Tacoma Front Winch Bumper | Blitz | 3rd Gen (16+)
★★★★★ ★★★★★ 4.85/5 Stars. (20 Reviews)
It requires very minimal cutting so you can easily go back to stock if needed. Only requires cutting the lower valance piece which is covered by stock trim.
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Q Michael Aaron McHugh • 04/05/2020, 11:30:05 PM will the collision/cruise sensor still work if the bumper has the bull bar tubework?
A 04/06/2020, 2:43:39 PM We do not recommend any tubework on our bumpers with the front radar system.
Q Chris • 04/19/2020, 8:05:04 PM Is the blitz bumper available in aluminium for the 3rd gen Tacoma ? Will a warn VR10s fit in this bumper on a 3rd gen tacoma without removing the solenoid pack ?
A 04/20/2020, 3:13:59 PM The 3rd gen Taco Blitz is not yet available in aluminum but it's on our short list. You will need to relocate the solenoid box on the 3rd gens.
Q Blake Brewer • 05/11/2020, 10:56:42 PM Can I use a Hi-Lift jack on this bumper?
A 05/15/2020, 1:52:09 PM Yes
Q Ben Collier • 06/06/2020, 9:53:22 AM Three questions: 1. Brian, did you defect from JCR Off-Road to Victory 4x4 or are they related companies>\? I suspect the latter. 2. Are you planning for the aluminum Gen 3 Tacoma version of the Blitz to be winch capable? 3. I may have missed it in the Gen 3 Tacoma Blitz install video, did you determine the weight of the OEM hardware removed in order to provide a basis to calculate the net weight of the installed Blitz (with tube work). I ask to help set up the preload offset adjustment on the new front coil/struts to accommodate the Blitz / Warn VR 10-S winch combo. BTW, your videos are terrific! Cheers, Ben Collier
A 06/10/2020, 4:43:34 PM 1) Victory 4x4 and JCR are sister companies, Brian is still with both :) 2) This is on the list in aluminum, but we don't have an ETA. 3) Sorry we didn't weigh the factory parts, but even with the steel bumper you shouldn't have to adjust pre-load based on the bumper alone.
Q Stephen Gerhold • 09/06/2020, 10:41:03 AM What is the best thing to use for touch up on the powdercoat? I have a couple of small rock chips on my front bumper.....
A 09/09/2020, 3:00:07 PM Rustoleum textured black works great.
Q Nate Tourangeau • 09/29/2020, 1:59:54 PM Will the smittybuilt x20 comp 10,000 pound winch fit in the bumper
A 10/01/2020, 1:40:01 PM Yes
Q James Parker Cunneen • 10/13/2020, 4:34:19 PM Where can I use a hi-lift hack on this bumper?
A 10/16/2020, 3:25:50 PM Yes, no problems.
Q Tom • 12/24/2020, 10:18:26 AM For my 3rd Gen Tacoma: Am I able to install the Blitz Bumper as well as a front hitch receiver (Ex: CURT Front Mount Trailer Hitches Front Mount Trailer Hitches - 31075)?
A 12/30/2020, 4:56:07 PM No, they will not work together. You may be able to bolt a "Step Bumper Receiver" on the bottom of the bumper though. You'd just have to drill and work around the winch if installed.
Q Jason Brown • 12/24/2020, 5:25:42 PM Hi is there enough room to mount a license plate? I'm required to have a front plate in my state of idaho.
A 12/30/2020, 4:56:07 PM We offer a FAIRLEAD LICENSE PLATE FLIP for this UNI-FPF-PC (https://www.victory4x4.com/product/UNI-FPF-PC.html)
Q JOSEPH • 01/08/2021, 10:47:57 AM WHAT SIZE D RING SHACKLES GO WITH THIS BUMPER? THANKS.
A 01/08/2021, 3:32:27 PM 3/4"
Q Dean • 01/28/2021, 11:46:29 PM Can you send me the size of the lightbar opening. Do you guys have a diagram with dimensions?
