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Removing front bumper valance

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Camo23, Apr 6, 2011.

  1. Apr 6, 2011 at 8:38 PM
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    Camo23

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    im removing my front bumper valance tomarrow and going to move my turn signals into the corner lights. also mounting the offroad lights i have on the front cross bar. what do yall think?
     
  2. Apr 6, 2011 at 8:43 PM
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    lift, big boy tires, deck plate, no more sway bar, painted stuff
    sounds like I'll want to see before and after pics, should look good
     
  3. Apr 6, 2011 at 8:45 PM
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    i can do that
     
  4. Apr 6, 2011 at 8:47 PM
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    On each end up top is where I had issues. Stick a small spade into that clip to release it. I yanked on mine till it came out!
     
  5. Apr 6, 2011 at 8:48 PM
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    lift, big boy tires, deck plate, no more sway bar, painted stuff
    that's funny, my friend and I were thinking about this the other day...glad we won't be the ones to test it out haha
     
  6. Apr 6, 2011 at 8:50 PM
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    ah hell i like tinkering with my truck :D and thanks for the advice man
     
  7. Apr 6, 2011 at 8:52 PM
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    HerNameIsLucy I miss Lucy. :-(

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    I had to pull mine off to replace it after losing a fight with a phone pole. Didn't find any clips but a buttload of little bolts and nuts. 1st gen and 2nd gen may mount differently.
     
  8. Apr 6, 2011 at 8:55 PM
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    ya i just noticed he is 2nd gen. ya 1st gens have bolts and on the very bottom there are 2 clip like things in the center
     
  9. Apr 6, 2011 at 9:04 PM
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    lift, big boy tires, deck plate, no more sway bar, painted stuff
    yeah we do too haha, but we like an example to follow most of the time:p
     
  10. Apr 6, 2011 at 9:05 PM
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    Snowman

    Snowman I have a problem for your solutionÂ…

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    Check out my build
    Mine was taken off by a guard rail a couple months back. I just ty-wraped my signals to the bottom of the metal bumper. Looks better (IMO) and now I have better approach angle clearance.
     
  11. Apr 6, 2011 at 9:06 PM
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    well i know im not the first to do this. but doing new stuff is where all the fun is:cool:
     
  12. Apr 6, 2011 at 10:34 PM
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    Oh shart! Didn't realize you had first Gen. MY BAD!
     
  13. Apr 6, 2011 at 10:36 PM
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    keep in mind, the front bumpers on these are tinfoil
     
  14. Apr 6, 2011 at 10:59 PM
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    ya true but if i get in a wreck that plastic isnt going to help me at all
     
  15. Apr 6, 2011 at 11:06 PM
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  17. Apr 6, 2011 at 11:08 PM
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    its a very easy task, crawl under there and un screw it. I dont think it'll make much of a difference offroad though
     
  18. Apr 6, 2011 at 11:12 PM
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  19. Apr 6, 2011 at 11:32 PM
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    it wont really make an offroad difference but i just dont like the look of the plastic.
     
  20. Apr 6, 2011 at 11:33 PM
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    how bout me? i already washed my hands
     
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