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I noticed an ad on CL for a fab shop in Puyallup, Wa. called Perkins Performance.



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After my experience. I cannot reccommend this company.


I was originally going to have Perkins Performance build all my bumpers for the front and rear, and also some sliders.

He has positive reviews on several other forums, seems like a nice guy, and does do quality work.

But a few months ago, I had a some negative experiences dealing with Jason at Perkins Performance in Puyallup.


It first started about a year ago, when I scheduled to have some sliders built. He first said that he could make them however I wanted.

When it came down to actually having them made, he told me that he could only do one type of radius bend in the outer tube of the sliders. Which I didn't like, so I passed on having them done.

Later he would contradict himself and tell me that he could always do a variety of different bends, depending on if he had the die.




Then Perkins was going to measure up another forum members truck, and to start making frontier bumpers.

That member was going to have Perkins build them a front, and maybe a rear bumper, for his frontier. With other frontier owners following suit.

He left his truck at their shop for something like 1 or 2 weeks to have it measured up, so Jason could come up with a design, for frontiers.

He never even started on the project, or took any measurements.




So I scored a Schrock front bumper off cl instead, and made a deal with Perkins to have the bumper pull points modified in a simple but specific way.

I dropped it off, and was told it would be finished 2 weeks.

So on Friday of the 2nd week, expecting for it to be ready to pick up, I called to find out what the deal was.

At that point, all he had done was to measure the peices that needed to be made.


In addition to that, he had decided to change the design from what we agreed on, and hadn't even bothered to let me know about the change in design or time frame for it to be finished.


I told him that was not the way I wanted it done, and that was not what we had agreed on.


He argued that it was a better way to do it.

And that the way we agreed on was going to cost more than he quoted me, and also take longer due to the material cost, and having to order in the material.

So I offered to pay the additonal cost for the material to do it how I wanted it.

He was unwilling to do it how I originally wanted it, and how we agreed it was to be done.

So I cancelled the job, and picked up my bumper, as I refuse to do buisness with people who BS me, no matter how good their work, or reviews are.


Bottom line is this, when you agree to do something, then do it!

Whether it is a cost, an amount of time, or specific details of a job.
 

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ask about how much for long bed c.c. sliders
 

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I emailed them about a 2nd gen bumper. They dont have one yet but offered wholesale price and free installation for e test truck
 

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how a boot the bumper for free for being the guinea pig. dont people know how to do business anymore?
 

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how a boot the bumper for free for being the guinea pig. dont people know how to do business anymore?
Would probably be great if you could guarantee others would purchase said bumper.

Problem is a lot want, but don't have the $$ when it comes time to piss or get off the pot.
 

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Im the test vehicle, hes taking measurements on Friday and he should have what it will look like in a week or so. He said they'd be running for around 800-850. Ill keep you guys updated.
 

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Im gonna check them out, maybe an alternative for a front bumper? What does everybody want in there bumper so we can give him ideas.
I want a bumper that looks like this



OR this

 

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Im the test vehicle, hes taking measurements on Friday and he should have what it will look like in a week or so. He said they'd be running for around 800-850. Ill keep you guys updated.
thats still pretty expensive... id like to see one that integrates into the calmini flabtech lift kit with a skidplate or something. need to get rid of that ugly, open, damage calling hole
 

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no that seems to be the average price. havent found any like that at tube bumper prices.
 

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A solid winch bumper requires ALOT more fab work than a tube bumper would. And on top of being made with solid material they make a good looking bumper
 

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Would probably be great if you could guarantee others would purchase said bumper.

Problem is a lot want, but don't have the $$ when it comes time to piss or get off the pot.
I have the cash, but my mind is already set on the Shrockworks front bumper and sliders.

I'm about to place my order, but I'm Still deciding if it's going to be the plain bumper, or with a prerunner bar. Also debating the finish.

I am not in a hurry. Since I want to do a PRG suspension lift and wheels first anyway.

