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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. Nov 22, 2019 at 1:55 PM
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    Bullnettles

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    Just did a month ago, picture of where you're having an issue?
     
  2. Nov 22, 2019 at 2:38 PM
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    @Bullnettles im at work now, but trying to secure the winch to the bumper itself, I can’t get the bolts up because the angle of the bumper
     
  3. Nov 22, 2019 at 4:29 PM
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    I have that same winch on mine. I just held the winch up till I could slide the bolts on and gently set it on the bolts and you should be able to start them
     
  4. Nov 22, 2019 at 4:30 PM
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    It’s a little trick but they will work. I thought the same thing as well.
     
  5. Nov 23, 2019 at 3:27 AM
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    I for one am glad this is not yet available in a one piece.....cause I'd be a bit poorer right now if it was.
     
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  6. Nov 23, 2019 at 8:22 AM
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    No offense, but that looks like an easy fix for you. Maybe 30 mins of your time. Grab a drill and a grinder for the notch and you are good to go after throwing a little black paint on it. I have had to slightly modify almost every fabbed piece I have received from the different large fab companies I have ordered from; Mobtown, RCI, etc. I have SSO's bumper and it is a great fitting piece. Just waiting to buy Stage 2. Not every piece is going to be perfect every time. These are not made by robots, so fix it and enjoy your awesome looking bumper.
     
  7. Nov 23, 2019 at 6:33 PM
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    Thanks for your professional opinion. Not trying to be a dick but it seems people don’t read anything anymore before they put in there 2 cents. But its actually not a big deal and I did make it fit. A drill and a grinder btw isn’t the way to fix it but that’s ok. There isn’t a problem with the bumper. the Passenger side high clearance wing doesn’t line up with the bolt holes and wasn’t bent all the way. I metal fab so I know I’m not an idiot and I know how to fix it I was just trying to see if anyone else had this problem and is sso off-road was aware of it. I know they have different jigs now, and to make all those bends and make the lines match up isn’t easy. I know.
     
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  8. Nov 24, 2019 at 12:57 PM
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    Same issues with my install back in July.
    Look up post 588,632,641 and 655 when I completed the install.
    1/4"-1/2" gaps are not going to work for me. The only solution was to grind and weld pieces up, to create a 1pc bumper.
    I also had the same issues with the end of the stage2 wings not being even at the wheel wells. Passenger side is 1" shorter on my truck, if I would of noticed that on roughing the bumper up, we could of extended to match when we were cutting and welding.
    Here's a few photos 5 months later everything still looking good.
    I bought a sheet of kydex to repair/rebuild my inner wheel well liners, to keep road debris from slinging into engine compartment. I'll get to that project when business slows down a bit.
    IMG_0878.jpg IMG_0880.jpg IMG_0879.jpg
     
  9. Nov 24, 2019 at 3:33 PM
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    Damn, it looks good welded
     
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  10. Nov 24, 2019 at 4:41 PM
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    Thank you for the information. Seems we have the same problem. Did sso off-road send you a new piece or anything? I got a new passenger side wing from them that I haven’t installed yet but will be shortly to see if it is right. I welded my passenger wing on for now until I get the time to fully weld it. That looks amazing by the way great job.
     
  11. Nov 25, 2019 at 7:00 AM
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    Just made it work to my liking.
     
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  12. Nov 25, 2019 at 10:36 AM
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    What these guys have said, it's a little tight, but doable. I recommend some ratcheting wrenches if you don't have any. One of the best tool investments I've made.
     
  13. Nov 29, 2019 at 10:40 AM
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    I had my bumper welded to a single piece. Pretty happy with how it came out.
     
  14. Nov 29, 2019 at 10:46 AM
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    Still stock completely capable!
    Did you just Order without powder coat or have to grind it off? I’m going to leave it to fate. I want this bumper or 1 other. If this isn’t offered in 1 piece by next spring when I’m ready to purchase it will have to be the runner up.
     
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  15. Nov 29, 2019 at 10:49 AM
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    I ordered both the bumper and stage 2 kit without powder coat.
     
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  16. Nov 29, 2019 at 11:33 AM
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    Still stock completely capable!
    Thanks !
     
  17. Dec 6, 2019 at 10:49 AM
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    14 weeks later I should be receiving my wings tomorrow. I hope I like the fit up and then I have to decide on whether I want to pay for install or do it myself.

    I really hope the tips of the wing line up with the wheel well/fender flares on both sides. I've seen a few posted on here that come up short. That will bug me a lot.
     
  18. Dec 6, 2019 at 11:02 AM
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    just do it yourself bro super easy
     
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  19. Dec 6, 2019 at 11:05 AM
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    Appreciate the positive reinforcement.

    Did you end up drilling and tapping that one hole he mentions in the video or just drilling?
     
  20. Dec 6, 2019 at 11:52 AM
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    no worries man! I’m not the best at mechanical stuff but I was able to do it all out of the garage. And no mine came pre cut with the holes all done
     
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