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East Coast shops to cut front bumpers?

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by OkeyCodyOh, Aug 19, 2020.

  1. Aug 19, 2020 at 9:44 AM
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    OkeyCodyOh

    OkeyCodyOh [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Not sure what thread to put this under but, does anyone have any recommendations for shops to take my truck to for a front bumper cut? Or any bad experiences of places I should avoid.

    Located around the DC/MD/VA area
     
  2. Aug 19, 2020 at 12:16 PM
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    Like are you planning on doing a viper cut or something? Or is this a cut for an aftermarket front bumper?

    If you're doing a viper, it's really not that hard. I followed this guide and think mine turned out great. I followed the "yellow" pattern. I also used a heat gun to form the fender liner so I didn't need to cut it out.

    https://***************/2020/06/22/how-to-high-clearance-viper-bumper-cut-3rd-gen-tacoma/

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  3. Aug 19, 2020 at 12:40 PM
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    You could try posting in some of the regional forums. I'm spending the summer in upstate NY, however I was able to find a solid shop in VT that did an awesome job. Wouldn't have found it without the regional forums.

    Someone brought up Mobtown Offroad which is in DE when I was asking however that was too far for me. Not sure if they do installs, you could at least ask them if they have any advice on a shop.

    https://mobtownoffroad.com/
     
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    That looks clean too. But no i was looking to get a cut for an aftermarket front bumper
     
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    thank i'll check them out
     
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    Did you just heat the plastic and push up? No need to secure the plastic afterwards?
     
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    I heated it and pushed it up then secured it to the cross bar with a heavy duty zip tie.
     
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    Gotcha. Thanks
     
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    I know this isn't the answer you're looking for but this is the 3rd gen forum. Consider doing the cut yourself. It is scarier than it is hard. If you are planning on using an edge guard on the plastic ( https://www.amazon.com/Support-Moulding-Rubber-Scratch-Protector/dp/B07BFT6GP4/ ) you wont need perfect cuts.

    If you've got your reasons for paying someone to do the job I completely understand. I'm not saying not to. Just saying that this is a job that the layman can accomplish.
     
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    I've seen more bumper cuts f**ked up by offroad shops, than I've seen done by individuals. I've said it before, but no one is going to care about your truck as much as you do. I'd HIGHLY recommend you do it yourself. Take your time, measure 20 times, cut once. As the other poster said, it's more intimidating than it is difficult. However, once you've made the first cut, the rest goes easily enough.
     
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    Look up No Limit inc. in Baltimore. Looks like they do great work I am ready to take my truck there soon for work.
     
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    I'm in agreement with the guys saying "Do it yourself".

    It's very easy to mask off the portion you want to cut with masking tape, and hell, even DRAW the cut on the masking tape you want with sharpie or something. You'll know exactly what the cut is going to look like before performing it. Also, mask and draw both sides at the same time prior to cutting to ensure that they are symmetrical.

    My other real advice is avoid tight changes in direction with your cuts (you may not need to worry about this if you're just cutting for an aftermarket bumper) because the radius of a change in direction can be limited by your cutting tool (dremel in my case). Also, if using a dremel, the plastic will melt a bit while cutting it. Not a big deal, just be aware.

    Finally, put some damn trim on after your done and it'll look great.

    https://www.amazon.com/WINUNITE-Gua...ds=automotive+trim&qid=1597874112&sr=8-4&th=1
     
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    Not a good link?
     
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    Weird. Worked earlier today but now I can't find it. I'll see what I can do when I'm at a computer and not on my phone.
     
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  16. Aug 21, 2020 at 8:35 AM
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    Not sure why the link wont paste. Lets see if plain text works.\


    Edit: Ok I can't get it to work. Sorry guys.

    Google "how to viper cut tacoma" and it's one of the first links - for trailtacoma
     
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