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Winch mount/bumper

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by JonD, May 10, 2011.

  1. May 10, 2011 at 11:09 AM
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    JonD

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    I've got 09 Tacoma. And I want to put my winch back on it. My truck only has the little 3 inch spacer lift on the front. My question is what would be the lightest way to go? I don't wanna look like I'm running down hill all the time.
     
  2. May 10, 2011 at 11:22 AM
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    No it's level. I put I think 1 1/2 or 2 inch on the back. So no ass dragging yet
     
  3. May 10, 2011 at 1:09 PM
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    Relentless makes an aluminum plate bumper.
     
  4. May 10, 2011 at 1:14 PM
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    Mine's about to get paint and go on

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  5. May 10, 2011 at 1:18 PM
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    Well Even with aluminum plus the weight of the winch is it gonna look goofy?
     
  6. May 10, 2011 at 1:22 PM
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    I bet the weight of the bumper plus the winch with the little bit of height you got up front should bring it about even. The plate bumpers dont create near as much sag as everyone seems. my steel plate bumper maybe brought my front end down not even an inch.
     
  7. May 10, 2011 at 1:24 PM
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    The aluminum Relentless weighs 55 lbs
     
  8. May 10, 2011 at 1:26 PM
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    Is there a page I can go and look at the relentless bumper?
     
  9. May 10, 2011 at 1:28 PM
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    get the OME 886 coils if you are gonna run a plate bumper and winch. spacers on stock suspension will suuuuuuck with the extra weight
     
  10. May 10, 2011 at 1:28 PM
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    You're asking the wrong guy. Personally, I think nose to the sky looks "goofy" (your words) while a little rake looks "ready-to-get-some-work-done." So I'd say no. But it's your truck - you have to decide what *you* want, and it won't help anyone if this thread turns into a referendum on exactly how level a truck should sit.

    An aluminum bumper plus a winch will weigh around 150 lbs, depending.

    So have a friend who weighs a buck-seventy-five or so sit on the front bumper with his feet lightly resting on the ground, and see what that does to how your truck sits. Then you can decide if you like it or not.
     
  12. May 10, 2011 at 1:30 PM
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    55 lbs is light! mine is 120lbs ish. does the relentless have a winch mount option? How well does the aluminum hold up?
     
  13. May 10, 2011 at 1:37 PM
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    They are all winch compatible , check out the thread link posted above by Zombie Runner
     
  14. May 10, 2011 at 1:40 PM
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    My AP bumper plus Warn winch added almost 200lbs to the front. I was running 5100's set at 0 and OME 885's, but after adding this weight I did drop in the front about 3/4". Had the Billies set at .85 and I leveled right back out without compromising that much travel nor comfort.
     
  15. May 10, 2011 at 10:41 PM
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    Or you can go with a Winch on a receiver so you don't have all the weight up front all the time.
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