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Hoop or no Hoop

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Tepidy, Jan 4, 2012.

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Add a Hoop or leave it as is

Poll closed Feb 3, 2012.
  1. As is without hoop

    23 vote(s)
    26.4%
  2. add the hoop

    64 vote(s)
    73.6%
  1. Jan 4, 2012 at 3:08 PM
    #1
    Tepidy

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    Should I add a center hoop to my bumper, what does everyone think.

    Bumper as it is right now:

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  2. Jan 4, 2012 at 3:09 PM
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    RenoTacoma

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    I vote for no hoop
     
  3. Jan 4, 2012 at 3:15 PM
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    nhtundra

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    No hoop. Looks good the way it is.
     
  4. Jan 4, 2012 at 3:19 PM
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    Hoop. Better for animal strikes, better for wheeling.
     
  5. Jan 4, 2012 at 3:22 PM
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    Tepidy

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    Thats what I was thinking.
     
  6. Jan 4, 2012 at 3:26 PM
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    One of the more enjoyable trail activities is to have a small tree down in front of you and just plow through the fucker or push it out of the way.

    No hoop = shit I just mangled my grille.
    Hoop = tree slides down the hoop to the bumper, no problem!
     
  7. Jan 4, 2012 at 3:32 PM
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  8. Jan 4, 2012 at 3:40 PM
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    Tepidy

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    No doubt
     
  9. Jan 4, 2012 at 4:07 PM
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  10. Jan 4, 2012 at 4:38 PM
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    Hoop, and bring the sides of the bumper out a little more to match up with the fender flares. There's virtually no protection there right now. :eek:
     
  11. Jan 4, 2012 at 4:51 PM
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    I'm gonna say no hoop.

    I have yet to see a functional stinger on a 05+ Tacoma and IMO those aren't functional stingers. They just don't stick out far enough to make a difference and save your ass when the approach angles are horrible.

    No need IMO to put added weight up front but my grill and rad support is already FUBAR so take my opinion with a grain of salt if it's for animal impacts.

    I have zero issues slowly driving over small trees with no hoop...for that matter I had no issues driving over small trees when I had a avid bar.

    On the other hand if the hoop isn't just welded to the top and goes through the bumper and then is welded to the backside (like ARB) I could see it strengthening the bumper significantly.
     
  12. Jan 4, 2012 at 4:53 PM
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    Ill be welding wings on both sides to take care of that issue. I have both wings cut out already just have to remove the bumper to weld them on.
     
  13. Jan 4, 2012 at 4:55 PM
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    This looks stronger then no hoop

    [​IMG]
     
  14. Jan 4, 2012 at 4:57 PM
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    :thumbsup:

    :drool:
     
  15. Jan 4, 2012 at 4:57 PM
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    Some guy on TTORA.

    The real question is why does he have less ground clearance then a stock Tacoma? lol
     
  16. Jan 4, 2012 at 4:58 PM
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    Hoop, otherwise you'll just mangle your grill when you run over a tree offroad.
     
  17. Jan 4, 2012 at 4:58 PM
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    Ah just noticed the drop bracket. :eek:



    The bumper and headlights, roof rack and wheels are sweet though!
     
  18. Jan 4, 2012 at 4:59 PM
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    The hoop will be through the bumper and welded on top of the bumper and also on one of the main structural beams on the internal portion of the bumper


    [​IMG]
     
  19. Jan 4, 2012 at 5:07 PM
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    IDK what speed you guys are running trees over but I never had an issue crawling over them lol I'm not going to post any pictures cause trees are offtrail, but I never had an issue swerving around a swamp hole into the woods taking a few out and I can't even balance a beer on my bumper it's so shallow.

    Sounds good then. Hope to see it in person one day when your done.
     
  20. Jan 4, 2012 at 5:45 PM
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    He's TW member Blacktaco21 too ;)
     
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