One of the greatest down falls to the 2005-2015 Tacoma when adding an aftermarket bumper is the weak factory mounting plates. Simple winching and recovery tasks often overwhelm the thin factory mounts causing deformation from pulling.
What is needed is to tie back farther into the frame with brace plates which is exactly what these plates are designed to do. These brackets will add significant strength to the factory mounts when in tension from winching and recovery.
To install, simply slip the plates over the aftermarket bumper and 2 mounting studs, slip the included(not pictured) 1/2" Grade 8 bolt through the plate and frame rail, and tighten down the bolts again.
Ships bare steel, paint required.
**These are standard on our 05-15 Tacoma bumpers, no need to add them to our bumpers!
Item is usually in stock, but please allow up to 7 days before shipping in some instances.