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Trail-Gear front bumper before/after

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by TRDMadness, Apr 29, 2011.

  1. Apr 29, 2011 at 10:10 PM
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    TRDMadness

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    Today my friend met me at Trail-Gear to get some protection. We first had plans of dropping 1100 on front,rear, and sliders all from trail gear, but financial issues arose and we ended up walking out with only the front. I read a thread of taking off the front stock bumper, and man that was fun. sense sarcasm? My friend also had a front receiver for the winch, which is why we got the trail gear, they are the only one that we saw integrated the receiver mount with the bumper. Long story short, took 2 hours to install, and one broken turn signal bulb, the signals will be replaced later with Trail-Gears LED lights. Unfortunately we were not able to paint it today, but thats what the weekends are for!Now for the pictures..
    The before..
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    After, at Sonic because it was dark, and we were hungry..
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  2. Apr 29, 2011 at 10:20 PM
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    NegroTundra

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    Helluva stinger...a bit much for me but hopefully it's floatin your boat!
     
  3. Apr 29, 2011 at 10:21 PM
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    Yeah it is! :eek: Those things are pretty tough though.
     
  4. Apr 29, 2011 at 10:26 PM
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    Nice! I've seen a picture of a toyota truck sitting on the stinger so those bumpers are tough lol. I plan on probably getting a TG front bumper too, probably the low profile one instead though.
     
  5. Apr 29, 2011 at 10:27 PM
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    ewwww
     
  6. Apr 29, 2011 at 10:27 PM
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    haha Yes sir it is pretty gnarly. But that is what my friend and I have been talking about for the last two months, and now that its on, we can't stop laughing at how crazy it made the truck look. A lot of people on here don't really seem to like the stinger, but it's all their own opinions:)
     
  7. Apr 29, 2011 at 10:29 PM
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    thanks for the opinion:D
     
  8. Apr 29, 2011 at 10:30 PM
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    :thumbsup: It's your truck, dude. Who cares what everyone else thinks? :cool:
     
  9. Apr 29, 2011 at 10:30 PM
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    If you like it that's all that matters, it's also going to give more protection than a bumper with a smaller stinger.
     
  10. Apr 29, 2011 at 10:30 PM
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    that stinger would look good with a SAC and some 40's:D
     
  11. Apr 29, 2011 at 10:32 PM
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    Pretty crazy man, that thing will get your truck up some nasty rocks if you had too haha. I would move the turn signals some where else. They look out of place and not that great
     
  12. Apr 29, 2011 at 10:34 PM
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    Reread the original post, he said that the turn signal placement was just temporary and he was going to get the LEDs :)
     
  13. Apr 29, 2011 at 10:40 PM
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    Very true my friend, and we thought about the low-pro, but what about that nasty branch that sticks out in the middle of the trail?No worries it will hit the stinger and slide down the side vs. hitting the grill, maybe even radiator? many pros and cons with this bumper. And I have no welder, so I couldn't get the lightbar without having to pay someone to weld it on.
     
  14. Apr 29, 2011 at 10:42 PM
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    haha of course it would, we all gotta start somewhere:D
     
  15. Apr 29, 2011 at 10:48 PM
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    Yeah the stinger will definitely be the most protective. Whenever I get the low profile bumper I want to get the light bar and hopefully a buddy of mine can weld it on for me.
     
  16. Apr 29, 2011 at 11:04 PM
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    Pretty gnarly yes.... not my style but whatever blows your skirt.
     
  17. Apr 30, 2011 at 6:11 AM
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    i got the low pro with the lightbar but i never got around to welding it on and mine help up real well after rolling my truck
     
  18. Apr 30, 2011 at 6:28 AM
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    hard to tell but the right corner is bent in and tweaked up a little bit... definitely worth the money :D

    [​IMG]
     
  19. Apr 30, 2011 at 9:37 AM
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    Dang!!That bumper hardly looks phased at all! and no scratches, you must have put a couple layers on there.
     
  20. Apr 30, 2011 at 9:43 AM
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    actually i was in such a hurry i only put 1 coat of primer and 1 coat of paint lol
    heres a slightly closer look and you can see the corner is bent in significantly

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