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Guess it's time for a new Front Bumper

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas' started by BurgerTaco, Sep 27, 2011.

  1. Sep 27, 2011 at 5:03 PM
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    BurgerTaco

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    On my way home from a 15 hour work day, a Corolla blows right through a stop sign and bolts out right in front of me.

    Damage to my truck:
    [​IMG]

    Damage to her car:
    (sorry for lack light, only light available was blue/red lights from the Patrol car)
    [​IMG]

    I had been toying with the idea of beefing up the front end, and now I really wish I had.
    Any suggestions on a front bumper that's not too over the top, but gives an aggressive look, good protection, and possibly some lights?

    Good News: her insurance will fix this
    Bad News: I'll have live a few days without my Taco
     
  2. Sep 27, 2011 at 5:07 PM
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    Stout890

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    Oh shit that sucks man. Dd you get there information?
     
  3. Sep 27, 2011 at 5:08 PM
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    97yota4wd

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    custom avid tube bumper!
     
  4. Sep 27, 2011 at 5:10 PM
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    McJosh

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    x2! Or My brother's stock. But Avid is much beefier :rolleyes:
     
  5. Sep 27, 2011 at 5:11 PM
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    97yota4wd

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    get something like this:D

    [​IMG]
     
  6. Sep 27, 2011 at 5:11 PM
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    Pioneer AVH-p2300DVD, 12" Memphis sub and Alpine MRP-M650 amp, 32" BFG AT tires and KMC wheels, tinted windows, satoshi grille w/ stainless steel mesh, Avid front & rear tube bumpers, Cobra wx75 CB with 3' firestik, GaragePro bucket seats, FlowMaster 40 series, aFe CAI, Black head lights, LoJack and Autopage alarm installed, Avid sliders.
    or....

    [​IMG]
     
  7. Sep 27, 2011 at 5:12 PM
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    RelentlessFab

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    Had tons on the Taco's.... new truck is pretty stock
    Ouch! Definitely need a new bumper. Add some beef (STEEL), and next time the corolla will be wishing they never blew threw the stop! :D
     
  8. Sep 27, 2011 at 5:14 PM
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    They wish they wouldn't have even by hitting his stock bumper.lol:eek:
     
  9. Sep 27, 2011 at 5:32 PM
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    RelentlessFab

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    Had tons on the Taco's.... new truck is pretty stock
    true, but next time when the car is nearly totaled and the truck's bumper is merely scratched they're gonna feel like even more of a jackass. lol
     
  10. Sep 27, 2011 at 5:54 PM
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    Of course! I got everything short of a fingerprint & DNA sample!

    That looks nice...but what about turn signals? Rewire the clearance lights?
    I'm guessing that's an Avid setup?

    That's the idea!

    Had I not swerved and braked as fast, I would have gone right into her driver's seat, imprinting a negative on my license plate into her left arm.

    Reminder: STOP = STOP
     
  11. Sep 27, 2011 at 5:57 PM
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    My turn signals are on the inner edge of the head light closest to the grille.
    On first gen's I drill a hole on the corner light, under the parking light just big enough to fit the turn signal bulb and then seal it with silicone.
     
  12. Sep 27, 2011 at 10:52 PM
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    Stingerless 4xInnovations, Addicted Offroad, or Trail Gear should do the trick.

    I got an addicted offroad being bent together right now...
     
  13. Sep 28, 2011 at 12:28 AM
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    Elite Plate bumper FTMFW!

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  14. Sep 28, 2011 at 6:49 AM
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    Avid or back to stock. :devil:
     
  15. Sep 28, 2011 at 9:44 AM
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    Looking forward to seeing this bumper, addicted makes some sweet bumpers! :D
     
  16. Sep 28, 2011 at 7:04 PM
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    45acp on here has the same one that i ordered
     
  17. Sep 28, 2011 at 7:15 PM
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  18. Sep 29, 2011 at 6:09 PM
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    Thanks to everyone for the suggestions! Keep 'em coming!
    I hope to be ordering one by next week (to go along with the tow hitch, upgraded suspension, & Eaton TrueTrac).

    BTW: Turns out the other driver was intoxicated. After I left the scene she did not pass go or collect $200.
     
  19. Sep 29, 2011 at 6:27 PM
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    ARB all the way...

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  20. Sep 29, 2011 at 9:47 PM
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    I like the flow of Elite and Relentless bumpers better then ARBs. Espcially on 01-04 models, the ARB doesn't go well with that year which the OP has...of course thats just my opinion...
     
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