1. Welcome to Tacoma World!

    You are currently viewing as a guest! To get full-access, you need to register for a FREE account.

    As a registered member, you’ll be able to:
    • Participate in all Tacoma discussion topics
    • Communicate privately with other Tacoma owners from around the world
    • Post your own photos in our Members Gallery
    • Access all special features of the site

Warn Semi Hidden winch bumper (New for 3rd gen Tacoma)

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by Cal13, Jan 21, 2018.

  1. Jan 21, 2018 at 6:45 PM
    #21
    Ch78

    Ch78 GBO!

    Joined:
    Apr 22, 2016
    Member:
    #185006
    Messages:
    2,254
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Chris
    Tomball, TX
    Vehicle:
    17' Taco Supreme
    Tuned By D3 Performance

    This one thing has kept me from buying a SSO. Not cutting is the one thing that might have sold me on it.
     
    Last edited: Jan 21, 2018
    schultzj01 likes this.
  2. Jan 21, 2018 at 6:49 PM
    #22
    schultzj01

    schultzj01 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 31, 2011
    Member:
    #57553
    Messages:
    215
    Gender:
    Male
    San Diego
    Vehicle:
    2017 DCSB SR 4x4 MGM
    Same here.
     
  3. Jan 21, 2018 at 7:22 PM
    #23
    Technique

    Technique Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 4, 2017
    Member:
    #235046
    Messages:
    1,785
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Alex
    Utah
    Vehicle:
    2017 Silver Offroad DCSB
    5100s with 888 coils
    Where did you find that price? Cheapest I can find online is $700+?

    edit: nvm seen the link.
     
    Last edited: Jan 21, 2018
  4. Jan 21, 2018 at 7:37 PM
    #24
    Broccoli

    Broccoli Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 16, 2015
    Member:
    #166833
    Messages:
    2,101
    Gender:
    Male
    Airdrie Alberta
    Vehicle:
    2016 trd sport blazing blue,
    Had this been out months ago i would have bought instead of my sso. I prefer no cutting... plus ground clearance looks to be not that different
     
    Friedtacolover likes this.
  5. Jan 21, 2018 at 8:25 PM
    #25
    hrivera007

    hrivera007 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 22, 2010
    Member:
    #35813
    Messages:
    177
    Gender:
    Male
    Vehicle:
    2017 Off Road Auto
    SOS concepts streamline is the one I been looking at. Really like that low profile. Debating to pull the trigger and buy it.
     
    SOS CONCEPTS and PvilleJohn like this.
  6. Jan 21, 2018 at 8:43 PM
    #26
    gentzleon

    gentzleon Member

    Joined:
    Jun 4, 2017
    Member:
    #220717
    Messages:
    16
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Vic
    Vehicle:
    2017 Tacoma TRD Sport
    thats just the winch...
     
  7. Jan 21, 2018 at 8:57 PM
    #27
    Friedtacolover

    Friedtacolover Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 2, 2014
    Member:
    #137481
    Messages:
    1,561
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Travis
    Ontario, Ca
    Vehicle:
    2017 DCSB Off Road 4x4
    my build tread: https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads/socal-no-shame-poser-build.513084/
    Just installed mine yesterday. It is a little lower profile than sso’s. Even lower if you get no center hoop. Love mine! Came out after only one day from home depot to a man and son staring at it.
     
  8. Jan 21, 2018 at 9:15 PM
    #28
    daohaus

    daohaus Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 25, 2017
    Member:
    #219904
    Messages:
    918
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Duan
    33.960892 -117.575824
    Vehicle:
    18 TRD Off Road Premium 4runner
    Rotiform SIX OR Toyo Open Country RT
    Did you order a winch as well?
     
  9. Jan 21, 2018 at 9:33 PM
    #29
    hrivera007

    hrivera007 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 22, 2010
    Member:
    #35813
    Messages:
    177
    Gender:
    Male
    Vehicle:
    2017 Off Road Auto
    Thanks for the input. Will definitely be one of my next purchases. Do you regret the center hoop or does it gives the truck more character?
     
  10. Jan 21, 2018 at 9:36 PM
    #30
    Friedtacolover

    Friedtacolover Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 2, 2014
    Member:
    #137481
    Messages:
    1,561
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Travis
    Ontario, Ca
    Vehicle:
    2017 DCSB Off Road 4x4
    my build tread: https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads/socal-no-shame-poser-build.513084/
    It looks nice. If i wasnt doing a winch and just wanted the bumper id do no hoop and a light in the lower bumper recessed. But since im doing a winch im glad i got the hoop cause a light wont fit back there. Both look great. A good option is hoop with lightbar cutout in bumper
     
  11. Jan 21, 2018 at 9:53 PM
    #31
    hrivera007

    hrivera007 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 22, 2010
    Member:
    #35813
    Messages:
    177
    Gender:
    Male
    Vehicle:
    2017 Off Road Auto
    Thanks for the info bro.
     
    PintSize likes this.
  12. Jan 22, 2018 at 12:11 AM
    #32
    Heepspo

    Heepspo I wouldn't say I'm missin' it, Bob...

