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Low profile bumper in aluminum?

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by potshot, Mar 16, 2020.

  1. Mar 16, 2020 at 9:25 AM
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    Does anyone know who makes a low profile bumper in aluminum? I'm in Florida and am not worried about rocks, but do hit mud pretty hard sometimes and that's been rough on my lower bumper plastic. Avid Offroad makes one that looks like it would work well but I'm not sure they'll do it in Aluminum.
    My goal would be to leave clearance in the plastic section above so that my @Mobtown Offroad recovery bar can be retained.
     
  2. Mar 16, 2020 at 10:09 AM
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    I looked initially because I'm not running a winch but found them difficult to find unless you can find someone to custom fab one. If you're worried about weight, I have a steel low-pro (Mobtown) that is I think 3/16th that weighs right at 78lbs.

    3rd gen stock bumper materials you'd be removing are about 11-12lbs netting a 66-67lb gain which really is not enough to impact lift, ride height, handling, etc.
     
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    https://greenlaneoffroad.com/16-tacoma/tacoma-stump-aluminum-winch-bumper
     
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    ...and there you have it. Difficult to find. :confused:
     
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  8. Mar 16, 2020 at 11:15 AM
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    Here is our newest aluminum version.
    This is kind of right in the middle of the lowpro center only bumpers and the high clearance bumpers. May not fit what you are looking for but let me know if you have any questions.

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  9. Mar 16, 2020 at 11:22 AM
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    Thanks for the tag!
     
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  10. Mar 16, 2020 at 11:22 AM
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    Thanks guys looks like there are a couple of good options. Interesting; I was looking on my phone last night, that may be why I missed the SSO aluminum option.
     
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    I think you might be mistaken with SOS? Happens all the time...
     
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    Dude, That bumper makes me drool.
     
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    Retaining both will not be possible. They both attach to the chassis the same way.
     
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    We make a full aluminum bumper weighs in around 45lbs steel is 110lbs

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    Welp, looks like I've got a recovery bar for sale
     

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