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Accident! Need advice.

A little accident, well a little for the Tundra, not so little for the other car. It was towed, possibly totaled. I need to replace bumper, plastic pieces, etc.

Good thing that no one got hurt.

You could see that the bull bar has shited to the left.



Most of the damage was on the left side and the front.


Right side is relatively untouched.


Bull bar and lights are toast.


Now, advice on what I should do to my truck.

I recently got Bushwacker (pocket style) fender flares and was about to paint them. Now this happened and the first thing that crossed my mind right after "Oh, shat" was that I should get a heavy-duty bumper.

Here is what I am thinking. With what insurance company pays for the oem bumpers, etc., I could get an after-market bumper (with little extra $$). I was looking at Iron Cross (reasonable price and weight so I don't have to upgrade suspension right away).

Now the problem is, after-market bumper may not look right with my chrome Moto Metal (I wished I would've gotten black Jester).

Here are my options.
1. Just replace with oem bumper.
2. Purchase a heavy-duty bumper and leave fender flares black.
3. Purchase a heavy-duty bumper, color-match fender flares with bolts painted black.
4. Purchase a heavy-duty bumper, color-match both bumper and flares.
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Sucks about the wreck man but glad everyone is alright. I have pretty much the same truck as you and I have thought about what a heavy duty black bumper would look like, especially with chrome wheels should I go that route. My opinion is the bumper would look fine with the wheels but I think to offset it you would want to replace/paint the chrome grill surround, replace the aluminum running boards with black ones and plasti-dip all of the chrome badges and the chrome on the rear bumper. Personally I think just adding in that little bit of black would be enough to get the black bumper in tune with the truck.


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I would certainly vote for the heavy duty bumper. I did that with my back one after it was hit for the second time.

As for the color scheme, I think that depends on what kind of look you want. If I were doing flares, I would color match everything since I prefer a more subtle look.

But if you wanting a little more aggressive, go with the black.

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This was the bumper I was looking at.

By the way, how does powdercoated finish take to painting? Does anyone have this one or do you recommend any other bumper. I like this one because it's only about 150 lbs.

Couldn't find one on silver Tundra, but white is sort of close.
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I'm fine with black bumper and chrome wheels. Though, I don't have a silver truck.



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Damn...your truck is looking sweet Tox!


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I'm not a fan of the bulky, front bumpers. The IC bumper looks too "bulbous". Of course, I'm biased. I couldn't find what I wanted so I built my own. Sorry about the poor pic.

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ARB front bumper and no flares.
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Stop by the local scrap yard and get a piece of 10" I beam to weld on the front. You truck will look like S#$& but it will get a LOT of respect in traffic!

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this a Fab Four bumper love it!
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contact josh, or always looking and see if he is taking orders again... His bumpers are the nicest I have seen by far...
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I like the Iron Cross bumpers but they wouldn't manufacture without burning their logo out of the steel. So I just made my own.
I think black bumper, black flares, black running boards would rock.


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Damn...your truck is looking sweet Tox!
I agree. Toxarch, black and chrome never looked better. That's a beauty.

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Thanks for all your input.

koditten, I wish I had your skill, but that option is not open for me.

I love ARB and Fab Four, but they are much heavier than IC. Do you think the stock suspension could handle the weight?

Everyone raves about the alwayslooking bumper, but it seems that he is backlogged. I don't have the luxury of waiting for this unplanned mod.

One thing I don't like about IC is how it's not flush against the vertical plastic part. Maybe I am too picky.


Boondock bumper also looks promising (relatively light).


Is there any other relatively light heavy-duty bumpers I should look at?

Any input will be appreciated.
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I'm right there with you on the ic bumper not being flush, or even close for that matter. Why not do the ome (old man emu) coilovers to accommodate the weight of an hd bumper? Seems to be a common set up for our trucks. Just food for thought!


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