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95.5-97 grille guards

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas' started by Tiotaboy, May 23, 2013.

  1. May 23, 2013 at 8:31 AM
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    Tiotaboy

    Tiotaboy [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Can someone help me I'm lookin for a grille guard to put on my first gen but I can't find one that I like and the ones I do like don't fit my truck if you know any brands models etc let me know please :)
     
  2. May 23, 2013 at 5:46 PM
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    Lumpskie

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    Have you considered saving up for a full bumper? Brush guards tend to be weak and can do more damage to your truck if you are in a fender bender, not to mention wheeling
     
  3. May 24, 2013 at 12:50 AM
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    Blackdawg

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    Don't even bother man. Just go for a bumper. Cost is just a tad more and WELL worth it. Brush guards will just fold over on top of your truck.


    That said I think mine came with a Westin..

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    But compared to this...it's pathetic..

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    Which would you rather hit a deer with :cool:
     
  4. May 24, 2013 at 6:34 AM
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    brs127s

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    Check out Go Industries. I can't remember if they called it their Knockdown or Modular Grill Guard. It is a lot heavier than the one made by Westin. My 04 had one on it when I first got it. The side plates were 1/4" steel. I can't remember what the cross pipes were, but they were pretty heavy also. I hit a deer with mine at 55 MPH. It was the only thing that prevented the whole front end from being caved in, and it didn't fold over.

    I have one now that is built like the Westin, and no, it won't handle an impact like the old one I had did. I switched, because my new one is stainless steel whereas the Go was chromed and had rusted. Now that I have started off roading in my truck, I am dropping the brush guard and getting an off road bumper with a built in guard. It will give more clearance, allow the addition of a winch, and offer the protection that you are looking for in a guard.
     
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