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Which Trail-Gear bumper should I choose?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Slodgetto, Mar 11, 2011.

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Rock Defense, or Low Profile bumper?

Poll closed Apr 10, 2011.
  1. Rock Defense

    17 vote(s)
    31.5%
  2. Low Profile

    30 vote(s)
    55.6%
  3. Choose a different bumper dude

    7 vote(s)
    13.0%
  1. Mar 11, 2011 at 7:24 PM
    #1
    Slodgetto

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    Hi all,

    I am planning on buying a Trail-Gear front bumper because they are inexpensive and a bolt-on product. I like their Rock Defense bumper a lot more than their low-profile version, but I just don't know if that will look a little weird on my Prerunner. I plan on lifting it 3" in a few months, but it'll never be a massive rock crawler. Should I just get the low profile bumper?:confused: Thanks for your input.

    The Rock Defense bumper (my favorite):
    [​IMG]

    The low profile version:

    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]

    My Prerunner:
    [​IMG]
     
  2. Mar 11, 2011 at 7:27 PM
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    Camo23

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    personal perference. if you like the rock defense bumper than get that one. as long as you like it the forget what everyone else thinks.
     
  3. Mar 11, 2011 at 7:30 PM
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    lotsoftoys

    lotsoftoys pavement is boring....

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    im about to order the low profile as soon as i get my tax return. i like the stinger look. but i think it looks like its over kill unless the truck is huge. so when i go sas some day ill weld a stinger on:D
     
  4. Mar 11, 2011 at 7:30 PM
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    ^^^^^This

    Drew, you must be the smartest 19 year old ever. You're absolutly right. It has nothing to do with anyone else's opinion...it's all about what YOU want.
     
  5. Mar 11, 2011 at 7:37 PM
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    why thank you :D i have done many things to my truck that absolutly everyone i know hated it but i just smiled and loved the fact that i love my truck
     
  6. Mar 11, 2011 at 7:40 PM
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    Tuff call.I like them both.is the top bumper legal in your state?some states don't allow a huge bumper sticking out 200 feet.I say the bottom one.what are the prices of both?
     
  7. Mar 11, 2011 at 7:41 PM
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    Fuck em...they're wrong!
    I'm right there with ya. The rock crawler guys thing I'm retarded cause I have IFS and long travel. The sand negro's thing I'm retarded cause I have rock sliders and skid plates. I say...piss off and mod your truck the way you want and for the purposes you need. :cool:
     
  8. Mar 11, 2011 at 7:58 PM
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    Slodgetto

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    :thumbsup: Nice. I'm just trying to imagine how it would look...
    That's a good question. As far as I know, (I did do some research) it's fine. The Rock defense is $380, and the low profile is $370... so not much of a price difference that would make my decision.
    Hhaha!! Well, that's kinda what I'm thinking.
     
  9. Mar 11, 2011 at 8:01 PM
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    where are u getting those prices dude?
     
  10. Mar 11, 2011 at 8:02 PM
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    fuck yea. and btw i love your truck, i lurk alot on the site, post here and there but on all the time.
     
  11. Mar 11, 2011 at 8:03 PM
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    This is exactly what I'm worried about... this is a rather large bumper for a relatively small truck. I just can't get over how sexy the stinger look is!:D haha
     
  12. Mar 11, 2011 at 8:10 PM
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    http://www.polyperformance.com/shop...Low-Profile-Toyota-Front-Bumpers-p-27339.html

    http://www.lowrangeoffroad.com/rock-defense-front-95-04-tacoma-front-bumper.html?___store=default

    If you know where I can get them cheaper, that'd be awesome:D

    And oh yeah, those prices don't include shipping costs. Which is around $75 for the low profile, and $31 for the rock defense lol! So I guess the Rock Defense is cheaper as far as I can find.
     
  13. Mar 11, 2011 at 8:35 PM
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    I really like my low profile, plus it was cheaper than the rock defense one. I really dig this bumper and how well it was designed, it bolted right onto my truck no problems.
     
  16. Mar 12, 2011 at 7:22 AM
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    Oh nice! I've been hearing a lot of good things about these bumpers. If you don't mind me asking, where did you buy your low profile? and how much did you pay for it?
     
  17. Mar 12, 2011 at 7:47 AM
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    Of the two I like the low profile one much better.

    But I'm more of a plate bumper fan, myself.

    Of course, it's entirely up to you and what you like.
     
  18. Mar 12, 2011 at 12:40 PM
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    bump for the poll
     
  19. Mar 12, 2011 at 5:36 PM
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    im really diggin the low profile over the rock defense,the stinger looks to be a bit overkill IMO,maybe if it was a shorter hoop like all pros or the demello on jberrys but thats purely personal preference. either way your gonna end up with a sick bumper, trail gear makes some nice stuff and for the price ya pay ya cant beat it. just seen this pic in the "what have u done to your tacoma today" thread. looks sweet
    [​IMG]
     
  20. Mar 12, 2011 at 10:46 PM
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    This is probably the direction I'll head. And yeah, I originally was going to get an All-Pro tube bumper because I like that hoop. I was attracted to these because of the smaller price... which is definately an issue in my case.
     
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