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Nice bumper for 2nd Gen Tacomas

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by kylemob, May 20, 2008.

  1. May 21, 2008 at 11:34 AM
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    piercedtiger

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    Agreed. That's been one of my biggest complaints. Either no way to fill that gap, or paying extra for fiberglass pieces that I then need to find someone to color match instead of just building a damn bumper that follows the lines of the truck.

    Oh, and I made a mistake about the plain price. It's $450 instead of $499 so the plain version is actually cheaper than AP.
     
  2. May 21, 2008 at 12:07 PM
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  3. May 23, 2008 at 9:17 PM
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    Hello,

    I do not build my bumpers in "cookiecutter-massed produced" fashion. Yes, the basic bumper is the same bumper to bumper, but the options are "pick and choose". The bumper shown on eBay is of the 05-08 and it is Prototype, owned by Kevin McLamb of Lexington, VA. Obviously, not everyone wants the Receivers for shackle mounting, but others have ordered their bumpers with that option, and some have ordered the Weld-on shackle mounts that everyone and their brother put on their bumpers. Kevin gave me free reign on the design, and I wanted something that would give some flexibility in the future. Put them in, take them out, build a Carryall AND tow your trailer, Install a cusom Tire carrier assembly that plugs into the 2 extra receivers, many many possibilities. I also build a verson of this that wraps around the quarter opanels to the wheel wells, but obviously that is even more. For those who think My price is high, Maybe, but price Armorology and ask how long you have to wait to get one. My laed time is currently 8-12 weeks.

    Me and My wife are both Veterans, and we offer discounts to those who serve theire communities, and our country.

    Students, Military, Police, EMS, Fire, etc gets 10% off. COmbat troops deployed oversees , get 25% off....... Pray for our troops

    Obviously, My bumper is American made. Thanks for the interest...

    I also build for 84-94 trucks, 84-89 4runners, and 95-08 Tacomas


    overkill_eng@msn.com
     
  4. May 24, 2008 at 6:19 AM
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    Thanks for posting here! Do you happen to have list of options or more pics? I'd love to see the wrap around one.

    As for price.... well you get what you pay for as they say! :D This looks very solid. And I love the fact you don't have to cut anything or remove the factory hitch. :thumbsup:
     
  5. May 24, 2008 at 9:29 AM
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    OverKillOffRoad-AP

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    Apparently all of my pictures are too large to attach. Any ideas?
     
  6. May 24, 2008 at 10:48 AM
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    Yell at bob? (tcBob, site owner) :D

    Or upload to something like photobucket.com and use the image link button to insert the image ([​IMG]).
     
  7. May 24, 2008 at 1:58 PM
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    Good to see you hear OverKill, welcome to TW... Veyr nice bumper, as I've already told you :wink:
     
  8. May 25, 2008 at 5:55 PM
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    Great looking bumper, top of my list as far as a rear bumper goes. Any plans on designing front bumpers / skid plates / light bars? I live overkill engineering, maybe because I do the same thing on my projects, if its got to be strong, its going to be STRONG.
     
  9. May 25, 2008 at 7:18 PM
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    that is by far the toughtest rear bumper for a tacoma ive seen. the fact that u keep the factory receiver is the biggest plus. i wouldnt trust another aftermarket bumper/receiver like allpro. i pull heavy loads and the factory receiver is the only logical way to go. the price is high but well worth it for the construction of the bumper. yal gotta look at the price of raw steel these days and also the price paid for all the equipment it takes to fab with. hes deff. w/i reason with the price for it to be a one man fabshop. i just paid 800 for a brushguard for the front of my taco to hold a winch. wish i woulda waited and bought that instead. as for those shackle receivers, the builders got a real good idea there. anything that you want to make removable you can make it fit in those receivers. Awsome bumper Overkill.
     
  10. May 26, 2008 at 8:16 PM
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    Thanks For the kind words. My earlier truck bumpers are about half the price, about $400 fully loaded, but people do not seem to do any reaserch on steel prices before they start flaming. NOt to mention gas prices, and every service I have to pay for goes up as well. Like you said. Steel has doubled in the 9 years I have been building the older bumpers 84-2004, but My prices have only about 15-20%. The only way I can survive is to build them in less hours, and not effect quality. NOt am easy chore. Thanks again. God Bless

    Anthony PAdgett
     
  11. Jun 15, 2008 at 10:23 AM
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    bump. Happy fathers day guys
     
  12. Jun 15, 2008 at 6:12 PM
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    I like it!
    Once my Truck is paid off I might be in the market :)
     
  13. Jun 16, 2008 at 12:00 PM
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    Nice looking bumper. And kudos to the builder for his stance on vets.

     
  14. Jun 16, 2008 at 12:12 PM
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    And those of us that offroad, tow, and paid for the tow package feel that's still a plus! :D Like I said before, I paid for the hitch so I'm not about to take it off and scrap it. I also hate how many other bumpers put the hitch where the license plate is. That's great if you want more ground clearance, but sucks if you actually tow. You either need to relocate the plate yourself, flip it up so the cops can't see it (and maybe pull you over for it), or remove it for towing (which is illegal).

    I have yet to see a competent solution for having the hitch in the bumper AND have the license plate visible at all times.
     
  15. Jun 16, 2008 at 12:22 PM
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    :rolleyes:
     
  16. Jun 16, 2008 at 12:26 PM
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    Jackass. :rolleyes:

    That would make you the first anyway. Most seem to think the license plate needs to go over the hitch.
     
  17. Jun 16, 2008 at 12:27 PM
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    Sometimes the internet forums crack me up.

    Obviously not ALL of, "us that offroad, tow, and paid for the tow package feel that's still a plus!"

    There's probably lots of things you "have yet to see". That doesn't mean they don't exist.
     
  18. Jun 16, 2008 at 12:32 PM
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    I know, I don't count. :p

    Qualify that "competent solution for having the hitch in the bumper AND have the license plate visible at all times" with "AND keeps the tailgate functional AND is available for purchase as a bolt-on mod" and I'm in full agreement. :cool:
     
  19. Jun 16, 2008 at 12:34 PM
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    So point them out. Prove there's a good one out there. All the ones Ive seen just wouldn't work or would be illegal. Not something I want to deal with after paying $400-$800 for a new bumper.

    I've been trying to find a new bumper for over a year between googling, toyotanation, eBay, TTORA, shrockworks, ARB, Wabfab, yotatech, All-Pro, Bud Built and more. Only ones that I liked and had the license plate offset where one off's not in production.
     
  20. Jun 16, 2008 at 12:41 PM
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    I was under the impression that if you owned (or said you did) a Tacoma you would be old enough to drive?
     

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