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Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Re8elmonk0341, Jan 28, 2010.

  1. Jan 28, 2010 at 12:02 PM
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    Re8elmonk0341

    Re8elmonk0341 [OP] "Kill BABIES"

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    I've been wanting to get a light bar for sometime now but I don't know what to go with. I don't want just a bar to mount lights on...even though they're are bad-ass looking. I want something the looks more "aggressive" if you know what I mean. I've looked at some baja style bumpers and this one really caught my eye:

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    What do ya'all think!? I think I've seen a member on here with 'em on his black Taco...and that's where I got it from :D. My concern is I don't want to look to much like a "bro" (no pun intended) with the trophy trucks. Another thing I would hate to lose my bumper esp with the time I've put into painting my fog lights :D.

    In the picture the guy have those fenders, which I'm not planning on getting. I'm going to keep my fenders how it is. Would y'all think it'll look wierd?

    Any comments, suggestions, bitch, moans, or complaints welcome :D

    Here's what my truck look like now.

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    **I'm also planning a Satoshi grill and BHLM**
     
  2. Jan 28, 2010 at 12:07 PM
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    Mxpatriot

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    maybe something like this? I had that light bar made and used it until I bought my all pro. It's more aggressive than most of the prefabbed bars and way stronger than all of them.

    it doesn't help with approach angle or bumper protection, though.

    and like you noted, unless you have flared fenders, the prerunner bumpers don't really look quite right, in my opinion. the prerunner look is an all or nothing thing

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  3. Jan 28, 2010 at 12:10 PM
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    Re8elmonk0341

    Re8elmonk0341 [OP] "Kill BABIES"

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    It's cool and all but I'm not feeling where the lights are being mounted.
     
  4. Jan 28, 2010 at 12:14 PM
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    Mxpatriot

    Mxpatriot Arctic Prerunner

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    how about the all pro? you'll keep fog lights, albeit the stock ones won't fit, and you'll have a better approach angle, protection, and the ability to mount a winch
     
  5. Jan 28, 2010 at 12:19 PM
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    mjp2

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    That bumper would be really wide without the fiberglass fenders. I think it'd also look a little odd with the drop-bracket lift on your truck.

    I think there are better options for you, but that's just my opinion. :)

    EDIT: It'd be trivial to cut the ends off that bumper to make it slightly more narrow to work with the stock fenders. Don't let the width be a deciding factor for you.
     
  6. Jan 28, 2010 at 12:20 PM
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    ColtsTRD

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    I think you can mount those lights between the bars rather than having them on top...:notsure:
     
  7. Jan 28, 2010 at 12:25 PM
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    Who makes that bumper? Is it all bolt on?. I like where the lights are compared to directly in front of the radiator.
     
  8. Jan 28, 2010 at 12:33 PM
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    Me too...I called allpro and they said that they're not selling enough off the baja bumpers so they took em off the sight...I guess they order them in quantity's of 10 or something :(

    They're accepting orders but only ordering em when there's 10
     
  9. Jan 28, 2010 at 1:24 PM
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    bajamoon

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    so you want something like this. Just have someone make you one. I got mine custom made cheaper than the baja bumpers one. Mine is not bolted on though, welded on so it depends on what you want.


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  10. Jan 28, 2010 at 3:07 PM
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  11. Jan 28, 2010 at 3:40 PM
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    I think I found it!!! what do y'all think


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  12. Jan 28, 2010 at 3:49 PM
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    i really like the look of that ^^^

    i say go for it. what lights are going on it anyways?
     
  13. Jan 28, 2010 at 3:52 PM
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    ^^^^^^sorta looks like a bull bar.not for me.
     
  14. Jan 28, 2010 at 3:57 PM
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    I don't know yet. i would have to see. its simple in an aggressive way IMO and i get to keep my bumper :D
     
  15. Jan 28, 2010 at 3:58 PM
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    I like that bar. Its in the same league as a bull bar, but you wont be rolling with the SUPER high Big 3 and the bullbars on their trucks
     
  16. Jan 29, 2010 at 8:39 AM
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    If you go the custom route I wouldn't go w/weld on bumper like this one which looks awesome btw. I would w/a bolt on so if you wreck the bumper would take more of the impact (crush) compared to having the impact of the crash go through out the frame.
     
  17. Jan 29, 2010 at 8:44 AM
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    I think your truck looks great just the way it sits now.
     
  19. Jan 29, 2010 at 10:58 PM
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    Re8elmonk0341

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    Whos truck
     
  20. Jan 29, 2010 at 11:26 PM
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    Black FJ steelies with 285/70/17 Michelin ATs, black tacoma steelies with 255/85/16 Dunlop Rover MT, Blacked out fender flares, Custom built RPM Offroad front bumper, weathertech digifit floor mats, Toyota Prado snorkel, secondary air filter removed, AFE pro dry replacement filter, seat belt mod, 3" lift (OME 885 with spacers front, all pro expo leafs rear), Home made custom rear high clearance bumper. Custom made scratches all over!
    Not sure how you feel about this one, but it only set me back about 440 plus shipping. Honestly though I probably would have gone with the baja bumper instead had I found it first (better design), but I'll end up keeping this one and modding to it.:D

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