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Aries Bull Bar Moving?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by jimmygle, Jan 12, 2011.

  1. Jan 12, 2011 at 8:46 PM
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    jimmygle

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    I just installed an Aries Bull Bar, and is it supposed to move when you push or pull on it?

    I can push it and have it touch the grill/bumper, or pull it the opposite direction. Is there any way to make it more solid?

    Thanks
     
  2. Jan 12, 2011 at 8:48 PM
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    tighten that shit up. i can bounce on mine (210lbs) without it moving.
     
  3. Jan 12, 2011 at 8:50 PM
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    Did you get bigger washers? I think the ones provided might be too small.
     
  4. Jan 12, 2011 at 8:55 PM
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    no, but that may help. i just tightened until i couldn't tighten anymore
     
  5. Jan 12, 2011 at 9:01 PM
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    Tighten everything....if it is as tight as you can get it and it still moves....you did something wrong!
     
  6. Jan 12, 2011 at 10:26 PM
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    I went out and tightened the nuts with all my weight. Anything more would probably strip the heads on the bolts. It is better, but is still moving a bit.

    I think I'll get bigger washers. The washers that came with it are almost being sucked through the holes.

    Thanks for the help.
     
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