This is a high clearance weld-together plate bumper kit for the 1st generation (1995.5-2004) Toyota Tacoma. It features a bolt-on design, recessed 2″ receiver hitch, and one of the best departure angles on the market. We have acheived this class-leading departure angle by putting the bumper entirely at and above the height of the truck’s frame and then adding a 45 degree sloping angle to the rear of the bumper. Pair this with the recessed hitch receiver and you have a smooth bumper surface that will easily slide over obstacles rather than act as a catching point. Simply put, this bumper allows you to forget about departure angle and substantially improves the offroad capability of your Tacoma. It offers excellent protection from rocks, trees and animal strikes and has been kept to a weight of 110lbs through careful design work.
High clearance is nothing if the bumper can’t also take a beating. 9/16″ thick recovery points (3/4″ for the aluminum version) weld through the front and rear surfaces of the bumper and then bolt directly to the frame using four mounting points per side for a total of 8 mounting points. The high clearance side wings are linked directly to the frame by stout 2×2″ square support tubes – the same tubing that we use for our rock slider support legs! This ensures that you can drag the side wings over the nastiest of obstacles without any worries of body damage.
We’ve also taken a unique approach to the way that these wrap-around side wings interface with the truck. With many high clearance wrap around bumpers, the factory bedsides must be cut all the way up to the height of the top of the replacement bumper. This means that the bedside cut line will be visible and that a mis-measured cut can result in an unsightly gap between the bumper and bed. With this bumper, we’ve decided to wrap the side wings around the side of the bed instead of below it, meaning that even the most hack-job cut will be completely hidden! This takes the stress out of performing an irreversible cut job and ensures you end up with a beautiful end product. Simply follow the provided instructions’ simple cutting guide and pictures.
The swing out tire carrier comes in either a single or dual sided configuration and is built to accept a tire up to 35″ in diameter. Both carriers include mounting brackets for a hilift jack and other recovery items. The dual swing out includes the hilift mount as well as a lockable jerry can holder designed to fit two 20L NATO style jerry cans. These carriers feature heavy duty double heim joint hinges, 2000lb toggle latches, T-handle spring pins, and a replaceable UHMW catch pad that provides secure, rattle free operation. The heim joints in conjunction with the toggle latch provide tons of adjustability, allowing for easy assembly and guaranteed alignment of the carrier latch. The single swing out add-on weighs 34lbs and the dual swing out add-on with gas can holder weighs 77lbs.
Forget the outrageous lead times of many bumper options that are measured in months. All of our bumper kits ship within 3-10 business days.
As for welding, with everything designed using CAD software and then CNC laser-cut to size, the pieces fit together perfectly and this makes for a very simple assembly process. All kits come with detailed instructions with plenty of clearly labelled diagrams that are made using cutting-edge CAD software. This bumper kit is well within the ability of a novice welder and many customers have purchased it as their very first welding project with great results! This is made possible by the clean parts fit-ups and thick material. These are two factors that make welding significantly easier. Welding is one of those skills that is easier to learn than you may think and once you can do it, you’ll wonder how you ever got by without it. Alternatively, many individuals buy the kits and then have a local welder assemble it for them. Even in this case, it typically ends up being less expensive than buying a pre-fabricated bumper – especially after considering the lower shipping costs of our kits vs. fully assembled bumpers.
Don’t see exactly what you’re after? We at Coastal Offroad are more than happy to work with our customers to design their dream bumper. Feel free to send us an email for any custom requests.