rear bumper specs?

JayQQ97

MW surVivor ... MT. 279k miles
curious if there are known rear bumper specs on Gen2. such as how far out they should stick?

are they pushed in rather easily say it you back up into something hard enough to make a dent in the lower part of the bumper?
 

TacoKen

Well-Known Member
Stock bumpers are very flimsy and if you hit anything they will dent. You can send it out for repair or exchange for a re-chromed or buy a new one.
 

JayQQ97

MW surVivor ... MT. 279k miles
It is dented!
Does it get pushed in easily? I don't feel a firm footing when I stand sideways on it to climb in back
Body shop that gave it a glance said maybe an inch at best and would be multi hundreds in coin to just pull out that little bit or get a new bumper for who knows how much...
Another body shop inspector said he saw no difference in how far it was currently and how much step they give you to stand on it
 

JayQQ97

MW surVivor ... MT. 279k miles
Stock bumpers are very flimsy and if you hit anything they will dent. You can send it out for repair or exchange for a re-chromed or buy a new one.

how about those flimsy Gen2 stock front/skid splash guards, both of them in front are crusted bad! even the fasteners are rotted from the salty slop that accumulates and dries there and activates with a hint of freezing mist in the air
 
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Rock62

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Bumpers are meant to get banged up. Their purpose is to protect the rest of the truck. I believe the rear bumper is hard mounted to the frame. If its been pushed in, then some damage is present. Cruise to the local salvage yard. You may be able to score a bumper in good nick that needs a bit of paint.

Jay, when you refer to "splash guards" are you referring to the fender liners? If so, those are plastic and held on with a handful of plastic push pins and a couple of screws. Pleas post a picture of the parts that are crusted.

Actually, to me, its pretty amazing how the body of these trucks "snap" together with push pins and clips.
 

JayQQ97

MW surVivor ... MT. 279k miles
i usually call them 'skid plates' under the engine until I was told those stock things won't protect a thing once you wheel over a good-sized obstacle lol

a better term i suppose would be the Engine Under Cover(s) as in this parts diagram

http://www.japan-parts.eu/toyota/us...152_suspension-crossmember-under-cover#51405A

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Rock62

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I've always called that a skid plate. I won't speak to its durability in a high center situation. Although, I'd rather sacrifice that than the oil pan.

When you say splash guards, I think the of parts like fender liners and splash guards between the wheel and the engine bay.
 

JayQQ97

MW surVivor ... MT. 279k miles
how about those flimsy Gen2 stock front/skid splash guards, both of them in front are crusted bad! even the fasteners are rotted from the salty slop that accumulates and dries there and activates with a hint of freezing mist in the air
How about 'em ???
? :eek:
 
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