JD Fabrications is now offering a low profile “trophy truck style” bumper for the 2005-2015 Toyota Tacoma. This bumper increases ground clearance and offers a dramatic improvement in approach angle and strength over the OEM skid plate. It uses a combination of 1 ¾” and 1 ½” DOM tubing in conjunction with a heavy duty 3/16” aluminum skid plate. Light bar tabs are included and allow the use a 30” light bar mounted behind the factory lower grill for that stealth look. Additionally a removable 1 ¾” “push bar” is rolled on the radius bender and once installed it only sticks out 1 ½” away from the factory bumper cover, offering the strength of a real frame mounted bumper without the look of an obnoxious prerunner style bumper.
The installation requires the factory bumper cover to be pulled off so the weak, stock aluminum crash bar can be removed and the low hanging front crossmember can be cut off. Once the crossmember is removed the new bumper simply bolts on to the factory 3 bolt flanges that the factory crash bar is bolted to. Then the bumper cover is reinstalled, two 1 ¾” holes are drilled in the cover and the push bar slides through the holes and is bolted to the bumper behind the cover. The lower section of the bumper bolts on using factory holes in the front crossmember and includes optional weld on tabs for added support. This bumper can be installed by its self and you can add the lower arm relocation cradle at any time.
This bumper is the perfect option for those wanting to improve the looks and function of their Tacoma without having to run a full blown tube or plate bumper. It’s a must have if you want to keep the clean factory lines of the truck but still want all the benefits of a real “trophy truck style” bumper!
Bumper comes in a raw finish and can be powder coated for additional cost