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Looking for info and opinions on front bumpers

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by TL697, Aug 23, 2009.

  1. Aug 23, 2009 at 8:28 PM
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    TL697

    TL697 [OP] Well-Known Member

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  2. Aug 24, 2009 at 4:25 AM
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    longbow

    longbow I see you now..................

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    Have an A.P. on mine, some people have had issues with bolting the thing together and placement on the truck. We had to do a little playing with it, to get it to bolt together and get the fit I want.
    The stock lights won't fit, at least not that I know of. Most guys go with a set of Piaa's.
    Their are a number of people that make the style of bumper you are looking for, but some of them have a long wait time. And you will have to deal with truck freight. Look in the builds thread and read some peoples rides, you will get a ton of ideas and then you can make your choice.
    Good Luck
     
  3. Aug 24, 2009 at 4:41 AM
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    Brunes

    Brunes abides.

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    All Pro is good stuff.

    FWIW...If you have found another bumper that you like more but it's too much $$...Save up and get what you want.
    Putting another piece on there just to have a bumper means somewhere down the road you are going to try and pull that one off and get the one you wanted in the first place. Doing it the "right way" (the way you want it) the first time will be cheaper in the long run- even if it does take a bit longer.
     
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