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Relentless Fabrication 2nd gen Stingray Bumper Group Buy Thread

Discussion in 'Relentless Fabrication' started by Georgeth1022, Nov 6, 2018.

  1. Dec 4, 2023 at 5:36 PM
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    Thanks man! I think your reward for finishing your finals is installing this thing. Good luck and have fun with it! Post pics when you’re done!
     
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  2. Dec 4, 2023 at 7:45 PM
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    yee haw! Looks fantastic @EMR
     
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  3. Dec 6, 2023 at 5:24 PM
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    They finally arrived after UPS lost them. Unfortunately it will be awhile before I get them mounted. Having foot surgery on the 20th and will be down for 4 months.
     
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  4. Dec 6, 2023 at 11:05 PM
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    Dang, glad you got the bumper finally but sorry about the foot. Good luck with surgery and hope you recover quickly to get things installed!
     
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  5. Dec 23, 2023 at 1:57 PM
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    Got mine in- getting ready to install after Christmas this week. Quick question on install, I can only find instructions for 2016+ Tacoma on the website. Does this one involve cutting? I thought it was direct install swap.

    Thanks- SRick
     
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    There’s only some minimal cutting involved of the center lower plastic piece. Let me try to find the instructions I used.

    *edit: found it!

    https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads/2012-15-sting-ray-lo-pro-bumper.459324/page-9#post-20094766
     
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  7. Dec 24, 2023 at 5:46 AM
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    EMR, thanks a ton- Instructions are rock solid. Greatly appreciate the link, the assist, and your excellent instructions!!

    SRick
     
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  8. Dec 24, 2023 at 4:17 PM
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    Don’t fret too much about the cutting. I literally took my angle grinder and in under two minutes, had the cut. It’s super easy. Also, just to clarity, those weren’t my instructions so sadly I can’t take the credit.

    IMG_5756.jpg
     
  9. Dec 26, 2023 at 4:27 PM
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    Anybody else have to re-cut/drill the mounting bolt holes? Mine are 1/4 inch off. Just spent 45 minutes trying to get the bumper mounted and no way is it fitting with current bolt hole configuration.
     
  10. Dec 26, 2023 at 5:40 PM
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    Can’t say, haven’t tried to mount mine yet. My u joints went kaboom so fixing that first and hoping weather doesn’t shift to an arctic blast. But I’ll report back if it’s off later.

    Edit: Mounting bolts were tight on mine but fit with only a small amount of persuasion. Original aluminum crash bar also came off with the same tight fit. Assuming each truck is different and if you've ever had the bumper tapped in a parking lot it may be tighter.
     
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  11. Dec 26, 2023 at 6:58 PM
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    Mine went on fine but a few other people somewhere in this thread said they had to hit the bolts with a mallet to straighten them out. Put a nut on and hit that of course, to preserve the threads.
     
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  12. Dec 26, 2023 at 8:00 PM
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    Shouldn't require any modification, these are the same design as they've always been and the hole pattern is the same as all our hundreds of 2005-2023 Tacoma bumpers we've built for years now.
    It's possible as mentioned that the studs are angled a little where they come out of the frame end plates, but they'd still be very close. 1/4" is a lot, something seems off. You removed all the aluminum crash bar parts from the frame and are going straight to frame?
     
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  13. Dec 27, 2023 at 2:57 PM
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    Yep, I got it and installed it. About 20 minutes with a file and got the wholes widened. More like 1/8 on both of the right side holes. All good now, rest of install went smooth.
     
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    Working on installing mine today. Old school milkwakee bumper jack sure made any work of any lifting.

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  15. Dec 31, 2023 at 12:33 PM
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    Here is everything all buttoned up.

    Winch is a warn VR12-S with a warn epic fairleed and hook and a AEV hook isolator. Shackles are mooseknuckle split jowl. I may have them powdercoated a deeper red as in the sunlight they are bright red.

    Bumper instal was pretty straightforward. I did have to bend the factory bumper studs in a little to fit over the bumper. I showed the outside of the studs measuring 1/8" wider than the holes. The factory aluminum bumper was tight and the studs may have bent when trying to remove it also.
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  16. Dec 31, 2023 at 12:45 PM
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    Looks sweet. Can’t wait to get back on my feet so I can get mine installed.
     
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    How’s that foot recovery coming along?
     
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  18. Dec 31, 2023 at 5:37 PM
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    I am doing pretty good. They had to do more than they were expecting. I have 4 screws holding it together. No weight bearing for about six more weeks. Total recovery is supposed to be 4 months. I am going insane sitting in the recliner all day. Thanks for asking.
     
  19. Jan 6, 2024 at 10:22 PM
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    Wow that’s a long recovery! My wife who’s a PT says your surgery must have been doozy! As soon as you’re off the restrictions, don’t go off and rushing this bumper on just to screw up that ankle again (because I can totally are myself doing that). Good luck to you brother.
     
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  20. Jan 7, 2024 at 6:53 AM
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    They pretty much rebuilt my metatarsal’s. I have 4 3” screws holding it all together. I am so tired of sitting in the recliner. But I am not going to do anything to hurt myself. Just be happy to be able to go back to work when it stops swelling.
     
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