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Suggestions for Replacement for OEM Front Bumper?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Joe in the hills, Jun 11, 2012.

  1. Jun 11, 2012 at 3:34 PM
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    Joe in the hills

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    Under consideration is replacing the OE bumper with one that is more animal resistant than current bumper.

    I've been looking at the ARB Deluxe Bull Bar 3423130 w/ yellow fog lights since the truck has the OE foglights installed.

    Any suggestions or alternatives?

    Best dealer prices out there, etc.
     
  2. Jun 11, 2012 at 4:07 PM
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    This topic has been covered so many times it's not funny anymore. Try searching and you will find all the threads covering this. I have an ARB and love it.
     
  3. Jun 11, 2012 at 4:08 PM
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    I'm rocking an ARB as well and it's worthy.
     
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    This bumper is brand new, and I'm pretty sure it's steel.
     
  8. Jun 12, 2012 at 4:11 AM
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    Thank you Traveler, the TJM certainly looks beefy and appears that it would stand up to animal strikes.
     
  9. Jun 12, 2012 at 7:18 AM
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    Lol, it's australian made just like the ARB-it's designed to.
     
  10. Jun 12, 2012 at 7:23 AM
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    OZ-T

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    Be aware that the weight of the ARB will mean you will need to beef up the front suspension

    If you don't intend on lifting of replacing the stock suspension I would suggest an aluminum front bumper , good animal strike protection at only 55-65 lbs , several vendors make them including RelentlessFab , Elite Offroad , and Aluminess
     

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