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1st Gen Tundra Bumpers...On a Budget

Discussion in '1st Gen Tundras (2000-2006)' started by Aidanhutchh, Jan 12, 2021.

  1. Jan 12, 2021 at 5:12 PM
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    Aidanhutchh

    Aidanhutchh [OP] New Member

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    Hi all,
    I just purchased a white 2000 tundra 4x4. It is almost completely stock and I really want to start by changing the front bumper. I, unfortunately, don't have any welding background so I would much rather one that can be bolted on instead. If there are any that are around $400-500 that can be recommended I would love to have a look. Please let me know if you have any experience with this. Thanks Tundra community.
    Aidan
     
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  2. Jan 12, 2021 at 5:13 PM
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    empty_lord

    empty_lord They see me rollin'

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    I think the cheapest you’ll find a bolt on bumper for a first gen is at least $750. You may want to focus on suspension first. Adding all that weight to the front end on what is most likely worn suspension will end in a lot of rake or just a poor ride
     
  3. Jan 12, 2021 at 5:20 PM
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    Aidanhutchh

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    @empty_lord Thanks for the response. Around $750 seems to be the price point I've found the bumpers at while searching online:(. Any shock recommendations? I want to do some lower-key Overlanding and still have it handle well on the highway. Thanks.
     
  4. Jan 12, 2021 at 5:31 PM
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    empty_lord They see me rollin'

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    I run Bilstein 5100 front and rear, icon add a leaf in the rear and ARB 885 springs in the front with the shocks at their lowest setting. Ride is superb. Roughly 2.25” lift in front with my regular cab
     
  5. Jan 12, 2021 at 5:34 PM
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  6. Jan 12, 2021 at 5:40 PM
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    YotaBro

    YotaBro This forum will make me broke

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    Lots of shenanigans.
    Not familiar with any budget bumpers but have you looked at rough country or even Amazon to see if there is a cheap foreign bumper?
     
  7. Jan 12, 2021 at 7:44 PM
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    Because I needed a winch bumper, I went with Iron Bull. Expensive, and heavy. And yes, I needed new front suspension.
     
  8. Jan 12, 2021 at 8:20 PM
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    Would you mind expanding on your front setup? Are you saying stock height on the 5100's and you're getting 2.25" lift from the 885 coils?
     
  9. Jan 12, 2021 at 9:04 PM
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    Yes
     
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  10. Jan 13, 2021 at 8:15 AM
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    lsaami Let ‘er buck

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  11. Jan 13, 2021 at 9:01 PM
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    I wish this thread had been around when I bought mine. It ought to be tagged at the top of the 1st gen forum.
     
  12. Jan 14, 2021 at 5:31 AM
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    FirstGenVol

    FirstGenVol Allergic to Darkness....

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    Too many
    It's been pinned to the top for a long time. You just have to scroll a little to see it.

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