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Relentless Fab 05+ Front Plate Style Winch Bumper Review

Discussion in 'Product Reviews' started by wmflyfisher, Sep 27, 2010.

  1. Sep 27, 2010 at 5:48 PM
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    wmflyfisher

    wmflyfisher [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Thought I would write a little review on the Relentless Fab bumper I received a couple weeks ago from Eric. First of all, Eric was excellent at catering to my needs. I wanted this bumper built a specific way and he was able to do it all.

    Installation was pretty easy. There were a few mods that I had to do such as cut the factory tow ring and shave some of the upper original bumper support down (thin piece of metal) but other than that it was pretty straight forward.

    This thing is built like a freakin tank and the welds look really good and straight. Factory skid still works as well. The color is matte black and I had it powder coated. Fog lights are $18 Walmart specials and I plan to replace the 55w H3 bulb with a 100W PIAA or something similar. Still need to mount my Hella 4000's to the center. I will post pics when I do so.

    Overall I'm very pleased with the product and IMO I think it's the best looking (and built) 05+ bumper on the market today. Please contact Eric for all your fab needs. I believe he builds sliders and will soon have a rear bumper for 05+ models.

    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/relentless-fabrication/

    Now what you all have been waiting for :)

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  2. Sep 27, 2010 at 5:50 PM
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    Carson

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    Looks great!!
     
  3. Sep 27, 2010 at 5:51 PM
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    S.B.

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    looks good.
     
  4. Sep 27, 2010 at 5:52 PM
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    05tacoSPORT

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  5. Sep 27, 2010 at 5:53 PM
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    07NavyTaco

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    i'm jealous.
     
  6. Sep 27, 2010 at 6:12 PM
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    OZ-T

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    Awesome :thumbsup:

    I want .
     
  7. Sep 27, 2010 at 6:17 PM
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    06redtacoma

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    i also noticed this in building my bumper from the front with the tires you can really see the taco lean with the aftermarket bumpers. looks great.
     
  8. Sep 27, 2010 at 6:44 PM
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    wmflyfisher

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    Thanks guys!

    Not sure if you are referring to my truck or not but my coilovers have been adjusted to account for the lean. The ground was slightly uneven in the pics.
     
  9. Sep 27, 2010 at 6:46 PM
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    IndianTaco

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    thats a great looking set up
     
  10. Sep 27, 2010 at 6:51 PM
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    I plan on doing the same , with a slight modification :spy:
     
  11. Sep 27, 2010 at 7:50 PM
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    Bsly862

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    Great looking bumper! I really do like the tubes coming off of the hoop

    Looks great
     
  12. Sep 27, 2010 at 8:01 PM
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    mgrande

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    cant wait to see it with the lights mounted
     
  13. Sep 27, 2010 at 8:03 PM
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    francis1291

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    Looks good. I would like to have an all pro bumper for mine but it is way to much money
     
  14. Sep 27, 2010 at 8:03 PM
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    :drool: my favorite bumper.
     
  15. Sep 27, 2010 at 8:07 PM
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    Na looks a little different than the CBI. Comes down a bit more on the sides and lines up with the fenders instead of sticking out. Has holes instead of the CBI logo and it's one solid piece. I pretty picky with my crap and I just wasn't crazy about the CBI at all. Don't get me wrong, build and quality was top notch. Just not my cup of tea.
     
  16. Sep 27, 2010 at 8:11 PM
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    looks heavy duty that's for sure. :thumbsup:
     
  17. Sep 27, 2010 at 8:20 PM
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    RelentlessFab

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    Had tons on the Taco's.... new truck is pretty stock
    :thumbsup: Looks great!
    :)
     
  18. Sep 27, 2010 at 8:24 PM
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    Wow. I'm gonna hit you up when I get back in town so I can take a closer look. Sound good?
     
  19. Sep 27, 2010 at 10:08 PM
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    Damn I love this bumper! Great work as always!

    Do you have a lay-away plan like K-mart? I would like to buy one lol!
     
  20. Sep 27, 2010 at 10:40 PM
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    Thanks for posting the review + pics! I have a BSP AC too and it helps to see what this bumper is going to look like on my rig. :drool:
     
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