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ARB offroad winch compatable bumper 17 77.27%
Warn winch adaptable grille guard 5 22.73%
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Old 06-16-2009, 03:56 PM   #1
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need help deciding on what to get

i have a choice of a westin winch adaptable grille guard for 650-700 dollars or an arb winch compatable offroad bumper for 766 dollars and a 90 mile drive on the freeway

i cant choose
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Old 06-16-2009, 04:09 PM   #2
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i mean westin not warn
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Old 06-16-2009, 07:31 PM   #3
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I'd go with the ARB if those were your only two options.

If you're open to more, I personally plan on running tube bumpers...like how the look a lot more than plate bumpers.
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Old 06-16-2009, 07:32 PM   #5
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Old 06-16-2009, 07:35 PM   #6
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i really like the warn trans4mer grille guards/brush guards.
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Old 06-16-2009, 09:31 PM   #8
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after seeing the westin...i DEFINATELY vote for arb

it doesnt look near sturdy enough for winching
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I'd go with the ARB if those were your only two options.

If you're open to more, I personally plan on running tube bumpers...like how the look a lot more than plate bumpers.

i somehow missed the 2nd half of this post...he makes a really good point

there are tons of other options out there for bumpers with winch plates and all will be worth looking into i think




on the westin...im guessing that theres 4 bolts holding it to the bottom of the frame where your tow hooks belong

on the arb...there are at LEAST 8 grade 8 bolts holding it to the frame ends in 4 different directions
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some companies that make winch compatible bumpers for 1st gen tacomas

4xinnovations (some people have had fit issues)
http://4xinnovations.com/pages/guarding/bumpers.htm

Mossyrocks
http://mossyrocksfab.com/

All-pro
http://www.allprooffroad.com/9504tacomatrailarmor

CBI
http://www.cbioffroadfab.com/

Demello
http://www.demello-offroad.com/catal...products_id=70
vendor here

Badlands
http://www.badlandbumpers.com/
my favorite

Revenge-Fab
http://revenge-fab.com/bumpers.html
vendor here

Shrockworks
http://www.shrockworks.com/Toyota-Ta...-pr-16223.html

Kennesaw Mountain
http://www.kenmtn.com/html/wincher.html

Unbreakable Fab
no link just pure awesomeness

custom work
http://www.ttora.com/forum/showthread.php?t=98295

many of these are just as good looking as an ARB...and stronger than that Westin thing...and in many cases...around the same price range
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For your two choices - - GET THE ARB.
A true expo bumper that has proven performance and protection to your rig.
I ran with it for over 10 years.

I just sold it to get a Trail Gear bumper, so I can have better ground clearance and weight. Is it safer than the ARB, no, but it will still get the job done.
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