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Team Lombardo 2012 Build

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Builds (2005-2015)' started by TeamLombardo, Jul 2, 2012.

  1. Oct 23, 2012 at 8:56 PM
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    MYT4CO

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    Just cut off all the ifs stuff and stock rear axle.....going big......... wet okole seat covers, red line hood struts, 4xi sliders, bruteforce rear w/ tire carrier, bruteforce front bumper with warn m8000s, bestop soft top, alpine HU and JL speakers, 2nd battery and isolator, arb air compressor, tank and tire fill, FXR projector retrofit by AMBIGUOUS, overhead console by KNINE
    Oh dear god! Sexy bitch! I think I'm gonna just camp out at fastenal till mine get s here
     
  2. Oct 23, 2012 at 9:24 PM
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    :rofl: Occupy Fastenal....I like it!
     
  3. Oct 26, 2012 at 12:33 PM
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    HoKay! So I finished installing my bumper and it took me 2 days to make final adjustments here and there (OCD). My review based on what I encountered:

    1) I shimmed the VERY bottom of the driver's side in order to get the proper angel so my bumper wasn't pushing up against the factory flare. I used a total of 3 washers to shimm my bumper out. Before and After pics below. (This flare problem occurred only on my driver's side)
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    2) Due to shimming, I had to get a longer bolt (1" longer than the supplied bolts) that runs through the bumper and the supplied gussetted brackets. (no pic)

    3) Observation: Shimming the one area I did shim pushed and angled my bumper away in the direction I wanted. In doing so meant that there would be a gap inbetween the mounting surfaces of the bumper and the frame where the studs are. When I torqued down the nuts on the permanent studs it tweaked the metal a bit. In the pic below the frame's mounting surface SHOULD be straight, but since I shimmed it, there is now a bow in the mounting surface.
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    Also, I have to add washers to the very bottom bolt on the passenger's side in order to close the gap and to avoid problems in the future.
    [​IMG]

    4) I had to cut off this tab on both support arms because there was not enough space in order to reintall the factory skid plate.
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    5) I was able to mount my solenoid control box on the winch barrel. However, on my bumper it was an extremely tight fit. It sits right up against this bracket (pic below). If this box were any larger, I would have needed to mount it elsewhere. (Warn VR-8000s)
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    6) My RI Dually fog lights also sit right up against the same braket above. Not a big issue, but any other fog light with a larger housing would have pushed my bumper down; therefore, creating a larger gap all along the top of my bumper.
    [​IMG]

    7) During install of my bumper I decided that I wanted to remove the sway bar in order to gain more suspension flexibility when off roading. When I took it for an off road test run, the body was flexing way TOO much that the bumper was significantly pushing up on the factory flares. Hell, it was even getting the same flexing when I was pulling into my driveway. So, I reinstalled the sway bar, did another test run, and the flexing of my bumper seemed to completely dissappear. The bumper was no longer pushing up on the flares. I had to make a decision at this point; risk ripping off the factory flares when flexing the body, or sacrifice some suspension flexibility. I went for the latter since I don't go CRAZY on the off roading.

    This review is based on my experience with installing MY bumper only. There are variables that exist, but are not shared by all bumpers/Tacomas manufactured. Each bumper is unique and each has their own variances.

    This is one AWESOME bumper. I would definitely purchase another one if I had to.

    Thanks Tyler for all the help you gave up during install.
     
  4. Oct 29, 2012 at 10:14 PM
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  5. Oct 29, 2012 at 11:09 PM
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    Thank you kind sir.
     
  6. Oct 29, 2012 at 11:15 PM
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    OZ-T Did you get your precious photos ?

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    No frame braces on that bumper ?
     
  7. Oct 29, 2012 at 11:18 PM
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    Oh , on the engine side of the frame rail ?
     
  8. Oct 29, 2012 at 11:20 PM
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    Below it.
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    I kinda wished that it did have beefier mounting points though. The stock mounting points are weak IMO
     
  9. Oct 29, 2012 at 11:21 PM
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    Oh , I see it now , duh
     
  10. Oct 29, 2012 at 11:24 PM
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  11. Oct 29, 2012 at 11:24 PM
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  12. Oct 29, 2012 at 11:29 PM
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    fools seldom differ :cookiemonster:
     
  13. Oct 29, 2012 at 11:34 PM
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    Anthony, those Relentless brackets are money! I am definitely investing in those prontoitis
     
  14. Oct 29, 2012 at 11:42 PM
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    I disagree whole heartedly. THAT is the first thing that I want to happen. It makes for an awesome story.......and lots of ass pain. Thanks again broham.
     
  15. Oct 30, 2012 at 7:40 AM
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    Just cut off all the ifs stuff and stock rear axle.....going big......... wet okole seat covers, red line hood struts, 4xi sliders, bruteforce rear w/ tire carrier, bruteforce front bumper with warn m8000s, bestop soft top, alpine HU and JL speakers, 2nd battery and isolator, arb air compressor, tank and tire fill, FXR projector retrofit by AMBIGUOUS, overhead console by KNINE
     
  16. Oct 30, 2012 at 8:12 AM
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  17. Nov 7, 2012 at 6:15 PM
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    TeamLombardo

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    Mother F'er! Damn body flex is making my bumper hit the fenders. Gotta adjust the damn shit again.
    [​IMG]
     
  18. Nov 7, 2012 at 7:22 PM
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    Yeah I have a lot of leeway to adjust downward and open up the gap. I played with it a bit when initially installing, but I just hate having to fiddle with it more :mad: Fuck it! Going fenderless COMPLETELY. That's one thing I like about Jeeps.
     
  19. Nov 10, 2012 at 9:01 AM
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    So I decided to do the CV Boot Mod since the fins of my inner boots have been leaving a nasty groove. This mod took me about 15 minutes. Very simple to do.

    Tools/Materials Used:
    -Flat head screw driver
    -Needle nose pliers
    -8mm socket w/ratchet
    -Rag to clean shaft
    -3/4" to 1 3/4" hose clamps

    Miles Mod was done at: 7,488

    Drivers Side Before:
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    Drivers Side After:
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    Passenger Side Before:
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    Passenger Side After:
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    Edit: Holy shit you really have to crank down those clamps! I drove to Target (3 miles round trip) and when I got home the fins had moved closer together. They weren't touching, but were close. I readjusted the boots and cinch down the clamps real tight like. Lets see what happens.
     
  20. Nov 11, 2012 at 12:01 AM
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    Love the bumper and how the LED inside.
     
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