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Another Armor Tech Offroad bumper

Discussion in 'Armor Tech Offroad' started by chris4x4, Sep 21, 2009.

  1. Sep 21, 2009 at 11:00 AM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 [OP] With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Staff Member

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    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/2nd-gen-tacomas/52999-my-truck-now-officially-badass.html

    *pun intended

    (this was posted on ttora but I know many of you don't go over there)

    I know most mods here are aesthetics or performance, this one is offroading.

    So today was the point of no return
    Gave my truck a new ass for it's 10,000km (6250 miles) anniversary

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    First step, remove bumper..

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    Then, start the :saw: for the test cut...
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    Then do cuts about 1 inch lower than expected height... (no picture)

    Then put the new bumper with 2x4s to space it out lower and be able to trace the cut lines exactly where they need to be..

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    Then do the final cut :D

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    And voilà!

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    Here is a video of a cut...
     
  2. Sep 21, 2009 at 2:07 PM
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    rob1

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    Thanks for posting...Bump!
     
  3. Sep 21, 2009 at 2:09 PM
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    MY50cal

    MY50cal I think I'm getting the Fear.

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    Yes.
    why the re-post? just out of curiosity...
     
  4. Sep 21, 2009 at 2:12 PM
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    That thing looks awesome! BeachBoy has done an insane job building up this truck. One of my favorites out there.
     
  5. Sep 21, 2009 at 4:00 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 [OP] With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Staff Member

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    He wanted a copy posted in his section.
     
  6. Sep 22, 2009 at 5:16 AM
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    Fire931

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    i asked chris if he could move it over to the ATO section just so people looking at our products could easily find it.. sorry for any confusion!
     
  7. Sep 22, 2009 at 5:47 AM
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    looks crazy on a DC LB...............I Like!!
     
  8. Sep 22, 2009 at 7:59 AM
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    found my thread :)

    This weekend I'll plug the reverse lights and the plate light

    I need to find weather strip too, and get that stupid exhaust cut
     
  9. Sep 22, 2009 at 8:21 AM
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    Beefed Taco

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    Wow! That's a solid bumper. Question, what are those 2 channels that cut in under the bumper for? NM, figured it out...Hi Lift attachment points to keep it from sliding.
     
  10. Sep 22, 2009 at 8:59 AM
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    I sometimes use the sliders to lift the truck completely (both front and rear at the same time), in order to swap tires front to rear, and lift points would be way safer.

    I'm glad I have them on the bumper
     
  11. Jul 17, 2010 at 12:22 AM
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    MrGrimm

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    Just a couple quick questions: Are the bedsides flimsy after you made the cuts? Was there something you had to attach to the inside of the bedsides if they were flimsy?
     
  12. Jul 17, 2010 at 6:51 PM
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    yea after the cut they get fairly flimsy.. most choose to add a brace from the fender back to the bed.. i'll shoot you a picture of what i did with mine for reference but there are several different ways to do it.
     
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