50# is a cat and cats are useless... Moderator

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    wat?
    i'd spend my money w/ relentless...that'd make it better.
     
  15. Mar 4, 2011 at 6:05 AM
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    I love my ARB. If you are spending the money for looks, don't get it. If you are spending the money to protect the truck, and drive away from a accident, then get the ARB
     
  16. Mar 4, 2011 at 6:14 AM
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    They all bent at some point, I like idea that All pro comes in pieces so I hope its goign to be easier to fix after it dents. I am too old to be hammering stuff to get them straight I want to cut and replace ;)
     
  17. Mar 4, 2011 at 6:20 AM
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    jhodge83

    jhodge83 Any dog under 50# is a cat and cats are useless... Moderator

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    wat?
    the relentless and ATO products will not bend like the front/rear/slider AP products. if one piece bends, do you not think that it will also bend the pieces it is bolted to? if you take a dent to one piece, sure...but if you hit it hard enough to bend one of the pieces under the headlight back, it's going to take out the center part as well. i am running one now...trust me.

    EDIT: get a relentless or ARB and i'll trade you for my AP...lol
     
  18. Mar 4, 2011 at 6:25 AM
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    Exactly.

    ARB has put years of engineering into their bars. Here's a little video from ARB that has some info on them

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=stJL4_gP5LU
     
  19. Mar 4, 2011 at 7:11 AM
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    Sandman614

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    If I had the same armor as you I would say lets find out...

     
  20. Mar 4, 2011 at 7:14 AM
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    jhodge83

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    wat?
    yall just hit each other head on and see which one wins :D

    just make sure to take pics and report back
     
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