1. Welcome to Tundras.com!

    You are currently viewing as a guest! To get full-access, you need to register for a FREE account.

    As a registered member, you’ll be able to:
    • Participate in all Tundra discussion topics
    • Transfer over your build thread from a different forum to this one
    • Communicate privately with other Tundra owners from around the world
    • Post your own photos in our Members Gallery
    • Access all special features of the site

1st Gen Tundra Armor Thread

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

  1. Jun 8, 2021 at 12:28 PM
    #211
    Orange devil

    Orange devil New Member

    Joined:
    Oct 26, 2019
    Member:
    #37854
    Messages:
    85
    Gender:
    Male
  2. Aug 23, 2021 at 12:32 PM
    #212
    FirstGenVol

    FirstGenVol [OP] Brake Czar

    Joined:
    Dec 13, 2018
    Member:
    #22934
    Messages:
    13,293
    East TN
    Vehicle:
    2002 AC
    I realized we never added this option to the first post.

    [​IMG]
     
  3. Aug 24, 2021 at 12:10 AM
    #213
    mcharfauros

    mcharfauros Hafa Adai

    Joined:
    Jan 11, 2020
    Member:
    #41050
    Messages:
    289
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Mike
    MO
    Vehicle:
    06 AC SR5 4X4
    Dumb Truck Thangs
    :rofl:
     
  4. Aug 24, 2021 at 12:17 AM
    #214
    TRDGen

    TRDGen Schnooogins

    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2020
    Member:
    #55745
    Messages:
    695
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Travis
    Houston, TX
    Vehicle:
    97 T100 4wd, 03 T3, 06 4wd
    Yours?
     
  5. Aug 24, 2021 at 2:52 AM
    #215
    w666

    w666 D. None of the above

    Joined:
    Dec 17, 2019
    Member:
    #40020
    Messages:
    1,342
    Gender:
    Male
    Maryland
    Vehicle:
    04 Access Cab SR5 V8 4WD
    None yet
    I have a low tolerance for bad drivers, especially those who cut me off, or pull out in front of me without looking (BTW...did you ever notice that they usually already have a dent right where you would have hit them?). I have fantasized for years about having an old beater truck that I could remove the front bumper and weld on a couple pieces of railroad track instead. I love my Tundra too much to do this however.
     
    Last edited: Aug 24, 2021
  6. Aug 24, 2021 at 3:36 AM
    #216
    FirstGenVol

    FirstGenVol [OP] Brake Czar

    Joined:
    Dec 13, 2018
    Member:
    #22934
    Messages:
    13,293
    East TN
    Vehicle:
    2002 AC
    My brother's first vehicle was a 1956 Willys Wagon with a HUGE steel bumper. He always called it a "You Lose" bumper. :)
     
    wandering_boy, Darkness and TRDGen like this.
  7. Aug 24, 2021 at 9:22 AM
    #217
    Darkness

    Darkness Allergic to white

    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2018
    Member:
    #17315
    Messages:
    9,976
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Luis
    All over SoCal
    Vehicle:
    The darkest
    It's really dark
    I had sent that pic to friends telling them I finally fabbed up a bumper. They weren't kind about it. :rofl:
     
  8. Aug 24, 2021 at 9:24 AM
    #218
    FrenchToasty

    FrenchToasty The Desert rat, 6 lug enthusiast

    Joined:
    Sep 15, 2019
    Member:
    #36156
    Messages:
    16,073
    First Name:
    Mo
    The SoAz
    Vehicle:
    2006 DC 4.88s Elocker and some other trippy stuff
    None
    True friends
     
    Darkness[QUOTED] likes this.
  9. Aug 24, 2021 at 9:57 AM
    #219
    FirstGenVol

    FirstGenVol [OP] Brake Czar

    Joined:
    Dec 13, 2018
    Member:
    #22934
    Messages:
    13,293
    East TN
    Vehicle:
    2002 AC
    What about the matching rear? I think the rear was at least hung straight.. Gives new meaning to those old rollpan bumpers...

