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3rd Gen Bumpers!

Discussion in '3rd Gen Tundras (2014+)' started by FlashCulprit, Dec 14, 2016.

  1. Jan 5, 2021 at 10:25 PM
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    It comes with the S-Pod Tundra kit, I just have their stickers on the switches. You can order the switches actually engraved with what their specific use is and they will come attached to the panel. Has an app so you can be 50’ from truck and turn on anything connected to the s-pod. It also has a monitor that will turn everything off connected to it when voltage gets to a certain level so it doesn’t drain your battery.
     
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  2. Jan 6, 2021 at 6:39 AM
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    Where is the fabricator located?
     
  3. Jan 6, 2021 at 8:18 PM
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    My tired old ass just read your post again and you o....O , you got me on that one.
     
  4. Jan 7, 2021 at 9:11 AM
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    Dallas/Ft. Worth area. Dave Ojeda at Trailworx Fab gave me the quote via Facebook for a hybrid bumper like the one he did for this FJ:

    https://www.instagram.com/p/B7wLwoxHLhE/?igshid=2hib3y3m1qjc

    And sorry, I was wrong about the quote. It was actually $1500, but still a good price considering that includes powder coating. There are a few other fab shops in the DFW area I have yet to contact. A few, like Baertrax, are known for being extremely busy, though.
     
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  5. Jan 12, 2021 at 12:49 PM
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    $1500 is a damn good price. I was just quoted $3K from my local fabricator but they can charge that amount due to no other competition in town.
     
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  6. Jan 12, 2021 at 10:21 PM
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    Where are you located?
     
  7. Jan 13, 2021 at 7:02 AM
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  8. Jan 14, 2021 at 8:03 AM
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    Rough Country front and Road Armor Stealth rear.

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  9. Jan 14, 2021 at 9:26 AM
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    And $3K is pretty high just for a bumper. I’m no fabricator and have no shop or equipment, but I can weld, grind and cut plate and tubing. We used to make all kinds of stuff in welding class, so I have an inkling of the labor involved. I wouldn’t think shop rent and the cost of steel would be that expensive. Sounds like a quote to give a customer just to say they’re not really interested in doing that kind of work.
    I’m wondering if there are any dirt track or other kind of race shops near the Corpus area that might offer alternative fabrication services?
     
  10. Jan 14, 2021 at 9:27 AM
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    I was thinking about contacting one of the schools that offer a welding class...js
     
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  11. Jan 14, 2021 at 9:31 AM
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    Interesting. Good idea!
     
  12. Jan 14, 2021 at 9:34 AM
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  13. Jan 14, 2021 at 3:03 PM
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    ok...this might be a stupid question, but.....How much of a difference is there when it comes to strength (armor) between steel and aluminum bumpers?
     
  14. Jan 14, 2021 at 3:05 PM
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    I can tell you that there is no strength in the rear. It would crumple like foil.
     
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  15. Jan 14, 2021 at 3:11 PM
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    If you have the time, take the class! I took several semesters and really liked it. Learned a whole lot, too. I was surprised that the best students were women. They were churning out these beautiful pieces of metal art and dominated TIG welding, or at least they did about 20 years ago.
     
  16. Jan 14, 2021 at 3:11 PM
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    The bumper, the frame or both?
     
  17. Jan 14, 2021 at 4:35 PM
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    The end caps are just bolted to the hitch. I think the hitch would take the brunt of an impact. It seems like the factory bumper is just cosmetic.
     
  18. Jan 14, 2021 at 5:26 PM
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    That’s

    That’s what makes it frustrating finding an aftermarket rear bumper that allows you to retain the BSM. I would buy one(rear bumper) tomorrow if I could find one that was decent and would work with the BSM.

    I was talking to my friend that runs a high end body shop and he said those BSM units on the back side of the bumpers are so sensitive you can lay too much paint down and they won’t work properly. So that’s why there isn’t anyone that’s building one right now that you could classify as armor.
     
  19. Jan 14, 2021 at 5:41 PM
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    I believe the SteelCraft bumpers are BSM compatible. @Sgasp90 has one model on his truck. I have also heard that if you order the bumper that I have directly from Road Armor, you can order it with the BSM capability.
     
  20. Jan 18, 2021 at 9:37 AM
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    Hey guys...this may be old news to some, but I Just heard that Smittybilt has released their M1A2 bumper for 3rd gen Tundras
     

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