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Replacement metal front bumper (non-plate steel options?)

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by Big C, Dec 13, 2011.

  1. Dec 13, 2011 at 7:05 AM
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    Big C

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    So I just purchased a 2011 Sport 4x4...and I absolutely love it! My one and only gripe, and the only thing I plan on changing/modding, is the front bumper. I'm not going to be doing any hardcore off-roading for it's own sake, and I would like a bumper that is at least somewhat immune to shopping carts, soccer moms on cell phones in parking lots, and the occasional brush with a concrete wall in a parking garage. :p


    So here's my dilemma. I don't want to modify the front suspension, so I can't put on a 200lb beast plate steel bumper. Grill guards are out of the question, as they don't provide any protection and make things worse. So...does anyone carry a lightweight metal front bumper?? One that I don't have to beef up my front suspension to install?? How about a regular old chrome job like almost every full-size truck comes with? Please help me folks! :)

    Thanks!
     
  2. Dec 13, 2011 at 7:12 AM
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    stockplus

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  3. Dec 13, 2011 at 7:19 AM
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    Pugga

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    ^^We have a winner! :thumbsup:
     
  4. Dec 13, 2011 at 9:48 AM
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    Don't spose you know what those things sell for? I can't find any prices on their site.

    Thanks for the info!
     
  5. Dec 13, 2011 at 9:51 AM
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    I have a bent up bumper.
    I have a reg cab 2wd for the last 7 years I've had a "bent up" bumper on my truck i have changed any suspension at all, i haven't even replaced the shocks yet. This bumper is way heavier than anything you'll find out there.
     
  8. Nov 10, 2013 at 8:36 PM
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    Naveronski

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    What about an Avid light bar?
     
  9. Nov 10, 2013 at 8:37 PM
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    CanisLupus

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    Avid lightbar is a good choice or something like a Bruteforce or ATO hybrid that weighs (and costs) significantly less than traditional plate bumpers.

    Matt
     
  10. Nov 10, 2013 at 8:48 PM
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