    [​IMG]
     
    Voss, dadjazz, TRDGen and 1 other person like this.
  10. Aug 24, 2021 at 10:08 AM
    #220
    Darkness

    Darkness Allergic to white

    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2018
    Member:
    #17315
    Messages:
    9,976
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Luis
    All over SoCal
    Vehicle:
    The darkest
    It's really dark
    Yeah I sent front and rear. I tried to find the convo but it was so long ago.
     
  11. Oct 14, 2021 at 2:49 PM
    #221
    Openbaffle

    Openbaffle New Member

    Joined:
    Jul 11, 2019
    Member:
    #33061
    Messages:
    402
    Vehicle:
    2006 Phantom Gray Tundra X-SP DC
    This is from Tough Country. They still make a rear bumper for our trucks. I purchased through Peacemaker Bumpers. Build time was really reasonable, even with 2021 supply chain issues. Shipping was reasonable and nice to come via. freight vs. one of the major carriers. Install wasn't horrible once I figured it out and got my rusty bolts off. Jacking up the bumper to position it was critical. I think it looks pretty good. I had to drill a hole for my backup camera wire and the included license plate lights are a bit weak (going to replace with LEDs). It's almost impossible to find a good picture of what this actually looks like on the web installed on one of our trucks, so I hope this helps. Overall, I'd recommend it. Tough Country TB0325T is the model number.

    IMG_6478.jpg
    IMG_6481.jpg
     
    TRDGen likes this.
  12. Oct 14, 2021 at 2:51 PM
    #222
    KNABORES

    KNABORES Sarcasm incoming

    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2020
    Member:
    #40572
    Messages:
    9,731
    Gender:
    Male
    Arkansas
    Vehicle:
    2000 Limited TRD AC 4X4 Thunder Grey 270k miles. 2019 Limited TRD CM 4x4 Cement Grey 75k miles
    2000: Bilstein 5100's 16x8 589's with 265/75/16 and 1.25" spacers Flowmaster 50 series over the axle dump Pioneer touchscreen with backup camera Full interior and dash LED conversion Trailer brake controller with 7 pin Bedliner coat bumpers & trim ARE topper 2019: ARE topper with full Bedrug kit and Vortex rack TRD shifter 1.25" wheel spacers (I like to live dangerously) Red tow hooks for that +15 grip bonus
    Very F250 RanchHandy
     
  13. Oct 15, 2021 at 8:01 AM
    #223
    TRDGen

    TRDGen Schnooogins

    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2020
    Member:
    #55745
    Messages:
    695
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Travis
    Houston, TX
    Vehicle:
    97 T100 4wd, 03 T3, 06 4wd
    I think I know a guy with that bumper on his T100
     
  14. Oct 19, 2021 at 3:12 PM
    #224
    cameron92

    cameron92 New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 26, 2020
    Member:
    #55396
    Messages:
    24
    Gender:
    Male
    PNW (State of Jefferson)
    Vehicle:
    2005 Phantom Pearl Grey Tundra Limited DC 4WD, 4.7L VVTI, LSD, Tow Package
    2.5in suspension lift (Bilstein 5100's, Icon add-a-leaf, Eibach pro springs, Camburg upper control arms, and kyb replacement tophats.) ARMA Bedliner. Trailer Braking System. Fifth wheel underbed mount plates (frame mounted) W/ through bolts in bed. Yakima Q-Towers W/ 58in Yakima round crossbars and 52in Yakima wind fairing.
    If you can weld or have a buddy who can weld or if you want to bolt your bumper together i suggest you check out Move Bumpers. They have front and rear bumpers and a few different styles. Also all their bumpers are very reasonably priced compared to a lot of whats out there for us first generation tundra owners. I plan on going with some Move Bumpers after i finish my lift and tires.
     
