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Old 09-18-2008, 05:49 AM   #1
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Aries vs Westin: Bull & Nerf Bars

Save a Little Money with the Aries Products

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are the Westin products worth the extra money
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Old 09-18-2008, 06:43 AM   #2
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Naw save your money the aries is awesome from what i have seen the westin hides there ugly welds with plastic parts over them you wont find that with aries. I eventually want to get rid of mine for a n-fab light bar.
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My cheap 100 dollar neft bars still shine, my friends chrome westin ones are alreay off because they rotted. My opinion is stainless and non name brand.
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Save a Little Money with the Aries Products

Or

are the Westin products worth the extra money
actually, to me...aries is a little better quality as far as im concerned. look at the bull bars by both...westins have those black cap things in the corners...they cover crappy welds. the aries is welded fully and ground down and polished...just look way better.

with that said...........depending on which one you want....i have a polished stainless aries bull bar in awesome shape, for sale...it came off my 06 prerunner before i traded for my 04. check the buy/sale/trade thread.
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Aries bull bar for sure....

I'm sure Westins are good - but for $50 less, Aries is better.

I had a set of Westin tube steps on my old tacoma. They faired well over the years and I can't complain. That is, until I got high centered on a dirt mound and bent them in half and broke the brackets. Ooops...
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Oh and btw im getting them in Black
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This is mine before i painted the skid plate black.
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This is mine before i painted the skid plate black.
Is that the Aries? I like it.

I haven't looked at them up close, but I'm thinking about getting brush-finished stainless & clear-coated.

If the set sctratched up you just hit them with a wire wheel and shoot some more clear on them.

(Strictly on-road use for me BTW.)
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Old 09-18-2008, 07:08 AM   #9
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Yup thats the aires thats why i sprayed bedliner on it in case it got bent or scratched.
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If your gonna get rid of it wait till January.. and then donate it to the help the AF guy fund... lol.. kiddin i would be willing to buy it off of you.. if you were goign to upgrade
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Cool i will keep you in kind when i do sell it.
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I vote Aries, i just got mine last night and it looks awesome... I'm just having trouble getting it straight. Nothing wrong with the product I just didnt have time to get the brackets on square at like 10:30 last night in the dark.
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I was just looking at the Aries product myself, debating on painting the stainless to match the truck, or have Rhino Liner put on it.
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put some bedliner on it its worth it.
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I was just looking at the Aries product myself, debating on painting the stainless to match the truck, or have Rhino Liner put on it.
definitely go with bed liner....will hold up better than paint, and the liner material is very durable!
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Ive always liked the all one color thing. Black definitely looks good. Another thought I was working on was painted bar with liner skidplate
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post #17 thats what it looks like with duplicolor spray on bedliner.
http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/1st...-exterior.html
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I got the Westin one because I wanted something with chrome and black to match my steps, the rear bumper and the front of the truck... Plus it was used, so didn't pay full price THEN!!! I saw socalman22's truck where he sprayed his skid plate, so I HAD to do the same. Got some bedliner and sprayed it - going to install it this weekend. Thanks for the idea socalman22.

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Didnt think about that... I cant get the pictures here at work, but will take a look at home tonight. Thanks
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No Prob! and it only cost me 7.99 for one can beats paying some higher price.
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I got the Westin one because I wanted something with chrome and black to match my steps, the rear bumper and the front of the truck... Plus it was used, so didn't pay full price THEN!!! I saw socalman22's truck where he sprayed his skid plate, so I HAD to do the same. Got some bedliner and sprayed it - going to install it this weekend. Thanks for the idea socalman22.

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