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Arb or allpro bumper

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by rhowell, May 18, 2013.

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Allpro or Arb

Poll closed Jun 17, 2013.
  1. Arb

    82 vote(s)
    50.9%
  2. Allpro

    79 vote(s)
    49.1%
  1. May 18, 2013 at 7:18 AM
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    rhowell

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    Which do you prefer. This is the choice I have in Canada. Both say they are airbag compliant.

    I am leaning towards allpro. The arb just seems a little too boxy.
     
  2. May 18, 2013 at 7:20 AM
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    rhowell

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    On that note. Anyone know if there is a supplier in Canada for allpro.
     
  3. May 18, 2013 at 7:28 AM
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    Eldo

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  4. May 18, 2013 at 8:37 AM
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    KenLyns

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    National4wd.com , but it's cheaper to order from All-Pro directly and pay GST COD. The All-Pro front bumper is 4-piece, so it can be shipped in two UPS boxes to your home. Other bumpers require truck freight.
     
  5. May 18, 2013 at 8:48 AM
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    Slimwood Shady

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    I was in the same boat as you when I ordered mine, but for different reasons. I went with ARB mainly because of history of customer service....also, if I went with allpro, I would go with the apex one piece way before I went with the bolt together version....
     
  6. May 18, 2013 at 8:59 AM
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    Krazie Sj

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  7. May 18, 2013 at 9:03 AM
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    06indigoink

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    i would much rather have an arb. when you hit something youll wish you did too.
     
  8. May 18, 2013 at 9:18 AM
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    I'd go ARB versus Allpro bolt together. But the Apex bumper allpro has looks great! Only gripe with bolt together one is all those bolts that you can see unless you paint them.
     
  9. May 18, 2013 at 9:21 AM
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    Dcpsychobilly

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    Something about a bumper that ships in pieces and bolts together doesn't seem as strong as the solid one piece ARB
     
  10. May 18, 2013 at 9:25 AM
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    I bolt together just isn't sturdy. I'd go ARB or all pro one piece.
     
  11. May 18, 2013 at 9:31 AM
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    CanadianTRDOffRd

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    Neither, bring one in from the states.
     
  12. May 18, 2013 at 9:32 AM
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    Krazie Sj

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    Call Oui pack if you're interested in an ARB. They have fantastic prices and Tony is great to deal with.
     
  13. May 18, 2013 at 9:35 AM
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    Avoid ap at all costs
     
  14. May 18, 2013 at 9:55 AM
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    haha buy Demello ;)
     
  15. May 18, 2013 at 10:12 AM
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    KenLyns

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    @rhowell: Here's a recent thread on bumper choices with thoughts from different people:
    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/2nd-gen-tacomas/277716-hit-prairie-maggot-busted-up-my-bumper.html

    The ARB bumper is stronger than the frame, which has interesting ramifications in some specific collision scenarios:

    ARB-equipped Taco hits deer. Bumper remained in good shape, but frame got tweaked and truck was totaled:
    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/pr...rb-bumper-deer-vaporizor-truck-destroyer.html

    All-Pro-equipped Taco hits deer. Bumper "wing" bent and absorbed energy. More damage to headlight, fender and grille, but truck was still economical to repair:
    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/2nd-gen-tacomas/248393-hit-deer.html

    Both trucks were driveable after the crash.
     
  16. May 18, 2013 at 10:12 AM
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  17. May 18, 2013 at 11:52 AM
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  18. May 18, 2013 at 12:27 PM
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    I'll admit that the Apex from AllPro looks the best but I went ARB after seeing pics of different trucks that had deer/vehicle/tree contact.
     
  19. May 18, 2013 at 12:49 PM
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    Lol i like my all-pro.... but i really like the lines of the CBI
     
  20. May 18, 2013 at 1:05 PM
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    ARB, I've rubbed some trees wheeling and no damages. I did buy for deer protection and haven't hit one yet. Winched from it a couple time, even at wide angles it's held up well. Except for the bugs sticking to it, it still looks new!

    First week installed.

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    And now, 2 1/2 years of snow, salt, mud, trees, etc.

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