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Just bent my Avid Bar

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by a89aries, Oct 29, 2010.

  1. Oct 29, 2010 at 7:29 PM
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    a89aries

    a89aries [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Was just out for a Friday evening drive and happened to pass by one of the offroad trails I go down often. Seeing as it was dark and I was alone I only went down far enough that I could see what sort of condition the road was in. Long story short I turned around at the side of the trail and while pulling back on the front wheels dropped into a rut that was deeper than it appeared (time for some new front lights?:D), dropping the front end onto the avid bar. Shit.

    I got out and checked out the damage with my flashlight, its tough to see much right now but the bar is definitely pushed right snug with my bumper on the passenger side. It doesn't look like it has damaged anything. I'll snap some pics tomorrow but I'm going to have to figure out a way to try and pull that side back out. My first thought was just putting my 30k strap between the top pass side of the bar, and the old apple tree in my front yard. Then hopefully with a few light tugs in 4L with someone standing watching the bumper it will pull out enough to look somewhat normal again.

    Still love my avid bar, its still one tough mofo and looks great. I just hope its an easy fix to get it normal looking again. Without that bar on there this thread would have been titled "shit, how do I install a new bumper"

    Oh and just for the record, the Line-X on the bar didn't even scuff.


    *pics tomorrow*
     
  2. Oct 30, 2010 at 1:47 AM
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    TACOMA TRD

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    yea...Id try that.
     
  3. Oct 30, 2010 at 5:50 AM
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    Just went outside to check it out, not nearly as bad as it looked with the flashlight. You can see in this pic where the bar impacted with the ground and was pushed upwards. Going to try gently bending it back out this afternoon. Will update thread afterward.

    IMG00511-20101030-0842.jpg
     
  4. Oct 30, 2010 at 5:54 AM
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  5. Oct 30, 2010 at 1:35 PM
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    Just went out and gave it a shot, I just backed up and gave some super light tugs (coasting back at like 2kph) with the intention of snugging the 30k strap up....looked at the Avid bar and it was back to normal.

    That's a relief!

    Love my front bar! Without it my bumper would have been toast after hitting that rut. :cool:
     
  6. Oct 30, 2010 at 1:46 PM
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    Glad to read you got 'er done bud!
     
  7. Nov 4, 2010 at 5:43 PM
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    Tackz

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    Looks like AVID saved the day! or the bumper, heheh...
     
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