Model: 1st Generation Tacoma Model Years: 1996-2004
CBI Offroad Toyota Tacoma frame reinforcement plates are designed to strengthen the frame of your Toyota Tacoma truck. Frame plates should be used when you are adding additional weight to your Tacoma by way of a rear bumper and tire carrier.
NOTE: If installing on a double cab some trimming of the plates is required.
The frame of a 1st generation Toyota Tacoma is notorious for having weak spots in the frame. These areas are in the rear section of the frame around the wheel well. The weakness of these areas is greatly exaggerated when the additional weight from an off-road rear bumper and tire carrier is installed. For this purpose, we ALWAYS RECOMMEND the addition of CBI frame plates to your Tacoma to protect the frame of your truck.
Fitment: Toyota Tacoma 1996 to 2004
CNC plasma cut
Engineered to eliminate the worry of frame damage
Special pickled in oil plating helps eliminate porosity in the welds
Internal rosette welds help add strength
NOTE: If installing on a double cabe some trimming of the plates is required.
When installing CBI Offroad frame plates preparation is the key to a clean, professional install that will allow the product to perform as it was engineered to do. Take the necessary time to prepare the truck frame before beginning. (PRINTABLE INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS)
When installing frame plates the preparation before you weld will make all the difference. Without good, solid welds, the product will not perform to the level it was designed for.
Clean the frame free of any paint, bed liner, or debris so that you have a clean surface to weld to. Use a grinder to do this and get it down to the bare metal.
Make sure the frame plates are also clean. Use carb cleaner or brake parts cleaner to wipe them down.
Care taken with steps 1 and 2 will help to create porous free welds that will last.
Using a MIG welder plate should be rosette welded throughout the middle of the plating and stitch welded along the outside edge of the plate all the way around.
Be sure to vary the area where you weld so as to not apply too much heat to the frame.
Where the two plates meet leave around a 1/4" to 3/8" gap so that you can weld both plates and fill in that area. Please see the detailed installation pictures below.
Estimated Installation Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
CBI RETURN POLICY - Effective March 1, 2023
WHAT CAN BE RETURNED? All CBI orders can be canceled without charge within 5 days of placing the order. If you wish to cancel after the 5 days a $50.00 fee will incur due to production constraints. We will not be able to cancel an order if it has been received in our Shipping department already. Please note that third-party products sold on our website will be subject to their own cancellation policies. Please contact us if you need more information.
All returned items must be in new, resalable condition and include original packaging and all hardware and accessories. The return shipping cost is the responsibility of the customer and a 20% restocking fee will apply. Items that were customized to ANY degree are not eligible for return.
RETURN INFORMATION ➜ A restocking fee of 20% will apply as long as the items have not been mounted or used. Return shipping costs are the responsibility of the customer. Please note: if you return an item and did not originally pay shipping costs (eg. CBI Ditch Light Brackets), the original shipping cost incurred by CBI Offroad Fab will be deducted from your refund. We strongly urge you to repackage the products with care. Please print your RMA clearly on the shipping label. Thank you!
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