What You Need to Know Before Upgrading Your Tacoma’s Stock Bumper


In case no one has told you yet, if you’re planning to have some off-road fun with your Toyota Tacoma, then you’re going to need to upgrade your Tacoma’s stock bumper before heading to the hills. 

For one, it’s a safety measure: that original bumper that rolled right out of the factory pre-installed can only do so much. And while it might withstand a fender bender on your daily commute, it’s not really suited for off-roading adventures. 

It’s also not the most functional option. If you’re ready to do something fun with your truck on your weekends off, you’ll want a bumper that gives you (and your tires) room to breathe. When you find the right aftermarket Tacoma bumper, new, out-of-the-box opportunities will present themselves!

Ok, so now you’ve decided it’s time to replace your stock bumper with something more durable and functional, but where do you find that perfect fit? 

Here are the top things to ask yourself throughout the purchase process:

Does it matter if I support a local company or not?

We all love the concept of shopping at local businesses, but does that make sense when it comes to something as important as your Tacoma’s armor?

The short answer: yes. Think supply chain delays. Think increased shipping costs. Think quality. 

Did you know that USA-made products, particularly steel bumpers, are held to higher standards here in America on both the raw materials sourcing and welding process sides?

That means that the best possible product you can buy in the market should be made right here on American soil. Fab Fours’ plant, based in Lancaster, South Carolina, utilizes some of the most cutting-edge technology, paired with the highest quality materials for the best results. 

Plus, shopping for American made products means you can feel good about supporting the local economy and reducing your carbon footprint, all in one!

What type of support do I want after the initial purchase process?

At a minimum, you want to ensure your new Tacoma bumper has a warranty. Fab Fours highly encourages you to protect your new investment by registering your warranty on our website ASAP. 

You also want to invest in a part that offers real, human support and can answer your questions from the start. Fab Fours’ team offers just that: from the moment you ask your first question, we will work to find you a solution that works for both your Tacoma and your budget. 

But it doesn’t stop there. Fab Fours has developed an incredible off-roading community of a diverse group of automotive adventurers from around the country. You become a part of this very community from the start.

Beyond that, there’s a plethora of online resources and how-to videos on Fab Fours’ website that you can use while you research and learn more about all the cool upgrades you can do to your Tacoma over time. 
Fab Fours has their share of the cool – and you can share the cool, too, both on the trails or cruising around town! Learn more on our website.

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