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Aries Brush Guard Install Question

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by PeteK, Apr 25, 2009.

  1. Apr 25, 2009 at 6:53 AM
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    PeteK

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    Call me crazy, but I've been playing with all types of combinations and the top brackets I got with the Aries Modular Brush Guard just do not seem to fit.

    The install doc is here: http://ariesautomotive.com/applications/PDF/grillbrush/2054.pdf


    My questions are:
    1. Do I have the right parts (see pic below)?
    2. In the photo below, which part attaches to the brush guard, and which attaches to the frame of the truck? Ends A or B?
    3. Also in the photo below, which goes on the drivers side, and which on the passenger side? C or D?
    [​IMG]

    There just isn't a combination that seems to work.

    Saw a thread on another forum by an inactive user who had to heat up and bend his top brackets to get them to fit. Here: http://www.toyotanation.com/forum/showthread.php?t=127839&highlight=aries+tacoma

    Any help would be appreciated. Would be great if you could take a photo of where it attaches to the frame. I'd love to get it installed this weekend!

    Thanks,
    Pete
     
  2. Apr 25, 2009 at 7:29 AM
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    Rtrn2taco

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    looks to me that A goes to the truck. Starting from that info. put it in position and see if it lines up with an existing whole. I imagine that you have already done so. Sorry I have been not much help.
     
  3. Apr 25, 2009 at 7:36 AM
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    chris4x4

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    The pic they have in the directions sucks. I belive "A" goes to the frame, but for what side, Im not sure. Like Rtrn2taco said, try both and see which lines up best.
     
  4. Apr 25, 2009 at 8:37 AM
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    PeteK

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    Ooooh. I may have figured it out. Will take photos if true. Toughest part is getting the first 6 nuts off the frame as they are hella tight.

    Will post my results.....
     
  5. Apr 25, 2009 at 3:57 PM
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    PeteK

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    Here is the secret to the top brackets. This is the drivers side. Passenger side is the same. Turns out part D is the drivers side one and part C is the passenger side. End B goes on the frame and end A goes on the brush guard.

    [​IMG]

    Hope this helps someone in the future!
     
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