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C4 FAB '16+ Tacoma Overland Series Hi-Clearance rear bumper installation instructions

Discussion in 'C4 Fabrication' started by C4 Fabrication, Aug 11, 2016.

  1. Jun 15, 2019 at 2:40 AM
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    Bigmo

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    Whats the changes made to this newer style? Interested to see some pics. I’m on the fence about who to get a HC from.
     
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  2. Jun 15, 2019 at 3:46 AM
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    I’m installing tonight. I’ll get some picture for y’all this weekend!
     
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  3. Jun 15, 2019 at 12:57 PM
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    I don’t have the newer one, but highly recommend the C4 HC bumper.
     
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  4. Jun 15, 2019 at 4:04 PM
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    Okay got it almost finished. Here’s a few shot of what it looks like. As you can see the swing arm is more modular so you can adjust this as you like. I’ll be look for a bottle opener promptly!
    Additionally the camera relocation is lower than before and there are no longer slots in the sides of the bumper. All around im super impressed with how nicely the whole bumper is made! BA26E515-A4F5-49E1-ABD1-40808CC12049.jpgBA26E515-A4F5-49E1-ABD1-40808CC12049.jpg A7FED398-5925-4FC5-851A-852E960A1A8B.jpg05BCF71F-5799-4631-9034-03F3ACAB7BC5.jpg DE5D2F1B-6C7D-4D36-84E2-F00ECF5E1DD7.jpg
     
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  5. Jun 15, 2019 at 4:06 PM
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    Also for anyone worried about the hole where the camera was. My solution was to cut some plastic from the discarded wheel guard and rtv it to the hole. Turned out pretty well I think.1A4606A9-8CB5-4902-834E-385AF29EACE2.jpg11C805B5-C36C-4E46-8133-9DC9B1210174.jpgimage.jpg
     
  6. Jun 15, 2019 at 5:02 PM
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    God, I hate improvements to a product I’ve already purchased.

    But, it does look cool AF!
     
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  7. Jun 15, 2019 at 5:23 PM
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    Post a pic of the finished bumper
     
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  8. Jun 16, 2019 at 2:13 AM
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    So glad the slots are gone on the sides. For anybody already running this or any brand with a swing out any regrets? I do on occasion haul things that are long enough I have to put the tail gate down but it’s no that often that I couldn’t figure something out. Just wonder from real world experience if accessing items in your bed becomes a hassle with the swing. I have a camper shell so access from the side isn’t happening.
     
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  9. Jun 16, 2019 at 5:28 AM
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    The swing arm has a lock a pin system that will lock the the swing arm open so it doesn’t swing around on you. Maybe on super short trips you could do that? Or just remove the swing arm. It’s just one long bolt. And a small actuator.
     
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  10. Jun 16, 2019 at 10:44 AM
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    61F0EB62-7226-4FE2-B775-EA2722828B0E.jpg Here’s a picture of the final bumper
     
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  11. Jun 16, 2019 at 12:27 PM
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    Great looking bumper! So on the new ones they deleted the side cuts? Edit: Just saw that you mentioned that they are no longer doing that.
     
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  12. Jul 1, 2019 at 9:32 AM
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    Looks awesome, thanks for posting the pics!

    For all those wondering what the differences are on the new bumper compared to old_
    The center portion of the bumper is slightly different. Basically we simplified some bends and angles to make assembly easier and more clean looking.
    We added a license plate light which attaches to the bumper now. (ActuallyaTaco may not have gotten that light, he probably got the LED strip light that attaches to the bottom of the tailgate)
    We removed the slotted cutouts in the side of the bumper and swapped out the "C4 Fab" logo for the new "C4" logo.
    The swing arm is completely different than the previous model. It now matches the swing arm we designed for the 4runner rear bumpers. The panel is more modular and allows you to bolt accessories in different locations and makes it easy for you to get custom items attached to the arm if you want to make something specific for yourself.
    The latching mechanism is completely different too. The new latch is simpler to use, more sturdy, doesn't rattle and greatly reduced the amount of swing arm wiggle compared to the old one.

    We have updated images on our website: https://www.c4fabrication.com/produ...and-series-high-clearance-rear-bumper-system/
     
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  13. Jul 3, 2019 at 3:42 PM
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    Had a wonderful phone call with @C4 Fabrication yesterday answering all my silly questions. I am super excited about the new design. Put down my order today. hurray for 4th of July sale! now just to wait the 8 week...... Cant wait to post pictures of this sexy new rear. I went all out
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  14. Aug 29, 2019 at 3:03 PM
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    24FE9D9A-16AD-4077-8B00-7214A2666AD1.jpg Just dropped off for powder coating!
     
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  15. Aug 29, 2019 at 5:15 PM
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    sweettt, please post updates on progress/install
     
  16. Sep 2, 2019 at 4:57 PM
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    did you order the rotopax mounting? or did you just the pre-existing holes and a standard rotopax mount?
     
  17. Sep 5, 2019 at 4:41 PM
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    I just used a standard rotopax mount. The new modular swing arm makes it easy to mount it just about anywhere
     
  18. Sep 18, 2019 at 7:48 AM
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    The day is here!

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    setting the lines
    IMG_8413.jpg setting it in place
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    shooting for the final fit

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    Tada! Almost there just have to place all the junk on the back
     
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  19. Sep 19, 2019 at 9:56 PM
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  20. Sep 20, 2019 at 7:35 AM
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    Dude he is literally the best look at this detail he did for my giant flares to fit with the C4

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