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i need help choosing a bumper

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by BFA, Mar 22, 2011.

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which should i get?

Poll closed Apr 21, 2011.
  1. All-Pro

    30.8%
  2. Trail-Gear

    26.9%
  3. Other

    42.3%
  1. Mar 22, 2011 at 9:08 PM
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    BFA

    BFA [OP] Nuttier than squirrel shit.

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    basically im looking for a tube bumper cause i want to keep the weight down and im broke and cant afford a beefy plate one.. so ive narrowed it down to either the all pro bumper
    http://www.allprooffroad.com/9504tacomatrailarmor/9504frontbumpers

    or trail gear

    http://www.polyperformance.com/shop...Low-Profile-Toyota-Front-Bumpers-p-27339.html

    i could make one but im impatient and if i mess up which i most likely would it would probably cost more time and materials and i definitely aint no pro welder either
     
  2. Mar 22, 2011 at 9:19 PM
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    Camo23

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    pick which you like personally more. its all personal opinion
     
  3. Mar 22, 2011 at 9:22 PM
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    tsab916

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    the all-pro is already 499 +tax...might as well save a bit more and get a plate bumper, your already more than half way there if you already have the $500...

    i like the relentless front plate bumper and i pm them a few weeks ago and they said they where coming out with a front bumper for 1st gens by the end of this month so im waiting on them...
     
  4. Mar 22, 2011 at 9:33 PM
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    meeestirg

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    actually there's no tax for him. he is in AZ and all pro is in CA. unless he drives here to buy it.
     
  5. Mar 22, 2011 at 9:47 PM
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    Nightstr

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  6. Mar 22, 2011 at 9:52 PM
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    tacokid09

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  7. Mar 22, 2011 at 10:13 PM
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    hey good work recommending a plate bumper when the op specifically says he wants tube.


    out of those two, i'd go with the trail gear.

    also might want to consider a 4xInnovations bumper.
     
  8. Mar 22, 2011 at 10:18 PM
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    BFA

    BFA [OP] Nuttier than squirrel shit.

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    Yeah plate bumpers are cool and all but they are too heavy I'm trying to keep the weight down as best I can
     
  9. Mar 22, 2011 at 10:20 PM
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    BFA

    BFA [OP] Nuttier than squirrel shit.

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    It shouldn't be too hard.. but considering I've never welded or used the bender in my life I dunno how well it would turn out.. ill check into dom tubing prices tomorrow and see but ill get back to this tomorrow since I gotta get up for work in a few hours

    Also I've seen 4xinnovations and I don't care for it at all and I can't stand stingers on bumpers they are way too tall
     
  10. Mar 22, 2011 at 10:32 PM
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    Relentless is in the process of releasing his tube bumper... Duh.:p
     
  11. Mar 22, 2011 at 10:36 PM
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  12. Mar 22, 2011 at 10:37 PM
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    Slodgetto

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    I'm going through this process as well... I would say TG because it is cheaper and made of stronger material. However, I do love the look of the All-pro. I know one thing--I will be waiting to see what Relentless has to offer at the end of the month before I purchase a new bumper.
     
  13. Mar 23, 2011 at 6:36 AM
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    BFA

    BFA [OP] Nuttier than squirrel shit.

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    well main reason #2 is i also have a tube bumper on the rear and it would match if i had one in the front. also with the money i save from buying a smaller tube bumper ill have more money for other cool things like...... a supercharger lol
     
  14. Mar 23, 2011 at 7:15 AM
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    Get the TG and weld a light bar to it! That's what I would do
     
  15. Mar 23, 2011 at 7:18 AM
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    exactly what im thinking..... i can get a peice of scrap tubing long enough to make one too.... i might be ordering it tonight :D
     
  16. Mar 23, 2011 at 7:39 AM
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    what he said^^^^
    talk to adam he can build you something......
     
  17. Mar 23, 2011 at 7:42 AM
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    the all pro is more expensive but i like it way mroe, the other one looks kind of stupid in my opinion
     
  18. Mar 23, 2011 at 7:45 AM
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    BFA [OP] Nuttier than squirrel shit.

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  19. Mar 23, 2011 at 7:49 AM
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    cant see any of those pictures. but i would still nut up and buy the all pro, it looks way better and stronger than the other one
     
  20. Mar 23, 2011 at 8:13 AM
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    BFA [OP] Nuttier than squirrel shit.

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    actually i just remembered a friend has a contact with someone that works at a local steel yard i believe he mentioned that he could get 1.75x.120 dom tubing for like $2/ft which is one badass deal and i can buy enough to make like 5 bumpers for the prive of that all pro.

    from what i understand the TG bumper is stronger because they use a higher grade tube. plus its a low profile bumper so it looks strange not bolted to the truck. if i dont build my own ill probably go with the TG.

    heres a pic of some guy that rolled his truck resting on the stinger of the rock defense bumper. just to show that it isnt weak

    [​IMG]
     
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