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weight of aftermarket bumpers vs. stock

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by trailmaker, Oct 15, 2010.

  1. Oct 15, 2010 at 7:34 PM
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    trailmaker

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    My tacoma has had some weight gain recently with Line-x and headache rack so I was wondering if I could offset that gain a bit. Are any aftermarket bumpers lighter that stock?
     
  2. Oct 15, 2010 at 7:39 PM
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    ARB about 175lbs

    Shrockworks about 140lbs

    Allpro about 110

    Aluminess about 60lbs, which is what I have.

    All great bumpers, but they are heavier than stock. Unless you are looking for a "prerunner" style bumper.
     
  3. Oct 15, 2010 at 7:40 PM
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    Thanks. Good to know.
     
  4. Oct 15, 2010 at 7:59 PM
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    My front bumper only weighed 25 pounds. I don't think you will find anything lighter then that.
     
  5. Oct 16, 2010 at 1:31 AM
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    The stock bumper right? Not the Smitty
     
  6. Oct 16, 2010 at 7:21 PM
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    With a winch...

    When I installed mine without a winch (twice) I could just pick it up off the ground myself no problem.
     
  7. Oct 16, 2010 at 7:52 PM
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    Pink slider.
    the front bumper doesn't have much to it. a 6'x4"x1/8 sheet of metal and some plastic.
     
  8. Oct 17, 2010 at 9:02 PM
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    You're not gonna get a lighter bumper than the tinfoil stock one... You'd be better off beefing up the suspension
     
  9. Oct 17, 2010 at 9:13 PM
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    I mean the 2nd gen ones. I didn't realize i was posting in the first gen.

    Here is part of the Email straight from ARB USA.

    Tri,

    The 2010 Toyota Tacoma bumpers weight is 175lbs. In the links below are the specs for the 9.5xp Warn Winch and ARB parts applications for the Tacoma.
     
  10. Oct 17, 2010 at 9:16 PM
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    Also a winch weights about 80lbs...no way the ARB is less than 100 lbs.

    Those numbers I posted are straight from the companies. Again when I was looking for my 2nd gen. I think 1st gen would not be that far off.
     
  11. Oct 17, 2010 at 9:31 PM
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    Just mounted a Relentless Fab plate bumper. With winch (synthetic rope) the total weight was 164 lbs. The toal weight of all the stock pieces removed was 32 lbs. Net gain was 132 lbs.

    You can add about 20 lbs to that total if a steel winch cable is used.

    [​IMG]
     
  12. Oct 18, 2010 at 12:29 PM
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    This link says the "empty" ARB weighs 78 lbs:
    http://www.expeditionswest.com/equipment/tacoma/arb_bumper.html
     
  13. Oct 18, 2010 at 12:35 PM
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    Man I love this bumper.. :drool:
     
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  15. Oct 18, 2010 at 7:39 PM
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    Thanks for the info. That bumper looks great. So great in fact that now I'm trying to rationalize a 132lb weight gain.
     
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    Where can I get that winch bumper that you have on yours
     
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    Stock as Stock can be with duratracs and a roof rack
    Relentless Fab ^^^^??? :notsure:
     
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    At the time, the 2 guys from Relentless Fab (Tim and Eric) were partners. So technically, this is a Relentless bumper. But soon after this, Tim and Eric parted ways and Tim went on to build and sell this design as an Elite Offroad bumper.

    Right now, you can't buy this bumper unless you find someone willing to part with theirs. Elite is no longer making them.

    Eric (Relentless Fab) is still selling bumpers, though his design is not the same as this one.
     
  20. Jun 7, 2016 at 11:42 AM
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    i am looking to add the IronBull rear bumper to my 2010 TRD Sport. I am concerned that the additional 100lbs (without winch) will really put some wear and tear on my truck. Any suggested mods to counter? i am expecting "suspension" as a response but was hoping someone out there can provide some more detail on exactly what they did. For instance, more leaves in the rear, stiffer shock, etc. have i answered my own question or can i actually get away with leaving the TRD sport suspension as is?
     
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