    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2010
    Member:
    #32195
    Messages:
    969
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Jason
    Washington State
    Vehicle:
    2016 TRD OR DCSB, Prem & Tech w/JBL, Towing
    Fuel Vector D600 17" Wheels, Toyo 285/70-17 AT2 Tires, Tuff Country 52907 3" Leveling Lift, Full Katzkin Leather (Black with Platinum Stitching), SOS Concepts Streamline Front Bumper, 3M Scotchgard PPF, "no vtec 4me" BHLM, Husky X-act Contour Floor Liners, Cali Raised Faux Pro Grille, Predator Sliders, WeatherTech Mudflaps, UnderCover Ultra Flex Tonneau Cover, OEM Bed Mat, Headlight Revolution Supernova V.4 Headlights/High Beams & Carbide Canbus 2.0 Amber LED Front Turn Signal Bulbs, Salex Console Organizer, Rhino Seat Belt Extenders (removes annoying dinging), 15% Window Tint, JDM ASTAR 800 Reverse Lights, LED Interior Lighting Package, Stant Locking Gas Cap, Redline Tuning QuickLIFT PLUS Hood Struts, Gentex Compass Mirror w/Homelink, mesojdm Ultimate Turn Signals, Hondo Garage Un-Holey Dash Mount and AR15 Bolt Radio Knobs, CBoy808 Custom Bedside Decals and Flags, De-Badged Doors, Tailgate and Interior Visor Stickers.
    How did the install go? I got one too but haven't installed it yet. Any advice/tips?
     
    Friedtacolover likes this.
  13. Jan 22, 2018 at 5:36 AM
    #33
    Friedtacolover

    Friedtacolover Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 2, 2014
    Member:
    #137481
    Messages:
    1,561
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Travis
    Ontario, Ca
    Vehicle:
    2017 DCSB Off Road 4x4
    my build tread: https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads/socal-no-shame-poser-build.513084/
    Yes. Order matte black rubber door trim you need 8’. A dremmel worked perfect for cutting the plastic then i used a razor blase to clean the plastic shavings up then put rubber trim on it and it looked factory and filled gap of new bumper. Took 2 hours. If i had to do again id put bumper on then make cut. Also be very careful when removing bumper its hardest part. You have to reach under wheel well pull mud gaurd out, reach hand up in it, unclip the two front fender clips from the inside and then undo the one fender screw before bumper can be removed. Very easy install.
     
    Heepspo likes this.
  14. Jan 22, 2018 at 8:50 AM
    #34
    Broccoli

    Broccoli Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 16, 2015
    Member:
    #166833
    Messages:
    2,101
    Gender:
    Male
    Airdrie Alberta
    Vehicle:
    2016 trd sport blazing blue,
    Check out the group buy page for this bumper theres lots of tips/tricks.

    A0244E96-F784-46AF-8E4C-D3ED47FAAE6E.jpg
     
    Fringe68, nTg, bullaculla and 4 others like this.
  15. Jan 22, 2018 at 10:22 AM
    #35
    84 Yota

    84 Yota Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 26, 2016
    Member:
    #198289
    Messages:
    77
    Gender:
    Male
    Montana
    Vehicle:
    2018 SR5 4x4 DCLB
    Nice looking bumper.
     
  16. Jan 22, 2018 at 4:23 PM
    #36
    triumph65

    triumph65 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 9, 2018
    Member:
    #240735
    Messages:
    95
    Gender:
    Male
    That’s huge, no cutting & can take off truck if you sell
     
    Intrepid likes this.
  17. Jan 22, 2018 at 7:05 PM
    #37
    jaredc2306

    jaredc2306 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 12, 2015
    Member:
    #157276
    Messages:
    999
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Jared
    San Antonio, Tx
    Vehicle:
    2016 ACLB TRD OR Quicksand
    That’s a great point. I’m really liking this one over the SSO bumper solely for the non cutting factor.
     
    Intrepid and triumph65 like this.
  18. Jan 22, 2018 at 7:21 PM
    #38
    triumph65

    triumph65 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 9, 2018
    Member:
    #240735
    Messages:
    95
    Gender:
    Male
    I like the looks of SOS & SSO better. But I don’t want to cut my new Gen3:(
     
    Last edited: Jan 23, 2018
  19. Jan 22, 2018 at 7:23 PM
    #39
    Friedtacolover

    Friedtacolover Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 2, 2014
    Member:
    #137481
    Messages:
    1,561
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Travis
    Ontario, Ca
    Vehicle:
    2017 DCSB Off Road 4x4
    my build tread: https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads/socal-no-shame-poser-build.513084/
    Dont let cutting scare u it took me two minutes and was so easy. Just as easy as removing the tow hook. You wont want to sell these cool things lol. If thats your only reason buy sos or sso.
     
    SOS CONCEPTS likes this.
  20. Jan 22, 2018 at 7:48 PM
    #40
    MikeyMcFly

    MikeyMcFly This is heavy, Doc.

    Joined:
    Aug 11, 2012
    Member:
    #84551
    Messages:
    4,912
    Gender:
    Male
    I'm a Masshole
    Vehicle:
    2016 TRD Off-Road 6MT / 1999 Corvette 6MT
    Building a Broja
    I will preface this by saying I do like the SSO bumper a lot and would definitely consider it if it wasn't $1,000 + by the time it arrived, so the $605 shipped price point of the Warn unit is appealing. I also like the taller hoop, although I would like to see where it hits heightwise relative to the Pro grille.

    Questions I have for those who install them.
    1. It appears you couldn't run a winch and an LED bar behind the grille in the slot where most people sit them. The winch would sit where the bar would sit. That being said, if you don't run a winch, can you still fit an LED bar there, how obstructed would it be by the hoop.
    2. If you cannot run the bar inside, is there a convenient mounting spot for a 30" bar on the hook
    3. The new bumper does overlap the OEM bumper outside of where the pieces you remove sit. How tight is it to the plastic bumper (ie will it rattle against the plastic and scratch at that location)
    4. It looks like the plastic bumper hangs below the steel piece in between the steel bumper and the skid plates - is this the case? It seems like you could still do damage to the plastic bumper if say you decided to bash through a snowbank / tall snow

    Like I said, I do like the SSO unit a bit more, but the Warn is appealing at the price point and maybe something I'd do down the road depending on the above answers.
     
    nTg, Tremors834 and Friedtacolover like this.

Products Discussed in

To Top