(approx) 20 Minutes
Simple installation for anyone.
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Hey, guys. I'm Eric with ExtremeTerrain. This is my quick review and install of this Replacement Rear Bumper in Black for all 2005 to 2015, Toyota Tacomas. Now, this piece is really ideal for the Tacoma owner out there who is looking for a direct original equipment replacement for their factory bumper at an affordable price.Now, if you're really handy with tools and you don't mind taking on a small project, which is what I would call this, this bumper is perfect if you would need to replace a damaged factory bumper, or maybe you just like the blacked-out look, and you're looking to maybe complete that blacked-out look throughout your truck. This is an affordable option compared to off-road bumpers or other types of bumpers that are more expensive and add considerable weight to the rear of your truck.Now, to be honest, there's not a whole lot to talk about here, guys. This is pretty much a straight-up factory swap out for your factory bumper. Its original equipment fitment is really high-quality and the build quality as well, quality steel material that goes into this bumper in a nice, black finish. This bumper comes in right around $200, which makes it a very affordable option.And if you do the work yourself, you're gonna save a lot of money versus taking it into a dealership or other establishment, and having a professional install it for you. Which to be honest, this job is simple enough, you don't really need that. Speaking of the installation, this one's very easy. I'm giving it a one out of three wrenches on our difficulty meter. No big deal here at all. Some basic hand tools are all you're gonna need, and you should be able to get this job done in well under two hours.So, with that said, let's take a look at the tools you're gonna need and we'll go ahead with our installation. All right. Tools I'm gonna use in this installation, guys, are an electric impact wrench, flathead and Phillips head screwdrivers, 10-millimeter, 12-millimeter, 13-millimeter, and 19-millimeter sockets, a socket wrench, a 19-millimeter crescent wrench, a trim removal tool, and some PB B'laster or similar penetrating oil.All right. The first parts of our installation, guys, is we're gonna remove this top plastic piece that lays across top of your factory bumper, as well as the license plate. That's gonna give us access to a couple of bolts up top that we're gonna have to remove. And then we're gonna put our truck up in the air, simply to let you guys have a better view of what we're doing. You by no means need to lift your truck at all to do this installation yourself. So, let's go ahead and get started.All right. Go ahead and remove your license plate. I'm using an 8-millimeter socket. Your hardware might vary just a little bit. All right. There are three pieces of plastic across top of your bumper. These end caps, we're not gonna mess with right now. We're gonna focus on this long centerpiece. Got a trim removal tool. Just get it underneath here. And there are a series of retaining clips in here we're just gonna pop out. And do the same thing on the passenger side.And there's basically three in the front on each side and four in the back. Once you have all those popped out, go ahead and take this off. Okay, guys, we're gonna remove these two bolts here and there's two matching ones on the driver's side. We're gonna use a 12-millimeter socket for these. Go ahead and repeat that on the driver's side.All right, guys, now we're gonna take this bolt out and there's a matching one on the passenger side. This kind of attaches to this plastic piece. Once we get this out, we're gonna be able to pull this down and access another bolt right here that's helping to hold the bumper shell to the frame. I'm using a 10-millimeter socket on this one.All right, guys, now go ahead and just bend this plastic down a little bit. And using a 12-millimeter socket, we're gonna take this one out. Repeat the removal of those bolts on your passenger's side. Now, go ahead and come to this one here. Using a 13-mil socket on this. We might have replaced this bolt at some point in time, so double-check the size. You might have a 12 here, but I'm using a 13.And repeating what we just did, you're gonna take another bolt out from right here, which we've already done. Before we go any further, we're gonna remove the license plate lamp from each side. This is the passenger side one. You can just twist the housing and back the bulb out, like that. That's the easiest thing to do. Sometimes these connectors when they get a lot of sand or dirt grit up in there, they're real hard to separate. So this is really the easiest way to do that. And we're just gonna kind of tuck that out of the way. And we'll transfer over the black-cased lens over to the new bumper here in a minute.All right. Now, after you've disconnected the light bulb on the driver's side for your license plate lamp, we brought our truck back down so we can show you the top of the bumper again. Go ahead and pop out these little square tabs right here. You're gonna have a lock pin here and one on the other side. It's real tight in there, so a small screwdriver like this is a perfect tool to get in there. Now repeat that on the passenger side.All right. With those two pins pulled out, you should be able to just pull this off. Once you get that plastic piece off, guys, there's probably gonna be a lot of dirt and debris in there. I did give it a little wipe-off and shot some PB B'laster in here. If you're having difficulty getting these out, it's a good idea to do that. I'm using a 12-millimeter socket to get this.Now, after you get this one out, repeat on the passenger side. All right. So, in order to slide the bumper shell off, we're gonna need to remove these two bolts here. Has nothing to do with the shell. It's not holding the shell on. They're just in our way because we're gonna slide it out like this. So, go ahead and grab a 19-millimeter crescent and a 19-millimeter socket, and we're gonna back these out.Now, this is gonna be on there. A little snug, guys, so you might have to work it a little bit, especially if there's a lot of dirt and grime built up, maybe even some rust. But at this point, we should be able to get it out.All right, guys, now that we have our factory bumper off the truck. I wanted to line them up here on the rack for a real quick comparison. Not a whole lot to go into here. Not any serious upgrades or added functionality you're getting with this. This is basically a real basic OE