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Need New Rear Bumper - Have factory hitch

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Seminole, Jun 4, 2012.

  1. Jun 4, 2012 at 11:58 AM
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    Seminole

    Seminole [OP] Active Member

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    I have a '98 xtra cab 4wd. My chrome bumper is rusting out on one side. I've searched TW for after market bumpers but none of the offerings I have found allow for integration with the existing factory receiver hitch.

    I have an ATV/utility trailer and I do a lot of towing. I would like to keep my factory hitch in place.

    If anyone has any good suggestions, please let me know.

    PS - please don't torch me and tell me to search. I've tried. Thanks
     
  2. Jun 4, 2012 at 12:03 PM
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    MowTaco

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    A lot of them have integrated hitches in them so you could take off the factory one and still have a hitch... Have you considered that?
     
  3. Jun 4, 2012 at 12:13 PM
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    Madjik_Man

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    +1

    then sell your factory hitch
     
  4. Jun 4, 2012 at 12:22 PM
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    eBay might be your best bet. Some available for ~$200 shipped - but not OEM.
     
  5. Jun 4, 2012 at 1:29 PM
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    Integrated/new hitch is something to consider. I just need to be sure if I replace the factory one, that I don't lose tow capacity. In other words, I don't want something weak or cheesy. It needs to be solid.

    Thanks for the replies If anyone has any examples or links, please post em up!
     
  6. Jun 4, 2012 at 1:49 PM
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    Madjik_Man

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    Go to the vendor section and have fun perusing.

    Those bumpers are like Lou Feringo, while our stock bumper is like Ed Grimley
     
  7. Jun 4, 2012 at 7:26 PM
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    Box Rocket

    Box Rocket just trying to help

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    I have a factory rear bumper in excellent condition I'll sell you for $75 + shipping. You'll need the frame brackets but it's in awesome shape.
     
  8. Jul 15, 2012 at 7:54 AM
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    sonnytris

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    will it fit my 03 taco ?
     
  9. Jul 15, 2012 at 4:24 PM
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    STLharry

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    I have one with rear brackets. Not to undercut Box Rocket, but I'll sell it to you.
     
  10. Jul 15, 2012 at 4:47 PM
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    Blackdawg

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    also most Aftermarket bumpers are beefier then a tow package. Vendors just have no way of actually testing them and they can't afford to say its rated X amount due to possibly getting sued.

    But im not worried a bit about towing with my offroad bumper.
     
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