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Color Matched Bumper Swap

Discussion in '3rd Gen Tundras (2014+)' started by veg hed, Oct 7, 2016.

  1. Oct 7, 2016 at 11:44 AM
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    veg hed

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    I didn't find a lot of info on this when I was researching this so I'll post some pics...

    By far the hardest part of the swap is getting the black plastic piece between the bumpers off. I found it was easier when I laid underneath the truck pushing the tabs with a long screwdriver while someone pulled from the top. I removed the whole piece, which included unhooking the license plate lights and trailer hookup.

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    These are the tabs that you have to push up on from the bottom. There are also 2 below the license plate that are hard to get to. And one behind the license plate that is a circular pull tab kind that is accessed by removing the license plate. Don't forget this one.
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    After you remove the plastic piece start removing the 12mm bolts. There is one on the bottom of each side that has a nut on the back of it and is a little difficult to get to.
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    You reuse all of the bolts and the bracket behind the chrome bumper ends. I just posted this as an example of where it goes. I found it was easier to install in one piece with the new black bumper piece.
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    After a little finagling I figured out it was easier to install the bracket in the new black bumper piece held on with one bolt.
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    It was an afterthought but definitely a good idea to tape up the tailgate and where the bumper might make contact with the paint. Especially when removing the plastic piece in the middle. Line up the black piece with the bracket installed and start reinstalling the bolts.
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    The new color matched end caps from @Roman went on easily and everything I needed was there.
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    These clips are self explanatory once you start putting it all together. 3 tabs on each side.
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    Line up the tabs on the black piece and push down. They should all snap into place.
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    Hookup the trailer wiring harness and the license plate lights.
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    And done....
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    I also used this pic as a reference:
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  2. Oct 7, 2016 at 12:33 PM
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    SuperSilverTundra

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    @Tundracm16 ok here is a step by step on removing and replacing our bumpers
     
  3. Oct 7, 2016 at 12:57 PM
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    TheBeast

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    looks good
     
  4. Oct 7, 2016 at 1:53 PM
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    Awesome write up! This should help clear up any questions about installation, and why the extra hardware is needed.
     
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  5. Oct 7, 2016 at 1:55 PM
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    Looks a lot better. I hate the chrome on my 16CM.

    Am I right in my understanding, you have to get new brackets and the end caps (covers) for the front and rear?

    Can I ask what the whole thing ran you? Close to $1K?
     
  6. Oct 7, 2016 at 2:20 PM
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    RowdyRon

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    Nice job and excellent write up! Thanks for the DIY!
     
  7. Oct 7, 2016 at 2:23 PM
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    SR5TRDTUNDRA

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    Very nice write up!! Thks I'll be doing that soon
     
  8. Oct 7, 2016 at 2:57 PM
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    Not quite that much. Closer to $600 to $700 if I remember. I ordered a few things all at once. @Roman made it easy by including all the parts I needed with no research on my end. Plus he will get them paint matched for you.
     
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  9. Oct 10, 2016 at 6:32 AM
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  10. Oct 10, 2016 at 7:03 AM
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    Thanks for the link @Roman. This confirms my thought...for front and back, with stays and paint, it's > $1000. I'll have to just paint the chrome as i can't justify that expense. Thanks!
     
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  11. Oct 10, 2016 at 7:04 AM
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    Oh, I thought you were talking about just the back. Yeah, that's more like it for the front and back.
     
  12. Nov 22, 2016 at 1:31 PM
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    Great write up, i did my inferno orange a few weeks ago. Pics were a HUGE help.

    Thanks,
     
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