This is a high clearance weld-together plate bumper kit for the 2nd generation (2005-2015) Toyota Tacoma. It features heavy duty 3/16″ plate steel or 1/4″ aluminum construction, recessed 2″ receiver hitch, and the best departure angle on the market. This bumper provides substantially increased ground clearance and rear end protection over the stock bumper. By cutting the factory bedsides up to the bottom of the tail lights, this bumper replaces the most vulnerable part of the truck’s bed with low profile plate side wings that can take a beating.
The sloping rear profile and recessed hitch receiver further increase clearance and provide a smooth surface to slide over obstacles. These features make a very noticeable difference during deep ditch crossing and steep obstacle climbs where other aftermarket bumpers with bulky rear profiles and protruding hitch receivers will hang up and impede progress on the trail. All of these factors add up to the highest clearance rear bumper on the market for the 2nd gen Tacoma. 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 inattentive motorists while careful design work and the low profile design have resulted in weights of 120lbs and 59lbs for the steel and aluminum versions respectively.
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.