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anyone cut up their ARB for wheel clearance?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by NYCO, Mar 19, 2011.

  1. Mar 19, 2011 at 8:06 AM
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    before the summer gets in full swing i been throwing around the idea of cutting some of my ARB bumper back to allow for more room on full compression of my tires...

    i had an issue last year in moab when i hit some whoops and the last one was a hard hit...well my tires got stuffed and outside of my tread got slashed by my bumper...

    so i'd like to avoid having that happen again...i was thinking of cutting a few inches in from the bottom corner to the top original corner to make a more angle..

    like so..

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    anyone try something like this before?
     
  2. Mar 19, 2011 at 8:16 AM
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    look at selling the arb and getting a shrockworks piece. that way you are not decreasing the value of the bumper you have and you will get your required clearance. i run the shrockworks on my xterra with 31s and ive never had an issue
     
  3. Mar 19, 2011 at 8:35 AM
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    yea trying not to drop hundreds in gaining more clearance...that thought has crossed my mind...but the $ i'd get for my used bumper will still leave me few hundred short...

    new ARB...$850-950 so used would be ~$700-750?

    bumper that would fit my needs with shipping >$1,000...
     
  4. Mar 19, 2011 at 8:48 AM
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    another membet on here is doing it today....check around for pics.......
    he is 05taco or some shit
     
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    sweet thanks for the heads up
     
  7. Mar 19, 2011 at 10:13 AM
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    I'm in the same boat man, at full stuff with my 33s deflated at moab they rubbed the edge of the ARB.
     
  8. Mar 19, 2011 at 10:25 AM
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    There's a thread on TTORA of a guy cutting his up!
     
  10. Mar 19, 2011 at 10:39 AM
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    A plasma cutter would make quick work of that with minimal effort.
     
  11. Mar 19, 2011 at 10:42 AM
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    yea my buddy has a plasma and cutting wheel, and was thinking the cutting wheel would be a straighter cut, but i guess you could just grind down to make it a smooth and straight cut...i'd have to grind after the cutting wheel anyway

    then i'm thinking i'd have to weld on a lip like the original had on the back, but may not even be necessary with the extra clearance...
     
  12. Mar 19, 2011 at 10:50 AM
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    striking out on searching ttora for the thread...i'll see how 05taco does on his cuts
     
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