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  1. Top Tacoma Bumpers

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    Tacoma has come a long way since it first arrived in the United States. The first generation Tacoma was introduced to the U.S. market in 1995 as a replacement for the Toyota Pickup, which was later rebranded to Hilux. The Tacoma was built for comfort and capability and has quickly become one of the most popular trucks on the market. While the Tacoma is engineered to be durable and tough, sometimes it might need a little enhancement and care to increase functionality. With aftermarket parts like bumpers, you can give your Toyota Tacoma the look you want while improving its functionality.

    At Toytec, we carry an extensive range of Tacoma bumpers, available in countless style options and price ranges. These bumpers are designed for different model years, ensuring you find the right fit for your vehicle. Here are a few of our favorite Tacoma bumpers at Toytec.

    LB3TAC - Lil Bs

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  2. Complete List of Off-road Modifications You Can Make To Your Vehicle

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    If you want to modify your vehicle for off-roading but are unsure what the best modifications for your truck are, you’ve come to the right place. Driving on rough terrain can typically do great damage to your vehicle over time. Fortunately, there are endless opportunities for off-road upgrades available for your truck at Toytec. Therefore, before you set off for your next adventure, consider the following upgrades:

    • Upgraded Bumpers Front and Back

    The front and rear bumpers are among the best modifications that can completely change the appearance and function of your truck. Bumpers, especially the front one, protect your vehicle from possible collisions and against the elements. Additionally, bumpers allow for other modifications like added lights.

    • Lift Kit

    The second modification you might need to consider is a

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  3. How to Install Off-Road Lights

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    When you find yourself deep in the wilderness after a successful day of off-roading, you need more than just stock headlights to guide your way back to solid pavement. Off-road lights are available in many shapes and sizes and include roof-mounted light bars, bumper-mounted spotlights, grille-mounted lights, etc. In this blog, we will guide you through the process of wiring your new lights, so they are ready to be utilized at a moment’s notice.

    What You Will Need

    The lights you purchased may come with a wiring kit that includes some of these parts below. Depending on what was included, you may need to add or subtract from this list:

    • Wiring
    • Relay
    • Switch
    • Fuses
    • Connectors
    • Zip Ties
    • Power Drill
    • Ratchet and sockets

    How to wire multiple off-road lights to one switch

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  4. Top Tundra Bumpers

    The Toyota Tundra is a perfect choice for anyone looking for a reliable truck that can handle your needs. Its off-road capabilities are loved by many, and it’s one of the best mid-sized trucks on the market. At Toytec Lifts, we supply the bumpers and accessories you need to upgrade your Tundra for superior off-road performance. Below are a few of our current favorite bumpers.

    3 Best Toyota Tundra Bumpers

    1. SCO-RBTUN14 - Scorpion HD Rear Bumper with LED Cube Lights - 2014-2021 Tundra

    The SCO-RBTUN14 is perfect for the 2014-2021 Toyota Tundra models. This rear bumper is manufactured using cold roll steel and high-precision lasers. The lasers are used to cut the bumpers, while CNC press brakes are used to create the desired bumper shape.

    The rear bumper comes with LED cube lights and incorporates everything t

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  5. Top 4Runner 5th Generation Bumpers

    top 4runner 5th generation bumpers

    To many motorists, a car bumper is an afterthought element needed solely for decorative purposes. For avid off-road road enthusiasts, a bumper is so much more. A good aftermarket bumper offers shorter overhangs, provides a more compact body, helps your vehicle handle the hardest impacts, allows more aftermarket attachments, room for enhanced tires, and more.

    An aftermarket bumper is considered an essential accessory for off-roaders, weekend warriors, and those drivers looking to amplify their 4Runners ability. So, if you own a Toyota and looking to improve its appearance and functionality, adding an aftermath front bumper will help you and your vehicle tackle any road in style.

    Top 4Runner 5th Generation Bumpers

    Below are the best options from you can use to add a little more protection and winch to your Toyota truck.

