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Simple to Install Bumpers?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by ZachRidesGlamis, May 1, 2012.

  1. May 1, 2012 at 9:41 PM
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    ZachRidesGlamis

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    Hello everybody! Im currently looking for a bumper to put on my truck. Im looking for a tubular bumper with a skid plate as well as lights mounted, kind of that desert truck look. Im currently very interested in the N Fab Replacement bumper. The only thing is that in order to put it on i would have to "replace" the factory bumper, which my dad isnt too into. I'm all for it but he wants me to look for other options. So does anybody know of bumpers that look like this one for which you don't have to remove the lower bumper to put on?

    Here is a picture of the N-Fab bumper - http://www.n-fab.com/view.just.image/src=/ecom/images/product/378.3336.800x600.T053RSP-2.jpg
     
  2. May 1, 2012 at 9:44 PM
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    BuzzardsGottaEat

    BuzzardsGottaEat "Pick up some speed.. You'll make it."

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    Bruteforce makes a hybrid bumper much better than that one.

    You can't really replace a bumper without removing one but there are what's called light bars that can protect your stock bumper such as the one AVID OffRoad sells.

    Both are vendors on here and sell good products
     
  3. May 1, 2012 at 9:47 PM
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    BuzzardsGottaEat

    BuzzardsGottaEat "Pick up some speed.. You'll make it."

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  4. May 1, 2012 at 9:50 PM
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    The link worked. I like that one! is it yours? and if yes did you do all the install yourself?
     
  5. May 1, 2012 at 9:52 PM
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    BAMFTACO

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    Lift- king 2.5 with light racing uppers,tc coil bucket gusset, timbern bumps ,defined extended shackles with shackle brace. Armor- tire gate, custom tube bumper, kr fab rear bumper,trail gear wiy 78 in sliders Performance-intake manifold spacer, vibrant resonator as muffler, hps silicone hoses Random stuff- kenwood head unit,b&m t shifter, hood bug deflector, rear dust lights with custom bed bar and hi lift mount.
    Bajadesigns make pretty good tube bumper
     
  6. May 1, 2012 at 9:55 PM
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    BuzzardsGottaEat

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    Not mine, just trying to help ya out bud.

    Try searching around the forum for a few days, just read up on questions others have asked. You'll find tons of answers. Be patient and do your research and you won't have to regret buying the wrong product like many do.

    Good luck man. If pops says no Google 05+ Avid offroad light bar

    Better than n-fab stuff
     
  7. May 1, 2012 at 10:04 PM
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    ZachRidesGlamis

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    Oh well Thanks! Appreciate the help. Guess i'll just look around at bumpers and once i find one search for a step by step on removing the factory bumper
     
  8. May 1, 2012 at 10:06 PM
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    THExBUSxDRIVER Victory is reserved...

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  9. May 1, 2012 at 10:21 PM
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    talk about a goldmine! thanks for the link. will definetly check it out. haha I dont know how he would react to me saying that, probably something like "Does that mean you are going to get into accidents?"
     
  10. May 1, 2012 at 10:31 PM
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    THExBUSxDRIVER

    THExBUSxDRIVER Victory is reserved...

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    Trust me it happens. We had a member recently go on a night run in the dunes and he SMASHED up his radiator, if he would of had one of those listed he would have never had to pay $900 in repairs and a 250 mile tow truck ride.
     
  11. May 2, 2012 at 6:50 AM
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    Someone just pulled out in front me in a parking lot, and I hit them and did damage to the bumper cover, headlight, etc. $1500 damage. If I had just about any aftermarket bumper installed, I would have avoided the body shop, and all the insurance hoops and hurdles. :cool:
     
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