    Last edited: Oct 19, 2021
    MS22 likes this.
  15. Oct 19, 2021 at 4:10 PM
    #225
    TRDGen

    TRDGen Schnooogins

    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2020
    Member:
    #55745
    Messages:
    695
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Travis
    Houston, TX
    Vehicle:
    97 T100 4wd, 03 T3, 06 4wd
    All the move bumpers I've seen are fugly
     
  16. Oct 23, 2021 at 12:11 PM
    #226
    Sirfive

    Sirfive Master Procrastinator

    Joined:
    Jan 24, 2021
    Member:
    #58078
    Messages:
    3,493
    Gender:
    Male
    SATX
    Vehicle:
    ‘02 AC TRD
    Bassani cat-back
  17. Oct 23, 2021 at 12:17 PM
    #227
    TRDGen

    TRDGen Schnooogins

    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2020
    Member:
    #55745
    Messages:
    695
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Travis
    Houston, TX
    Vehicle:
    97 T100 4wd, 03 T3, 06 4wd
    700lbers are recommended for a plate bumper with a winch. If you go light weight and no winch nor sliders nor skids, you might be able to get away with 650lb coils. I had 650lbers on my AC with full armor, no winch, for about a year before upgrading to 700lbs and they held up great on road. Off road they were too soft.
     
  18. Oct 23, 2021 at 12:23 PM
    #228
    Sirfive

    Sirfive Master Procrastinator

    Joined:
    Jan 24, 2021
    Member:
    #58078
    Messages:
    3,493
    Gender:
    Male
    SATX
    Vehicle:
    ‘02 AC TRD
    Bassani cat-back
    What does the average plate bumper weigh? Winch weight? The sequoia and tundra dont get enough respect in traffic, i’d like to change that. I dont want people cutting in at the last second and hitting the brakes. I also dont want people comfortable walking across parking lots in front of me. I’ll let you pass if you hesitate and grab your kids, but the more nervous they are, the faster they walk.
     
    Siebler likes this.
  19. Oct 23, 2021 at 12:33 PM
    #229
    Sirfive

    Sirfive Master Procrastinator

    Joined:
    Jan 24, 2021
    Member:
    #58078
    Messages:
    3,493
    Gender:
    Male
    SATX
    Vehicle:
    ‘02 AC TRD
    Bassani cat-back
    If i build a move bumper, the plate with the logo will be reversed and i will have a light behind it.
     
    tpope and TRDGen like this.
  20. Oct 23, 2021 at 12:51 PM
    #230
    TRDGen

    TRDGen Schnooogins

    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2020
    Member:
    #55745
    Messages:
    695
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Travis
    Houston, TX
    Vehicle:
    97 T100 4wd, 03 T3, 06 4wd
    I'm not sure the average weight of either. I know the coastal bumpers are pretty light. I think they use slightly thinner steel than say brute force.
     
  21. Oct 23, 2021 at 1:03 PM
    #231
    Siebler

    Siebler Taco Tow Vehicle

    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2020
    Member:
    #45601
    Messages:
    279
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    CJ
    Eastern Oregon
    Vehicle:
    01 AC 4x4,07 Sequoia 4x4, 99 Tacoma Long Travel
    Monstaliner, Kings and Camburg UCA, projector retros, DD injectors, homebuilt bumper/ sliders
    I just helped a friend install a Move on front of her 07 Taco and it weighed significantly less than the tube bumper I made for rear of Tundra. The Rear one she has in my garage from another brand also is significantly lighter than I would have imagined.
     
    Sirfive likes this.
  22. Oct 23, 2021 at 1:21 PM
    #232
    Sirfive

    Sirfive Master Procrastinator

    Joined:
    Jan 24, 2021
    Member:
    #58078
    Messages:
    3,493
    Gender:
    Male
    SATX
    Vehicle:
    ‘02 AC TRD
    Bassani cat-back
    I plan on bracing the crumple zones, so i can use my bumper. I might have 2 hitches in line with the frame horns, braced against the mounting plate. Could have a winch to stick to either side off road, or a low cross bar on-road.
     
