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Aries vs Westin: Bull & Nerf Bars

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by AFButters, Sep 18, 2008.

  1. Sep 18, 2008 at 5:49 AM
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    AFButters

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    Save a Little Money with the Aries Products

    Or

    are the Westin products worth the extra money
     
  2. Sep 18, 2008 at 6:43 AM
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    SocalMan22

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    Naw save your money the aries is awesome from what i have seen the westin hides there ugly welds with plastic parts over them you wont find that with aries. I eventually want to get rid of mine for a n-fab light bar.
     
  3. Sep 18, 2008 at 6:43 AM
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    106Tacoma

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    My cheap 100 dollar neft bars still shine, my friends chrome westin ones are alreay off because they rotted. My opinion is stainless and non name brand.
     
  4. Sep 18, 2008 at 6:43 AM
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    tacomaman06

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    actually, to me...aries is a little better quality as far as im concerned. look at the bull bars by both...westins have those black cap things in the corners...they cover crappy welds. the aries is welded fully and ground down and polished...just look way better.

    with that said...........depending on which one you want....i have a polished stainless aries bull bar in awesome shape, for sale...it came off my 06 prerunner before i traded for my 04. check the buy/sale/trade thread.;)
     
  5. Sep 18, 2008 at 6:48 AM
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    Janster

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    Aries bull bar for sure....

    I'm sure Westins are good - but for $50 less, Aries is better.

    I had a set of Westin tube steps on my old tacoma. They faired well over the years and I can't complain. That is, until I got high centered on a dirt mound and bent them in half and broke the brackets. :D Ooops...
     
  6. Sep 18, 2008 at 6:57 AM
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    Oh and btw im getting them in Black
     
  7. Sep 18, 2008 at 7:00 AM
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    SocalMan22

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    This is mine before i painted the skid plate black.
    [​IMG]
     
  8. Sep 18, 2008 at 7:04 AM
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    Caddmannq

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    Is that the Aries? I like it.

    I haven't looked at them up close, but I'm thinking about getting brush-finished stainless & clear-coated.

    If the set sctratched up you just hit them with a wire wheel and shoot some more clear on them.

    (Strictly on-road use for me BTW.)
     
  9. Sep 18, 2008 at 7:08 AM
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    SocalMan22

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    Yup thats the aires thats why i sprayed bedliner on it in case it got bent or scratched.
     
  10. Sep 18, 2008 at 7:14 AM
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    If your gonna get rid of it wait till January.. and then donate it to the help the AF guy fund... lol.. kiddin i would be willing to buy it off of you.. if you were goign to upgrade
     
  11. Sep 18, 2008 at 7:16 AM
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    Cool i will keep you in kind when i do sell it.
     
  12. Sep 18, 2008 at 8:51 AM
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    I vote Aries, i just got mine last night and it looks awesome... I'm just having trouble getting it straight. Nothing wrong with the product I just didnt have time to get the brackets on square at like 10:30 last night in the dark.
     
  13. Sep 18, 2008 at 8:54 AM
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    I was just looking at the Aries product myself, debating on painting the stainless to match the truck, or have Rhino Liner put on it.
     
  14. Sep 18, 2008 at 8:55 AM
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    put some bedliner on it its worth it.
     
  15. Sep 18, 2008 at 9:00 AM
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    definitely go with bed liner....will hold up better than paint, and the liner material is very durable!
     
  16. Sep 18, 2008 at 9:18 AM
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    Ive always liked the all one color thing. Black definitely looks good. Another thought I was working on was painted bar with liner skidplate
     
  17. Sep 18, 2008 at 9:27 AM
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    I got the Westin one because I wanted something with chrome and black to match my steps, the rear bumper and the front of the truck... Plus it was used, so didn't pay full price :) THEN!!! I saw socalman22's truck where he sprayed his skid plate, so I HAD to do the same. Got some bedliner and sprayed it - going to install it this weekend. Thanks for the idea socalman22.

    IR
     
  19. Sep 18, 2008 at 9:29 AM
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    Didnt think about that... I cant get the pictures here at work, but will take a look at home tonight. Thanks
     
  20. Sep 18, 2008 at 9:41 AM
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    SocalMan22

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    No Prob! and it only cost me 7.99 for one can beats paying some higher price.
     
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