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Some random questions

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Annolino122, Apr 18, 2013.

  1. Apr 18, 2013 at 9:04 AM
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    Soo like any other taco owner who's still in school, most my class time is spent looking up random parts and accessories. In doing so I've come up with a few simple questions I can't seem to find in forums or on parts websites.

    So I've been looking at people making aftermarket steel bumpers for 2012/13 tacos, and I was curious... I have the stock fog lights that come on a TRD offroad, and my question is... Does the housing come off my stock bumper and bolt right into the new bumper, so I don't lose my fog lights and the switch on my dash or do I lose that wiring and housing all together?

    Also with the aftermarket steel bumpers, does that eliminate all the rubbing with long travel/mid travel suspensions with large tires? Or do you only have to do can mount chop? I know those suspensions move the tires backward so I was curious if you'll still rub on the backside?
     
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  3. Apr 18, 2013 at 2:45 PM
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    okay so... like everyone else... running a 285/75/16, or 295/75/16.... does that eliminate trimming

    seeing cab mount chops can usually be avoided by backspacing and wider UCS
     
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    So there would be no trimming with an after market steel bumper... thanks
     
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    a Lumberjack ehh? :thumbsup:

    not necessarily.. you can still rub the cab mount at full stuff, especially while turning. i have 285/70/17's and needed the cab mount chop.. after the chop.. alot of my rubbing was fixed, but i still rub at full stuff.. mostly the rear of the front fender. just need to do some more trimming.
     
  6. Apr 19, 2013 at 11:01 AM
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    Haha yep! Lumberjacks woot!

    Thts exactly what I asked haha seeing the after market bumper would eliminate the front bumper running, all you'd need was a cab mount chop and it'd be clear.

    And maybe a little trimming on the rear part of the front wheel well
     
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    Yup nothing a ton of members have dealt with. Do it!! :D
     
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    Well seeing the trimming is so tire/rim/suspension based... One person may have none and one have a shit ton of trimming of chopping because it's a matter of inches that cause rubbing, so every component is taken into factor
     
  9. Apr 19, 2013 at 7:51 PM
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    Exactly. When looking for wheels... 4.5" back spacing is ideal. Just fyi.
     
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    Already have my mind set on method racing double standards with a custom powder coated beadlock
     
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