A 02/02/2021, 12:30:16 PM The cutout is 21 x 1.5
Q Shaun • 01/29/2021, 10:37:39 AM Is the aluminum bumper any lighter than the steal? Also will this bumper fit the Warn VR EVO 10-S WINCH or the Warn ZEON 10-S WINCH? Please elaborate if solenoid packs need to be relocated.
A 02/02/2021, 12:30:16 PM The aluminum bumper is half the weight. Without modifying the truck, both winches will need remote solenoid packs. If you modify one grill support bracket slightly by cutting it or bending it out of the way either winch can be squeezed in with integrated solenoids.
Q Andres Galeana • 02/16/2021, 1:20:42 AM Will this work with a Rough Country 12000LB pro series electric winch?
A 03/01/2021, 3:13:17 PM Yes, but you may need to relocate the solenoid box.
Q Jefferson • 02/25/2021, 11:19:06 PM Are the d ring mounts in the aluminum version still rated for recovery?
A 03/01/2021, 3:13:17 PM Yes
Q Michael • 03/05/2021, 10:57:30 AM Will this bumper work with the warn 9.0RC winch and the factor 55 short drum competition fair lead? Also, will the tube work interfere with an SR trim level Toyota safety sense?
A 03/05/2021, 1:10:49 PM It will work with the Factor 55. The Warn 9.0RC will fit, you may or may not have to relocate the solenoid. Yes, the tube work could interfere with the TSS. We would recommend going with no tube work for TSS.
Q Andre • 04/06/2021, 2:49:36 AM 1. Are you able to sell the bumper without the logo in the center of the lightbar cutout? 2. Do you plan on making a stage 2 high clearance add on the same way the Slimeline Hybrid Front Bumper does?
A 04/12/2021, 1:13:17 PM 1. No we don't, sorry. 2. No plans for that.
Q Collin • 05/16/2021, 10:13:57 PM Is it possible to install a wench after installing the bumper or will I have to take the whole thing off to get the wench in if I were to install the bumper first?
A 05/21/2021, 9:59:41 AM You would need to pull the bumper to install a winch.
Q Tommy • 05/30/2021, 11:32:37 AM I purchased this bumper for my taco and a Warn Evo 10-s winch, do I need some type of relocation kit to make it work?
A 06/04/2021, 10:30:55 AM You would either need to relocate the sednoid box, or bend/cut the factory bumper/grille support bracket directly above the winch. On our shop Tacoma we bent about .75" of this bracket over and the winch fit fine.
Q Christopher Fields • 08/01/2021, 11:32:04 AM aluminum ,, is it available yet.
A 08/12/2021, 4:01:01 PM Yes, you can select it from the drop down list when you order.
Q Ryan • 09/13/2021, 6:46:28 PM Do you know by how much/if this changes the approach angle of an OEM truck? Also, I know you don't recommend any tubework for trucks with the front radar system in the grill, but, hypothetically, if someone were to get one with a tube, do you suspect it would actually interfere with the sensor that is inches above and away from the bar?
A 09/23/2021, 1:26:44 PM It changes the approach angle very little. With the pro grille we haven't gotten any errors with the tube on the shop truck, but that doesn't mean it's safe in all situations.
Q James • 10/11/2021, 11:17:25 PM Is it a good idea to mount a hiift Jack to the tube work while off-road with Hilift tube mount?
A 10/18/2021, 12:42:50 PM That would work fine.
Q Arthur • 11/02/2021, 6:53:11 PM For the Blitz Bumper, if you don’t want to add a winch, do you still have to relocate the cooler? Also could you what the hole diameter is on the recovery tabs on the front of the bumper? Thanks so much!
A 11/05/2021, 10:29:40 AM It won't be necessary without a winch and may or may not be with a winch depending on the winch model. The hole diameter on the recovery tabs is 1".
