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body armor 4x4 tacoma bumper

Discussion in 'Product Reviews' started by Fletcher007, Oct 9, 2011.

  1. Apr 28, 2013 at 1:51 PM
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    I think the Body Armor front bumper is a great design. The rear bumper is too plain and ugly though. However there is more than enough in this thread to make me not want to deal with the company. Body Armor is off my list.
     
  2. May 10, 2013 at 8:09 PM
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    Need someone with winch knowledge ...getting ready to mount front bumper (Body Armor), looking for a winch to drop inside...dementions for mounting plate are W-28" x H-10" x Depth-10"...front opening is 10" x 10"
     
  3. May 28, 2013 at 4:04 PM
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    Did you ever find a winch that fits the Body Armor Bumper well? Need help.
     
  4. May 28, 2013 at 4:08 PM
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  5. May 29, 2013 at 11:38 AM
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    Yeah, Smittybilt XRC 8000 lbs...paid more than I wanted but didn't want to wait. Had to mount power box over motor on the side vs on top...paid almost $500 for it but its done now. It has a 94 foot cable that should be able to get me out of most tough spots...bumper was on in 40 min, last bolt on drivers side could not be reach not to mention tightened. Had to customize front grill to get access to plug for remote...all in all happy with install, I will post pictures soon
     
  6. May 29, 2013 at 6:49 PM
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    Please do.
     
  7. May 30, 2013 at 4:28 PM
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  15. Jun 16, 2013 at 10:32 AM
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    I purchased the Body Armor Front Bumper for my '10. I was all excited about the look and stronger bumper.

    Then I decided to install it and the excitement faded. The Toyota parts came off fine and as expected. The BA holed in the bumper lined up, but were very tight. Ok I thought, I can live with that. Of the five mounting nuts, one is completely inaccessible (on the three bolt side) and two are damn nasty. A quick trip to the tool store and a purchase of a ratchet box end stubby made my life easier.

    When I got out from under the truck, the bumper was very tight against the fender skirts. Ok I thought, just a good fit. There is no bracket on the bumper to stop the fender skirt from flapping and rattling like a milk wagon when even a small bump is hit. I ended up using poly urethane to attach the fender skirts to the steel. However, I left it for too long and now the plastic pin connectors are worn and the whole skirt rattles. Haven't figured out that one yet. Bushwacker fenders, with bolt ons are $400.

    Oh yeah, the third mounting screw for the headlights disappears when you remove the oem bumper cover and brackets. Leaving it out is not an option because it would most likely break the other two mounts if left to flap in the wind.

    Speaking of things disappearing. When the bumper ends are removed, the weld on nuts go with them. Seeing how BA only supplies bolts for the holes, running to the hardware store 20 minutes before it closes to by two 10mm nuts is a pain.

    Hmmmmm. Then I sent an email to Body Armor over a month ago and am still waiting for HQ, who "would be very interested in my comments" to get back to me.

    Most of the fixes are simple and an irritant at best. What changes this into a really poor product is the lack or disregard for customers. Poor customer service can ruin a product just as quickly as poor design.

    Would I buy one again. Not sure it was worth the $ for the hassle. While it didn't take me 9 hours, there was a lot of time pissing around with things that shouldn't need to be done.
     
  16. Mar 3, 2014 at 5:14 AM
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    I just bought and installed the Body Armor rear bumper after getting rear ended a couple of months ago. The shop mounted it for me and said the only problem was how heavy it was. That and the top lip on the bumperBARELY misses the tailgate when it is lowered. That body guy told me to run it for a bit and we'll see if it settles or not. If not, we'll have to drop it and take a die grinder to the top of it. Fun...
     
  17. Apr 7, 2014 at 2:17 AM
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    I just cut my inner Fender skirts of about 12 inches up at the top mounting hole. Works well. Not the easier thing to do on a 35k truck. Anyways my tires rubbed in those from the facoty. 13' baja edition.
     
  18. Apr 7, 2014 at 2:26 AM
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  19. Apr 7, 2014 at 2:27 AM
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  20. Apr 7, 2014 at 2:29 AM
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