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Reviews On ARB Bumper and Others

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by tcboss, Dec 14, 2008.

  1. Dec 14, 2008 at 12:53 AM
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    tcboss

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    im considering getting an ARB bumper for my truck here in a couple days but before i purchase i just wanted to hear the reviews and if the PROcomp or other bumpers were any better or anything?
    my trucks gotta 3 inch Revtek lifts with 33's.
    i know it might make the front sag a bit but i heard it wasnt too bad?
     
  2. Dec 14, 2008 at 1:15 AM
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    edwinalink

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    its a heavy badass bulletproof bumper. im my experience and research i would only go with the ARB or the shrockworks...

    i dont like the allpros (on looks only) and despise all things procomp. i hate every procomp product ive ever used.(tires, rims, shocks, lifts) so i assume the bumpers suck too.

    IMO
     
  3. Dec 14, 2008 at 1:22 AM
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    i have an ARB on my 02...i love it...its not as heavy as some people make it out to be...i was told i was going to experience front end sag...nose dive while braking etc...and i havent...at least that i can tell...i do have upgraded suspension now...but i didnt when i put it on...

    ive run into trees/rocks/shopping carts and have zero damage to show from it and i'd buy it again in a heartbeat if given the option again
     
  4. Dec 14, 2008 at 4:21 AM
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    Nobody was pushing those shopping carts at the time you hit them....we hope.

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  5. Dec 14, 2008 at 8:43 AM
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    haha no...people would leave them in my way at walmart...and instead of going around them...i moved them out of the way for other people too
     
  6. Dec 14, 2008 at 8:59 AM
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    Khaos

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    Procomp doesn't make bumpers?

    ARB all the way.
     
  7. Dec 15, 2008 at 5:09 PM
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    edwinalink

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    they make really aweful ones for jeep. i helped install one once, i bent one of the mounting tabs with my bare hands!
     
  8. Dec 15, 2008 at 5:10 PM
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    too heavy if you ask me.

    looks cool tho i dunno, i went allpro better imo
     
  9. Dec 15, 2008 at 5:16 PM
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    i doubt better, surely differant though. the allpro seems to have improved approach angles over the ARB... but the ARB seems to have more protection...

    its all about what works for you... and of course, looks.
     
  10. Dec 15, 2008 at 5:32 PM
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    ARB doesnt look too bad for the Tacoma. i think they could have made it fit a little closer to the body, but it seems very solidly mounted and comes with a reasonable price for what you get IMO. Im not a big fan of their 'universal' styling that they use so if i were to buy a bumper i would get the shrockworks bumper even though it costs a bit more.
     
  11. Dec 15, 2008 at 6:13 PM
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    Here is a pic of mine. I like this bumper a lot and have used it once so far. But like xtreme450 said you half to have the bumper spaced far enough away from the body other wise the bumper will hit with the fender well covers when you have hard hits or wash board roads where the body flexes. I had to have the shop lower the bumper some more.
     
  12. Dec 15, 2008 at 6:18 PM
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    love the black fenders! being a jeeper, paint on my flares just feels weird!
     
  13. Dec 15, 2008 at 6:33 PM
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    I like the All-pro hybrid myself, light weight and functional.
     
  14. Dec 15, 2008 at 6:45 PM
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    taco084gb

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    If your referring to my fenders they came that way from the factory as black not painted though. It was the Baja Pkg
     
  15. Dec 15, 2008 at 6:47 PM
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    i know! though when i get my tacoma, if it has painted flares, im taking them off and finding some black ones!
     
  16. Dec 15, 2008 at 7:21 PM
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    I can't imagine trying to fit the ARB any closer to the body. As it is, when off road, mine occasionally "kisses" the underside of the fender, scuffing the bumpers' paint

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  17. Dec 15, 2008 at 7:24 PM
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    I'll have to make some gaskets when i get mine then,

    on the jeep arb, theres a one to four inch gap.

    sooo...

    count your blessings!
     
  18. Dec 15, 2008 at 7:32 PM
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    Same here and I had to have the shop lowere mine a little more because when on wash board roads it really sounds like you hit something hard and the paint is gone in the same place as you have said. There is a pin bolt that is fixed and 3 bolts that are slotted. My shop that installed my bumper had to redrill that pinbolt and lower my bumper to stop this from hitting.
     
  19. Dec 15, 2008 at 8:30 PM
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    i have roughly 1/3-3/4" gap between my fenders and the arb...

    i also seriously doubt that the all-pro bumper is better/stronger whatever

    i realize that im not a "heavy" guy but i do weigh in around 200lbs and i jump/climb/hang on my bumper and it doesnt budge or warp in any way...in fact i jacked the truck up with the hilift from my bumper today and had ZERO movement or bending
     
  20. Dec 17, 2008 at 8:58 AM
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    +1 for the all pro hybred. But damn. $800? Unpainted?
     
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