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Front bumper options? ARB or other? Plus let's see some pics!

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by veg hed, Jul 4, 2010.

  1. Jul 4, 2010 at 10:03 AM
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    veg hed

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    I really dig the arb front bumpers but I was thing about getting a bumper with a front hitch for a hitch mounted winch instead of a bumper where the winch is always mounted in the front. The advantage of this would be I could move the winch from the front to back if needed and I could store it out of the weather when i'm not using it. Does anybody know of a good set up like this? Also, I'd like to see some pics of other peoples set ups. Thanks.
     
  2. Jul 4, 2010 at 10:06 AM
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    98fourbangertaco

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    I'm debatin on how to mount my winch too, love to see some pics as well, thanks
     
  3. Jul 6, 2010 at 8:22 AM
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    veg hed

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    Bump

    Come on...I know some of you folks have some good pics of some bitchin' bumpers.
     
  4. Jul 6, 2010 at 4:14 PM
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    STLharry

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    ARB. Definitely.
    Hitch-mount winches look weird and stick out, plus you would need the wiring to go wherever the winch could mount.
    [​IMG]
     
  5. Jul 6, 2010 at 4:52 PM
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    1welder

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    im not a big fan of the arb look. Too square for me. Check out relentless farication's front bumper. They do custom stuff. I bet he could build what you want and it would look a hell of alot better then an arb.
     
  6. Jul 6, 2010 at 10:41 PM
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    I've never heard of their stuff. Where are they out of and are the resonably priced? Anybody have pics of one on a taco?
     
  7. Jul 6, 2010 at 10:43 PM
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  8. Jul 6, 2010 at 11:19 PM
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  9. Jul 6, 2010 at 11:50 PM
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    Dang guys...some good variety in there. I really appreciate the pics. They help get the wheels turning in the ol' noggin. I like the fact that relentless fab seems like a small business and is making some cool products. I haven't looked into all pro but will soon. I still like the front coverage of the arb on larry's rig. Still waiting to see a good bumper with a front hitch. Thanks!
     
  10. Jul 7, 2010 at 9:51 AM
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    Go to official vendors and look at Relentless Fabrication they are making some serious badass bumpers! Get on the list soon cause the first 10 ppl get $100 off!
     
  11. Jul 8, 2010 at 9:21 AM
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    I'm going to bump this one more time...I'm still looking for some pics of a front bumper similar to an ARB but one that has a front receiver hitch instead of a winch area. I've seen them on other vehicles just not a Tacoma. Thanks...
     
  12. Jul 8, 2010 at 9:31 AM
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    could build it with a hitch in it for yu
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  13. Jul 8, 2010 at 1:07 PM
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    question about the ARB bumper install.

    You know how with the stock bumper, the two front mounting bracket has a stud that's designed to rest the bumper on the frame mounts and line up holes? Does the ARB have something similar?

    What I'm getting at is do I need some sort of lift to hold the ARB bumper up while the bolts are put in?
     
  14. Jul 8, 2010 at 1:14 PM
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    I got mine in 4 weeks. Different situations I guess.
     
  17. Jul 8, 2010 at 3:58 PM
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    i called shrockworks also. qouted me 12 weeks on my front bumper.
     
  18. Jul 8, 2010 at 5:47 PM
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    and hopefully you'll have mine in under 2 weeks :D since i've welding it tonight
     
  19. Jul 8, 2010 at 10:47 PM
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    Then get off TW and get to weldin'! JK man but your bumpers are awesome.
     
  20. Jul 8, 2010 at 11:19 PM
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    And full tube grille/headlight guards are optional as well if you want the additional protection.
     
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