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Brush Guards...which one!

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by bridgcat, Sep 8, 2011.

  1. Sep 8, 2011 at 7:16 AM
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    bridgcat

    bridgcat [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Well, I'm giving some serious consideration to selling my AVID lightbard (line-x'd) and getting a black brush guard. I know not many people are fond of them but I actually like them. I was wondering which one out of all the very many I should look at. Thanks guys.
     
  2. Sep 8, 2011 at 7:48 AM
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    j1999t

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  3. Sep 8, 2011 at 7:51 AM
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    Check out the ones made by WAAG. I do not have one but was checking them out on their website. They look to be quality built.
     
  4. Sep 8, 2011 at 7:59 AM
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    ur light bar is way nicer then a brushguard imo...id keep it or get a plate bumper
     
  5. Sep 8, 2011 at 10:57 AM
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    angrysam

    angrysam Bring Yuengling To MN!

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    Do you want one just for the looks or do you want one that could provide adequate protection?
     
  6. Sep 8, 2011 at 11:07 AM
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    Preferably one that has a decent amount of protection and that looks good.
     
  7. Sep 8, 2011 at 11:07 AM
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  8. Sep 8, 2011 at 11:14 AM
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    Westin makes brush guards that can hold a winch also. Aries And Steelcraft are some other brands to look in to.
    Here's a link to a site that sells a couple different brands of brush guards and bull bars for a decent price. I have also been considering buying a brush guard.

    http://www.carid.com/2010-toyota-tacoma-grill-guards/
     
  9. Sep 8, 2011 at 11:20 AM
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    Rust, lots of rust
    check out Ranch Hand and Frontier Truck Gear
     
  10. Sep 8, 2011 at 11:35 AM
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    Go Rhino product on my truck. I am satisfied.
     
  11. Sep 8, 2011 at 12:40 PM
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    I would echo Ranch Hand then (or any one piece guard). They seem to be pretty sturdy. Unless they've changed something they should be a 1 piece guard.

    The grill guards with the bolt on brush guards can't take much of a hit before they take out a fender themselves. My FIL has a Westin. The grill guard portion that bolts to the frame pretty sturdy but the brush guards will flex just going through a car wash. I've had a few friends with other stuff and pretty much same story with bolt together guards.
     
  12. Sep 8, 2011 at 12:48 PM
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    CorrosiveTendency

    CorrosiveTendency When up to your nose in shit, keep your mouth shut

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    If you are going to spend the money you have already saved, save a little longer and buy a solid full front bumper. You will have looks and protection. Best of both worlds. Brush guards provide minimal protection, sometimes even cause more damage.
     
  13. Sep 8, 2011 at 7:02 PM
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    Where could I find more information on that? I'm not worried about looks. If I hit a deer around these parts I would like to be the winner.
     
  14. Sep 8, 2011 at 7:56 PM
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    Does anyone know if the Go Rhino will fit with the optional Toyota skid plate?

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  15. Sep 9, 2011 at 7:35 AM
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    CorrosiveTendency

    CorrosiveTendency When up to your nose in shit, keep your mouth shut

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    Sticky posts on the top of the 2nd Gen section. A whole big fat list of guys who build them.
     
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