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Old 09-24-2020, 03:28 PM #16
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Has anyone sourced a grill insert or modified that lower grill? It's probably my least favorite part of it...
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You have any pictures? I have all the parts for a TRD Pro front and rear bumper. I put them on and my wife looked at it and said "now it looks like every other 4Runner. Can you put it back?" I don't think I'll be able to convince her to use the Pro bumpers so cutting it up might be the best option. I'm assuming if I use the Pro crash bar, I'd be able to cut more?
I guess you could cut it a bit higher if you wanted to lose the parking sensors but I did not
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I guess you could cut it a bit higher if you wanted to lose the parking sensors but I did not
Do you have any front and side profile pictures of your car? I like how you cut the front bumper.
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Thanks all. What I'm seeing on here is basically the same that others have done so that's confirmation enough. Love the rig pics!
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Thanks all. What I'm seeing on here is basically the same that others have done so that's confirmation enough. Love the rig pics!

I ended up trimming my bumper to fit a modified SSO/AA bumper. In the limited mod thread. Don't know if that's what you're looking for or not.
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I guess you could cut it a bit higher if you wanted to lose the parking sensors but I did not
Hey @tm965 , curious if you can explain what you did with the bottom of the bumper after you trimmed it? Did you just leave it hanging or did you re-secure it? @03_4x4Runner mentioned constructing a few brackets. If you did create new brackets, how many did you use? If you didn't create brackets do you have issues with the bumper not being secured/flapping?

Also, did you have to trim the fender liner? How did you re-secure it and was your cut aggressive enough to expose the washer fluid reservoir?

Sorry for all the questions, but I'm struggling to find information on trimming the Limited bumper. Everything out there is about the SR5/TRD Pro bumpers.

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Hey @tm965 , curious if you can explain what you did with the bottom of the bumper after you trimmed it? Did you just leave it hanging or did you re-secure it? @03_4x4Runner mentioned constructing a few brackets. If you did create new brackets, how many did you use? If you didn't create brackets do you have issues with the bumper not being secured/flapping?

Also, did you have to trim the fender liner? How did you re-secure it and was your cut aggressive enough to expose the washer fluid reservoir?

Sorry for all the questions, but I'm struggling to find information on trimming the Limited bumper. Everything out there is about the SR5/TRD Pro bumpers.

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I trimmed the bumper while it was on the vehicle so there was no need to resecure it. It is still very solid and it does not move at all. After trimming I used some cowled edge trim on the cut areas to give it a more finished look. Iíve taken the bumper and trim to the speed my tires are rated for and everything stays put.

You will need to trim your fender liner to an extent. Your washer fluid resevoir will be exposed from the side but not the frontóI hit mine with a bit of black paint so it blended in and you donít even notice it now.

The only downside to trimming the limited bumpers are several metal trim brackets that extend down from the crash bar. Once youíve unscrewed the trim from then youíll either need to bend them up or cut them off. You can leave them but the donít look great when looking at the vehicle from the side. You wonít be able to see them looking at the vehicle head on. Hope this helps
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Hey @tm965 , curious if you can explain what you did with the bottom of the bumper after you trimmed it? Did you just leave it hanging or did you re-secure it? @03_4x4Runner mentioned constructing a few brackets. If you did create new brackets, how many did you use? If you didn't create brackets do you have issues with the bumper not being secured/flapping?

Also, did you have to trim the fender liner? How did you re-secure it and was your cut aggressive enough to expose the washer fluid reservoir?

Sorry for all the questions, but I'm struggling to find information on trimming the Limited bumper. Everything out there is about the SR5/TRD Pro bumpers.

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I did not trim as much as TM965 so my washer fluid reservoir is not exposed.
I did make small brackets to support the bumper and cut off the low hanging brackets tm965 talked about. My advise is to cut off a little at a time and see what it looks like. Once it is cut you are committed to it. I do not know how many brackets I made. I just kind of trimmed and fabricated as I went along to get the results I wanted. It has been long enough ago that I do not remember all the details. If I ever wreck and need a new bumper an auto body shop would go nuts trying to figure out how to repair it since some of the factory mounts are cut off or modified.
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Finished my chop and also worked on de-chroming over the weekend.

For the chop I chose a line that was not too aggressive. Starting from the fender I drew a line ~1/2 inch below the 2nd lowest fender bolt. I came down at a slight angle to completely remove the lower chrome on the bottom side of the bumper then had to come down at a little sharper angle to not expose too much of the crash bar. Then came straight across the lowest ridge that is also just below the bottom of the crash bar. I think it turned out really well. I used a small rotary tool with a metal cutting disc and although it created more heat the greater control was better than using my angle grinder. I was able to clean up the cut using various rotary tools - sanders, flapper wheel and polishers. The edge is really clean from straight on and even looking underneath it's really clean - no door trim required in my opinion. You can see the crash bar slightly on both sides but only if you are way back or squat down. If it bugs me too much I'll paint black later. You can barely see the washer reservoir from the side so I'll probably leave as is as well. For the fender liners I trimmed straight across and secured with 1 zip tie (1 per each fender liner) closest to the engine since on the outside I retained the 2nd lowest fender bolt and clip. For the lower portion of the front bumper I used 3 corner braces and very large zip ties that go around the crash bar. I spray painted the corner braces black and secured to the bumper using JB Weld. It likely didn't need it but I was worried about the styrofoam coming out in between the front bumper and the crash bar. The look is much more aggressive and really exposes the skid plate, front tow clips and front tires. No flapping or rubbing when driving at high speeds.

For the dechrome I kept everything in place and masked everything off. My last can of plasti-dip was defective (spewing drops out the base of the nozzle) so I ended up having to stop before I was fully complete. The result is some splotchiness in the look. Not sure if the splotchiness is because of lack of coats or maybe I didn't apply correctly or maybe it was too humid outside (I live in Georgia, humid almost all the time). Even with splotchiness I think it looks better! I ordered some more plasti-dip (I used Plasti-dip black glossy and can't find at any local stores) and will fix next time I have a free afternoon and good weather. I also dechromed the chrome piece that stretches across the entire rear bumper. Splotchiness there too but not as evident as the front pieces. Oddly the fog lights aren't splotchy at all.

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1. Front Before
2. Front After
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5. Front Bumper to Crash Bar Corner Braces and Zip Ties
6. Passenger Side Fender Zip Tie
7. Passenger Side Fender
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