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'09 Tacoma and brush guards

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by LonghornTaco, Oct 7, 2008.

  1. Oct 7, 2008 at 1:08 PM
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    LonghornTaco

    LonghornTaco [OP] Can you pass the bailout please?

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    I just traded in my black '06 DC PreRunner for a black '09 4x4 TRD DC yesterday... I love Tacomas!

    I read one post by someone that said that there was no difference between the '08 and '09 Tacomas that would affect brush guard applications, but has anyone fitted their '09 with a brush guard? If so, which one? I am looking at a Westin Sportsman 1-piece in black. A local dealer told me $550 and 2 to 3 weeks for delivery, but Amazon is $400 and is offering free supersaver (9-10 day) delivery. Sounds like a good deal...
     
  2. Oct 7, 2008 at 1:23 PM
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    tacomaman06

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    just a heads up....but have you checked ebay yet??? they have a few one piece brushguards on there now, as well as some with the removable headlight brushguards. may be worth looking into man!
     
  3. Oct 7, 2008 at 2:35 PM
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    wat?
    here's a one piece on ebay for $269 w/ free shipping....

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Toyota-Tacoma-05-06-07-08-Grille-Brush-Guard-B_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQcategoryZ33645QQihZ019QQitemZ290265290229QQrdZ1QQsspagenameZWDVW
     
  4. Oct 7, 2008 at 9:15 PM
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    LonghornTaco [OP] Can you pass the bailout please?

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    Almost bought the one off ebay, then I looked at the pics a little closer. The one on ebay has completely vertical bars. The Westin's vertical bars bend out just a bit, following the lines between the grill and the headlights. Just looks a little more like it was made for the Tacoma - the other looks a little more generic.

    Just my thoughts...

    Next question - PIAA or Hella lights?? :) I had Hella lights on my Z71 back in college, but have always heard good things about PIAA.
     
  5. Oct 7, 2008 at 9:18 PM
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    i'd say go either way. PIAA has a good reputation but the hella's will be cheaper. BTW, Welcome to Tacomaworld!
     
  6. Oct 7, 2008 at 9:20 PM
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    Both are bad ass lights if ya got the money spend it on piaa's
     
  7. Oct 7, 2008 at 9:23 PM
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    Had tons on the Taco's.... new truck is pretty stock
    i was looking at the brush guards.... and they dont impress me with the looks and mounting systems. Are you sure you want one of those when you can get a full ARB plate bumper that will accommodate and winch, etc. for around $875?
     
  8. Oct 7, 2008 at 9:32 PM
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  9. Oct 7, 2008 at 9:39 PM
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    this is the one im going to get for my 04. i dont do alot of hardcore offroading...only once in a while, but i mostly go to certain hunting and fishing spots, so i think this will work for me.

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/1998...trksidZp3286Q2em20Q2el1116QQitemZ260294146283
     
  10. Oct 7, 2008 at 9:41 PM
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    LonghornTaco [OP] Can you pass the bailout please?

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    $875 is a lot more than I want to spend and I don't want to replace my whole bumper. The Westin I'm looking at is $400 on Amazon with free shipping.
     
  11. Oct 7, 2008 at 9:43 PM
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    Had tons on the Taco's.... new truck is pretty stock
    yeah, i can understand that. i guess i've just never cared for those bolt on brush guards.
     
  12. Oct 7, 2008 at 9:43 PM
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    The only other brush guard I've owned (on my Z71) was a Manik 1-piece. I always heard that the three piece units started to rattle. A friend of mine got one and simply welded it all together himself.
     
  13. Oct 7, 2008 at 9:46 PM
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    after i get mine....i'll probably weld everything in place so its extra stout!!
     
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