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Picking a winch bumper

Discussion in '3rd Gen Tundras (2014+)' started by Tankkiller308, May 24, 2018.

  1. May 24, 2018 at 9:48 PM
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    Tankkiller308

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    Ive been searching around for a goos winch bumper for my 2018, but all i can find are 1600 dollar bumpers (im refuse to dump that kinda cash into a $400 material build). What are some sub 1k bumpers that work well and still allow me to mount lights and a winch (warn 10k lb).

    Bonus points if someone knows of one that has the swept sides that you usually find on prerunners
     
  2. May 25, 2018 at 6:28 AM
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    I have the DV8 offroad bumper, and its about $600-700 range, and I love it, looks good, and strong. Install was easy.
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    P&p engineering winch bumper. @mac11 vendor here. U keep almost all factory components while replacing the middle part w winch bumper.

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  4. May 25, 2018 at 6:54 AM
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    Now thats a buet, im interested to see what everyone else has but this may be the golden ticket. Hows it hold up, any stikes to the steel that it deflected, any problems with install?
     
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  5. May 25, 2018 at 7:08 AM
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    Its held up great, the coating it comes with has held up too, no flaking, and it will take a hit too. Install was pretty straight forward, I put my winch in during the initial install, and there is plenty room for access. during shipping they did lose a harware kit, but I had extra bolts here in the shop so it was no biggie for me. And for lights, they do make a kit that comes with 4 lights, but i just snagged some 3.5" pods of Amazon and they do just fine.
     
  6. May 25, 2018 at 7:23 AM
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    Nice. Would you happen to have a profile picture that shows how far forward the bumper extends?
     
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  7. May 25, 2018 at 7:37 AM
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    I bought a DV8 winch bumper for my 07 which is similar. Build quality is good. I had some fitment issues. DV8 is going to send me some new mounting brackets to fix the problem. The 3rd gen DV8 winch bumpers do not have that issue. The seller, OE Wheels on EBay, refunded me $150 due to the fitment issue. I ended up paying only $556!
     
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  8. May 25, 2018 at 10:24 AM
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  9. Jun 29, 2018 at 10:11 AM
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    You were right i love my DV8 bumper, took me a while to find the ebay one its listed under a differnt brand.
     
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  10. Jun 29, 2018 at 10:11 AM
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    Nice glad to see it worked for ya. and yea i think the also call it KO offroad.
     
  11. Jun 29, 2018 at 10:13 AM
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    Yap and at the price they had listed i about bought a rear bumper to.
     
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  12. Jun 29, 2018 at 10:14 AM
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    Nice, yea i prolly would've got the rear as well but i already had my go rhino one.
     
  13. Jun 29, 2018 at 10:30 AM
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    Nice i hear they make good bumpers. I just cant bring myself to spend over 1000 for a bumper that cost like 300 to build
     
  14. Jun 29, 2018 at 10:34 AM
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    I hear ya. Luckily i didn't have to pay for it. But some kids insurance did after he hit me at a stoplight lol
     
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    Side steps, Back rack, Tri-Fold, Line-X, ...Road Armour bumper with winch on order - need to disable TSS for good some how.
    I was very hesitant with the DV8 bumper given that the price was literally $1500 cheaper, but after reading good reviews on here I tried and ordered - AMAZING!!
    Install was so easy and the product is incredible. I haven't put a winch in yet but I plan on it.
    You can see by the shadows on my driveway just how fast the removal and install was. Just me, my dog watching and a cup of coffee. No fancy tools, I'm not a mechanic - couldn't have gone better.
    Yes - those are the factory fog lights - fit perfectly!
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    Nice! Where did you end up ordering yours? I'm having trouble finding it.
     
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    Side steps, Back rack, Tri-Fold, Line-X, ...Road Armour bumper with winch on order - need to disable TSS for good some how.
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    Yep KO Off Road/DV8 appears to be the same bumper since my KO has and DV8 tag right on the bumper. I got mine for roughly $550 to the door. I went ahead and purchased a 12,000# winch and installed both at the same time. If you do this plan on having 2-3 guys since mounting it is cumbersome getting all 12 bolts to line up simultaneously while holding the roughly #200 bumper. Saying all that, my nephew and his friend more or less put mine on in a couple hours. All I did was remove the old front bumper and install the winch in the included winch tray. The bumper comes with everything you need to install it. I went ahead and picked up 4 18 watt LED (bright as hell) fog lights. I used my stock fog light wiring harness to power the 4 new LEDs. It’s worth mentioning they have an available matching rear bumper for less than $500 to your door!

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    DV8 also:

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    This looks great! I may have to go down this route. Thanks for uploading.
     
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    Man I wish the 2007-2013 model bumper had the bull bar. Also wish they had a rear bumper for my truck too :(
     
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    Damn good looking front end right there
     
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    I also just installed the front and rear DV8 bumpers. The install was smooth and easy. The bumpers coating looks very high quality. We compared it to my two friends tundra bumpers (tough country and smittybilt) amd the coating looks to be of the same quality. For the price, this bumper can't be beat. I installed a 12,000 Engo winch at the same time. In these pictures I have not installed the fairlead on yet, but the winch is inside the bumper already.

    I have 35x12.50 Nitto Ridge Grapplers on 20" black wheels on the way, along with Bilstein 6112s.

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