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GorillaTec Winch Bumpers

Discussion in 'Wheeler's Off-Road' started by JohnnyK., Apr 10, 2013.

  1. Apr 10, 2013 at 10:57 AM
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    JohnnyK.

    JohnnyK. [OP] Wheeler's Offroad Tech Rep Vendor

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    Hello Everyone,
    We're excited to bring you a new product for the Tacoma, built by a great US company -GorillaTec. Low Profile winch bumpers for those who don't want the hassle of the full aftermarket bumpers but still need a winch.

    [​IMG]

    The base price is for bare steel(549.99), but they have all the Toyota color codes to match your rig. Add an extra 100$ for powdercoat.

    Some specs:
    * Low Profile 3/4 inch shackles

    * Through welded shackles for strength and durability

    * Drain ports

    * Accepts a variety of winches up to 12,000 lbs.

    * Internal gussets for extra rigidity

    * AC line clearance (required for earlier models)

    * Innovative design allows for increased airflow to radiator and to assist in drainage.

    * Precision cut using the latest laser and waterjet process.

    * Uses a standard 10 inch x 4.5 inch winch bolt pattern

    * Designed and Manufactured in the U.S.A

    * Powdercoat and LineX Available


    I don't have these up on our site yet, be we can get them rolling. Here is a link to their site- www.gorillatec.com

    (And YES, we can get you the targets too ;) )
     
  2. Apr 10, 2013 at 11:12 AM
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  3. Apr 11, 2013 at 12:13 PM
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    Kinda cool I must say
     
  4. Apr 15, 2013 at 1:47 PM
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    Thanks everyone. We are very excited to be working with Wheelers. We have spent over 2 years developing what we feel is the best option for the people who want to keep that factory appearance and still increase performance and capability.
     
  5. Jun 10, 2013 at 4:47 AM
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    Hey looks great! For me, a winch setup is next after tires.

    Can I get some details on the install process? What needs to be cut out, if anything, and where it connects to the frame?

    Thanks!
     
  6. Jun 24, 2013 at 4:29 PM
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  7. Jun 24, 2013 at 4:37 PM
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    That's pretty cool. Any more pics/details?
     
  8. Oct 15, 2013 at 2:57 PM
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    anymore info on these?
     
  9. Oct 15, 2013 at 3:08 PM
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  10. Oct 24, 2013 at 8:51 AM
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    oh looks awesome! Think a 30" SR or E Series Rigid LED bar would fit on the top of the mount and below the bottom of the OEM bumper? Something like this: [​IMG]
    Thanks!
     
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    This died off quick...
     
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    Looks to be pretty straight forward. Remove plastic bumper piece, and there is an aluminum backing piece (which is actually the bumper), this steel version of the aluminum part replaces it completely. Looks like you have to cut the lower valiance out of the bumper completely (maybe you can get away with cutting the holes for the 3/4" recovery points without removing the valiance?) and it bolts to the factory spots where the aluminum piece bolts to much like the undercover winch.
    Good idea but, you need to access the free spool handle as well, unless you want to open your hood every time and reach below the grill to do it (sometimes it gets jammed and is a pita to move).
     
  13. Oct 24, 2013 at 9:07 AM
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    Doubtful this is even going to happen now since the last time Gorillatec posted was back in April...
     
  14. Oct 24, 2013 at 9:12 AM
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    X2----Where'd they go :notsure:
     
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    the product is on wheelers site, i was just on there 5 minutes ago
     
  16. Oct 24, 2013 at 9:26 AM
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    Interesting...
     
  17. Oct 24, 2013 at 10:08 AM
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    They are still in business, and coming up with some new designs. http://www.gorillatec.com/ (site is under construction at the moment though)
     
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    i like it, simple. would be a tight squeeze with Smittybilt light bar, if at all possible.
     
  19. Oct 24, 2013 at 11:27 AM
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    Ah good point... I'd think you could certainly fit a pair of D2's or 10" bars on either side of it though w/ a hinged license plate in the middle. Thoughts?
     
  20. Nov 8, 2013 at 8:35 AM
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    any idea whether or not this fits the 2012+ front bumper? the lower valance is angled by the fog lights iirc...
     
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