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Off road front bumpers? anyone...

Discussion in 'Off-Roading & Trails' started by kingfish, Jan 12, 2009.

  1. kingfish

    kingfish [OP] Member

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    Hi guys, I have a 2008' 4x4, std. cab, 4 cyl....I bought it to use for camping in remote mountain areas, I fabed a frame over the bed and had a local awning company canvas a tent for the frame, in short, it came out perfect, my wife and I love it, and the freedom of being able to go anywhere (offroad) and get away from the travel trailers etc. and being off the ground (inside the bed) is much more secure and warmer, then a ground tent....when on the highway I remove the tent, and the frame has little to no drag.....now I am ready to make a few other changes...which brings me to my question..

    I'm looking to change out the front bumper to something a little more "substantial" that can handle a winch???...any links?

    Also, I have a bench seat, and would like to change it out to two bucket seats. I'm not concerned with the center console gap, I have other use for the space...anyone has changed out a 2008' std. cab, bench seat?

    Thanks for any replies..Kingfish
     
  2. Delmarva

    Delmarva Mayor of TW

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    Welcome to TW :wave:

    Check out Allpro Offroad. They have the best looking aftermarket offroad bumpers out there (IMO).

    Post pics of your bed tent thingamajober... :thumbsup:
     
  3. silver07taco

    silver07taco Well-Known Member

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    Welcome to TW, I am running the allpro plate bumper but if you lookin for a very solid bumper go ARB
     
  4. LonghornTaco

    LonghornTaco Can you pass the bailout please?

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  5. kingfish

    kingfish [OP] Member

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    Thanks for the reply...I don't have any pics of the "tent and frame" at this time, but will post some shortly...give me a week or so...

    Thanks, Kingfish
     
  6. RelentlessTaco

    RelentlessTaco Custom Tacoma bumpers & more for your offroad toy Vendor

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    welcome! Looks like longhorn named pretty much every bumper manufacturer for the 2nd gens so check those out. Lets see some pics of the truck!
     
  7. gpspowell

    gpspowell Well-Known Member

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    I chose the ARB myself. Instead of mounting the winch I had a receiver installed. I carry the winch in the recovery box in the bed and mount the winch front or rear as the need arises. That keeps that extra 75+ pounds off the front suspension and I've never liked the amount of dirt and road salt the winch is exposed to when permanently mounted in the front bumper.

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