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1st Gen Tundra Armor Thread

Discussion in '1st Gen Tundras (2000-2006)' started by because_wumbo-truck, Aug 8, 2019.

  1. Aug 1, 2020 at 11:56 AM
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    Here is a quote from my build thread with pictures. Looks like two square nuts, and if memory serves they were at least 8 inches deep.

     
  2. Aug 14, 2020 at 4:15 PM
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    Thanks, man. I haven't tried tackling that one yet. Got a feeling it might be a grinder job.
     
  3. Sep 24, 2020 at 3:42 PM
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    Do you know if the “skid plate” PT212-34060 fits in between?
     
  4. Jan 11, 2021 at 5:54 AM
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    I finally found a website for this company. They will ship worldwide. They actually make a lot of products for our trucks.

    edit- I'm an idiot-apparently this link was added to the first post at some point. :anonymous:

    https://ramotorsports.ca/collections/1st-gen-tundra
     
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  5. Jan 12, 2021 at 2:49 PM
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    forgot to post this back in July but I got My BFB bumper and I'm loving it so much. I smile every time I walk out to this thing now.

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  6. Jan 20, 2021 at 9:10 PM
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    Does anyone know what skids work with the addicted plate bumper? I really like the low profile of the bumper compared to the others in this thread but im not sure if i have to have a skid fab'd up or if one is already on the market. this is the setup im leaning towards but im not sure what brand the lights are either.IMG_0867.jpg
     
  7. Jan 21, 2021 at 3:54 AM
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    I have no idea. I don't know if we have any members running that bumper. You could try calling Addicted and see if they know.
     
  8. Jan 21, 2021 at 10:05 AM
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    Has anyone paid attention to mileage after adding a front bumper?

    What sliders tuck up the best? I know that has a lot to do with the install, but some of these look like they are really hanging down low.
     
  9. Jan 21, 2021 at 10:19 AM
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    I saw no noticeable decrease in MPG after adding my bumper. I really don't think it's as heavy as some imagine. Maybe 40-50lbs more than the OEM bumper? My wife was able to lift one side up when I was doing my test run before actually installing it.

    What do you mean by tuck up? Mine are nice and tight with maybe 1" gap between the slider and the rocker panels. They might stick out further(horizontally) than some prefer. Remember that there are only 2-3 companies offering sliders for our trucks so you don't have many to pick from. The sleekest I've seen are the ones @Swalters had made but I don't know if those were a one-off or not.
     
  10. Jan 21, 2021 at 10:24 AM
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    Also where our rocker sits in correlation with the frame rail, it’s not super easy to “tuck” them as you’d think.
     
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  11. Jan 21, 2021 at 1:40 PM
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    Honestly I gained 1 mpg after putting my bumper on, went from 12 to 13 :rofl:. And yeah its really not that much heavier than all the stock bumper and it's assorted bits.
     
  12. Jan 22, 2021 at 6:31 AM
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    About to pick up the ARB... hoping it’s not as ugly in person as it is in pics :D
     
  13. Jan 22, 2021 at 10:40 AM
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    Yep- just picked up the ARB front bumper. Installing soon. Anybody with tips, comments, concerns on install and is kind enough to share, please do!
     
  14. Jan 22, 2021 at 11:13 AM
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    Do you have a 1st gen? Haven't seen many people put them on a 1st gen.
     
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  15. Jan 22, 2021 at 11:57 AM
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    Should probably update my profile pic. But yes I’ve got a first gen. Searched around, didn’t find anything. I’ll try and make some notes from the install
     
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  16. Jan 23, 2021 at 3:27 PM
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    Lights are the Baja Design LP9's. $$$$$

    I have mixed feelings on the Addicted plate bumper. I don't feel like it really flows with the tundra well. The tube version looks better to me.

    It also requires a weld in cross member.
     
