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What would offer better protection?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Oat, Aug 28, 2011.

  1. Aug 28, 2011 at 4:29 PM
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    Oat

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  2. Aug 28, 2011 at 5:09 PM
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    45acp

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    How about neither one. If you're worried about protection and willing to put that much money down, go with a steel tube or plate bumper. I kinda doubt the ones you mentioned would hold up to anything more than a shopping cart. That's just me though I guess.:D
     
  3. Aug 28, 2011 at 5:14 PM
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    TnRedNeck721

    TnRedNeck721 GO VOLS!

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    x2 they both are NOT strong at all!!! and bend so EAZY. i bet a bar on a brush guard (like the one in the link) with my bear hands!! i don’t see why people get them wast of money in my mind for something so flimsy.
     
  4. Aug 28, 2011 at 5:43 PM
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    mikesdoublecab

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    what ZACH said above...

    i was parallel parking and tapped the car in front of me... nothing happened to the car, but the bull bar bent and caused more damage to my own bumper than what i paid for the bull bar...

    when i complained to customer service, i was told that bull bars and brushguards are designed to flex and bend to ensure the safety of the other party you hit, yada yada yada...
     
  5. Aug 28, 2011 at 7:00 PM
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    ^ Wow so they want to save the other car but damage your own?
     
  6. Aug 28, 2011 at 7:09 PM
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    So, you've got hands of a bear? Just kidding, just struck me as funny when I read it.
     
  7. Aug 28, 2011 at 7:10 PM
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    mikesdoublecab

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    Engage Offroad long travel front and rear with some fat tires.
    that's why the newer the trucks, the less rugged they got... look how low to the ground the new Tundras and Tacomas are compared to the first gen tacomas...

    the newer trucks have more fiberglass and composite material to them than most rice rockets...
     
  8. Aug 28, 2011 at 7:32 PM
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  9. Aug 28, 2011 at 8:40 PM
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    Elite Plate bumper FTW!!
     
  10. Aug 28, 2011 at 8:41 PM
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    what would provide more prot then those bull bars?
    A condom. :D













    But in all of seriousness, plate bumpers are the way to go.
     
  11. Aug 28, 2011 at 8:43 PM
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    haaaaay now. That was just once....:eek:
     
  13. Aug 28, 2011 at 8:56 PM
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    I would suggest the AP plate bumper, ARB bumper, or elite's plate bumper.
     
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    lol rice rockets? those suped suzukis ment for 180 mph+? :p
     
  15. Aug 29, 2011 at 1:06 PM
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    IMO, anything from "stylintrucks.com" isn't going to be functional - only look pretty (if that even).

    Aftermarket bumpers generally don't effect newer airbag systems, although I've heard they're more prone to going off because the bumpers (like an ARB) don't deform as much, hence transfering more force to the airbag sensor.
     
  16. Aug 29, 2011 at 1:08 PM
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    In other words:

    "We sell flimsy pieces of crap."
     
  17. Aug 30, 2011 at 10:56 PM
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    I found the airbag sensor in my truck. It's down by your feet, nowhere near the bumper. I can see your point though... I think some aftermarket bumpers (I know ARB uses them) have crush cans designed to absorb impact that are mounted between the frame and the bumper.
     
  18. Aug 30, 2011 at 11:25 PM
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