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Heavy Duty Bumpers

Discussion in '4 Cylinder' started by brfd01, Nov 8, 2010.

  1. Nov 8, 2010 at 9:26 PM
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    brfd01

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    Does anyone know of any good quality, good priced front and rear bumpers for a 2001 Tacoma. Also i was wondering if i added a HD bumper would that greatly affect my proformance and ride of my 2.7L ?
     
  2. Nov 8, 2010 at 9:51 PM
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    You're going to have to be a little more specific when you say "Heavy Duty". When people say "Heavy Duty Truck Bumper" I think of old school dodges and fords with giant chrome bumpers with winches.

    As far as Tacomas go, we have Plate Bumpers, and Tube Bumpers. It's a matter of preference on your part.

    The most popular Plate Bumper is an ARB Bumper

    I personally have an All Pro Front Tube Bumper, and a Badlands Rear Tube Bumper

    They both came with the truck when I bought it, so I can't tell you about performance decrease, but It weighs 65 pounds...so that's like half a very skinny passenger.

    I have 32" mud terrains on steel wheels that weigh 75 pounds each, a fully loaded tool box, the front bumper, and a warn m8000 winch, a second battery, and the rear bumper.
    I still think the performance of my truck is acceptable as it is only a 2.7 liter.
     
  3. Nov 8, 2010 at 9:55 PM
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    Don't forget CBI Offroad...I'm second gen. and have then front and rear.
     
  4. Nov 9, 2010 at 8:03 AM
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    To me i personally like the plate bumpers, they look a little more beefy, but also more expensive. ARB seems like they sell a good product but its just a little too pricey for a college kid.
     
  5. Nov 9, 2010 at 10:14 AM
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    Yeah, no kidding. I love plate bumpers as well, because they are beefier in the aspect that they fully cover the bumper area of the truck. I like my bumpers to be deer-proof, because I drive through Montana frequently, and tubes don't seem like they're really designed to run into anything.

    Don't quote me on this, but it's like $1200 for the ARB, and only $500 for the Allpro...soo....

    But yeah, as far as first gens go, there aren't too many distributors for plate bumpers...I've only seen a handful of rear plate bumpers on the first gen.

    However, a member on here is making Plate bumpers for first gens.
    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/relentless-fabrication/99151-96-04-relentless-fab-plate-style-bumper.html
     
  6. Nov 9, 2010 at 10:30 AM
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    I'm gettin an All-pro. My research shows that the All-pro is the lightest plate bumper - under 100 lbs.
     
  8. Nov 16, 2010 at 8:50 PM
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    About to get a rear all-pro after today too haha

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