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Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Oat, Apr 24, 2012.

  1. Apr 24, 2012 at 8:43 AM
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    Oat

    Oat [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I hate conrete posts...scratched the chrome part of my front bumper cover today...

    If it doesnt come out with rubbing compound ima just say fuck it and get a plate one.

    Anyone know the best plate bumpers?

    Stuck between ARB or a tw vendor
     
  2. Apr 24, 2012 at 9:38 AM
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    Madjik_Man

    Madjik_Man The Rembrandt of Rattle Can

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    It's all subjective in terms of looks.

    I love the Elite plate bumpers. Look insanely beautiful and from everything I've researched they are extremely well built.
     
  3. Apr 24, 2012 at 9:46 AM
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    Pugga

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    ARB will most likely be heavier (weight-wise) than those built by a TW vendor.
     
  4. Apr 24, 2012 at 9:54 AM
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    Oat

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    Does anyone have any reccomendations for removing chrome scratches? I tried spit and paper towel (I was on my way to work when this happened). All im thinking is just wash the area, and buffer with rubbing compound. Some of the scratches can be felt..
     
  5. Apr 24, 2012 at 10:06 AM
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    I dont even think they fetch a MM deep. Maybe 2mm tops....

    Its just rough.
     
  6. Apr 24, 2012 at 10:06 AM
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    Elite off road for the win.
     
  7. Apr 24, 2012 at 10:13 AM
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    Well its not really just a few, it's more of a rough area 3" x 3". I just caught a concrete post the right way trying to get into a parking spot without hitting my bosses truck.

    I wouldn't go through the trouble of plastiderping it. BTW where can you get ARB bumpers, and are they 3/16"?
     
  8. Apr 24, 2012 at 11:06 AM
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    STLharry

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    This.
    And mine appears to be 3/16ths plate. The bumper isn't actually that heavy. I could pick it up by myself when I first had it delivered and during installation. It gets really heavy when you add a winch to it.
     
  9. Apr 24, 2012 at 11:08 AM
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    Do you have more pics of yours installed?
     
  10. Apr 24, 2012 at 11:10 AM
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    Jonyd182

    Jonyd182 What do you mean I can't go up there...Watch this!

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    Elite is no longer taking orders but Relentless makes a similar product.

    [​IMG]
     
  11. Apr 24, 2012 at 12:11 PM
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    So i take it rubbign compound wouldn't work?
     
  12. Apr 24, 2012 at 2:12 PM
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    Your truck keeps looking better!

    The ARB IMO, is a great bumper. The shop guys and I compared the weight of the old bumper to the ARB and they were very close in weight.
     
  13. Apr 24, 2012 at 2:17 PM
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    ARB Front bumper. Custom rear bumper. ARB snorkel. 883s 90004s. 1 inch daystar body mounts lift. Full skids. Leather seats.
    This is the best pic I have of the ARB
    [​IMG]
     
  14. Apr 24, 2012 at 3:08 PM
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    Hard to say without seeing a picture of the bumper..
     
  15. Apr 24, 2012 at 7:33 PM
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    STLharry

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    Yeah I'll take some of how my truck currently sits when I get time to.
     
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