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Bull Bar 2.5" or 3"

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by jens blue taco, Jul 30, 2007.

  1. Jul 30, 2007 at 4:21 PM
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    jens blue taco

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    Hey Ya'll
    I am looking at getting a bull bar...some sites say small/light duty trucks get 2.5 " tubing in their bull bar, where "full" size trucks get the 3".
    Trying to look at photobucket pics from some of ya'll here and not sure which size you got... IS BIGGER BETTER? lol!!:D
    Thanks everyone!
     
  2. Jul 30, 2007 at 5:36 PM
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    tacomaman06

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    hey jen.......most of the bull bars that i have seen come only in 3inch for our tacomas. imo, they look better than the ones you can find in 2.5 inch. i just got my aries bull bar(3inch polished stainless)and it looks sweet(all except for the dent that happened during shipping:rolleyes:....so im waiting to send it back for a replacement). here is a link to where i got mine from. imo, the aries look better than the westins....westins have black caps to hide crap welds, while the aries has ground and polished welds for a complete finish.

    http://www.4wheelonline.com/Products.aspx?CategoryId=52743&ProductId=127062

    good prices, free shipping....check them out!!
     
  3. Jul 30, 2007 at 6:57 PM
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    Jen, I got the Aries as well. Here is a pic if you want to see how it looks installed. http://www.wormhole7.com/P1010014.htm
    Just to let you know, it did drop the front end just a hair.
     
  4. Jul 30, 2007 at 7:22 PM
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    jhodge83

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    wat?
    definately check ebay. i saw a black bull guard on there w/ a back skid plate as well...that way i wouldnt have to paint it black...for 200 shipped. its a lil different style plate than the aries or westin...but fine for me. i know the main pic is stainless, but the pic at the bottom of the add is all black.

    linky
     
  5. Jul 31, 2007 at 5:15 AM
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    jens blue taco

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    Thanks everyone! I will go with the 3", and now start looking for the best prices...Thanks for the links,too, it makes it easier.
     
  6. Aug 1, 2007 at 1:51 PM
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    Lee's06Taco

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    Aries is definitely cheaper than Westin as far as price goes.
     
  7. Aug 1, 2007 at 2:56 PM
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    Yeah...I think I even like the looks of the Aries better, too. I have found some on ebay for around $200!
     
  8. Aug 1, 2007 at 3:01 PM
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    Lee's06Taco

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    For $200 bucks, where! let me know, i'd like to order one as well.
     
  9. Aug 1, 2007 at 6:01 PM
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  10. Aug 1, 2007 at 8:35 PM
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    jhodge83

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    wat?
    click the thing that says "linky" in my earlier post and it'll take u to the ebay auction for the one i was talking about. and thats 199 including shipping
     
  11. Aug 2, 2007 at 2:27 PM
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    pb2themax

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    With Westin and Aries you can only get a 3" bull bar. The 2.5" is only available for the older, smaller Tacomas.
     
  12. Aug 2, 2007 at 7:25 PM
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    TJOPILOT

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    Here you go Jen. Love my Westin 3" Bull Bar.

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  13. Aug 10, 2007 at 2:35 PM
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    Order mine today!
     
  14. Aug 11, 2007 at 4:03 AM
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    jens blue taco

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    Thanks everyone. TJO-your pic looks awesome...
    I ordered my Aries off ebay and should be arriving today or Monday!
    $200 incl S&H! Can't beat that. Can't install in until After Aug. 20th...busy with work, so pics to come shortly after!
     
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