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Avid Offroad front bumper

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas' started by Max-4_Yota, May 12, 2010.

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Do you think this bumper would look good on my taco?

Poll closed Jun 11, 2010.
  1. Yes

    17 vote(s)
    63.0%
  2. No; if not please specify what type

    10 vote(s)
    37.0%
  1. May 12, 2010 at 6:41 PM
    #1
    Max-4_Yota

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  2. May 12, 2010 at 6:43 PM
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    tacomakid89

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    I definately dont think that it would look bad at all.
     
  3. May 12, 2010 at 6:44 PM
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    toy02ota

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    I would be a fan except for all the lower valence being gone and it being rather conspicuous...thats just me tho. The N-fab prerunner bar looks similar and the valence stays. It lacks some of the protection qualities though :)
     
  4. May 12, 2010 at 6:45 PM
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    cheehab

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    I don't really like any tube bumpers. I think the plate bumpers look a lot better, but I get that they're much heavier
     
  5. May 12, 2010 at 6:47 PM
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    mwild

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    I dont like the front tube bumpers. It looks way too open to me. I like the shockworks and the ABR bumpers. Its your truck though so if you like it thats all that matters.
     
  6. May 12, 2010 at 6:55 PM
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    10.21

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    I personally wouldn't want one on mine but I still think they look awesome. Especially if you're going for that "pre-runner" look. I'm more into the "expedition" look so I'm going to go for plate with winch...if you plan to get your truck looking something along the lines of BlackHawke88's...go for it. I'm pretty sure if I saw you on the highway I'd be pretty distracted.
     
  7. May 12, 2010 at 10:06 PM
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    Thomas The Train

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    check out bajabumpers.com or boltonbumpers.com. that one looks 'incomplete' without the skid plate
     
  8. May 12, 2010 at 10:35 PM
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    randombob

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    I like the look of the tubular bumpers myself — they're stronger & they're lighter also, but still, if you're going off-roading and you're putting on an aftermarket bumper… get one with a winch mount. All-pro makes one very similar to that but with a winch mount. I'm planning on it at the moment, it's nickels & dimes more than this one but more useful.
     
  9. May 13, 2010 at 12:12 PM
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    AlexanderD

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    thats a great set of pics you have there! thanks for posting them!

    good fab work too. the only thing i don't like is how far out it sits. but other then that its very nice!

    cheers,
    AlexanderD
     
  10. May 13, 2010 at 12:16 PM
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    MOT

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    i think the 2nd gen model is better but that is still bad ass!
     
  11. May 13, 2010 at 11:17 PM
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    ColtsTRD

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    I don't think the Radiator is protected enough...But I voted yes cause it looks mean!
     
  12. May 14, 2010 at 12:18 AM
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    SkyHighTacoma

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    Did you take off the stock crush cans (or crash cans or front caps or whatever you wanna call it) on the front of the frame in order to weld up the bumper support? If so was it just bolted on or welded or what? :confused:
     
  13. May 14, 2010 at 12:19 AM
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    And to the OP IMO its not enough front end protection.
     
  14. May 16, 2010 at 9:37 AM
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    kevhogaz

    kevhogaz Low Speed, High Drag

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    I like it, because that's my truck in pic!!! I've had it on for a while, and haven't had any issues with the radiator getting holes in it.

    Here's another pic of it, from the front, [​IMG]but painted.
     
  15. May 16, 2010 at 10:00 AM
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    neslerrah

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    He probably made it that way so he can get a winch behind it.
     
  16. May 16, 2010 at 5:26 PM
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    rancherkid33

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  17. May 17, 2010 at 8:05 AM
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    I prefer the ARB or Shrockworks. Saving up for an ARB myself.
     
  18. May 17, 2010 at 9:02 AM
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    AlexanderD

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    there is nothing wrong with taking a tube bumper like you have there and adding some plate for a little more protection. i think the all-pro with some of the spaces filled with some 11G plate would be a great compromise. and strong as hell!
     
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