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Which front bumper looks better for a PRERUNNER?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Taco Man in HD, Sep 11, 2011.

  1. Sep 11, 2011 at 8:31 PM
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    Taco Man in HD

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    hey guys,

    I'm looking to get a front tube bumper for my '04 prerunner and am curious which of the two that i am between (Avid w/ front plate or TG low profile) you guys would think look the best.

    I dont plan on getting a winch, but like the style and low profile of the TG, but i like the prerunner style plate of the Avid.

    AVID
    [​IMG]
    or
    TRAIL GEAR
    [​IMG]

    thanks for the input!
     
  2. Sep 11, 2011 at 8:35 PM
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    Cr250jumper

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    avid IMO.

    are you going for looks or functionality?
     
  4. Sep 11, 2011 at 8:45 PM
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    45acp

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  5. Sep 11, 2011 at 8:55 PM
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    mostly looks to be honest, and am trying to talk with avid to change the front plate up a bit (such as adding tubes down the sides and mount the plate to tabs)
     
  6. Sep 11, 2011 at 8:59 PM
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    Trail gear then ad plate.

    but Avid is probably better quality.
     
  7. Sep 11, 2011 at 9:08 PM
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    anyone have any ideas that could make it better or ways of mounting the front plate?

    id like to add some side hoops on the sides by the sidemarker lights (like the allpro) but idk what they are for exactly..haha

    sorry for the lame thread, but this is my first custom bumper order and i am being overly particular....
     
  9. Sep 12, 2011 at 7:06 AM
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    it has held up really good. i have hit stuff with it already and it didnt do a dam thing. it has already paid for its self!

    avid all the way!!

    good luck on your bumper:)
     
  10. Sep 12, 2011 at 8:16 AM
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    Choose what you would rather see on your truck ;) You're the one who has to look at it everyday!
     
  11. Sep 12, 2011 at 8:34 AM
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    Kind of hard to "see" the black one too good, but they both look really cool. If it were me, I would be happy with either one over the stocker. Good luck!
     
  12. Sep 12, 2011 at 9:14 AM
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    Little better pic of the Trail Gear, except mine has a light hoop. You can probably guess what my vote would be.

    [​IMG]
     
  13. Sep 12, 2011 at 9:39 AM
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    The TG looks really good. Is the winch access part of the bumper? The OP said they were not too interested in getting a winch so maybe the Avid is a better route for them? Not to threadjack, but BoxRocket every time i see your truck i get a stiffy. just sayin...
     
  14. Sep 12, 2011 at 9:52 AM
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    I vote for the Avid. I like the look and no need for a the extra weight of a winch plate if you arent going to use it. I just had my allpro bumper cut up and turned into something similar to the Avid.
     
  15. Sep 12, 2011 at 9:57 AM
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    i like the avid skid and the tg tubing!
     
  16. Sep 12, 2011 at 12:31 PM
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    Really like your bumper! did you just cut out the winch plate portion and mount your plate from the top bar to the bottom one?

    interested in selling yours?:D:pray::pray::pray:

     
  17. Sep 12, 2011 at 4:30 PM
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    Here are the detail:
    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/1st-gen-tacomas/177069-allpro-bumper-modified.html#post3713970

    Dont think anyone would want to buy it for what I want for this one by the time you figure original cost + shipping + cost to modify. I finally have the bumper I wanted so I really wouldn't sell it.
    Lenger is going to make plans for a similar bumper when he has my truck for some other work so you could talk to him.
     
  18. Sep 14, 2011 at 9:02 AM
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    Taco Man in HD

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    thanks for all of the help guys, and I'm pretty sure I'm going to go with AVID. I'm talking to brandon about some minor changes to the pictured design.

    Does anyone know if the tubing is the same size as an All-Pro rear bumper?:confused:

    IDK if it would look weird with two different sizes on the bumpers...
     
  19. Sep 14, 2011 at 9:05 AM
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    For looks, I like the low-profile TrailGear.
     
  20. Sep 14, 2011 at 9:06 AM
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    you can ask him to change up the size of the tubing, he wouldnt mind.

    i dont think it would look weird personally.
    i love my bumper(pictured one) its great! no complaints!
     
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