Q Melissa • 11/02/2021, 10:23:11 PM Will the 18" Diode Dynamics light bar fit without needing much modification?
A 11/05/2021, 10:25:31 AM The mounts measure about 22" apart. The lightbar will be narrower than the light opening and the hardware will likely be too narrow to reach the mounts.
Q Sean • 12/21/2021, 8:01:35 PM Will the blitz winch bumper fit on a 2021 tacoma trd offroad
A 12/22/2021, 1:13:34 PM Yes, it will.
Q Sean • 12/22/2021, 7:37:44 PM Will a Warn VR EVO 10-S WINCH - 103253 fit the blitz tacoma bumper
A 12/28/2021, 11:09:35 AM Yes, you have to slightly bend or trim a grille support bracket above that winch. Then you won't have to relocate the winch control box.
Q burke • 03/10/2022, 1:46:05 AM Do the Steel and Aluminum versions look any different (angles, smoothness) ? Can you tell in the photos which is which?
A 03/10/2022, 12:43:08 PM It is difficult to tell the difference from the outside. You are able to tell from the backside of the bumper as the steel will be 3/16" vs. 1/4" on the aluminum.
Q Ryan • 03/30/2022, 3:44:22 PM Do you think the lead time of 60-90 days for this bumper will change any time soon? This is my preferred choice, but I'd prefer having a setup before the end of summer. Thanks!
A 04/04/2022, 8:24:55 AM Contact the customer service guys for up to date lead times! 269-459-8447
Q Matt • 04/03/2022, 9:04:03 PM Will the Smittybilt X2O GEN3 10K Winch fit in the bumper without relocating the control box or any other modification?
A 04/06/2022, 1:17:26 PM We haven't tried that winch specifically. Many winches require the solenoids to be relocated, our assumption is that one will also.
Q Ryan • 04/06/2022, 12:53:38 PM Does the lead time change for steel vs aluminum?
A 04/06/2022, 1:20:55 PM Sometimes slightly. Assume a week or so.
Q Matt • 05/22/2022, 12:56:12 PM My state requires a front plate. Can I mount a front plate on this bumper?
A 05/23/2022, 10:19:53 AM You can using our fairlead license plate flip up bracket!
Q Ryan • 07/25/2022, 4:30:51 PM Do you know if the moster winch 9500 lbs by Ironman 4x4 will fit? https://ironman4x4america.com/monster-winch-9500lbs-12v-electric-synthetic-rope/
A 08/15/2022, 4:47:54 PM It will fit fine.
Q Sean Martinez • 08/29/2022, 12:28:44 PM What’s the total weight on the aluminum bumper for the 3rd gen Tacoma with no bar
A 08/30/2022, 10:33:52 AM About 35lbs
Q cody aulbach • 10/25/2022, 10:22:16 PM Will the xpower 10,000lb non intergraded winch fit inside bumper without any problems?
A 10/27/2022, 10:07:38 AM As long as the side mounted solenoid box can be remote mounted, it should fit based on dimensions.
Q Nick Chinn • 12/20/2022, 11:49:59 PM Is the (Harbor Freight) Badlands Apex 12K lbs winch from harbor freight compatible? I know the pack can be relocated but that is the winch im planning on using.
A 01/03/2023, 2:29:09 PM Yes, it's compatible.
4.85/5 Stars out of 20 Reviews
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Rich W (The Wisco) | January 28th, 2023
If you're on the fence about buying this bumper, get off - buy the damned thing! Fit and finish is superb! The instruction video makes installation really easy. Not having to cut the hell out of my bumper cover was what sold me. The people at Victory4x4 are great to work with also.
Note From Victory 4x4: Thanks for the review Rich!
