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Damaged front end,sux! Was thinking about upgrading to aluminum, (Aluminess.com) less weight than steel , sturdier than stock. I don't go offroad so I want to avoid a steel winch bumper and the suspension issues due to the weight. Anyone have one? I would appreciate any and all opinons. Also will be replacing radiator and a/c condenser, so I would like to upgrade these as well. Looking at silla,denso, and american condenser. Any other brands I should consider? What's the best? Thanks everyone. 2006,dc,sb,trd o/r,4.0,auto
 

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Thanks GTCOMA for pics. Most I've seen the fender well liner is trimmed back. I would black out everything behind it. I'm leaning towards no brush guard. At 85 lbs., I think it's a stout alternative to the flimsy stock bumper without the mass , while still gaining options for working the truck from the front.
 

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I like the look of them, but how do you deal with the plastic in the fender wells? do you have to pull them out all together or can they be trimmed. these pics look bad with them sticking out.



It looks one size too big.
 

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I just had a thought about those "wings". They'd be perfect for a long travel Tacoma with glass fenders. The beef of a full front bumper combined with LT? I kinda like that idea.

I may have to look this company up again when I'm ready to buy a bumper.
 

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We saw this post and we had to respond! The pictures you've posted are of one of our first prototypes for the Tacoma, which has since been re-designed and revised!
Hey, thanks for posting.
A few things I noticed are an apparent shift from using the stock fog lamps to an aftermarket type. Does the production bumper allow for the use of the stock lamps ?

How much does the plain bumper weigh, without the guards ?
Also, how does the bumper mount / what are mounting points ?

Definately a beefy looking bumper !!
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How well do you think this bumper would hold up to an antelope or deer impact at 60mph compared to a traditional steel front bumper replacement?
 

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Front Bumper (FJ Cruiser & Tacoma)
With Brush Guard
$1,250

The above is what is shown in your pictures right?
 

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I can certainly vouch for the sturdines of the Aluminess bumpers and of their fantastic customer service. I recently purchased front and rear bumpers from them for our Sportsmobile as well as a custom rack. Dave was extremenly professional and helpful in its design. I couldn't be happier with Aluminess.





 

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I haven't heard someone say wicked awesome in a long a$$ time lol!
 
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