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C4 FAB front bumper mount/frame support bracket install guide.

Discussion in 'C4 Fabrication' started by C4 Fabrication, Jan 1, 2017.

  1. Jan 1, 2017 at 10:25 AM
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    C4 Fabrication

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    Here are the install instructions for our new front bumper frame support brackets. These brackets are compatible with C4 FAB front bumpers for the 3rd gen Tacoma. They are not guaranteed to work with any other manufacturers bumpers.

    Tools needed:
    -14mm wrench/socket
    -3/4" wrench/socket
    -Flat blade screwdriver

    These brackets install after your aftermarket bumper has already been set in place on the vehicle.

    First you will need to remove the metal U-shaped straps that hold the sway bar in position on the bottom of the front frame rail.
    Use the 14mm socket to take the bolts out, let the sway bar hang down from the frame.
    DSCN3875.jpg DSCN3877.jpg

    Next you will need to remove the plastic plugs that cover the holes in the sides of the frame rail just above the area where the sway bar was disconnected. Use a flat blade screw driver to pop them out. There is one on the outside and inside of each frame rail.
    Once the outside plug is removed, you can put the screw driver through the hole until it hits the inside of the other plastic cap on the other side of the frame rail. Give the end of the screw driver a solid tap and the inner plug will come out.
    DSCN3872.jpg DSCN3873.jpg DSCN3874.jpg
     
  2. Jan 1, 2017 at 10:45 AM
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    C4 Fabrication

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    Now you will need to remove the two nuts from the front outside of the frame rail that hold the bumper in place. As long as you DO NOT loosen the 3rd nut on each side that is on the inside of the bumper where it mounts to the frame, then the bumper will not move from where it has been installed.

    Hold the bracket up to the frame, fit the front of the bracket over the bumper mounting studs first, then pivot the bracket over towards the side of the frame rail to line it up with the sway bar mounting holes and the large hole where the plastic plugs were removed.
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    Once the bracket is lined up with the holes, loosely install the 14mm nuts at the front of the frame to hold the bracket in place.
    Repeat this process on the other side so that both brackets are loosely installed in their place.

    Now that BOTH brackets have been set into place, lift the sway bar up into position and loosely re-install the original bolts.
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    Then put the provided 1/2" x 3 1/2" bolt through the large hole in the side and install the nut, washer and lock washer on the inside of the frame rail.
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    Now that all of the hardware has been loosely installed in position, you can go ahead and tighten down all of the nuts and bolts. Do not over tighten the 1/2" bolt as it will begin to crush the frame rail.

    The brackets should look like this when finished:
    DSCN3878.jpg DSCN3879.jpg

    Your install is now complete.

    Enjoy the added security of a reinforced mounting system next time you are on the trail using your winch!
     
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  3. Jan 1, 2017 at 10:59 AM
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    Is there a link to purchase?
     
  4. Jan 1, 2017 at 11:01 AM
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  5. Jun 26, 2018 at 1:06 AM
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    This brackets does not work with any remote reservoir mount.
     
  6. Sep 27, 2018 at 6:32 PM
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  7. Oct 8, 2018 at 10:44 AM
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    The front bumper frame support brackets that we currently have are for 2016 and up Tacomas.
     
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  8. Oct 15, 2018 at 6:54 PM
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    @C4 Fabrication looks like you got it all sorted out for the second generation as well. I just saw on your website and on Instagram that you got the brackets to work.

    Definitely a nice feature with the Lo- Pro bumper.
     
  9. May 11, 2019 at 6:45 AM
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    I just installed a set of these on my 2015 with a *********** bumper - they fit great!
     
  10. May 17, 2019 at 8:59 AM
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    I currently have a set of these that I powder coated and were ready to go when I mounted up my C4 bumper...until I realized that I cant run them with my reservoir mounts for my Fox suspension that are already in that location. Any chance C4 offers them with a spot to mount shock reservoirs?
     
  11. Oct 24, 2019 at 6:04 PM
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    I'm in the same situation as you are; was told that with some drilling I would be able to put the reservoir mounts for my kings on, but it doesn't look that way. Anyone have any instructions/pictures on how we can get this done?
     
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  12. Nov 4, 2019 at 10:56 PM
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    I just received the brackets today and while looking at the instructions, I'm in the same boat as many others here, it doesn't seem like these will work with my Fox remote reservoir mounts, or Kings for that matter.
    @C4 Fabrication, any feedback on this?
     
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  13. Jan 3, 2020 at 1:31 PM
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    what bumper do you have? curious if these support brackets work with anything other then c4 bumpers
     
  14. Jan 3, 2020 at 7:06 PM
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    They fit just fine.
     
  15. Feb 6, 2020 at 6:56 PM
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    Has anyone been able to mount their remote reservoirs with these?
     
  16. Feb 24, 2020 at 12:53 PM
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    Hoping someone can help. I'm interested in these brackets, but want to know what size the hole in the front of the bracket is. This would be the hole where the OEM studs go through and the 14mm flange bolt thread onto. I emailed C4 and the person who replied must have misunderstood my question. Thanks!
     
  17. Mar 1, 2020 at 3:14 PM
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    Fox brackets fit will try installed last week you’ll need to cut a small a little off the front of the bracket, I installed over the bolt so they flare out and clear the reservoir. Will post a pic soon
     
  18. Mar 31, 2020 at 12:40 PM
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    Does anyone have pictures of this with King reservoir mounts? I've seen a couple posts saying it needs to be slightly modified, but no pictures.
     
  19. May 13, 2020 at 5:34 PM
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    FYI, just installed these on my SOS Streamline bumper. They fit perfectly and work great!

    My advice is to tighten the front bolts first as it will pull the rest in line. Hadn't seen this DIY before and tightened the sway bar bolts first. Led to my brackets being too far forward and had a gap between them and the bumper.
     
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