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Avid Offroad Light Bar Strength?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Handofdoom, Feb 8, 2012.

  1. Feb 8, 2012 at 1:09 AM
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    Handofdoom

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    ok i really like the avid offroad light bar I have a trd sport and i think it looks great on the truck my question is about its durability or strength. I live in mountains and the odds of me hitting a deer are pretty good so i was wondering if anybody know how well this thing would up to in a collision. I know I should probably get arb, all pro, etc, etc, etc front bumber but dang I really like the way those look!!!
     
  2. Feb 8, 2012 at 7:06 AM
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    Better than nothing I guess but I wouldn't depend on it much. They are great against kamakazes at the mall.:p
     
  3. Feb 8, 2012 at 7:12 AM
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    this^^

    its not a plate bumper, it might not hold up to hitting a deer at freeway speeds, but it will help for sure. its a really strong and well build bar so you never know.
     
  4. Feb 8, 2012 at 2:40 PM
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    Mine has been good, I've pushed cars out of the way and bumped stuff before and its held up fine.
     
  5. Feb 8, 2012 at 2:45 PM
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    nothing is going to come out of a deer strike at high speed undamaged.

    I owned one and IMO it's the strongest "bull bar" offered at this point so if you don't want a plate/tube after market bumper its a good choice.

    for deer I would think even the avid would be a damage multiplier though
     
  6. Feb 8, 2012 at 2:48 PM
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    Agreed... probably take it's legs out and make a deer missile to shoot through your windshield.
     
  7. Feb 8, 2012 at 2:55 PM
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  8. Feb 8, 2012 at 3:03 PM
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    Ha that's a stretch, there's a thread on here about a guy that had a BMW pull out in front of him, trying checking that out.
     
  9. Feb 8, 2012 at 3:04 PM
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    that was me :D
     
  10. Feb 8, 2012 at 3:23 PM
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    Nice, I was having mine powdercoated when I read that. I knew it was tough but that reinforced my decision to get it :thumbsup:
     
  11. Feb 11, 2012 at 8:21 AM
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    link to thread about bmw? tried searching
     
  12. Mar 31, 2012 at 6:01 AM
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    Mine arrives Monday. Now my only decision is powder coat crinkle black or rhino/line-x it?
     
  13. Mar 31, 2012 at 2:52 PM
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    I got mine and I had it powder coated matte black
     
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