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bumper mounting assistance

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by dud122, Sep 22, 2009.

  1. Sep 22, 2009 at 9:31 PM
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    dud122

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    so the bar at the bottom of the bumper is what protects the bottom of the radiator correct??


    are the 2 bolts on either side of the bar that hold it to the bumper also where the bumper mounts to the truck??? is the whole bumper held on oly by these 4 bolts?? i don't see any other holes or potential mounting spots.

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  2. Sep 23, 2009 at 3:41 AM
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    so it sounds like the stock bumpers are mounted with six bolts.... the 4 in the middle then one more on each end

    i don't see any holes for the 2 on the ends on my bumper.

    does anyone think this would be a problem?

    does anyone know if the ARB (which are similar i guess) uses all six mounting spots for those bumpers?
     
  3. Sep 23, 2009 at 3:43 AM
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    my arb uses 2 "new" mounts/crush cans that bolt to the frame ends using either 3 or 4 bolts each...and then the bumper mounts to those mounts using 2 bolts per mount (i think)

    its been awhile since i put mine on...however i do know its ONLY mounted to the frame ends...nothing on the sides
     
  4. Sep 23, 2009 at 3:47 AM
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    hmmm... i wonder if those crush cans are sold separately and would still align with my bumper
     
  5. Sep 23, 2009 at 3:49 AM
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    i dont think they are...and im not sure if they would...who made your bumper?
     
  6. Sep 23, 2009 at 3:52 AM
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    revenge fab :(
     
  7. Sep 23, 2009 at 3:55 AM
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    the stock bumper is pretty easy to take off...the first thing id do is attempt to put it on as designed...see how it fits...make sure it fits...etc etc...and then start looking for a local place to beef it up if need be
     
  8. Sep 23, 2009 at 9:53 AM
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    i had issues with mine being "wobbly" for ease of mind i welded mine on, i can still pull with it and it is still wobbly and not flush with the truck on the sides, after i can afford a winch i am going to put beefier welds
     
  9. Sep 23, 2009 at 11:22 AM
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    wobbly?? did you install it right?
     
  10. Sep 23, 2009 at 11:59 AM
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    i'm dreading the thought of actually having to try and contact derek at RF again to get assistance with this install... hopefully everything will be come clear and perfect when i take off my stock bumper and try to fit this one on
     
  11. Sep 23, 2009 at 3:29 PM
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    yup, used every damn bolt lol
     
  12. Sep 23, 2009 at 3:48 PM
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    nope, i'm going to have to relocate my blinkers to my corner lights
     
  13. Sep 23, 2009 at 3:50 PM
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    what kind of places do you look for to do that sort of thing??
     
  14. Sep 24, 2009 at 4:52 PM
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    IT DOESN'T FIT!!!!!!!!!!!

    the stock bumper mounting points are about 5" wider on each side than where the bolts are on the new bumper


    someone PLEASE tell me i am doing this wrong
     
  15. Sep 24, 2009 at 6:01 PM
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    just talked to derek... my bumer is weld on not bolt on


    that bar that goes across the bottom is actually a new crossmember that needs welded to the frame
     
  16. Sep 25, 2009 at 4:52 AM
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