2nd Gen Tacoma Extreme Clearance Plate Bumper Kit

From: CAD$779.70

This is our new extreme clearance DIY weld-together winch bumper kit for the 2nd generation (2005-2015) Toyota Tacoma. This bumper kit involves cutting off the low-hanging front frame crossmember on the Tacoma and replacing it with our included heavy duty crossmember. This not only provides a huge strength increase but also gains a whopping 4.5" of ground clearance at arguably the most important location of the vehicle! We then went and redesigned our full underbody skid plate set to mate up with the supplied frame crossmember. This makes for a seamless package that squeezes every possible inch of ground clearance out of your Tacoma all the way from the bottom of the grill to behind the transfer case. This bumper allows you to forget about approach 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 98lbs through careful design work.

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Description

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 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 massive 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.

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:

•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 8000-10,000lb winches with removable solenoids (Also fits some 12,000lb models)

•Integrated 9/16″ thick clevis mounts maximize clearance and allow the use of ¾” D-Rings

•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

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Bumper assembly

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.

Bumper weight

Steel base bumper weight: 98lbs
Aluminum base bumper weight: 49 lbs

Shipping

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 with 2-day shipping

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