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Relentless vs Elite Bumpers. What's the difference?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by JRockTaco, May 14, 2011.

  1. May 14, 2011 at 11:14 PM
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    JRockTaco

    JRockTaco [OP] Just some guy

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    What, exactly, is the difference between Elite & Relentless front plate bumpers & rear plate bumpers? Is it just personal preference? Price? Quality? Weight? Fitment? Options?
     
  2. May 14, 2011 at 11:16 PM
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    707tothe907

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  3. May 14, 2011 at 11:19 PM
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  4. May 14, 2011 at 11:20 PM
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    Okay instead of me being a douche and watching this thread blow up from people taking sides I'll just tell you what I know:

    Both Tim and Eric worked together on bumpers but eventually had a falling out. Due to the fact they worked together they have a very similar style. You'll find that Relentless has a few more customers on this site because he really got his bumpers sellig quick, esspecially since he had easy access to a 2nd gen. Timicha: Elite, has a first gen so is more known at this point for his 1st gen products.

    Both quality products and similar styles, the differences are subtle but are there. Just check them both out and see what you like more.

    Hope I got my facts straight. Feel free to correct me.
     
  5. May 14, 2011 at 11:20 PM
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    BOOM roasted
     
  6. May 14, 2011 at 11:28 PM
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    JRockTaco

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    Yeah, I knew this topic would spark some jabbing but had to ask. I knew Tim & Eric worked together in the past, so I figured both are pretty much the same. I'm sure anyone would be happy with either 1 of these.
     
  7. May 14, 2011 at 11:29 PM
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    JRockTaco

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    I like em both & can't decide. Thread back on :D
     
  8. May 14, 2011 at 11:35 PM
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    Kinda like how Slater, Jessie, and Kelly branched off of Friendship Bracelets and started selling Buddy Bands because they didn't like the way Zack was dictating the business. (Lisa and Screech eventually joined the Buddy Band crew, and Zack was all alone.)

    Will Relentless and Elite make amends like the crew did with Love Cuffs? I guess we'll have to wait and find out.
     
  9. May 14, 2011 at 11:46 PM
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    I heard Screech made a porno. WTF
     
  10. May 14, 2011 at 11:52 PM
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    sucks for you then
     
  11. May 15, 2011 at 2:00 PM
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    Any feedback from anyone who's purchased & installed either of these on a 1st gen?
     
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    Are there any similar looking bumpers out there for a lot less money? We don't want to spend too much but a nice plate bumper would be great. We're probably going to build it but if we find a similar priced one, then whatever.
     
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