WARNING: This is our Extreme Clearance Plate Bumper kit that requires cutting and welding your Tacoma’s frame. For our bolt-on bumper kit that does not require any permanent vehicle modifications, please see here: https://www.coastaloffroad.com/product-page/2nd-gen-tacoma-high-clearance-plate-bumper/
While the Toyota Tacoma is one of the best offroad platforms available, the frame does have a few limitations from the factory. At the front of the Tacoma frame, there is a low hanging crossmember that hangs down 4.5″ below the actual main frame rails. There are no engine or radiator components located behind this crossmember, just empty space! By cutting off this low hanging crossmember and welding in our supplied heavy duty crossmember in line with the main frame rails, the front bumper and skid plates can then be mounted 4.5″ higher. This gives a ton of extra clearance and approach angle that will transform the offroad capability of your Tacoma.
This bumper still uses the factory frame stud plates to mount to the vehicle, meaning that there is absolutely no guess-work required when mounting the bumper or welding in the supplied crossmember. The factory frame studs will locate the bumper perfectly on the vehicle, and then the supplied crossmember comes pre-cut with holes for three large 1/2″ bolts. These 1/2″ bolts tie the winch plate of the bumper directly into our heavy duty crossmember, making for an extremely strong and stiff bumper that will not flex or shift under hard winching and recovery point pulls. This also relieves stress from the factory frame stud plates, which are known to be a weak point on the Tacoma.
The main section of this bumper is CNC-bent out of a single piece of 3/16″ P&O Steel. This greatly reduces the amount of welding and grinding required by you and makes for a cleaner finished product. If you are paying to have the bumper assembled by a welding shop, this significantly lowers the cost.
We finished this bumper off with four integrated light buckets for surface mount LED pod lights (custom light cut outs available by request, such as a light bar version), an integrated winch mount to accept all standard 8-12k lb winches with removable solenoids, and heavy duty 9/16″ recovery points that are placed directly in line with the Tacoma frame to eliminate any leveraging effects. These recovery points are formed by laser cut steel plates that pass through the bumper shell and tie directly into the Tacoma frame as part of the bumper’s main mounting brackets. The recovery points then get welded to the in and outside of the bumper shell. These factors all combine to form recovery points that minimize stress on your Tacoma frame and provide reliable recoveries of heavily loaded vehicles in the worst of offroad situations.
Please take note that the factory frame crossmember that gets removed serves as the meeting point between nearly all front bumpers and skid plates. This is why we highly recommend running this bumper in combination with our Extreme clearance skid plate set for a seamless front to back protection system for your Tacoma that maximizes the clearance gains. Enter the code Extremeclearance10 to get 10% off the bumper and skid plates when ordered together! Those skid plates can be found here: https://www.coastaloffroad.com/product-page/2nd-gen-tacoma-extreme-clearance-skid-plate-weld-together-kit/
•DIY Weld-together kit – This bumper arrives as precision CNC-laser cut pieces that you then weld together (detailed assembly instructions included)
•Includes our heavy duty replacement frame crossmember which also facilitates mounting of our Extreme clearance skid plate set (See skid plate details here: https://www.coastaloffroad.com/product-page/2nd-gen-tacoma-extreme-clearance-skid-plate-weld-together-kit/)
•Extreme Clearance design gains 4.5″ of ground clearance
•Center section of the bumper is made from a single CNC-bent panel for a cleaner look and much less welding and grinding
•Low profile design is engineered to provide maximum ground clearance and complement the factory body lines – this bumper protrudes less than 2″ from the center of the grill!
•Heavy duty 3/16″ plate steel construction for maximum offroad strength and durability
•Optional 1/4″ 5052 aluminum for a lightweight yet very durable overlanding setup (49lb weight savings)
•Bolts to vehicle frame using 6 factory frame studs as well as 3 massive 1/2″ bolts for trouble-free winching and recovery pulls
•Protected winch mount fits all standard 8000-12,000lb winches with removable solenoids
•Reinforced 9/16″ thick clevis mounts allow the use of 3/4″ D-Rings and pull directly off of the frame for confident recoveries of heavily loaded vehicles
•Four Integrated LED pod mounts – slotted mounting tabs give adjustment to fit a variety of surface mount lights
•Integrated license plate mount
•Optional heavy duty grill and headlight tubing for added protection