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Body Armor Front Bumper

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by DaveEli, May 5, 2012.

  1. May 5, 2012 at 8:13 PM
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    DaveEli

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    Has anyone installed the new Body Armor Front bumper on a 2011 Tacoma? I have read about installation problems on some Tacomas but they were not 2011 models.
     
  2. May 5, 2012 at 8:19 PM
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    Theoretically 05-11 should be exactly the same IIRC. But I haven't heard of any installation problems specifically. They are not too popular around here. - My 2 cents.
     
  3. May 5, 2012 at 8:22 PM
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  4. May 6, 2012 at 6:01 AM
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    Any recomendations on a bumper, there are many choices? How is the install on the Relentless Fabrication bumper? I won't be installling a winch at this time.
     
  5. May 6, 2012 at 6:08 AM
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    I am pretty sure Relentless Fabs bumper does take a little "tweaking" to get it on, but only with basic tools, nothing to extreme.

    It takes a while for these fabrication company's to create and weld the bumper, usual quote I get is 6-8 weeks, so if patience is a problem, get a pre-made bumper. (Road Armor, Body Armor, ARB, Shock Works, All Pro)

    I am personally about to order the Demello Bumper. Just because it allows for so much Flex due to it being dropped a little bit in the front.

    Hope this helps.
     
  6. May 6, 2012 at 8:13 AM
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  7. May 6, 2012 at 3:39 PM
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    How strong are the All Pro bumpers and are they any good? What do they weigh? Since I am new to this I have many questions. How concerned should I be about adding 100+ lbs to the front end of my truck? The Relentless Fab aluminum bumper weighs 55 lbs. At what weight do I need to address problems in the front suspension? Dave

    Thanks for any help.
     
  8. May 6, 2012 at 7:10 PM
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    Alot of guys dont like the allpro bumpers because they are 3 piece's therefore not as strong and kinda defeats the purpose of having a plate bumper to begin with... But then there are guys that love them so its an on going argument between the two groups....

    If you get coilovers you just crank them up and make up for the sag that you will get from the added weight, if you get the OME lift you will need the 886x coils they are stiffer and will support the extra weight....
     
  9. May 6, 2012 at 7:16 PM
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    get the aluminum Relentless Fab bumper. It is plenty strong and will leave you much less concerned about adding weight up front. I really like mine and I beat the crap out of it with no problems at all.
     
  10. May 6, 2012 at 7:19 PM
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    Very happy with my ARB front bumper. I have a relentless rear and quality is top notch.
     
  11. May 6, 2012 at 9:23 PM
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    I too am happy with my ARB. It shows up in a few days.
     
  12. May 7, 2012 at 6:37 AM
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    What is the weight of the All Pro bumper?
     
  13. May 7, 2012 at 6:39 PM
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    I believe it is 100+ lbs
     
  14. May 8, 2012 at 2:44 PM
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    Hey thanks everyone for the info. I have considered the Allpro bumper, but I don,t like the fact that it is not one welded peice. The Relentless Fab bumper looks good and I like the aluminum bumper for saving weight, but I don't like the fit. In all of the photos I have seen there appear to be gaps between the grill and the bumper.
    What are your opinions on the CBI bumper and the Shockworks Bumpers.
    Dave
     
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    Hey man, do you finally got you bumper? If so, how do you like it?
     
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