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Question about bumper differences by year??

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by rustyshakelford, Nov 2, 2009.

  1. Nov 2, 2009 at 4:53 PM
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    rustyshakelford

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    I have a chance to buy a replacement front bumper for my 1996 tacoma. The bumper im looking at was built for a 2001 tacoma. will it mount up without problems? are the mounting bolts the same

    thanks

    brett
     
  2. Nov 3, 2009 at 12:09 PM
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    STLharry

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    just buy an arb and solve all of the problems.
     
  3. Nov 3, 2009 at 5:23 PM
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    I called around and found out that the bumper in question will work for my application. the reason im not getting an arb is because i dont want to spend 800 on a bumper. i just bought a winch and multimount. this is just my truck to use at the deer lease and beat on, but i like driving it more than my dodge now.

    ill post pics when im dont

    brett
     
  4. Nov 3, 2009 at 5:49 PM
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    yeah i was sort of joking...one has to REALLY commit to their truck to get an ARB.

    Dont you need to change the turn signals though?
     
  5. Nov 3, 2009 at 5:52 PM
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    a 96 bumper and a 01 bumper are quite different...not sure about the mounting parts though

    id double check to make sure before you buy it
     
  6. Nov 3, 2009 at 5:52 PM
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    it should fit
    i was thinking of gettin a 01~04 bumper for my 98 myself
     
  7. Nov 5, 2009 at 7:33 AM
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    i bought it and had it mounted yesterday. apparantly the truck it came off of had a 3" body lift and they modified the bracket. I was able to take them off and re-weld them where they should be. Ill try and post some pics up today

    for future referance it worked perfect for me!

    brett
     
  8. Nov 5, 2009 at 7:44 AM
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