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Santa Came Early...

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by jeverich, Dec 16, 2011.

  1. Dec 16, 2011 at 12:31 AM
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    jeverich

    jeverich [OP] Well-Known Member

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    07 2.7 4x4
    OME 886/Old Man Doug Suspension Lift, ARB Bumper, Bruteforce High Clearance w/Swing Out, De-badge, Block Heater, Homemade IFS Skid, 7" Kragens, Blue Seas Fuse Block, BlitzPro Fogs, 12k BadLands Winch, BAMF Sliders, ARB Locker, 4.88s Yaesu FT-1900R, Larsen 150B NMO Mount Antenna
    Happened across MetalTech's ad for an ARB Bumper - winch mount w/fogs...

    Called Brandon yesterday - it was still in the shop - $950. Not bad.

    Did a turn and burn trip down to Portland; about a 4 hr. drive each way. Parking lot full of SAS's, SOAs, crawlers, FJs (40s/60s/FJCs), Tacomas...money is no object!

    A customer placed an order for the bumper, and never came through to pick it up - hence the "blow out" price. Brandon couldn't have been any nicer - great guy to do business with. Threw in an ARB 24k snatch price at wholesale ($50) too! Highly recommend Metaltech!

    Got home at 2100, bumper was installed by 2330. Not hard at all - was weary of doing it myself - much, much easier than I anticipated. This is some pretty heavily-built hardware, especially after taking off the stock bumper "skin".

    Waiting until tomorrow to get final gaps true along the fender line; wiring for turn signals and hazards also. It's late - I'm having my FIRST beer...don't want to start making magic smoke at this hour. Not too keen on using the Scotch Connectors that the installation sheet recommends. I prefer shrink wrap.

    Will update tomorrow.

    No, that's not my bike.

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  2. Dec 16, 2011 at 12:38 AM
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    markmatters

    markmatters Viejon

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    Why would you photoshop a dog in both of those pics? :) anyway, good deal and looks good.
     
  3. Dec 16, 2011 at 12:42 AM
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    jeverich

    jeverich [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Jake
    PNW/Kodiak
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    07 2.7 4x4
    OME 886/Old Man Doug Suspension Lift, ARB Bumper, Bruteforce High Clearance w/Swing Out, De-badge, Block Heater, Homemade IFS Skid, 7" Kragens, Blue Seas Fuse Block, BlitzPro Fogs, 12k BadLands Winch, BAMF Sliders, ARB Locker, 4.88s Yaesu FT-1900R, Larsen 150B NMO Mount Antenna
    He's a trooper - made the road trip with me today. I'm amazed by how much he can sleep. 8hrs curled up on the passenger seat, now he's laying next to me on the couch. Must be nice.

    Sucks - have to give him up due to moving. Can't bring him with me up to Kodiak. My sister's going to take him; I know he'll have a good home.
     
  4. Dec 16, 2011 at 12:45 AM
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    markmatters

    markmatters Viejon

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    yeah, my pug only wakes up to eat...shits on his sleep. hm. that sucks, can't imagine life without my dog, i'd be lost.
     
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