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Relentless Fabrication 2nd gen Stingray Bumper Group Buy Thread

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

  1. Jan 9, 2024 at 8:41 AM
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    09TacomaSR5x

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    After touching base with Relentless Fab I understand those that are interested in a future group buy will need to get their name on a new list to do so. Therefore, lets get this next one rolling!

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    1. 09TacomaSR5x - 1/9/2024
     
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  2. Jan 9, 2024 at 10:07 AM
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    EMR

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    This bumper fits 2012-2015 Gen 2.5 Tacoma’s. If you have a 2009, sadly this will not fit.
     
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  3. Jan 9, 2024 at 10:24 AM
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    09TacomaSR5x

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    Yes sir, I understand. I plan to do the 2.5 gen facelift on the truck so this bumper will then be compatible. Hate to buy the crash bar when that would in theory be a waste of money. Just going to do it all at the same time. I appreciate the foresight though!
     
  4. Jan 9, 2024 at 12:19 PM
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    EMR

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    Awesome! Just making sure. Just be prepared to be patient. It took us a year to get the last one going. But the wait is totally worth it! Good luck!
     
  5. Jan 9, 2024 at 11:44 PM
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    wi_taco

    wi_taco My skid plates give rocks taco flavored kisses

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    Well I was originally going to wait until spring to install mine because I have new headlights and fogs that also need to go in, but bumper was taking up space and I decided to do it last minute with a snowstorm bearing down. Just couldn't wait any longer to see how it looks and I'm 100% happy with it.

    20240109-tacoBumperDaytimeSnow-01.jpg

    Couple notes maybe to help others in the future:

    I left the winch off for now because I mistakenly thought the support braces mounted to holes behind my front shock reservoir mounts. That's my fault for not looking closer. Turns out the actual holes are behind my particular res mounts and need some drilling. I had no time and weather is going to turn real bad here soon so mine has to wait until spring. Plan accordingly and test test test if you have mounts like this.

    20240109-tacoFrontResMountNoHole-01.jpg

    I cut the center plastic section with a Milwaukee M12 rotary and a cutoff disc which made short work of things. First cut was just to remove the bulky center part. Then I made the more precise cut along the red line shown below. Like the instructions say you can always leave more material on at first and trim it back later but it's much harder to add material back! Don't stress much on this, it isn't hard and the bumper itself will hide most of your mistakes.

    20240108-tacoBumperPlasticCutting-01.jpg

    Harbor Freight hydraulic lift cart also makes short work of lifting the bumper if you don't have that fancy body shop bumper like @stoltz23 (but that bumper lift is definitely a sweet tool!).

    20240108-tacoHFCartLiftingBumper-01.jpg

    And last but not least, if anyone is curious a 375mL bottle of Jameson fits perfectly in these sweet magnetic coozies. Cheers and thanks Eric and everyone else who helped make the group buy happen!

    20240109-tacoRelentlessCoozieJamo375-01.jpg
     
  6. Jan 10, 2024 at 9:16 AM
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    RelentlessFab

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    Congrats on getting your install done @wi_taco Enjoy the new bumper. And koozie :cool:
     
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  7. Jan 11, 2024 at 7:54 AM
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    Definitely a good lookin' truck! I must admit that the thought of racing time against a blizzard makes me a little anxious. But I'm from CA and have no idea what snow is LOL.
     
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  8. Jan 31, 2024 at 5:44 AM
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    Got mine installed, had to use a strap to pull the frame horns in about a 16th, not much but on my example of 1 the holes on the bumper were too far apart for the truck. Looks good, I like it
     
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  9. Jan 31, 2024 at 9:53 AM
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    wi_taco

    wi_taco My skid plates give rocks taco flavored kisses

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    Congrats on getting things installed but we need photo evidence!!

    :worthless:
     
  10. Apr 3, 2024 at 8:47 AM
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    Finally getting ready to mount my bumper in the next week or two. Did you relocate your control box or the clutch lever? Any fitment issues?
     
  11. Apr 3, 2024 at 10:03 AM
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    No major fitment issues. I think I had to trim or bend a part of the grill support if I remember correctly. I did not relocate anything yet. I plan to make an extension for the lever and run it up to top of the grill area. Similar to the vice design clutch relocation kit. I also have the bluetooth control so I plan to add a shutoff switch on the winch and leave the bluetooth remote plugged in all the time.
     
  12. Apr 14, 2024 at 3:41 PM
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    wi_taco

    wi_taco My skid plates give rocks taco flavored kisses

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    Was able to get a better photo of my stingray bumper out in real life, wanted to share back here to keep this thread going and encourage others to hop on the next round of group buys. Lots of compliments on this bumper, definitely the most unassuming "OEM Plus" model you can buy hands down. I'm still waiting on a few parts and for spring/summer to arrive so I can install my winch but it will be in there soon.

    20240406-tacoTWATYellowRiverBridge-01.jpg
     
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    I can confirm...very nice looking bumper. It does need some weight in it though. :boink:
     
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  14. Apr 14, 2024 at 7:13 PM
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    Not the greatest pictures but I finally got my bumper mounted. Now just need to get my lift so I can mount my EVO. IMG_5323.jpg

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  15. Apr 15, 2024 at 6:58 AM
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    Doesn't seem like this really went anywhere. If anyone is looking for this style bumper and is in a hurry, Coastal is offering this bumper which you can get in this group buy
     
  16. Apr 15, 2024 at 8:42 AM
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    This really wants me to do the '12+ front end conversion. Too bad decent bumpers/hoods seem to be hard to find and/or expensive.
     
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  17. Apr 15, 2024 at 9:49 AM
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    stickyTaco

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    It's difficult to tell from their pics if you can access the free-spool on a winch with that bumper.
     
  18. Apr 15, 2024 at 11:07 AM
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    So if you look at this picture you can see the area I have circled is open completely open. So depending on how you want to cut your bumper you can give yourself an access hole to access your free spool lever or just have it wide open like this person did.

    I do agree though, Coastal has been slacking on their pictures on their website which is something I’m working with them on. If you reach out to them via Instagram I’m sure they have a few pictures that are much better that they can show you. If I get in contact with them before you do I’ll ask for some

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  19. Apr 15, 2024 at 1:40 PM
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    stickyTaco Fuck Cancer

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    No need to follow up on my part. I'm happy with my relentless bumper. I think it fits the shape of the truck better too.

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  20. Apr 15, 2024 at 1:56 PM
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    Ahh didn't realize you have one, looks good! I think Coastal designed theirs to work more with the earlier 05-11 trucks since they are more squared off there
     
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