And I don't mind paying for for good quality work either.

Im the test vehicle, hes taking measurements on Friday and he should have what it will look like in a week or so. He said they'd be running for around 800-850. Ill keep you guys updated.
Wow, that was quick. Was this already in the works?

BTW, it looks like you have the titan swap on your truck. I am trying to decide on the suspension for my truck.

I want the travel and ride quality of the titan swap. But I'm concerned about the tires sticking out to far. Any chance that I could check out your truck in person sometime?
 

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Wow, that was quick. Was this already in the works?

BTW, it looks like you have the titan swap on your truck. I am trying to decide on the suspension for my truck.

I want the travel and ride quality of the titan swap. But I'm concerned about the tires sticking out to far. Any chance that I could check out your truck in person sometime?
Nah i read the post yesterday, called them up and walla its in motion.

The tires are fine in my opinion, you do get rocks flying up every once and awhile but that's why i herculined the truck. Dude you can come look at the whip this weekend if you want, the swap is still in process. Just got the rear blocks on, on sunday. I'm gonna put a little less pre load on the front to drop it down a bit and get better ride quality. And then i still got to do the half shafts which could be a possibility this weekend.
 

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There is also Badland Bumpers in Ravensdale, WA.


BUMPER PRICES:
FRONT BUMPERS
79-95 TUBE BUMPERS $575.00 Basher/Baja $550.00 Flat Top
95-2004 TACOMA TUBE BUMPERS $650.00 Basher/Baja $600.00 Flat Top
79-95 SHEET METAL BUMPERS (BASHER / BAJA) $750.00 and up
MODIFY FRONT FRAME 1998-2000 TACO in shop ADD $95.00
OTHER SMALL TRUCKS $725.00 PLUS WE NEED THEIR TRUCK

I think RagginRabbi got his sliders done there. Haven't seen a 2nd Gen Frontier with a bumper from them. But the prices seem pretty good. When I have the money I'm planning on going here.


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This is awesome, I was actually thinkin about this the other day and started looking for fab shops somewhere around here. I need a reason to get rid of my grill guard! :laugh:

My .02 are personally I would like one that works and looks close to the Shrock bumper. I'm not a fan of how the winch sticks out from the rest of the bumper on that toyota but I like the clearance above the wheels. I like how small the corners above the wheels are on the Shrock vs. the KMA bumper, they just don't give enough clearance. I would like to be able to re-use the stock fog lights and I like a center hoop that comes forward a bit(prerunner style) but no light hoops.
 

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Nah i read the post yesterday, called them up and walla its in motion.

The tires are fine in my opinion, you do get rocks flying up every once and awhile but that's why i herculined the truck. Dude you can come look at the whip this weekend if you want, the swap is still in process. Just got the rear blocks on, on sunday. I'm gonna put a little less pre load on the front to drop it down a bit and get better ride quality. And then i still got to do the half shafts which could be a possibility this weekend.

Like to see how that bumper turns out. It probably wont take too long to get it done either.

Cool, I would like to check your truck out. Thats the only way to know for sure if I want to put the Titan swap on my truck.
 

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This is awesome, I was actually thinkin about this the other day and started looking for fab shops somewhere around here. I need a reason to get rid of my grill guard! :laugh:

My .02 are personally I would like one that works and looks close to the Shrock bumper. I'm not a fan of how the winch sticks out from the rest of the bumper on that toyota but I like the clearance above the wheels. I like how small the corners above the wheels are on the Shrock vs. the KMA bumper, they just don't give enough clearance. I would like to be able to re-use the stock fog lights and I like a center hoop that comes forward a bit(prerunner style) but no light hoops.
When i see him friday ill throw around everybody's ideas see if we can maybe get two prototypes, if not a main idea with different variations.

TANGENT: Dawg when do I get to see what you've done to the whip? We gotta get something together if not a Wheeling trip get a nice little meet and greet with the WA Frontys.
 
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