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What are the best replacement bumpers

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Obidog, Sep 8, 2015.

  1. Sep 8, 2015 at 5:23 AM
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    Obidog

    Obidog [OP] Member

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    I have a 2002 TRD and its in fantastic shape except for rust through on the front bumper and rust showing on rear bumper. As a novice I need some advice:
    1. Should I replace or try to have the rear bumper with no rust through re-plated.
    2. What are the best replacement bumpers?
    3. I live in Boston Metro West, do you know anyone who would do the work at a reasonable cost?​

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  2. Sep 12, 2015 at 7:52 AM
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    Ray3

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  3. Sep 12, 2015 at 9:57 AM
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    Obidog

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    Thanks, have you installed this one. Wondering how long it took and how hard it was.
     
  4. Sep 12, 2015 at 10:01 AM
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    Sicyota04

    Sicyota04 Slowly but surely.

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    Do this. Trail gear is the best bang for your buck!

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  5. Sep 12, 2015 at 12:06 PM
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    Not hard, I put instructions in a review on Amazon.
     
  6. Sep 14, 2015 at 8:34 AM
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    rockauto.com has some starting around $135 (black) that are decent. hit the backside with undercoating to help it last longer. It's not OEM but your not towing from the bumper either :)
     
  7. Sep 14, 2015 at 5:05 PM
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    Ritchie

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    If you have the cash, go with Shrock Works for the front. Awesome bumpers for sure. They do take time to receive after you order... be patient.
    For the rear, build your own.
     
  8. Jan 7, 2019 at 6:01 PM
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    Babybluetaco

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    Been happy with my eBay bumper. Fit just like factory

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  9. Jan 7, 2019 at 6:02 PM
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  10. Jan 8, 2019 at 10:37 PM
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    Currygoat

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    I bought this rear bumper on Amazon and installed it in 1.5 hours. Great quality and fit perfectly. Very close to OEM (rubber pattern is slightly different I think). Would highly recommend it.

    My front bumper is a redipped OEM bumper and I bought it at chrome dipping shop for $125. They had lots of different bumpers for all sorts of cars and trucks. They advertised it on craigslist and I was happy to find it. Was cheaper and thicker then the other aftermarket front bumpers.
     
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  11. Jan 9, 2019 at 6:27 AM
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    Check the 1st gen classifieds thread as well may find an oem one close to you.
     
  12. Jan 9, 2019 at 7:27 AM
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    Got mine on Amazon, good deal
     

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