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Old 12-22-2016, 03:15 PM   #21
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Back a while ago. Not much added on since these pics. Will be getting a steel rear bumper and sliders to replace the NFAB Steps come spring. Will just wait out winter as it continues to be cold.



Looks badass...just need to get those awesome aggressive black housing projector headlights.
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Old 12-22-2016, 03:24 PM   #22
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Back a while ago. Not much added on since these pics. Will be getting a steel rear bumper and sliders to replace the NFAB Steps come spring. Will just wait out winter as it continues to be cold.



You upgraded from a Tacoma right? How do you like the full size?
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Old 12-22-2016, 05:52 PM   #25
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On the realz though, they are quite dangerous, and I never recommend them, you're much better off with a bottle jack and a scrap piece of 2x4 or the AEV jack pedestal.
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Old 12-22-2016, 05:59 PM   #26
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What bumper is that?
Innovative Creations Inc. The powder coating was for sh!t when I got it and started flaking/rusting after only about 6mo. I've heard they've since changed and brought it in house to control, not sure if they solve the issue. Only complaint I'd have. I went ahead and used some bedliner on it and it's held up well.

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Looks badass...just need to get those awesome aggressive black housing projector headlights.
Thanks as always You're telling me, planning on going w/ this guy as he's a sponsor over on the tundra forum.

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You upgraded from a Tacoma right? How do you like the full size?
Wouldn't look back. Every once in a while I miss my little Taco (was an 02) however after a weekend as the past -- 4 adults and a car seat all fitting comfortably, then moving the GFs stuff out and in -- I am reminded how much I love having a full size truck.
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Old 12-22-2016, 06:00 PM   #27
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On the realz though, they are quite dangerous, and I never recommend them, you're much better off with a bottle jack and a scrap piece of 2x4 or the AEV jack pedestal.
Why dangerous? I've used them for decades without any problems.
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Old 12-22-2016, 06:02 PM   #28
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Innovative Creations Inc. The powder coating was for sh!t when I got it and started flaking/rusting after only about 6mo. I've heard they've since changed and brought it in house to control, not sure if they solve the issue. Only complaint I'd have. I went ahead and used some bedliner on it and it's held up well.



Thanks as always You're telling me, planning on going w/ this guy as he's a sponsor over on the tundra forum.

http://retrofitwholesale.com/retrofit-services/



Wouldn't look back. Every once in a while I miss my little Taco (was an 02) however after a weekend as the past -- 4 adults and a car seat all fitting comfortably, then moving the GFs stuff out and in -- I am reminded how much I love having a full size truck.
I've been learning this with my parts...all my chinese stuff powdercoat has been lasting VERY well and is VERY durable after 5 years now...while the American stuff flaked off in spots and is much less resilient to damage. Now, if I can get the item in bare steel, I will, save the few extra bucks and get it professionally LINE-Xed, and not have to worry about damage or anything like that.
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Why dangerous? I've used them for decades without any problems.
I mean obviously circumstances different, but for the casual offroader that is on uneven, unstable ground, with not a lot of experience with hi lifts, the situation can turn ugly, real quick. Generally speaking, they are rarely needed out in the bush and are almost never superior to a bottle jack or even a factory scissor jack with a stand, but, IF you know how to use one, there are SOME things you can do with a hilift that you just can't do with any other type of jack.
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I mean obviously circumstances different, but for the casual offroader that is on uneven, unstable ground, with not a lot of experience with hi lifts, the situation can turn ugly, real quick. Generally speaking, they are rarely needed out in the bush and are almost never superior to a bottle jack or even a factory scissor jack with a stand, but, IF you know how to use one, there are SOME things you can do with a hilift that you just can't do with any other type of jack.
Ah, okay. I was worried that there was something inherently dangerous about them that I wasn't aware of. I agree that they could probably be really dangerous if one didn't know what he was doing (like a lot of things).
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Ah, okay. I was worried that there was something inherently dangerous about them that I wasn't aware of. I agree that they could probably be really dangerous if one didn't know what he was doing (like a lot of things).
Well, the main issue is stability. They are EXTREMELY easy to unbalance. You can throw a stick at them and unbalance them on dirt. Also, many vehicles don't have a sufficient jacking point, so you can not only slip from the makeshift point, but also poke a hole in the metal, or worse, have it poke through while you're under it. I've seen them fall over when someone walked by, moved a few baseball sized rocks, the neighboring rocks shifted and the jack slid out, dropping the Jeep....luckily the guy was only changing a tire, if he was under there changing a driveshaft he would have cracked ribs at best and dead at worst.
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Well, the main issue is stability. They are EXTREMELY easy to unbalance. You can throw a stick at them and unbalance them on dirt. Also, many vehicles don't have a sufficient jacking point, so you can not only slip from the makeshift point, but also poke a hole in the metal, or worse, have it poke through while you're under it. I've seen them fall over when someone walked by, moved a few baseball sized rocks, the neighboring rocks shifted and the jack slid out, dropping the Jeep....luckily the guy was only changing a tire, if he was under there changing a driveshaft he would have cracked ribs at best and dead at worst.
Hm. I have typically only used mine for vehicle recovery. I have never tried to use it as a jackstand or for repairs. I'm pretty paranoid when it comes to the safety of my precious self.

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Old 12-22-2016, 09:06 PM   #33
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Hm. I have typically only used mine for vehicle recovery. I have never tried to use it as a jackstand or for repairs. I'm pretty paranoid when it comes to the safety of my precious self.
Well, like I said in my first post, using a hilift as a come-along is something that you can't do with any other jack, and if that's all the recovery gear you have, it can save your ass for sure. Generally speaking though, in my personal opinion, if you're going out in the bush where getting stuck is a possibility, you really should just have a quality winch. I only take my hilift on my trips for insurance, in case the winch fails (Im paranoid since I'm with the wife and want redundancy for everything) but the chances of that happening (with a quality winch) are slim. Having said that, Generally speaking, if someone asks my advice for recovery gear, I always recommend a set (or 2) of maxtrax (the real ones, not the bvllsh!t knockoffs) https://us.maxtrax.com.au/

and then a quality winch with synthetic rope, then a bungee rope, then a tow strap. Then a camping trip to learn how to use it all.
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Decided on this rear bumper, will be ordering it in the next couple of weeks.

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I think I'll be going w/ a Fab Four rear bumper for the Tundra as well come spring time. Have heard all good things about people who have gone through them.

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I think I'll be going w/ a Fab Four rear bumper for the Tundra as well come spring time. Have heard all good things about people who have gone through them.

Yeah I had never heard of them before, was looking for a bumper I could use my factory hitch with since I just replaced that and can across them, all the info I can find on them seems to be good.
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Do they offer an option for light cutouts? It's really helpful to have some bright lights hooked up back there. On my next Jeep I will definitely havea set of rigid dually's back there, for various purposes.
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Do they offer an option for light cutouts? It's really helpful to have some bright lights hooked up back there. On my next Jeep I will definitely havea set of rigid dually's back there, for various purposes.
I've heard of others having luck making such requests through ordering, I'm going to ask for cutouts for that exact set when I make my order.
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Ordered my bumper yesterday, once it is installed and I can see how the rear sits I am going to order my lift, leaning more towards a 3 leaf progressive AAL in the rear now.
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order my lift, leaning more towards a 3 leaf progressive AAL in the rear now.
Order once. Had full OME on my Tacoma and now the Tundra. The company also includes a bag of candy when you order!

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