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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 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.
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    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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  2. Aug 14, 2019 at 2:04 PM
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    SouthernStyleOffRoad

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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
     
  3. 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.
     
  4. Aug 14, 2019 at 5:54 PM
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    Lord Humongous

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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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  5. 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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  6. Aug 14, 2019 at 6:48 PM
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    Dude, it looks so good!!
     
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  7. Aug 14, 2019 at 7:46 PM
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    Thank broda! So does yours!
     
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  8. 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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  9. 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.
     
  10. Aug 15, 2019 at 8:43 AM
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    BSM and a swing out please!
     
  11. Aug 15, 2019 at 9:59 AM
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    I'd be most interested in the full one-piece bumper first.
     
  12. Aug 15, 2019 at 10:15 AM
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    BSM in a steel bumper is not possible. C4 tried and quickly learned it's physically impossible. Hence Toyota makes the bumper out of plastic.
     
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  13. Aug 15, 2019 at 10:24 AM
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    not possible behind steel. perhaps possible if the sensor sits in an opening in the steel. I would go through the recalibration process defined in the service manual afterwards.
     
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  14. Aug 15, 2019 at 10:39 AM
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    This might be a stupid idea (because I don't fabricate armor) but I think it'd be cool if someone could make a high clearance rear bumper with a swing out that replaces the tailgate. That way you don't need to open the swing out.....then open the tailgate. Seems like it could have a pretty tight departure angle too....either way I'd like to see a rear bumper from SSO.
     
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  15. Aug 15, 2019 at 10:40 AM
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    Having steel anywhere near the front of the sensor will cause issues. Millimeter wave radio has very extreme propagation limitations.
     
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    I'd like to see a high clearance rear bumper, with or without a swingout. I'll volunteer my truck for testing! :D:eek:

    Edit: Everyone makes sliders so I think it's a bit of a saturated market. Besides, the best ones on the market are made by @SDHQ OFFROAD.
     
  17. Aug 15, 2019 at 12:51 PM
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    So make big plastic windows.
     
  18. Aug 15, 2019 at 1:00 PM
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    :rofl:

    Are you trying to rehash old arguements?
     
  19. Aug 15, 2019 at 2:18 PM
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    I gave feedback to both the owner, as well as our lead CAD designer. I think we're going to do a rear bumper that works with the BSM system first, just because people don't think it can be done! :fingerscrossed::fingerscrossed: Now remember, first we're working on bringing down lead times across all of our products including the Tundra/4Runner/Tacoma/GX, once we put out the small in house fires, new Tacoma products are first on the list of to dos!

    -Lee
     
  20. Aug 15, 2019 at 2:29 PM
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    If you guys can make a BSM and parking sensors compatible bumper I'll be first in line to buy it.
     
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