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Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Mainmoe02, Jun 5, 2013.

  1. Jun 5, 2013 at 2:07 PM
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    Mainmoe02

    Mainmoe02 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    3" lift EIBACH coils w/ 5100's front, OME/ Dakar leaf springs w/ toytec adjustable shackles at 1.5" and 5125's out back. 33x10.5x15 KM2's Relentless DIY steel bumper.
    Looking to purchase a rear plate bumper along with the ARB front Bumper/ Bull bar. Ive seen the ARB rear bumpers for the FJ and I LIKE IT! But I cant find anything other than tube bumpers for the 1st gen tacos. Does anyone have anyinfo for plate rear bumpers? most places have tube rear bumpers.

    Im still debating if I should get the front Full ARB bumper or get just a bumper without the light bar and without the head light bars. I like both styles. What are the pros and cons of having either/ or?

    Thanks doods
     
  2. Jun 5, 2013 at 2:22 PM
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    Mainmoe02

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    Scratch that, I just realized i hadnt checked Elite OR for their rear bumpers. I searched their website and they have the exact rear plate bumper Im looking for. Plus, I think I like their front Bumpers more than ARB style. Looks better all around.

    Still deabting on if I should get just the bumper (front) or add the enter light hoop with head light hoops?

    One thing I forgot to ask was... Who makes the best sliders? Im wanting the Bolt On option w/ out kickout. The cheapest I have found is trail gear for $275 (fully welded together). Im willing to pay a little more if the others are better quality.
     
  3. Jun 5, 2013 at 2:22 PM
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    Southern01Taco

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    Check out Elite Offroad and Relentless Fab. They are both vendors on this site. I personally have Elite front and rear bumpers and have beat the hell out of them with zero issues. You can check out my build for pictures of the bumpers.

    Edit: you beat me to it lol. And I have CBI's bolt on sliders and love them also. They are expensive but they are strong.
     
  4. Jun 5, 2013 at 2:45 PM
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    Mainmoe02

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    HAHA, for some reason Elite had skipped my mind, then right after my first post, I saw some ones build page and they had the rear bumper just like yours (the one i want!). Then I took another look at their front bumpers, and that was IT, I was SOLD. Hopefully gonna order within the next couple weeks. Do you feel not having the head light hoops hinders anything?
     
  5. Jun 5, 2013 at 2:51 PM
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    Monster Coma

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    It's a wagon
    Elite has a front bumper GB going on right now
     
  6. Jun 5, 2013 at 3:18 PM
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    Southern01Taco

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    No not at all. I've never had an instance where I said that I wished I had something to protect my headlights. I've bumped quite a few trees and have never came close to my headlights mainly because the bumper sticks out enough to keep the body away from anything. But I do like my center hoop because I have my lights hanging from it and it gives me a better idea of where the front of my truck is.
     
  7. Jun 5, 2013 at 4:49 PM
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    w00dy

    w00dy Hey Now!

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    This :cool:
     
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