We get it, the Tacomas have a pretty nasty overhang that like to drag on everything. So you look into HC rear bumpers just to find out most of them hit, catch, drag, and bang on more stuff than stock. Seems like unless you want to carry the kitchen sink, there aren't any solid options. Or you're stuck with bumpers that offer no tailgate protection and you can't pull with. We've got you!
The Desert Storm is a variation of our Phantom rear bumper. The main chassis design and clearances are identical. We took the sweeping tube leading edge and replaced it with a nice crisp plate. The side filler panels are replaced with an additional tube support and gusseting plate at the very front. This design, mixed with our noded tie ins ( all the tubes land in shared points of contact, spreading loads better and making for cleaner lines ) makes this our strongest setup yet.
The namesake Desert Storm is a direct tie in the basis of this chassis. Much like the war, the F4 was used in it's completion, and was initiated for folks going into areas they shouldn't and creating tension to a point where a response was needed. So, you end up with a better, stronger part, with cleaner lines and better capabilities.
95# base weight
- 1.75 .120wall tube
- Available in open tube, flat filler, or dimpled filler panels.
- HD brackets are 3/8" thick, tying into all tube components.
- Built in recovery/shackle point. we minimized the impact of your shackle mount, all while letting you pull directly on the bracket to the frame.
-HD receiver mount. We heard you loud and clear, you wanted a more prominent hitch option. The new setup not only ties into the 3 main tubes, but also has box supports that tie directly into the frame mounts. Meets class 3 hitch requirements and will take anything the Tacoma is rated for (you will need a decent drop hitch as the receiver moves up substantially from stock location)
-Bolt on wiring harness bracket.
- bolt on fold up license plate bracket over the receiver hitch is built into the safety chain mount.
open/flat/dimpled is filler panel type under the tailgate.
Tree savers are the kickout style rub rails added to outer tube. (+$150)