Walter kern (Calif) | November 26th, 2021
Absolutely love the quality of this bumper the fit and finish is amazing I got the aluminum with powder coat and they did a wonderful job highly recommended thanks again
Walter kern (Calif) | November 25th, 2021
Buy it it's so much better than expected get aluminium and powder coat fit and finish perfect
Lloyd Baird (Albuquerque) | August 8th, 2021
Man I do love this bumper, I bought it in raw Aluminum and got it textured powder coated after I cleaned it u a bit. Install was straight forward, I bought a 12k winch for it and going to but the 20 light bar for it next. Very solid, welds were clean and neat. I got the bar on top so I can add another led light bar on top. I wish I could submit a picture of it, looks real purdy! Enjoy
Erick (Pennsylvania) | July 10th, 2021
I wanted something that kinda kept the truck factoryish… but still be rugged looking. I through the winch and light bar on it with no issues. I just ordered bare metal and used etching primer and truck bed liner on it which I like alittle better then powder coat but that’s my preference. This thing is easy to install and looks awesome.
Gerard Bednarek (Texas) | May 8th, 2021
1. Hardware was not as listed on the instructions. Not enough of the correct size fasteners and wrong size fasteners were included. This necessitated a trip to the hardware store which was not a big deal but could have been avoided. 2. Relocation brackets for the power steering cooler interfered with the stock bolt location and spacers were needed to shim them. More time engineering something that should be done correctly in house. 3. Slots for the bumper flanges had to be slightly relieved for correct fit. A carbide burr and a few minutes did the trick but most people don't have access to a full shop. 4. The bottom brackets of the bumper did not index at all to the bolt holes in the bottom of the subframe crossmember. One hole had to be slightly elongated. The left side required drilling a new hole 5. There were no small holes pre drilled on the far left and right sides of the bumper to secure the existing bumper cover to the frame. Once again out the came the drill to fix that. Maybe this is an exception, but this has been my one and only experience with a Victory product which is not encouraging especially with a thousand dollar item. My other wheeling friends would like to get Victory stuff but maybe a bit hesitant now. These problems are not an opinion but a simple fact of QC issues and the resultant install hassles. Once these issues were addressed the bumper fit as it should, looks great and should be a great sturdy product. However all the issues took a lot of additional time and corrective thought. From the instructions and videos this is not how this product was originally designed. Although I was excited to have this product all these problems were a disappointment and as I stated earlier probably would be a show stopper for most at home.
Note From Victory 4x4: We apologize for the install issues Gerard. It sounds like you already have it installed, but if there is any way we can help please don't hesitate to reach out at [email protected] We have passed your review on to our team here as well.
wayne (CO) | April 20th, 2021
Easy install, light weight aluminum, great fit and finish...tics all of the boxes.
John Snyder (Oregon) | April 14th, 2021
I love the fact the bumper is aluminum and the fit was great. However do not Oder this bumper powder coated as you will have at least an hole of weld clean up prior. Mine was powder coated and there was weld dingle berries everywhere, the bottom winch holes had to be altered to allow the bolt head to tighten flat. There were grind marks on the front that were not sanded out prior to coating. Great product design but not so great prep work.
Sean (CA) | March 27th, 2021
I wanted a bumper that didn't require a lot of cutting and was high quality. This bumper met and exceeded all my expectations. It was very simple to mount even with winch. Heavy duty tow points that I have used several times. I purchased the aluminum version and it is perfect, clean welds great material.
Wryan (Michigan) | December 18th, 2020
I'm super excited about this product! I was looking for something that was low-profile but added the utility of some good tow points, a winch, and a light without modifying much on my truck. This fits the bill perfectly. Install was pretty easy. I paired this with a Smittybilt X20 Comp 10k winch and the Baja Designs 20" light bar. I would've preferred to use a Diode Dynamics light bar but the mounting points in this light bar didn't work with their bar so I had to return it and spend about double on the Baja Designs. An unexpected benefit was the backlighting on the light bar, I didn't realize how good that would look in the bumper until it was installed! All in all, very happy with the bumper and I get a lot of compliments on the setup. Great company, great products!
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