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Elite Bumper

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by lennys, Aug 10, 2011.

  1. Aug 10, 2011 at 2:47 PM
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    lennys

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    Looks like about 20 of you guy have this bumper now,what did you see for FT end sag with bumper and winch:confused:
     
  2. Aug 10, 2011 at 3:18 PM
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    ...wow..okay...well i guess ill save this ones soul..

    You will lots of sag on stock springs. Most ppl runnin bumpers and winches don't have stock spring and have upgraded so as to get a good lift and also not get any sagging.
     
  3. Aug 10, 2011 at 3:48 PM
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    Its not stock,im running OME 882 but they saged alittle when I put then in.

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  4. Aug 10, 2011 at 4:20 PM
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    well ya every coil sags. It has too. otherwise the wheel wouldn't beable to travel down farther.

    882s according to wheelersoffroad are 500lbs springs. So i dont think they will sag a lot with a plate bumper but they will sag. They arent the highest rated spring like the 883s(590lbs) or Eibachs(620lbs). So basicly you traded a smoother ride for less spring weight preassure. Not a bad thing. But dont expect your truck to stay that height when you get one. A good option would be a tube bumper.

    Also...you leafs look like they are taking a beating with that arb tent..
     
  5. Aug 10, 2011 at 4:46 PM
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    The way I took it from OME and Box Rocket that 880 were soft 881 med and 882 heavy
     
  6. Aug 10, 2011 at 4:57 PM
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    I lost track thousands of dollars ago.
    I wouldn't run the bumper and winch without 600+ springs my eibachs were just right not bumpy and not all soft the rebound was nice. I haven't drove enough with the new setup to be able to tell you if the 600lb eibachs I have on now are just as good. Matched with the FOX shocks the ride is nice but I haven't really drove it on the freeway yet.

    I'm going to the 880 in Oakland this weekend to give them a test all of you bay guys know the 880 in Oakland :eek:
     
  8. Aug 10, 2011 at 5:25 PM
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    I have a 102# bumper with an 80# winch. I have the OME 882 coils on my truck. They settled about an inch or so after I out it on. Yes you will want to upgrade your springs if you are going to add extra weight. Especially if you have a TRD. They are progressive springs so they are effected more so. As for the OME coils being progressive, no I don't believe that they are.
     
  9. Aug 10, 2011 at 6:20 PM
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    What and where did you get the tent from? I'm in the mood to get one.:D
     
  10. Aug 10, 2011 at 6:26 PM
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    ARB tent and I ordered it from 4wheelparts just under $900
     
  11. Aug 10, 2011 at 10:14 PM
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    I replied to your question in my build thread since you asked it there. Just so you know.

    You can do a few things to reduce the weight of your winch setup when you get to that point. For instance, I've been looking at a XRC8. By moving the solenoid into the engine compartment, running a synthetic line and I also found a slick nylon fairlead that is super durable and weighs almost nothing, I can get the winch setup up under 50lbs. That is pretty darn good if you ask me.

    Plate bumpers are just heavy, no two ways about it. That's part of the reason I went with a tube bumper on my truck. For me, between the tube bumper and a "lightweight" winch setup I can keep the sagging to a minimum.

    But I will go on the record that I think the Elite bumpers are pretty sick.
     
  12. Aug 11, 2011 at 9:01 AM
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    Thats the stock ft bumper wt
     
  13. Aug 11, 2011 at 9:08 AM
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    if your really worried about sag you can always get an aluminum bumper from Elite which will be much lighter than the steel. It will still give you some clearance and be much stronger than a stock bumper. Plus you'll have the badass look of one of his bumpers.
     
  14. Aug 11, 2011 at 9:13 AM
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    Yeah I don't recommend winching from a aluminum bumper if your going to add a winch go with steel. A long hard pull may bend an aluminum bumper.
     
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    agreed
     
  16. Aug 11, 2011 at 9:33 AM
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    I want the bumper I may not put a winch in it
     
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    better hurry and get in on the group buy then!
     
  18. Aug 11, 2011 at 9:37 AM
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    Well if you want it for looks only go aluminum just don't plan on it protecting the truck like steel would (IE slamming it on rocks)
     
  19. Aug 11, 2011 at 9:46 AM
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    does tim do aluminum?? i know eric does..
     
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    Yeah he did one for a 2nd Gen so I'm sure he will for a 1st Gen.
     
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