Out of the box, the 2016+ Toyota Tacoma is quite impressive. That is not to say there isn’t room for improvement though, right? While the aftermarket options seem to be endless and continuing to grow, one of the most useful additions to your Gen 3 Tacoma could be a front and/or rear bumper. Not only will it add increased protection when on or off the trail, but it will also enhance the appearance and functionality of your vehicle.
CBI Offroad has been building bumpers for well over a decade at this point and we are going to go out on a limb and make a bold statement and say these Tacoma Gen 3 Bumpers are probably some of the best bumpers they have ever built. From the ability to mount numerous accessories including winches, light bars, camp tables, hi-lift jacks, and more, these front and rear bumpers are sure to fit your needs.
One of the biggest selling points for us on the T3 bumpers from CBI Offroad is the fact that they come in either steel or aluminum construction. What does this mean for you? Well, one thing is you have the option to select aluminum which is drastically lighter than the steel construction version while still maintaining incredible strength. Another huge benefit of aluminum over steel is the fact that aluminum is rust and corrosion resistant which means that these bumpers will likely outlast your truck. CBI Offroad also allows you to select a bare material or black powder coat finish at the time of purchase.
Protection, enhanced appearance, and functionality are traits of both the front and rear bumpers but each of these models also offer their own benefits that we will examine below.
CBI Offroad’s T3 Tacoma front bumpers are available in three different configurations:
- CBI Offroad T3 Tacoma Front Bumper with No Grill Protection
- CBI Offroad T3 Tacoma Front Bumper with Low Center Grill Protection
- CBI Offroad T3 Tacoma Front Bumper with Full Grill Protection
All three of these bumpers offer the same benefits with the exception of the various grill protection options. Some of the biggest benefits of the CBI Offroad front bumper is the ability to mount a full-size winch as well as a 30” light bar.
When purchasing a CBI Offroad Gen 3 Tacoma T3 bumper you will have the ability to select steel or aluminum construction, bare material or black powder coat, and the grill protection configuration. The numerous options and configurations paired with the industry-leading protection and appearance puts the T3 bumper in the top of its category.
CBI Offroad offers the following rear bumper configurations:
- CBI Offroad T3 Tacoma Rear Bumper
- CBI Offroad T3 Tacoma Rear Bumper with Single Swing Arm
- CBI Offroad T3 Tacoma Rear Bumper with Dual Swing Arms
- CBI Offroad T3 Tacoma High Clearance Rear Bumper
- CBI Offroad T3 Tacoma High Clearance Rear Bumper with Single Swing Arm
- CBI Offroad T3 Tacoma High Clearance Rear Bumper with Dual Swing Arms
Like front bumpers, rear bumpers can also provide excellent protection and offer increased functionally. That is just what CBI Offroad rear bumpers do. Just like the front bumpers, CBI Offroad offers their rear Tacoma T3 bumpers in steel and aluminum construction. In addition, like the front bumpers, the rear bumpers can either come as bare material or black powder coat.
CBI Offroad makes two general types of T3 rear bumpers as shown in the list above – standard and high clearance. The standard bumper provides excellent protection while not requiring any cutting. CBI’s high clearance version does require cutting of the bedsides but allows for increased clearance. If you anticipate running some more difficult trails where you might have clearance issues the high clearance variation would be ideal.
Both the standard and high clearance versions also have the options of adding either a single swing arm or dual swing arms. These swing arms are perfect for carrying an oversized rear tire of even integrating CBI Offroad’s swing arm camp table, hi-lift mount, telescopic light mount, single can carrier, or dual can carrier. If you elect to get either a single swing arm or dual swing arms you will have the ability to specify whether you want a straight or angled tire carrier.
The fact that you can essentially order a CBI T3 Bumper in so many different configurations to fit your wants and needs is truly impressive. This paired with the increased protection and enhanced appearance make the CBI T3 Tacoma front and rear bumpers one of Truck Brigade’s favorite options for the Gen 3 Tacoma. Please be aware that these products are hand crafted in the U.S.A and due to this there are lead times for the products. If you would like to know more please don’t hesitate to shoot us an email or give us a call at (888) 550-3028.