We have found that one of the first things many truck enthusiasts do after purchasing their new ride is starting to think of ways that they can protect their investment. What a better way to begin this transformation than at the front of your vehicle. Front bumpers play an important role as they are your first line of defense and can make a night and day difference when it comes to unfortunate events on or off the trail. But let's not stop there, it would look tacky and dare I go as far to say unpractical, to not consider your options for the rear.
One major question you might have would be whose products should I trust? While that is a great question and there are numerous brands/products out there that will do an excellent job, CBI Offroad is one of our favorites. CBI Offroad is widely known throughout the offroad community for manufacturing top of the line truck accessories especially for those of you with an overland interest. While they do offer Bed Racks, Rock Sliders, Overland Bars, Skid Plates, and much more, it's their Gen 3 Tacoma T3 Bumpers that will be expanded on today.
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The T3 Front and Rear Bumpers are designed exclusively for the Gen 3 (2016+) Toyota Tacoma and are CBI's latest culmination since building their first bumper back in 1999. If you are reading this and don't have a Gen 3 Taco, well don't worry, CBI likely has something for your liking. For a full list of CBI products click here.
Let's dive in and take a closer look at the T3 Series by CBI offroad. Up first (and currently CBI's best-selling) would be the T3 Tacoma Front Bumpers. These 3rd GEN Tacoma Front Bumpers really give the consumer full control over the build of their product. Consumers can choose between an aluminum or steel construction based upon their preference. Furthermore, you have the ability to choose either a bare finish or a satin black powder-coat finish. In addition to the options that we have already discussed, CBI Offroad offers this Front Bumper in three different variations. These variations consist of the T3 Tacoma Standard Front Bumper (with no grill protection), T3 Front Bumper with Short Center Grill Protection, and the T3 Tacoma Front Bumper with Full Grill Protection. Regardless of which option you choose for your 3rd GEN Toyota Tacoma, the front bumper will have factory fog light cutouts, the capability of mounting a winch and be able to accommodate a 20" single row Light Bar.
Let's move on to the Rear Bumpers that CBI offers for 3rd GEN Toyota Tacoma Trucks. Up first will be the standard CBI Offroad T3 Tacoma Rear Bumper. This bumper comes standard with a receiver hitch, trailer wiring mount, and LED license plate light and mount. As with the T3 Front Bumpers, you will be given the option of receiving your Rear Bumper with a bare finish or with a satin black powder-coat finish. One of the great features with these T3 Rear Bumpers is the ability to add a single swing arm or dual swing arms. If a swing arm is selected, you will also be able to add a tire carrier if desired.
For those of you who like this model but are looking for something that will offer more ground clearance, CBI does cater to that need by offering the CBI Offroad T3 Tacoma High-Clearance Rear Bumper. This 3rd GEN HC Tacoma Rear Bumper will come packed with the same great features, but in addition, will allow you to access more difficult terrain with more clearance.
We really can't say enough about the quality, functionality, and appearance that the T3 lineup from CBI offers. The options available are second to none allowing you to essentially customize each order. While this is a great option, please be aware that these bumpers are fabricated on an order by order basis and can take upwards of 6 -10 weeks for completion. We understand that this is not ideal, but at the end of the day, you will be getting a custom fabricated product that was built right here in the USA. Every order comes with a full manufacturer warranty. Not only that, but Truck Brigade offers its free legendary shipping on EVERY order. If you have any questions please feel free to give us a call at (888) 550-3028.