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Least Invasive Front Bumper for 2019

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by GrandpaJim-19Taco, Jan 11, 2020.

  1. Jan 14, 2020 at 8:23 PM
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    Looks pretty generic to me, I'm partial to the tube bumpers.
     
  2. Jan 14, 2020 at 8:26 PM
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  3. Jan 14, 2020 at 9:29 PM
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    Something like such

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  4. Jan 14, 2020 at 9:36 PM
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  5. Jan 14, 2020 at 9:44 PM
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    Side angle of the bumper?
     
  6. Jan 14, 2020 at 9:45 PM
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  7. Jan 14, 2020 at 9:48 PM
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    Is there enough space to take into account the flex of the bumper?
     
  8. Jan 14, 2020 at 9:54 PM
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    Not sure by what you mean by the "flex of the bumper"... The bumper is bolted directly to the frame using 4 heavy duty bolts that are bolted to 4 studs on each side of the frame. If that bumper flexes or moves, the frame is going to flex and bend. In other words, it ain't moving and if it does, you got other, bigger, issues... in fact, one of the down sides to *all* these bumpers is that the frame is going to bend well before these bumpers give.
     
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  9. Jan 14, 2020 at 9:57 PM
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    You body is mounted on rubber. Your body flexes and moves slightly independently from frame, is there enough room to account for the body to move, independently from frame and not scrape paint? Lemme know if my explanation needs further refinement.
     
  10. Jan 14, 2020 at 10:03 PM
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    That's 100% subjective
     
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  11. Jan 14, 2020 at 10:04 PM
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    Got it. The whole plastic front end moves... Yes, there is space between the metal bumper and the plastic --probably about 3/8" - 1/4". As to paint rubbing underneath --Victory 4x4 recommends putting some clear tape underneath the edges of potential contact points if you plan to remove the bumper and return to stock --"just in case".
     
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  12. Jan 14, 2020 at 10:08 PM
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    Cool, thanks for the reply!
     
  13. Jan 20, 2020 at 5:01 AM
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    A lot of you are suggesting that I spend thousands on a body-changing bumper that I really don't need. Don't get me wrong, I'm not ungrateful for the suggestions, but I feel I was pretty clear when I said minimally invasive and no body cutting.... LoL
    @aStrauss - I think I like the Stage1 better.
     
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  14. Jan 20, 2020 at 5:38 AM
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    Well, what we suggest is because we’ve been where you are and all come to probably the same conclusion. You can’t find it w/o some cutting or bending. You were clear and we were still trying to help but that unicorn bumper doesn’t exist or I haven’t found it. Good luck with the Stage One and your search. That’s more cutting than I’d ever do.
     
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  15. Jan 20, 2020 at 5:44 AM
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    Any of these suggestions are better than the damage enhancer you have hanging off the front now.
     
  16. Jan 20, 2020 at 2:00 PM
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    Damage enhancer gone. I'd rather have the functionality of the TSS. I'm sure I'll figure something out sooner or later...

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  17. Jan 20, 2020 at 2:03 PM
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    The Stage1 I was referring to is a lot less cutting than most of the bumpers suggested. I'm not sure what I want yet. Just browsing for ideas at this point. Lots to look at.
    Edit - I misunderstood the Stage1 comment. Nevermind.
     
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  18. Jan 20, 2020 at 2:11 PM
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  19. Jan 20, 2020 at 2:11 PM
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    What grill is that?
     
  20. Jan 20, 2020 at 2:15 PM
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    Yes, the Stage 1 does have cutting required (less than many others) and it does look good. I was referencing the Blitz by Victory 4x4 because it has less cutting than the Stage 1. That’s the option I chose because of the lack of cutting. I’ve attached their install video for your reference. The only reason I haven’t installed it is because it’s too cold for me right now...LOL. *you can see it on Arrieta’s Taco a couple posts above but his post was side-tracked with clearance questions*

    https://www.victory4x4.com/product/VT3FB-0.html
     

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