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Brush Guard Recommendations for 2009 Tacoma

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Conway, Aug 10, 2009.

  1. Aug 10, 2009 at 7:11 AM
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    Conway

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    Here in Central TX we have deer everywhere and I am thinking of getting a brush guard for the truck.

    I am looking for recommendations on brands, cost ect.

    Thanks

    Conway
     
  2. Aug 10, 2009 at 11:53 AM
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    TacomaMuddin2007

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    One Piece Westin Sportsman Brush Guard, 2.25 Ready Lift Leveling Kit
    get u a Westin, preferrably the Westin Sportsman. its a one piece and it attaches to the frame in four places not in two places like some of the brush/grill guards do. i think mine ran about 600 dollars but it has been worth every penny. and i have hit a good amount of stuff on accident and for fun. but take a look into that one. u can also get it in chrome if u are a chrome addict
     
  3. Aug 10, 2009 at 11:57 AM
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    Gr8WhiteTaco

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    get a westin, i've got one installed on my 1st gen and it saved my front end in a wreck. It held up really well considering i spun into a guardrail, brackets got bent up but fixed it easily. Also, if u get one, get it in black because the black ones look so much better than chrome. plus the brush guard gives you somewhere to mount some lights.
     
  4. Aug 10, 2009 at 12:19 PM
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    TacomaMuddin2007

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    not to mention, in my opinion the black looks MUCH better than the chrome. The black also makes it seem more useful to me because the chrome just looks too gaudy... but everyone has their own opinions about the color. The main reason why I got my brush guard was to protect my truck from all the deer here in South Georgia. And yes, it has saved my front end a good about of times as well
     
  5. Aug 10, 2009 at 1:20 PM
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    cornwall325

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    Anyone with pictures of a Westin on their 05-09 Tacomas?
     
  6. Aug 10, 2009 at 1:29 PM
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    EricS76

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    Stay away from Hunter Truck Wholesale. They are probably the cheapest you will find, but they shake like crazy on rough roads.
     
  7. Aug 11, 2009 at 6:07 PM
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    TacomaMuddin2007

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    yeah man check mine out. it is on the second to the last page of the Silver Tacoma Pictures thread. n u want a one piece. Aries also makes a nice lookin grill guard.
     
  8. Aug 11, 2009 at 7:34 PM
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    PeteK

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    I got the Westin/Aries (same shiz) modular one. I took off the fry baskets.

    [​IMG]

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  9. Aug 11, 2009 at 7:36 PM
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    tacomaman06

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    havent had any trouble with my hunter brush guard shaking....not to mention anyway. i retorque the bolts from time to time, and it seems to help.

    [​IMG]
     
  10. Aug 11, 2009 at 7:43 PM
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    here's mine it's a solid one piece from aries, and actually they have a manufacturing plant in Selma, TX thats where i got the brackets from, not too far from Buda, come join us in the texas forum
     
  11. Aug 11, 2009 at 7:53 PM
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    I don't mind my Hunter. Even went with the stainless steel since I didn't think the black would look right on my truck. Considering the price was half of what I'd pay for most others, I wasn't expecting the best quality, and couldn't care less what happens to it. Connects in four places and doesn't shake much if you tighten the bolts right.

    [​IMG]
     
  12. Aug 11, 2009 at 8:25 PM
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    kroggy

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    Just make sure you occasionally re-torque your bolts and check your mounts so you can catch something like this before it happens.

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    It's a good thing my old man has a welder and steel is cheap, because I'm pretty sure I can make a mount that is stronger than that. I will say it broke where it was destined to fail, at the bend.
     
  13. Aug 11, 2009 at 8:27 PM
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    brush guard, piaa foggs, tinted tail light, tinted windows, rain guards, pure white with blue tinted bulbd all over, white bulbs for licencess plate lighting, blacked out head lights
    my truck has brand new westin wit piaa fogs on it if u wana check it out i got it on amazon for 233$
     
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    Luv your truck, and would like to know where you got your hunter side bar, i'm dieing to get one for my truck in black, I have had a really hard time finding a bar that extends past the double cab door.
     
  15. Jun 16, 2010 at 8:35 PM
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    Hootbro

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    I like my Westin.

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  16. Jun 16, 2010 at 9:12 PM
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    Who makes that?
     
  18. Jun 17, 2010 at 5:27 AM
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    Is it me or does it give your SWB a Hilux appearance?
     
  19. Jun 17, 2010 at 7:00 AM
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    It does give it a Hilux appearance.. lol i get asked all the time by other Tacoma owners, " What kind of truck is that?" esp in person at gas stations and what not and i simply reply, "its the same as yours buddy" lol :D
     
  20. Jun 17, 2010 at 8:14 AM
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    Good looking setup, redraider.

    I'd like to get one of those next time I visit in San Antonio. Can you recommend a Bexar County area dealer who sells & installs these?

    Thanks!
     
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