replacement for your factory bumper. Not a whole lot else to go into. We're gonna be swapping over our license plate lamp housings and the plastic step parts that go across the top. Other than that, it's a pretty straightforward replacement.Like I already mentioned, guys, a couple of things we're gonna need to switch over to our new bumper is these license plate lamp housings. Now, these are held in by real small Phillips head screws. Go ahead and twist these out. Once that comes out, this will lift out like that. And in order to be able to screw the housings onto the new bumper, you're gonna need to preserve these little orange squares. I'm pinching it from the backside and it'll just pop out like that.All right, guys, now to transfer over this plastic end cap, first, you need to pop out this little retaining clip right here, and then these two bolts up here. We're just gonna loosen using a 10-millimeter socket. Once you loosen these up, you should be able to slide this plastic cap off. Go ahead and repeat this on the other side of the bumper. All right. We're also gonna transfer over this hardware. We're gonna need that to reinstall the plastic end cap.Just gonna grab this end like that with our wrench. And go ahead and do the same thing on the other side. All right, guys, we're also gonna transfer over these support brackets. All these kind of do is just kind of support the inside of the bumper shell, kind of reinforce it a little bit. And we've got four 10-millimeter bolts, two on the bottom, two on the top that we're gonna take out. Go ahead and repeat the same steps on the other side of the bumper.All right. So, we have our new bumper up here on the table. We're gonna go ahead and transfer over the parts we just removed from the factory bumper. All right. Go ahead and grab this kind of Y-shaped bracket. Go ahead and repeat that for the other side.All right. Now to put our plastic end caps on, we're gonna take these bolts here that have this kind of oval shape on the end. We should have two of them. I'm gonna start it in like that and we'll start the other one in. You just kinda slide the cap on over like that. Same thing down below. And then we'll put the nuts on here. And we'll tighten this down, again, using a 10-millimeter. Go ahead and reinstall that plastic end cap on the other side.All right, guys, now we're gonna go ahead and replace these orange squares that we removed off our factory bumper. And that'll give something for the screws to bite into when we replace our license plate lamps, or the housings for them I should say. And then go ahead and repeat that for the other one. Now, at this step, we're ready to put our new bumper on. You might wanna do yourself a favor before doing that.If your truck is anything like ours and has some rust and dirt and other debris that kind of built up in there when you took your factory bumper off, go ahead and clean these surfaces off. It's gonna be a little bit of a tight fit. We might have to kind of push it into place or maybe even hit it a couple of times with our fists, but it's gonna be a tight fit in there. Any grit or debris is gonna make it harder to get this on. So, do yourself a favor and just wipe that clean.And if you remember, we're looking to line up the bolt holes on the frame rails here and here. All right, guys, now go ahead and grab this bolt with a washer. We're gonna thread it in this hole here using a 12-millimeter socket. And then repeat that for the one on the other side. All right. Now that we have that one anchored here, you can kind of put a little tension on the bumper there and we'll get these threaded in. Again, using a 12.We'll do these two here on the passenger side. All right, guys, now we're gonna replace these two bolts here for the hitch receiver. As you remember, we just removed these because they kind of gets in the way of us sliding the bumper on and off. And, again, I'm using a 19-millimeter crescent and a 19-millimeter socket to fasten these up.As you remember, guys, we just have a handful on the underside here we need to cinch up. Might be able to tell I'm not using a factory bolt on this. One thing you need to be aware of is if your truck has got a lot of rust on it, you're gonna wanna be soaking these bolts in PB B'laster or some other type of penetrating oil because it is fairly easy to snap bolt heads off when there's a lot of corrosion. This bolt that I'm cinching up here happens to be a 13-millimeter. If you have factory hardware, it's probably a 12-millimeter. And then repeat that for the one on the other side.All right. Now go ahead and grab your center step piece here, guys. We're gonna fit this on, kind of clicks in up top. Now we're gonna have a pair of 10-millimeter bolts that we're gonna put on through this plastic tab here. And repeat that on the other side. And while you're underneath your truck, don't forget to reconnect your license plate lamps.Go ahead and replace your plastic lock pin. It's a little tight. You might need a screwdriver to push down and lock it and then replace the cover piece. And do that for the other one. All right. Now we just have this last trim piece to throw on here. If you remember, there's a series of locking tabs that we're gonna line up with the square holes on the bumper. Then last thing to do is we're just gonna reattach our license plate.All right, guys, that brings this to a close here, our review and installation of this Replacement Rear Bumper in Black for all 2005 to 2015 Toyota Tacomas. And, of course, for all things Tacoma, keep it right here at extremeterrain.com.
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Better Protective Cover. This Black Rear Bumper is perfect for replacing your old and damaged factory bumper. manufactured to be equal to or outperform the factory-grade bumper you used to have, these Black Rear Bumpers are ready to take a beating and show you what they're made of.
Effective Polypropylene Compounds. These Black Rear Bumpers are made of car-grade polypropylene that has been tested to be collision-resistant and heat-immune, making them safe, strong, and substantially better than the ordinary factory bumper.
Factory-Fit. This Rear Bumper is compatible with 2005-2015 Toyota Tacoma OEM installation points. You do not need professional help to replace your bumper with this Black Rear Bumper.
Warranty. This Black Rear Bumper comes with a 1-Year limited item warranty that covers manufacturer issues.
Application. The Black Rear Bumper is a direct fit for all 2005-2015 Toyota Tacoma models.
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