All-Pro Off-Road APEXG3N Tacoma Rear Bumper

allprorearbumper 17

  • Power & Performance 9.5

  • Customer Support & Packaging 9.5

  • Easy Installation and Instructions 7.5

High Cleanliness Design & No Cutting Required!

When many think of adding armor to their car, they tend to forget one important aspect; behind. Rear bumpers add a ton of protection to your Tacoma, protecting it from things like rear-end collisions and road damage. In more technical ways, I've seen many Tacoma owners break the plastic rear bumper since it doesn't offer any protection and can damage your takeoff angles.

The APEXG3N from All-Pro Off-Road helps add protection to the rear of your Tacoma along with a clear design to improve your truck's off-road performance without cutting any bodywork.

This option fits the 2016-2023 Tacoma.

  • Use code – TRAILCO – for 10% off!


All-Pro Off-Road APEXG3N rear bumper

The stock plastic rear bumper on the Toyota Tacoma leaves a lot to be desired and your rear end is vulnerable to all kinds of rear-end collision injuries even off-road due to its lack of space. This is especially true when referring to a low hanging hitch.

This is a great way to add some much-needed protection to your bottom line and give you peace of mind whether you're driving around town or hitting the trails. The bumper is a full steel bumper that weighs only 81 pounds. And to be aware, you save weight by removing your factory hitch. Overall the weight gain is very reasonable.

The bumper works with most of the factory sensors except for the blind spot monitoring system which is not a big deal for most. When you switch, you get two integrated return points, two ports for improved pod lights on the back, and a high-definition design with a built-in clear receiver.

Powder coat is optional, but the bumper comes standard with LED pods.


Installing the entire Pro Rear Bumper on the Tacoma

Installation was straightforward and took about 3 hours by myself. I recommend getting someone to help you during this installation as the bumper is heavy and having an extra set of hands makes installation much easier. It is bumper to bumper in factory locations and requires no cutting or drilling. It can be done with small tools.

Tools Required

  • Impact / Wrench
  • 17mm Socket
  • Flathead Screwdriver
  • Scissors / Wire Cutters

Step 1. Disconnect the Cables

Removes All-Pro Off-Road Rear Bumper cables

Disconnect the main wiring harness and trailer wiring plug from the rear bumper. For the trailer wiring harness, you will need to push the pins into the gray upper part of the connector and push up.

Step 2. Loosen the OEM Frame Bolts

OEM Rear Bumper Frame Points

Using your 17mm socket and impact wrench, remove the 5 bolts holding the rear bumper to the frame on the driver and passenger side.

The bumper will also be held in place with two clips on each side to keep it from falling off but I still recommend having someone hold onto it just in case.

Step 3. Remove the Stock Rear

Stock rear bumper removal for 3rd Gen Tacoma

To remove the bumper, push up and pull it out to remove it from the mounting clips. Again, this can be a little tricky on your own.

If you have trouble lifting the bumper, you can also use the crowbar for more power.

Step 4. Remove the wiring and sensors

Removes wiring harness to install All-Pro Off-Road rear bumper

When removing the rear bumper from the truck, remove the plastic side and center pieces to access the wiring. Remove all sensors and completely remove the wiring harness.

Tacoma parking sensor location for All-Pro Off-Road rear bumper installation.

You can leave the two square shaped sensors on each side of the bumper as these are blind spot monitors and don't work after replacing everything.

Step 5. Install the Tow Plug

Installs trailer wiring harnesses on All-Pro Off-Road Rear Bumper

Insert the drain plug into the cut.

Rear bumper installation

Using your flathead screwdriver, pry the sides of the metal clips off the pull plug to make sure it holds in place.

Step 6. Install the Reverse Lights and Pod lights

OEM License Plate Lights Fit All Pro Rear Bumpers

Install the factory license plate lights into the square holes in the new bumper. Factory lights have clips on the sides and should fit when installed properly.

Rear pod lights on All-Pro Off-Road APEXG3N Rear Bumper for 3rd Gen Tacoma

Install the recessed pod lights into the large square holes in the bumper using the supplied hardware and an Allen wrench.

Step 7. Install Wiring Harness & Sensors

The wiring harness is installed on the All-Pro Off-Road rear bumper

With all the lights and sensors in place, connect them all with a wiring harness.

Step 8. Install Bumper Mount & Connect Wires

Installing Bolt On Rear Bumper For 3G Tacoma

With someone's help, lift the rear bumper into place and re-install the 5 bolts on each side with your 17mm socket and impact wrench / ratchet to secure the bumper. Leave them slightly loose and have a helper hold the bumper in place to ensure alignment and then fully tighten.

Final thoughts

All-Pro Off-Road rear bumper on the third-generation Toyota Tacoma

Overall the fit, looks, and features offered by the APEXG3N rear bumper made this a no-brainer. With added protection, built in recovery areas, and a sleek high specification design this bumper is a great addition to any rig.

After hitting a lot of trails I quickly realized that I better get close and get out of there because I wasn't washing in the other places I had before. If you are in the market for one that is super durable, provides good protection, doesn't weigh your truck a ton, and looks great I highly recommend this one!

Source link