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Old 10-24-2009, 02:00 PM   #1
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I'm looking to beef up the look of the front of my truck a bit. Without going to a full brush guard, what are my options? If I go with a bull bar, are Westins worth the extra dough? any help or ideas would be appreciated.
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Old 10-24-2009, 02:01 PM   #2
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I would just go with an ARB if you can afford it.
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not a big fan on those but that one looks pretty sweet
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Old 10-24-2009, 02:16 PM   #5
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Looks great on your truck. I was thinking a black tube with stainless skid plate would look best on mine.
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Old 10-24-2009, 02:33 PM   #7
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[quote=rhoppas;1056533]Here is the Hunter bar in black.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Toyot...ies[/quote]

Thanks. What happens with the factory skid plate. Is it just removed?
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Old 10-24-2009, 03:10 PM   #8
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That Hunter one looks pretty cool. I have a black Aries myself and love it. And no, you don't remove the factory skid plate. Here's my black aries.

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Old 10-24-2009, 03:21 PM   #9
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I am not completely sure but I think you do have to remove the optional OEM skid plate to use the Hunter bar. I did not have the OEM skid plate so it was not an issue for me. You should check with the manufacturer.
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I think I read in the Westin install doc that you lose the skid plate
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hate hate hate bull bars
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What would you recommend then? I would prefer something finer like a nudge bar but haven't seen any for Tacos
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Old 10-24-2009, 03:28 PM   #13
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I think I read in the Westin install doc that you lose the skid plate
That would be odd since they're virtually identical to the Aries bar I'd imagine they mount in the same location.

But yes if you have the optional skid plate that does have to be removed.
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Old 10-24-2009, 03:31 PM   #14
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rhoppas i like your set up i have the rubber mats i should have went with the ones you have how much did those run for and also the front bars i want that set up in black .. your truck is really nice
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Old 10-24-2009, 03:41 PM   #15
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Thanks for the compliments scrtsql. It's been fun getting it to this point. I think I am about done with it, at least on the exterior. I would still like to put on some angry eyelids.

My mats are Weathertechs. They are hugely popular on this website. They come up on the sides so no water/snow/dirt can get outside the mat. I believe they are about $100 for the front set or $160 for all 4. Well worth the money in my opinion.
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Rhopass how about the bull bars did you get them their or where did u order them from
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Here's a Hunter brand bar that will save you some cash if you like the looks. More pics in my gallery...



rhoppas - nice! I have the Hunter nerf bars and have been looking at their bull bar for light mounts but couldn't find pics on a SWB Sport. Thanks for the pic, that pretty much made up my mind.
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It has been almost 2 years since I bought mine. I think I got them from the site below. However, this site doesn't list the bar for Tacomas now. I believe the ebay site I posted above is the same people just selling on ebay.

http://www.huntertruckwholesale.com/
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the avid offroad artic bull bar looks sweet on these trucks, imho

weighs about 60 pounds, I think
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the avid offroad artic bull bar looks sweet on these trucks, imho
I agree. I still love my bull bar but I think if I were doing it over today I would probably get one of those instead. I don't think they were an option 2 years ago...
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