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ARB bumper Question...

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Kuneff, Nov 19, 2009.

  1. Nov 19, 2009 at 7:48 AM
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    Kuneff

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    The people I am got my 97 Tacoma from have an ARB bumper off a 91-92 4 Runner. I am looking to possibly do some trading to get it if I can get it to work on my Tacoma.

    Anyone know what it will take to make this work? I have a friend that welds, but is it more work/effort than its worth?
     
  2. Nov 19, 2009 at 8:31 AM
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    STLharry

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    Not completely sure, people can correct me on this, but the ARB bar is very vehicle specific. Each type is made to bolt perfectly onto the vehicle it is made for. Now having said that, perhaps a 1997 4runner ARB and a 1997 taco ARB may be very similar because of the similarities of the vehicles (just like the 1st gen 4runners and pickups from the same time are almost identical), but a 1992 4runner and 1997 Taco are a bit different.

    In my opinion, it would be much easier just to purchase a taco ARB, but if money is an issue, than make your own (you could get help on here) or buy a cheaper bumper, like allpro or something.

    again, if i am wrong, correct me..
     
  3. Nov 20, 2009 at 8:23 AM
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    Well, looks like I am getting the ARB bumper on trade... If its going to need to much fab and welding done to make it work, I will just sell it. Anyone looking for one???
     
  4. Nov 20, 2009 at 9:19 AM
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    Try ih8mud or other forums that may have potential buyers (that own 4runners)...

    You could still measure stuff to see if it would work at all. But again, I am not sure.
     
  5. Nov 20, 2009 at 9:29 AM
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    that ARB SHOULD bolt right on unless its already been modified for the 4r

    there was NOT a bumper avail for that model 4r

    more than likely that bumper was designed for the 97 truck to begin with
     
  6. Nov 20, 2009 at 10:06 AM
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    ^Thats good to know... I should know something soon... :D
     
  7. Nov 20, 2009 at 10:08 AM
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    there wouldve been some minor frame end differences between the 4r and the tacoma...but in theory...the frame on the 4r wouldve been modified to fit the bumper...

    other that the frame ends...nothing else wouldve needed to be modified
     
  8. Jan 10, 2012 at 4:00 PM
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    OP did this work out for you? I have a 97 and the chance to get an ARB w/ winch on the mega cheap. Curious how this played out?
     
  9. Jun 11, 2012 at 8:26 AM
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    Thought I'd bump this. Wondering if the bumper for the '92 4Runner will bolt onto my '97 Taco.

    Have a nice one :thumbsup:
     
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