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Front bumpers for my 03 Tacoma

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by 03 Tacoma TRD, Apr 11, 2012.

  1. Apr 11, 2012 at 2:10 PM
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    03 Tacoma TRD

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    MY BUILD http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/1st-gen-builds/165602-03-toyota-tacoma-build.html
    Ok i have an 03 tacoma trd v6. and i won't some opinions on front bumpers, id love to have a Relentless Fab front bumper but i just don't have that kind of cash since I'm a college student... Opinion please, lets see some pics of what y'all have an list a price of how much you paid for.


    Thanks guys
     
  2. Apr 11, 2012 at 2:47 PM
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    scotrinaf

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    So why the yell for help? I have factory bumper, works great!
     
  3. Apr 11, 2012 at 2:52 PM
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    Chipskip

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    No need to yell!

    Now that we know you are not in any immediate danger...

    What is your budget?

    Stock is free, works to to protect and looks like a bumper until you can SAVE up the money to get the bumper you want. That is what I am doing, saving to buy what I want instead of wasting money on something I don't want.
     
  4. Apr 11, 2012 at 2:55 PM
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    Chipskip

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  5. Apr 11, 2012 at 2:57 PM
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    Konaborne

    Konaborne Pineapples on pizza Hawaiian does not it make.

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    Save your money.

    I'm going to assume that you are not in dire need of a plate bumper and just want it for looks.
    There's a lot of other aesthetic mods out there, for a helluvalot cheaper than a plate bumper.
     
  6. Apr 11, 2012 at 4:26 PM
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    Yotacoma92

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    You can get a fairly nice Brush Guard that adds charecter to the front of your truck with added protection. fairly cheap i got mine for $150 and it fits perfect.
     
  7. Apr 11, 2012 at 5:05 PM
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    Trifenix

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    Why you in the bushes?
     
  8. Apr 11, 2012 at 5:10 PM
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    have you never played hide and go seek in your trucks? haha mine is welded to angle iron and bolted to the tow hook mounts. ive pushed down decent sized pine trees no problem
     
  9. Apr 11, 2012 at 6:26 PM
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    I bought an ARB from autoanything.com for $797 shipped anywhere in the USA for free. I really wanted an Elite but with a few options and shipping it was well over $1000 so that was a no go.

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  10. Apr 11, 2012 at 6:29 PM
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    +1

    If you can't afford it, you can't afford it.
    Save your money until you can afford it.
    Resist the urge to have to have it "right now" and settle for something cheaper, because in the end, you're going to spend $200 on something you really don't want, $500 on something you really do want, and you'll only get $50 selling the one you didn't want in the first place.
    Total cost, $650.

    Buy cheap, buy twice.
    Buy once, cry once.
     
  11. Apr 11, 2012 at 6:45 PM
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    You're right.

    Fuck it.

    I'm going to go to Lowe's every payday and buy $50 worth of angle iron until I have enough to bolt together into a bumper, set of sliders... oh hell... and a shackle flip and strut spacer!
     
  12. Apr 11, 2012 at 9:25 PM
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  13. Apr 11, 2012 at 9:37 PM
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    some steel plate bumpers weigh down the front too much so ud have to consider lifting the front also. aka more $$
     
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