     

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  6. Top Suspension Mistakes

    Mistakes are part of life, and we've all got it wrong at some point. However, while everybody makes mistakes, there are times when you badly want to minimize or completely avoid them. One of these scenarios is when it comes to handling your car's suspension.

    Whether you want to modify or upgrade the suspension system, give it a slight lift, or add a long travel system, it is important to avoid potential mistakes that can become costly to correct thereafter.

    Experts from Toytec Lifts have highlighted the top 5 suspension mistakes to watch out for when modifying your Toyota truck's suspension system. Read on to learn from other people's mistakes before committing them yourself.

    1. Not Thinking of Your Suspension as a System

    The first mistake that people make is not thinking about their suspension as a complete system. Your suspension consists of different parts that work jointly to make it effective. Since they work in harmony, replacing

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  7. Guide to Shocks and Struts

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    Shock and struts are important parts of a vehicle's suspension system. They help enhance your comfort on the road and ensure the tires are in safe contact with the road surface. However, although these parts perform the same job on your vehicle – taking the motive energy and damping the movement of the spring – they cannot be used to replace each other. This is because different vehicles are designed with either a strut or a shock at each wheel but not both.

    In this guide, professionals from Toytec Lifts will answer the most frequently asked questions about the suspension system and discuss what shocks and struts are and how they work.

    What Are Shocks?

    A shock, sometimes known as a shock absorber, is an oil pump usually located between the frame and wheels of a vehicle. Its main job is to reduce spring oscillations, which helps control the suspension's movement.

    Without a shock, the springs on a car will bounce excessively each time it

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  8. Top 5 Lift Kits for Tundras

    Lift Kits for Tundras

    Toyota Tundra has been in the market since 1999, and over the years, it has proven to be very capable and reliable for off-road performance. At Toytec Lifts, we make this experience even better by offering various unique and valuable Toyota Tundra lift kits. 

    5 Best Toyota Tundra Lift Kits

    1. Toytec Aluma Series Boss Suspension System (00-06 Tundra) 2"-3" Lift

    Toytec aluma series boss suspension system for 2000-2006 tundra

    The 2000-2006 model Tundra kit includes front Aluma Series coilovers, front diff drop kit, DuroBumps bump stops, rear Aluma series shocks, and upper control arms. The front coilovers are adjustable, offering a 2-3" lift. You can

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  9. What Are Control Arms and What Do They Do?

    What Are Control Arms?

    The suspension system in your car is the connection of your wheels, springs, shock absorbers, and other car parts which maximize contact between your tires and the road. A control arm, also sometimes referred to as an A-arm, is a fundamental aspect of your suspension system, connecting your car frame to the front wheel hubs.

    Suspension components known as bushings and ball joints can be found on either end of a control arm. The primary function of the control arm is to guide the car's wheels up and down on the road and control proper steering.

     

    How Do Control Arms Work?

    The bushings that are connected to the control arms are flexible and cause the control arms to swing upwards and downwards when driving on rough terrain and other road surfaces so the car can stay on the road. A swivelling ball joint connected to the control arm enables the car to be turned in a specific direction.

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  10. Guide to Coilovers - Everything You Need to Know

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    What are Coilovers?

    Coilovers are suspension upgrade components that derive their name from "coil spring over shock absorbers." They are coil springs that cover a strut or a shock absorber. A coilover comes with shocks and springs that are preassembled and designed to work in tandem. A properly installed coilover will reduce the wheel gap to make your car look more appealing and improve its performance and handling.

    The ordinary suspension system comes with a shock absorber or strut, a coil spring, and a controlling arm. The strut holds the weight of the vehicles, and it's where the spring is mounted in most cases. This allows the wheel to move up towards the vehicle's body whenever there's compression on the strut or spring. A coilover functions similarly since it comes with a long coil covering the strut to allow upward movement whenever the shock or spring compresses.

    How Much Do Coilovers Cost?

    The cost of a coilover

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