    daveeasa likes this.
  23. Nov 24, 2021 at 7:23 AM
    #233
    Paladin

    Paladin New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2021
    Member:
    #58402
    Messages:
    51
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Andy
    Arizona
    Vehicle:
    06 Tundra DC & 13 4Runner Trail
    With the resurgence in popularity of our trucks and so many wanting to modify them I’m surprised there’s still such limited aftermarket support. It’s a bummer. My plan will be brute force front and rear unless something cooler comes along
     
    dinosaur likes this.
  24. Nov 24, 2021 at 7:26 AM
    #234
    daveeasa

    daveeasa FBC Harness Solutions

    Joined:
    Dec 2, 2020
    Member:
    #55605
    Messages:
    4,037
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    David
    PNW
    Vehicle:
    2002 Tundra SR5 RCLB 4x4, 2005 RC 5MT Prerunner, 2016 Tacoma OR DCSB 6MT
    I’m hopefully picking up my BFF rear soon. I will definitely post photos.
     
    dinosaur likes this.
  25. Nov 24, 2021 at 11:12 AM
    #235
    Punk1974

    Punk1974 former 2000 owner looking for a fg tunny project

    Joined:
    Nov 19, 2018
    Member:
    #21934
    Messages:
    293
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    J.P.
    Vehicle:
    2019 Silver Limited CM TuRD
    Bak Flip MX4 Tonneau cover, Spray in Bedliner, Tube steps, stubby antenna, red rear sway bar, looking to get back into a first gen tunny
    still haven’t seen a aftermarket bumper i like even after going thru everyones builts. the weigh seems burdensome i wonder if their are aluminum options?? the early 2000 fgt had a nice looking chrome i saw one guys in hawaii where he removed little section and raised his original chrome bumper a few inches. badazz
     
  26. Nov 24, 2021 at 11:14 AM
    #236
    TRDGen

    TRDGen Schnooogins

    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2020
    Member:
    #55745
    Messages:
    695
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Travis
    Houston, TX
    Vehicle:
    97 T100 4wd, 03 T3, 06 4wd
    Coastal off-road has aluminum option, but bear in mind their bumpers are diy kits and their steel bumper is already pretty light all things considered. BTW CO is doing a BF sale now.
    10% off one item: CO10BF21
    12% off two items: CO12BF21
    15% off three items: CO15BF21
     
    Last edited: Nov 24, 2021
    ToyoLife likes this.
  27. Nov 26, 2021 at 9:54 AM
    #237
    ToyoLife

    ToyoLife New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2021
    Member:
    #57275
    Messages:
    44
    Vehicle:
    06 DC Limited 4x4
    I'm thinking of pulling the trigger on Coastal off-road has aluminum. Still looking at addicted.
     
    TRDGen likes this.
  28. Nov 26, 2021 at 10:29 AM
    #238
    Trailscape

    Trailscape Zip Tie Wizard

    Joined:
    Dec 19, 2018
    Member:
    #23221
    Messages:
    323
    Gender:
    Male
    Alabama
    Vehicle:
    2006 Tundra SR5
    Hefty Fabworks also makes one for our trucks, but you have to get in touch with them. I haven't seen one personally, but the rest of their lineup are really nice looking.

    Randy Ellis make a nice light bar if you don't want to drop the coin on a full bumper. I have one on mine and it's pretty stout. Amazing BF deals on them too.

    https://www.randyellisdesign.com/store/c15/Toyota.html
     
    TRDGen likes this.
  29. Nov 26, 2021 at 3:32 PM
    #239
    TRDGen

    TRDGen Schnooogins

    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2020
    Member:
    #55745
    Messages:
    695
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Travis
    Houston, TX
    Vehicle:
    97 T100 4wd, 03 T3, 06 4wd
    I love my Coastal bumper
     
    FrenchToasty and alb1k like this.
  30. Nov 26, 2021 at 6:18 PM
    #240
    FirstGenVol

    FirstGenVol [OP] Brake Czar

    Joined:
    Dec 13, 2018
    Member:
    #22934
    Messages:
    13,293
    East TN
    Vehicle:
    2002 AC
    This is still the best feature of the Brute Force bumper.

    IMG_20211124_185200782_HDR.jpg
     

Products Discussed in

To Top