  17. Jan 27, 2021 at 5:55 PM
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    01 V8 4x4 ARB Front Dobinsons Front SCS F5 305s South Paw Lights
    All, got the ARB front on. It was such a PITA to install between snapped rusted bolts, being a one man team, and them not providing the most important hardware, that I eventually threw my hands up and took it to a body shop, feeling pretty defeated and incapable. In colorful language, the gentlemen doing the install told me it was a real pain.

    I knew the mounting brackets may need to be welded on. That’s the route he went.

    I was a bit scared of how the bumper would look, I’m not gonna lie. But in person it looks great. I’m stoked. I love the integrated running lights and built in blinker (as seen in last two pics). I’ll be adding fog lights and some floods.

    I don’t think the chrome will last very long. I’d like to paint it black. If anybody had recommendations for painting the chrome piece black, would love to hear!

    Super premium bumper with miserable instructions.


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  18. Jan 28, 2021 at 7:35 PM
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    You would have to make a custom skid plate
     
  19. Jan 29, 2021 at 6:25 AM
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    Truck looks great. I'm jelly.

    You could try Plasti-dip on it to test the Darkness before committing with paint. @FirstGenVol Did my bumper when it was his. Still looks good.

    Here is a link to YouBoob. Link in my signature to post in lunchtable thread. (If on mobile, turn device sideways to see signatures.)
     
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  20. Jan 29, 2021 at 4:22 PM
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    Cool! Kicking around ideas. I should clarify, when I said I don’t think the chrome will last long, I meant I don’t think I’ll keep it chrome for long. It’d probably last way longer than whatever I paint it with!
     
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  21. Jan 29, 2021 at 4:49 PM
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    Yes, paint would last longer, and I get what you're saying.

    The main attraction for plasti-dip is to try the color before painting. No real commitment as it comes right off, but only if you make it come off.
     
  22. Jan 30, 2021 at 9:53 AM
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    Nice. I like the look of the ARB, though I see what a lot of folks say about how it sticks out quite a bit. More protection though, I'd gather.

    I'm a bit torn on that one or Brute Force. Mainly, I think I like that I can order the ARB any time.

    I'd probably see about some Line-X for the bar. Oh, is that piece heavy duty or more cosmetic? Always wondered..

    Where did you order from?
     
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  23. Jan 31, 2021 at 5:39 PM
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    I almost went with Brute Force. Billy is a gentlemen and very helpful. It came down to me being able to get the ARB in 1 day versus Brute Force in a couple months. My truck is sprung for the weight of the bumper and I needed weight immediately.

    I like the ARB 10x more than I anticipated. It was a real PITA to install. I ended up having a shop do it for Under 200 bucks.

    I think the chrome piece would definitely help in the event of a deer strike or the like.

    I always try to support the smaller vendors, but unfortunately due to timing I ended up picking the bumper up from 4wheel Parts in person.
     
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  24. Feb 1, 2021 at 8:18 AM
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    I may be biased but you should have gone BFB. Although the lead time kinda sucks, I was in the same position as you last summer I saved god knows how much on shipping because I'm only a few hours away from him, and like you said super nice guy. I'd say its worth the wait, and It took me and my buddy 20 - 30 min to get in on. But in your defense that ARB does look real good and it looks like it tucks in more on the side and maybe a little in front, definitely looks more OEM too.
     
  25. Feb 1, 2021 at 7:26 PM
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    Thanks. I got my rear bumper from BF and have been pretty happy with it. I'd love to take a drive out and pick up a front bumper eventually.

    I'm in no rush though, so I'll keep thinking about it.
     
  26. Feb 5, 2021 at 4:03 AM
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    This guy says he is going to start offering a few versions of front bumper for our trucks. This is the first one he made. He says he'll do a hybrid version too.

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  27. Feb 5, 2021 at 8:42 AM
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    I would like to see it on.
     
  28. Feb 5, 2021 at 8:58 AM
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    If he posts a follow up picture with it mounted I'll be sure to post it.
     
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  29. Feb 5, 2021 at 5:59 PM
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    Here it is. Looks very similar to my brute force bumper.

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    I don't see the mounting holes for a winch...mine has 2 holes next to the slot.
     
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