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rear bumper question

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by ryanringle, Aug 26, 2010.

  1. Aug 26, 2010 at 2:01 PM
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    ryanringle

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    I was thinking of trading someone a base model rear bumper for my chrome one, but I have a few questions about that. Can I just hook up the hitch to the new rear bumper, his doesn't have a hitch. Also there is a blemish on the center plastic part below the license plate. Is this piece replaceable?
     
  2. Aug 26, 2010 at 2:03 PM
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    The hitch included with the factory tow package is not connected to the bumper.. you can swap the bumpers. Plastic is replaceable
     
  3. Aug 26, 2010 at 2:16 PM
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    Where can I get the replacement plastic? And is it just glued on?
     
  4. Aug 26, 2010 at 3:46 PM
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    Plastic pieces are held in by clips. When you have the bumper off you will see how they pop into the metal. Try ebay for bumper plastic I'm not sure where else to look. Try your local junkyard also.
     
  5. Aug 27, 2010 at 8:11 AM
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    Actually some of them are attached to the bumper (Hidden Hitch, Toyota factory). Mine from Uhaul is.
     
  6. Aug 27, 2010 at 8:25 AM
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    Well when I took my bumper off the hitch stayed attached to the frame and stayed right where it was. There are two bolts that connect the bumper and the hitch under the license plate but they are not really load bearing. The tow hitch is attached to the frame underneath the truck. However I think there might be a couple of ways to swap bumpers.
     
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  8. Oct 1, 2010 at 4:13 PM
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    Hello. I'm a newbie wondering the same thing about switching bumpers. I want to put a black base model rear bumper in place of the chrome bumper of the trd o/r. I don't have a hitch and it is 2005. My question is do I need a 2005 base model bumper or can it be another year? And is it easy to swap them (can I do it at home)?
     
  9. Oct 1, 2010 at 5:26 PM
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    Thank you Oswego. I guess I'm visiting some junkyards tomorrow! Wish me luck
     
  10. Oct 1, 2010 at 7:58 PM
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    ryanf

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    I have a chrome bumper for you and located in staten island....interested?
     
  11. Oct 1, 2010 at 8:04 PM
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    KPT

    KPT sees what you did there.

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    If you are wanting a black bumper and have no luck at the junk yard, you can get one from Toyota Parts Barn for under $200 shipped.

    Part number is 5215104907 . You have to re-use the black plastic and the braces inside the bumper, but it's only a 1 hour job or so. I've been happy with mine.
     
  12. Oct 2, 2010 at 5:24 AM
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    Thanks for the tip KPT.
     
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