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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. Nov 26, 2021 at 3:32 PM
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    I love my Coastal bumper
     
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  2. Nov 26, 2021 at 6:18 PM
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    This is still the best feature of the Brute Force bumper.

    IMG_20211124_185200782_HDR.jpg
     
  3. Nov 26, 2021 at 7:08 PM
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    I use my CO bumper as a table too lol
     
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  4. Nov 30, 2021 at 9:50 PM
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    Did you go with Steel or Aluminum? I'm debating which route to take. I don't mind spending the extra cash if it's worth it.
     
  5. Nov 30, 2021 at 11:03 PM
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    Steel. It's still pretty light (just 23lbs heavier I believe) and will take a beating better than aluminum will
     
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  6. Dec 10, 2021 at 4:55 PM
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    Anyone know what rear bumper this is?
    43F61B16-C42D-44BC-B3FC-4994DCB0C58C.jpg
     
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  7. Dec 10, 2021 at 7:55 PM
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    Probably custom
     
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  8. Dec 10, 2021 at 8:07 PM
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    Was afraid of that
     
  9. Dec 10, 2021 at 8:32 PM
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    I dunno but it looks sexy.
     
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  10. Dec 10, 2021 at 8:34 PM
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    Damn right it does and look at that clearance
     
  11. Dec 11, 2021 at 8:27 AM
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  12. Dec 22, 2021 at 5:24 PM
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    Brute force fab rear bumper, non high clearance model. A bit tight on the right side but likely my bedside is pushed in a bit or something. The mounting holes were just a hair too tight on that side though. A plastic piece up top for the tailgate gap might be nice too. Overall it’s my pick for steel rear bumper, not significantly heavier than stock really.

    40AE3AD5-25DA-42AE-91D0-DABACE47BDDB.jpg 58F63457-2071-4493-A15B-32C069B10CC0.jpg
     
  13. Dec 22, 2021 at 5:28 PM
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    Looks great. I painted the tail gate gap black on mine
     
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  14. Dec 22, 2021 at 6:39 PM
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    Looks great. Do you mind sharing what Billy charges for that one? How difficult is it to remove the OEM bumper? I've never looked.
     
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  15. Dec 22, 2021 at 8:36 PM
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    Super easy to remove. It's like 6 or 8 bolts iirc
     
  16. Dec 22, 2021 at 9:38 PM
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    Removal was easy, hitch first then bumper. Just 3x12mm bolts for my oem bumper. I de-pinned the plate light connectors and replaced them. The alternative is remove the plastic cap to feed them out. Shifty covers that in his DIR install.

    Bumper with PC was near $1k ish? Maybe a tad shy. Better value to get the high clearance option but I didn’t want to cut bedsides nor did I want the look. Given a factory bumper is at least $250, I’m ok with the cost but it wasn’t exactly a great financial move.
     
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  17. Dec 22, 2021 at 9:39 PM
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    Surprisingly easy with no hitch. I had help from a neighbor but it is doable solo.
     
  18. Dec 22, 2021 at 10:19 PM
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    Mine had the hitch integrated into it so it was heavy and took a 2nd person to help me
     
  19. Dec 23, 2021 at 5:47 AM
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    Same here. I have no desire to cut my bed right now. Beds for these trucks are going to get impossible to find at some point and I don't want to cut a perfectly good one.
    Couple more questions. Can you still use the original hitch or no? Next question and this one is very important. Did you apply fluid film to all critical areas while the bumper was off?
     
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  20. Dec 23, 2021 at 5:57 AM
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    The design has an integrated hitch and mounts to the sides and bottom of the frame rails. You might be able to bolt a hitch below it with proper length bolts. My Curt used three bolts per side while this design only uses the rearmost two. So you would need a spacer of similar thickness if your hitch needs all 3 spots, or you might be all set if you just need 2? And your hitch would be lower than before by the thickness of the metal.

    I’m not sure if the holes were drilled or present from the factory. Only one is threaded, the other two are just open.

    I did not use any fluid film.

    I can post photos from the undercarriage to illustrate what I describe.
     
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  21. Dec 23, 2021 at 6:09 AM
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    :notsure:
     
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  22. Dec 23, 2021 at 6:10 AM
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    I do not own any fluid film.
     
  23. Dec 23, 2021 at 2:20 PM
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    shifty` I might be an adult, I'm a minor at heart

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    You live in CA. The air is magic and has fluid film in it!
     
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    This is why I got one as well. Every Tundra I've ever seen with a rear bumper collision had also damaged the bed substantially.
     
  25. Jan 16, 2022 at 2:22 PM
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    I wouldn’t say completely defeats the purpose. I haven’t hit my spare tire from what I know but I’ve hit my hitch receiver and bumper countless times. That section is considerably higher than my current stock setup.
     
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  26. Feb 6, 2022 at 8:48 AM
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    @FrenchToasty whats the heaviest you’ve towed with your coastal rear? Would you be comfortable towing 7k? CO says tow rating all depends on the welders skill or some release of liability bs.
     
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  27. Feb 6, 2022 at 8:51 AM
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    I’ve been wondering the same for my BFF.
     
  28. Feb 6, 2022 at 9:12 AM
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    Haha maybe 1000 lbs? Just this 12’ aluminum boat loaded the eff down with wood and other camping stuff.
    If I were to tow something heavier, I would have boxed in the bumper and maybe added gussets from the hitch out to the frame rails. I feel like there would be a lot of deflection in the steel with to much tongue weight, but I guess it could handle towing weight just fine. BF13BFC2-6790-4872-92CF-BEB482C996F6.jpg
     
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  29. Feb 6, 2022 at 9:42 AM
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    Yup. Plus you can easily toss the spare in the bed whenever you hit the trails.
     
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  30. Feb 6, 2022 at 10:02 AM
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    Is that what your hooks are for? I was thinking through this as a potential backup plan if I can't fit my 285 underneath. Seeing as how I have a fair bit of bed space. I might try to rig something up...
     
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