1. Welcome to Tacoma World!

    You are currently viewing as a guest! To get full-access, you need to register for a FREE account.

    As a registered member, you’ll be able to:
    • Participate in all Tacoma discussion topics
    • Communicate privately with other Tacoma owners from around the world
    • Post your own photos in our Members Gallery
    • Access all special features of the site

Hey Texas, need opinion

Discussion in 'Texas' started by sambo73, Apr 27, 2013.

  1. Apr 27, 2013 at 8:45 PM
    #1
    sambo73

    sambo73 [OP] New Member

    Joined:
    Apr 21, 2013
    Member:
    #102491
    Messages:
    4
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    sammy
    van,tx
    Vehicle:
    '94 xcab 4wd custom camo paint
    3" lift, custom mossy oak paint job
    Im from a small town in east tx called van. I just got a '94 yota 4wd. Looking to build a bumper. Found a good deal on some 8"x2"x1/4" channel iron. Think it would work? Heres a pix of my yota.

    uploadfromtaptalk1367120680688.jpg
    uploadfromtaptalk1367120703719.jpg
     
  2. Apr 27, 2013 at 9:03 PM
    #2
    EquinsuOcha

    EquinsuOcha Bourbon

    Joined:
    Mar 18, 2008
    Member:
    #5368
    Messages:
    3,664
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Casey
    Ft Worth, TX
    Vehicle:
    07 PreRunner
    AFE Drop-in filter, Wet Okole seat covers, Hifonics 6.5" components in front, MA Audio midbasses in rear, Kicker 8", RE Audio 2 channel for components, Elemental Designs bridged 2-channel for sub, CB, Devil Horns, Rancho QuickLift, Rancho RS9000XL rear shocks, Toytec AAL, stickers, things and stuff.
    I can't help you, I just came to say that I know exactly where Van is.
     
  3. Jul 16, 2014 at 6:46 PM
    #3
    TXTaco13

    TXTaco13 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 25, 2013
    Member:
    #111175
    Messages:
    671
    Gender:
    Male
    North Texas
    Vehicle:
    DCSB TRD OFFROAD 4x4
    SnugTop Rebel Weathertech Floor Liners Wet Okole Seat Covers Amp Bed Step Plasti-Derped Emblems Tacoma bed mat Cooper Discover AT3's
    You mean angle iron? One thing you should think about is the weight. Its not super heavy, but it will definitely affect your gas mileage. I had a steel plate bumper on my old Chevy 1500, and I got horrible mileage because of front and rear bumpers. Just my .02, but you could always paint your existing bumper with plasti-dip and that way it looks new, but if you ever changed your mind, you can peel it right off. Or you could also build a pre-runner style bumper with tubular steel, those are typically lighter, and look pretty cool. Let me know how you build goes. Take care.
     
    Last edited: Jul 18, 2014
  4. Jul 18, 2014 at 6:23 PM
    #4
    357sig

    357sig Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 14, 2010
    Member:
    #31343
    Messages:
    30,581
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    dough boy
    donut shop
    Vehicle:
    Gold digger
    Plated bumper and tube bumper weigh about the same. Give or take 20 or 30 pounds.
     
  5. Jul 18, 2014 at 6:32 PM
    #5
    TXTaco13

    TXTaco13 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 25, 2013
    Member:
    #111175
    Messages:
    671
    Gender:
    Male
    North Texas
    Vehicle:
    DCSB TRD OFFROAD 4x4
    SnugTop Rebel Weathertech Floor Liners Wet Okole Seat Covers Amp Bed Step Plasti-Derped Emblems Tacoma bed mat Cooper Discover AT3's
    Sounds like they weigh the same, give or take 30 lbs :rolleyes:
     
To Top