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SSO Slimline Hybrid Stage 2 High Clearance kit

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by SouthernStyleOffRoad, Feb 19, 2019.

  1. Aug 13, 2019 at 8:35 AM
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    SouthernStyleOffRoad

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    We assure you that each side is an identical mirrored copy of the other. This misalignment is due to slight frame and body differences from truck to truck. Some may be dead even, some may be biased to driver or passenger side. The only way to try and correct it would be to loosen all the body mount bolts and try to rotate the body. I've attached pictures of test fit pieces and the main wing backbone to show they are equal.20190813_103031.jpg 20190813_103022.jpg 20190813_103153.jpg
     
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  2. Aug 13, 2019 at 9:08 AM
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    Lord Humongous

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    Sweet, thanks for the tip. Mine is showing up today and will be installed tomorrow!
     
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  3. Aug 13, 2019 at 11:13 AM
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    Bertw192

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    I noticed this too. Didn't want to say anything, since it seemed like you were happy with it. Report back if you can get it adjusted properly. I have a stage 2 coming and I'm getting a bit nervous with all of the fitment issues I've seen.

    Good luck!
     
  4. Aug 13, 2019 at 11:15 AM
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    FYI, it also looks like your grille surround isn't properly seated. Might want to take a stab at getting that situated away as well.
     
  5. Aug 13, 2019 at 12:54 PM
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    It was the grille itself. 3 of the tabs were not seated in the slots. I finished the first night right at dusk and obviously a couple of things were missed. The following day I spent wiring winch and light bar and switches. I jumped the gun on posting pics. The good news is that these are minor fixable issues that have been addressed and I didn’t fuck up any cuts.
     
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  6. Aug 13, 2019 at 1:05 PM
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    The difference in passenger and driver is 3/8”. When it isn’t raining I believe I can loosen mounts and even out the difference. I believe you will be happy with their product. Obviously another set of eyes would have helped. My yellow lab helper is fired
     
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  7. Aug 13, 2019 at 1:15 PM
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    A9C0C072-19E2-4C26-A58A-C8C2BA72E63C.jpg


    Out of frame to the left...

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  8. Aug 13, 2019 at 2:41 PM
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    Too funny !:thumbsup:
     
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  9. Aug 13, 2019 at 2:52 PM
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    Mine just showed up! looks really good so far. Gonna install tomorrow AM when its not 115 degrees out.
     
  10. Aug 13, 2019 at 3:43 PM
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    Still stock completely capable!
    Can’t wait for some pics!
     
  11. Aug 14, 2019 at 1:01 PM
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    Lord Humongous

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    Got the stage 2 installed this AM. It took about 2 and a half hours and most of the time was me being stubborn trying to lift the entire bolted together bumper on to the truck by myself. I just couldn't rotate it correctly so I just ended up disassembling it and bolting the wings on after the slimline was mounted. Other than that SSO did an amazing job on this one! Fitment was perfect (I needed 0 shims) and the powdercoat matches perfectly. That's really just outstanding considering my slimline has been on the truck for almost three years!!!!!! Aside from looking amazing my there is no more rub on the fender liner while reversing turning and flexing the suspension. Sorry about the pics. It's dark AF in my garage and bright AF outside today.
    20190814_121019.jpg 20190814_121011.jpg 20190814_120947.jpg 20190814_120432.jpg 20190814_121202.jpg 20190814_121326.jpg 20190814_121233.jpg

    I used the oscilator to make the cuts. Worked out way better than the dremmel for me. I dont have the fine motor coordination to keep the little dremmel blade still.
     
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  12. Aug 14, 2019 at 2:04 PM
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    @Lord Humongous Thank you for the pictures and the follow up review of us. Honestly, I am happy you corresponded with me on the emails about the powder so quickly it truly helped get them out the door to you in expected time. They came out excellent and really pop on that color.

    To followup with the rest of the forum, we actually changed the JIG for the Tacoma Stage 2's about a week (or so) ago due to concerns/questions/out reach via this forum and other customers. So the new sets moving forward from here should have a little bit tighter of a fit, however, we will still be providing the extra hardware just in case. We appreciate all the concerns/advice/questions from all of you guys, as it helps our business grow in the right direction when moving forward.

    -Lee
     
  13. Aug 14, 2019 at 2:47 PM
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    Bumper buddies!

    How are you liking the RCI rear bumper? I love mine, but I'm ditching the flip plate and going to magnets.
     
  14. Aug 14, 2019 at 5:54 PM
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    It's an awesome rear bumper! Looks really good and matches the factory lines well. I also love that it moves the hitch up and gives a ton more clearance. It also goes really well with the SSO setup and as far as appearance witt the position of the recovery points and the way they both follow the body lines closely. They look like a matching set.
     
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  15. Aug 14, 2019 at 6:10 PM
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    I’d like to see SSO make a rear bumper...
     
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  16. Aug 14, 2019 at 6:48 PM
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    Dude, it looks so good!!
     
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  17. Aug 14, 2019 at 7:46 PM
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    Thank broda! So does yours!
     
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  18. Aug 15, 2019 at 7:30 AM
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    We actually are going to be making a rear bumper, as well as sliders for the Tacoma here shortly. We're just trying to bring our lead times down, make sure the new shipping department stays on track and manage a few other small issues that happen here and there. Once we get all that into a place that I am comfortable with, then we will begin making new products. We're thinking a full front bumper first, into sliders, and last the rear bumper. However, we're completely open to suggestions. What would you guys like to see come out for the Tacoma?

    -Lee
     
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  19. Aug 15, 2019 at 8:26 AM
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    I would buy sliders first and would guess that would be a majority? You see way more sliders on Tacoma’s than you do bumpers. But... if you could make a bumper that kept BSM and all the monitoring I bet that would sell extremely well.
     
  20. Aug 15, 2019 at 8:43 AM
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    BSM and a swing out please!
     
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