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ARB bumper/Smittybuilt Winch/Bushwhackers Installed!

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by SilverTacoZack, Feb 21, 2012.

  1. Feb 21, 2012 at 3:46 PM
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    SilverTacoZack

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    So, some of you may recall that I sold my Prerunner to my dad and got myself a 2011 FJ Cruiser 4x4. Well, I convinced him that he needed to add an ARB bumper to the Tacoma and now he has been bit by the mod bug! He went and got the ARB bumper, a Smittybuilt 8000 lb winch, and bushwhackers installed! And now, he actually had the shop order a 6 inch Fabtechw/Dirt Logix lift for it, and likely will be getting 35's after that!!

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  2. Feb 21, 2012 at 3:47 PM
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    looks really good!
     
  3. Feb 21, 2012 at 3:47 PM
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    :thumbsup: Great choice!
     
  4. Feb 21, 2012 at 3:53 PM
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    theduck911

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    Nice truck,:thumbsup: but since it's a pre-run I'd look into some Spindles & Coilovers for the front instead :cool;
     
  5. Feb 21, 2012 at 3:55 PM
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    SilverTacoZack

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    Yeah we looked into that but even though its a DB lift he liked the fact that the Fabtech kit was a complete set with coilovers and all.
     
  6. Feb 21, 2012 at 3:59 PM
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    theduck911 Max's Canadian Twin

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    If you're set on getting the Stage 2, I'd definitely call Alcan & order up some custom leafs for the rear to match up with the ride of the front :cool:
     
  7. Feb 21, 2012 at 4:00 PM
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    Socalduckslayer

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    Thats awesome, gotta love it when pops gets the itch. I think I enjoy working on my dads Tacoma more than I do mine.
     
  8. Feb 21, 2012 at 4:21 PM
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    Truck looks sick with 6 inch lift
     
  9. Feb 21, 2012 at 5:17 PM
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    holy sh!tballs, that is awesome-sauce right there
     
  10. Feb 21, 2012 at 5:23 PM
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    damn dude! looks awesome!
     
  11. Feb 21, 2012 at 6:17 PM
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    I hear Smittybuilt is a horrible winch brand on these forums.. How do you like it?
     
  12. Feb 21, 2012 at 6:54 PM
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    The only knocks I've ever really heard about this winch is that it sounds funny and doesn't pull super fast, neither one of which bothers me. In sheer pulling power and capability, i've heard they are pretty good. I haven't had a chance to test it out yet so I'll have to get back to you on that.
     
  13. Feb 21, 2012 at 6:59 PM
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    The issue people were having with them is that the bearing would seize up on them IIRC, there's a thread around here somewhere on how to fix it up:cool:
     
  14. Feb 21, 2012 at 8:49 PM
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    Well the truck looks great, I love those ARB bumpers.
     
  15. Feb 21, 2012 at 9:52 PM
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    Awesome man!!! It looks great!!! I want to install a smittybilt winch to my ARB bumper as well, did you moved the shifter for the clutch?? Was it easy???
     
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