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Looking for '03 parts and advice

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by dubdude42, Apr 14, 2017.

  1. Apr 14, 2017 at 7:19 AM
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    dubdude42

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    I am looking to have my front bumper pulled out b/c my driver side tire is rubbing unless there is a better solution w/ an aftermarket bumper. I am also planning to take off the pinstripe and add the original trd stickers. Truck was re-painted after a wreck. Considering replacing rear bumper as well due to rust.
    Also considering replacing front grill or re-chroming part. Any ideas would be appreciated. I have a camper shell I am going to paint to match as well. Thanks!

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  2. Apr 14, 2017 at 7:22 AM
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  3. Apr 14, 2017 at 7:23 AM
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    Welcome to TW.

    You could cut the bumper by the wheel well for more clearance. Or you could add an aftermarket bumper that would allow clearance and extra protection.
     
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  4. Apr 14, 2017 at 7:24 AM
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    Awesome. Thank you ^^^ . I like the OE look. I might add the front chrome piece to the bumper b/c mine is dented as well as the grill piece b/c the chrome is fading.....any other ideas. THANKS!
     
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    ive seen damn good pricing on rockauto.com as well but dont know about fitment quality. i have a silver taco and plan on doing the black and silver theme.
     
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    I gotten stuff from there and find most is what you pay for cheap price=cheap stuff. J/S. I use it for looking up stuff as a guide then go get it elsewhere.
     
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    Anybody have aftermarket bumper recommendations. Quality is important but I'd like to keep the price as low as possible....
     
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    Most prices will be around $800-1200.
     
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    Stay away from Trail-FAIL.

    Go with a Shrockworks bumper. In my opinion, they fit our trucks the best, are very sturdy, conceal the winch and look friggin' nice.

    They are busy so expect a bit of time after you've ordered to receive it.

    Good luck.
     
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    Why stay away from Trail Gear?
     
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    Chinese parts/ materials.
     
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  15. Apr 14, 2017 at 5:13 PM
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    I'll send you some info on that company... sketchy stuff.
     
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    Metal is not just metal.
    Once you weld on nice metal, you can tell the difference. Their stuff blows.
     
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  17. Apr 16, 2017 at 4:03 AM
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    Dalandser ¡Me Gustan Las Taco-mas!

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    I'm pretty sure there is a better lubricant that is specifically formulated for that application, but if you're into that, who am I to judge? Whoever says that WD-40 isn't a lubricant has obviously never... but I digress.

    I wouldn't run a trail gear bumper for aesthetic reasons for a truck that sees mostly street use - probably a relentless fab or see what the new Pelfreybilt bumpers look like once they come out. I do plan on installing a trail gear front bumper though, since I need a bumper that can hold a winch. Plenty of guys with serious builds have had them on their trucks on this site, but they end up upgrading to something else eventually, but I've never read of anyone who has had one on here make any complaints and I've read a good deal of info regarding them. Not to say these people can't exist, but I haven't seen it yet. Maybe @Ritchie can give some examples or detailed stories about what has failed on these bumpers. @DJB1 likes his as far as I know. This guy also wheeled quite a bit with his:

    https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads/box-rocket-2003-trd-doublecab.117265/
     
  18. Apr 16, 2017 at 10:22 AM
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    No doubt Shrockworks and Relentless make sexy high-quality plate bumpers that cost twice as much and weigh a lot more. I'm still quite happy with my Trail Gear front bumper. I had no quality or fitment issues. It had everything I wanted and nothing I didn't want. It's a simple, sturdy, inexpensive bolt-on product that fits a winch and receiver shackle with more front tire clearance than stock. I bought mine from lowrangeoffroad.com and their customer service was fantastic. I did a detailed review here:

    https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads...ow-profile-bumper-for-1st-gen-tacomas.441752/
     
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