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best grill guard?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by vtragweed, Nov 16, 2008.

  1. Nov 16, 2008 at 6:00 PM
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    vtragweed

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    im in the market for a new grill guard perferably black, what brand would yall say is the best
     
  2. Nov 16, 2008 at 8:12 PM
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    nitrus5

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    i am also wanting to know the answer to this question
     
  3. Nov 17, 2008 at 6:44 AM
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    uhmmm i think he said grill guard not grill. =)
     
  4. Nov 17, 2008 at 6:46 AM
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    wiscdave

    wiscdave Lets Do It!

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    that looks pretty awesome. Are the lights pretty bright?
     
  5. Nov 17, 2008 at 6:52 AM
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    I've had a couple of Manik Grill guards on my other trucks. They are built so good It is what actually totaled my 98 Ranger (frame damage), glad its gone!!
     
  6. Nov 17, 2008 at 6:57 AM
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    LonghornTaco

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    I have a Westin Sportsman (model 40-1605).

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  7. Nov 17, 2008 at 7:00 AM
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    I like alot how your upright part of the guard follows the grill lines to the outside instead of bending inward like others do. nice pic of the red skid too.
     
  8. Nov 17, 2008 at 7:05 AM
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    LonghornTaco

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    That's why I went with the Westin. Hunter makes a brush guard and sells them on ebay for about $250, but the uprights just go straight up. Looks more "generic" than made for the Tacoma.

    I didn't see the Manik until well after I bought mine, but I couldn't believe someone thought it would look good to make those uprights tilt inwards!
     
  9. Nov 17, 2008 at 1:03 PM
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    I have a Westin like Jason's, sans the lights. I think it looks good and seems to be fairly stout. I've seen a lot of older grill-guards on trucks, and also had one on an old '89 Toyota truck that I owned long ago, that were either chrome or black and would develop a lot of rust in short order. I'm hoping these newer ones do not. I got mine at the same time as I got the truck, in March '08, so haven't had it very long yet. Mine stays outside, not in a garage, and I'm not super good about washing it real often, so we'll see how it fares through a Montana winter.
     
  10. Nov 17, 2008 at 1:08 PM
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    How does yours handle on the road? Mine seems to shake from side to side quite a bit while driving...
     
  11. Nov 18, 2008 at 1:15 PM
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    Do you mean the guard or the whole truck? I assume the guard.....no, mine does not shake and seems to be rock-solid. I notice some rippling or bouncing of the hood itself at higher speeds, but don't think that has anything to do with the guard.
     
  12. Nov 20, 2008 at 7:27 PM
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    Does anyone out there have a Go Rhino Grille Guard?? I am looking at getting one. But i would like to se how well they fit so any pictures would be great.
     
  13. Dec 31, 2010 at 3:09 PM
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    criffsk8

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    Just ordered some myself and was wondering how hard to put on?
     
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