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Bull Bar 2011 tacoma

Discussion in 'Product Reviews' started by KILGORE76, Jun 16, 2011.

  1. Jun 16, 2011 at 7:52 PM
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    KILGORE76

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    Hello,
    I have a 2011 toyota tacoma double cab,I was wondering if i added a bull bar would i have to remove my skid plate?Any help would be appreciated.
     
  2. Jun 17, 2011 at 3:03 AM
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    seems as though you do. if you find one which does not require removal, let me know. i did go to a local dealer and he told me the genuine taco part did not require removal. down side is that this part is 391.
     
  3. Jun 17, 2011 at 4:06 AM
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    Get the Avid, keep the skid. The TRD skid fits with it. Looks much better than bull bar too.....
     
  4. Jul 11, 2011 at 3:42 PM
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    I got the Avid light bar and I love it so far. Adding light soon.

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  5. Jul 11, 2011 at 3:45 PM
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  6. Jul 11, 2011 at 3:45 PM
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    Bilsteins 5100's (Front & Rear), GrillCraft, Line-X'ed Skid Plate & Bumper Valence, Blacked out hood scoop, Avid Light Bar and much more.
    Avid as well with a factory skid plate (also Line-x'd)
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  7. Jul 11, 2011 at 3:56 PM
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    DeeKay21

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    Def look into getting the Avid light bar!! Fits with the factory and TRD OEM skid plates!!

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  8. Jul 11, 2011 at 3:58 PM
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    I should have guessed you were gonna follow me up with a pic of your truck. :cool: lol. Nice seeing you around buddy.
     
  9. Jul 11, 2011 at 4:00 PM
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    avid!
     
  10. Jul 11, 2011 at 4:14 PM
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    randy ellis sleekster light bar w, vision-x solstice lights.

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  11. Jul 11, 2011 at 4:17 PM
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    I agree the avid is a better set up but i just picked up this westin and i didnt have to remove the factory skid.

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  12. Jul 11, 2011 at 4:20 PM
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    I also have a westin with the factory skid. Bolted right up.
     
  13. Jul 11, 2011 at 5:40 PM
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    Yeah its been a while huh!!!
     
  14. Jul 12, 2011 at 12:30 AM
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    Yes it has. Anytime anyone ever talks about the avid bar, you are the first truck I remember seeing it on. Looks good scratch that... great on the white Tacoma.
     
  15. Jul 12, 2011 at 6:54 AM
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    Haha, thanks bud!! Your trucks still looking sick as well!!;)
     
  16. Jul 12, 2011 at 11:59 AM
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    So you have the same skid plate that WW FIREFIGHTER has right? I have a bull bar too, but wanted to get one of those skids. I just haven't decided if I want to give up the bull bar to do it.
     
  17. Jul 12, 2011 at 12:13 PM
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    AVID! There's a reason why we're all recommending them :D Also compared to the normal bull bars you'll actually have a bit of protection, these things are solid.
     
  18. Jul 12, 2011 at 12:20 PM
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    I don't personally like the avid bars. They just look like cheap light bars to me (personal preference I guess), and I don't see how they really protect anything. To each his own I guess...
     
  19. Jul 12, 2011 at 12:27 PM
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    I'm not saying they're like steel bumpers, they're not going to do a whole lot against heavy rocks, but for light offroading bumping trees etc at a fairly low speed it has saved me a few times. Also had someone back into me in a parking lot and all I had to do was touch up the paint on the bar, their car didn't get away as well. They provide more protection than something like the Westin bar that I believe is made of hollow tubes, and I doubt would stand up to much of anything.
     
  20. Jul 12, 2011 at 12:32 PM
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    true true, I've actually hit 3 (yes 3, I'm not making that up) blown semi-truck tires going down I 75 through Atlanta. My ARIES bull bar saved me all three times from having to buy a brand new bumper. It mangled the ever living crap out of the metal skid plate on the bull bar, but saved my front bumper. But yes, the aries would probably be better for off-roading (where the bull bar wouldn't help too much).
    FYI...Don't follow too closely behind semi trucks!
     
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