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Which OEM stock front bumper cover do I need to buy?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by weshawk5, May 19, 2018.

  1. May 19, 2018 at 12:52 AM
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    weshawk5

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    Got in a little fender bender and need to buy a new OEM front bumper. I know I do not need the front spoiler holes on the bumper but am unsure if I need the one with the fender flare holes.

    Some websites offer this as an option and other make no mention of it. My truck is a 2005 TRD off road double cab 4x4. It appears to have fender flares but not like some trucks that have the fender flares with the visible attachment points around the flare. I attached a couple pictures. My truck is like the silver truck... not like the red truck in the pics.

    Thanks in advance!!

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  2. May 19, 2018 at 12:58 AM
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    inwood customs

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    U have clips on the backside of ur flares.... the small pieces near the bumper have little keyslot type connectors visible from under the truck.

    So, u need the bumper skin with flare holes... the other is for the smaller trucks that dont have fender flares.
     
  3. May 19, 2018 at 1:00 AM
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    Notice how the 5 lug trucks dont have flares?
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  4. May 19, 2018 at 1:06 AM
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    My friend actually has a 5 lug (no flares)..... and her truck has a bumper for a 6 lug truck (flares like yours). You can see the odd slits manufactured into the bumper skin for flares to be locked into.

    Those slots are where your smaller corner piece of flare connect. This is the type you want for your offroad... you have factory flares and a 6 lug.

    That red truck u posted has aftermarket "pocket flares".... aka "bushwackers"

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  5. May 19, 2018 at 1:26 PM
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    This is exactly what I needed to know and great info... thanks a lot!
     
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