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Artic Trucks Bull Bar???

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by AFStoney, Oct 14, 2008.

  1. Oct 14, 2008 at 7:28 PM
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    AFStoney

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    Has anyone seen this bull bar, or any similar looking one, before? A company called Arctic Trucks out of Iceland installs them on their Arctic Conversion Tacomas: http://www.arctictrucks.com/?PageID=1318 I've got an email in to the company, and am awaiting a reply, but figured I would check with the experts here at tacomaworld in the meantime. (I've done a thorough search of both the TN forums and these, and haven't been able to find anything similar...I'm really hoping it's not a "one-off" type product, or something not available for shipping to the U.S.)

    Anyway, I'm not a big fan of the Westin or other similar style, single-loop bull bars, and though I like the look of the Allpro hybrid bumper, do not want the added weight, thus, a bull bar like this would, in my opinion, be the perfect combination of form, function, and style, without sacrificing payload. Add will flow perfectly with my soon-to-be ordered Demello sliders ;-)

    Any information you guys/gals would be able to provide would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

    Tacoma Bull Bar.jpg
    Tacoma Bull Bar 2.jpg
     
  2. Oct 14, 2008 at 7:30 PM
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    tacomaman06

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    getting there....
    go to the members photos and look for tommigum....i think his bar is like that. that is a sweet looking light bar there!!
     
  3. Oct 14, 2008 at 7:33 PM
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    zero niner

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    Similarly I'm looking for the same thing. This caught my eye as I'm looking for the exact description that you're describing for your wants/needs in a bull bar. I have an email to Auto Anything to find out what this one is and I'll share the info here too -

    http://www.autoanything.com/truck/toyota/tacoma/95A3A17A173.aspx

    Let me know what you think.

    Rob
     
  4. Oct 14, 2008 at 7:34 PM
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    Damn homie, you're all over the place! Good looking out!

    Rob
     
  5. Oct 14, 2008 at 7:36 PM
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    I figured I wasn't the only one looking for this type of protection/styling. Of course I'll be sure to keep everyone informed on what I'm able to find out...
     
  6. Oct 14, 2008 at 8:08 PM
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    Please do.Could you get 3 or 4 tabs for lights? :)
     
  7. Oct 14, 2008 at 9:18 PM
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    the video on that site is bad a**!!
     
  8. Oct 14, 2008 at 9:31 PM
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    I would love to have that conversion done to my truck. If only I had the money...
     
  9. Oct 15, 2008 at 8:38 AM
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    Well isn't this very poor marketing... Here's my response from Auto Anything -

    "Thanks for emailing that to me Robert. Unfortunately, we do not carry the grill guard in that picture. It's a photo supplied to us by one of our vendors, and just happens to have that guard on it. I apologize for the inconvenience.

    Best regards,

    Auto Accessory Specialist
    AutoAnything
    "
     
  10. Oct 15, 2008 at 8:40 AM
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    Damn Well im gonna have a buddy fab me up something very similar to that
     
  11. Oct 15, 2008 at 8:46 AM
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    I think thats the truck from Donahoe Racing, I remember it from a Professional Products catalog. Ive never seen it on anything else. also Pro Comp offers something similar. http://www.explorerprocomp.com/PDFs/07cat/100-103.pdf
     
  13. Oct 15, 2008 at 10:17 AM
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    :( crap,....Thanks for the info ZN.:)
     
  14. Oct 15, 2008 at 1:37 PM
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    Stoney that is a nice looking bar. Did you see how it is mounted?

    All of the usual bullbars use a bumper bracket with a couple of bolts a couple of inches apart. There is no way to resist much moment from the bar so they are all weak. You can't actually push anything with 'em.

    I have a no-name clone bullbar. It's one piece (unlike westin) and doesn't have a stupid logo cut into it. Pretty sure it's just powder-coated muffler pipe. I'm happy just because I needed someplace to mount driving lights.

    Again, nice looking bar IMO.
     
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    Thanks to those that have replied thus far! I am still awaiting a reply back from Arctic Trucks on whether that is a commercially available bar or not. I'll keep everyone informed..
     
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    another interested party.... That's exactly what I have been looking for!
     
  18. Oct 17, 2008 at 8:08 AM
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    I'm still trying to figure out how the hell you fit 38" tires with only a 1.5" suspension and 2.3" body lift??

    http://www.arctictrucks.com/?PageID=1326
     
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    My thoughts on this is if we got about 10 of us, we'd be able to find a fabricator who may be able to work out a template/jig to make a few. I know I had a great fabricator called Hannah Fabrication out of San Luis Obisbo who made sliders for Land Cruisers, was a small outfit but did awesome work. Perhaps someone like Demello would be interested in building us a light bar such as this. Just a thought folks... What do you think??? Rob
     
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