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Bumper Trouble

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by tacoman101, Apr 26, 2011.

  1. Apr 26, 2011 at 4:02 AM
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    tacoman101

    tacoman101 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    blue led headlights, 285/75/16 grabber AT2's, custom pedals, custom shifter, flowmaster 40 series muffler, bedlinered fender flares, 2.5" lift kit via shackles and spacers, custom exhaust out the back, chrome exhaust tip, and Herculined bed, Weathertech floormats, Cabelas Trail Gear Camo Seat Covers ... Nice thing was I got the truck for $4000
    I'm replacing my current bumper right now due to the prevoius owner hitting a median and denting it. It looks bad, so I'm getting a new one. I can't afford to spend the money for the off-road bumpers, nor do I really need one. So I've been looking for some factory bumpers on Ebay and have found this one here: http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/04-0...ta|Model:Tacoma|Year:2001&hash=item35b1a09e48

    It comes with everything I need, but I was unsure what the little reinforcement bar was. I don't think my Tacoma right now has one. I am assuming that this little bar is a good thing, but I don't know. Do you guys think this is a good bumper to get? Thanks
     
  2. Apr 26, 2011 at 12:47 PM
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    Enigmaaron

    Enigmaaron All your soul are belong to us

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    Not sure if that eBay one is a good deal or not, but you should try posting in the 1st gen marketplace to see if someone who upgraded to an off road bumper has one they want to get rid of. Or post up in your region, maybe get lucky and someone nearby has one laying around then you don't have to deal with shipping. Also check craigslist.
     
  3. Apr 26, 2011 at 12:52 PM
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    bronkin

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    I'm seeing some rust on the lower edges of my bumpers. It is worse on the left and seems to be near the chrome edge as it wraps to the back of the unfinished side of the bumper. The truck is less than a year old so the next time I'm at the dealer I'll get it checked. Has anyone else had trouble with the chrome rusting so fast? I live in North Carolina so there is little salt on the roads.
     
  4. Apr 26, 2011 at 4:13 PM
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    tacoman101

    tacoman101 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Thanks...I'll put a post up
     
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