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Looking at this bumper....install question on hitch trimming

Discussion in 'General Tundra Discussion' started by Tundra234, Jan 7, 2021.

  1. Jan 7, 2021 at 5:16 PM
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    Looking at picking up this Road Armor bumper tomorrow. Looking at the install sheet, I can't tell what they are talking about trimming on the hitch in step 8. Anyone have any idea?

    This bumper is 220 lbs. I went out and stood on my hitch and had the wife measure. With the stock bumper and me being 195, it dropped 3/4 inch.

    The other bumper that I was looking at was the SteelCraft Fortis and its 120 lbs. https://steelcraftautomotive.com/i-30498539-steelcraft-76-23380-fortis-rear-bumper-textured-black.html#!model=TUNDRA||make=TOYOTA||year=2020

    The Road Armor is a local sale for $800. Thoughts?

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  2. Jan 7, 2021 at 6:17 PM
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    Looks like you have to cut some off the top of the hitch receiver to make the bumper fit. I wouldn’t like that. I’d be worried it comprised some structural integrity of the receiver. It does look like a nice bumper though.
     
  3. Jan 7, 2021 at 6:25 PM
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    Yeah I'm not real sure either. I am going to call them in the morning.
     
  4. Jan 8, 2021 at 9:39 AM
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    I spoke to one of the installers. He said it is a thin metal tab that is on top where the factory bumper bolts to it. He said its really simple to remove. I was asking him about the weight as well. He said 220 is the shipping weight, and the bumper itself weighs 145 lbs. :thumbsup:
     
  5. Jan 8, 2021 at 10:33 AM
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    That’s good. I don’t think 145 or even 220 is too bad, other than subtracting more from our crappy payload. I’ve had an ARE camper and decked for years and haven’t really noticed a loss in power or mpg. Probably have about 500 lb extra in the bed.
     
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    Let me know how it goes, I have the same bumper sitting in my garage waiting to install it in the spring, and it's heavy, I say its close to 200 lbs.

     
  7. Jan 8, 2021 at 10:56 AM
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    Fyi, if you're looking for the back up lights, I got mine from Amazon for way cheaper than the rigid ones they recommended.
     
  8. Jan 8, 2021 at 1:15 PM
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    I have extra Rigids. :thumbsup:
     
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  9. Jan 8, 2021 at 1:16 PM
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    Shipping weight is 220. Bumper itself is 140 lbs.
     
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    Why such a big difference? Is the bumper 140 but bolts and extra parts are all 220? I can’t believe the box and pallet would weigh 80 lbs.
     
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    I bought it and picked it up this afternoon and its in the bed of the truck. Its definitely not 220 lbs lol. I think my front bumper was listed at 190 lbs and it only weighs about 110. :notsure:
     
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    Here it is....couldn't pass on the price either...it was a deal! Road Armor Stealth...normally $1500.:thumbsup:

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    Can you take pics with your install please or where to trim when your do it, thanks!

     
  14. Jan 10, 2021 at 7:02 AM
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    All installed and down to minor adjustments. Make sure you have a gap with the tailgate down. Its not in the instructions.

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    Looks nice. When’s the winch going in?
     
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    what spray paint did you use? Looking good!
     
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    It was Line-X'ed from the guy that I bought it from. Bumper is normally $1500 and I got it for $800. He never installed it....switched to one with a spare tire carrier.
     
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    Thanks! Looks great, how did you make sure you had enough space with the tailgate down?
     
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    I slowly let it down and watched it. You have some adjustment room for up and down. The metal tab was easy to get off. I just scored each side with a cutting wheel on the dremel and clamped vise grips on it and rocked it up and down. Then I grinded it to remove the burrs and then a shot of paint.
     
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    The instructions were only missing minor things like the 2 bolts on the bottom of the corner pieces, and the removal of the 2 brackets in picture #4. They didn't give any torque specs but I used a TW anyway. I did 145 ft lbs on the three frame bracket bolts and 130 ft lbs. On the bumper bolts.
     
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    What license plate light did you add on it?
     
  22. Jan 10, 2021 at 10:42 AM
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    It was the ones that came with it for now.
     
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    Ok cause mine came from road armor and there was no license plate light, and no linex, you got a really good deal!
     
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    Is this bumper compatible with blind spot sensor? Also, does cutting that metal piece off the hitch prevent from reinstalling factory bumper in the future?
     
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    It is compatible with bsm, and I don't think it would prevent from installing the factory bumper as you're taking away a piece of metal and not adding anything on.
     
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    This one is not. I know the SteelCraft Fortis is blind spot compatible. Yes it does unless you spot weld it back on. There's not a whole lot of strength in the rear bumpers on these trucks.
     
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    My bad, I should have said if you order from road armor you have the choice, I got bsm with this bumper.
     
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    How do they do it to support BSM? The pics show steel bumper ends.
     
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    They'll have pre drilled holes for your sensors.
     
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    Are you referring to the "parking" sensors which are the 7/9" round holes? The small round holes are for the parking sensors. The BSM are larger square/rectangular sensors that go behind the plastic end caps on the stock bumper. Those cannot see through steel so they typically require a cutout of some sort on the ends. which type are you referring to that they supported?
     

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