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bull bar and lift kit

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by bhtyler10, Oct 23, 2008.

  1. Oct 23, 2008 at 8:54 PM
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    bhtyler10

    bhtyler10 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    3 in body lift, 3 in suspension , 35 pro comp xtreme m/t, deck plate mod, eagle wheels, dumped exhaust, grey wire mod, system with two 10's, Black/chrome westin bull bar. window tint
    If I get a westing bull bar on my 1st gen, will i need some more lift in the front to keep my tires from rubbing from the weight. Im not sure the weight of those bull bars (with skid plate)
     
  2. Oct 23, 2008 at 8:55 PM
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    LonghornTaco

    LonghornTaco Can you pass the bailout please?

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    You should be fine. I have the full Westin brush guard and it doesn't add much weight. No rubbing.
     
  3. Oct 23, 2008 at 8:57 PM
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    norcalbb11

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    i have the aries bull bar and im sure they weigh the same they weigh like 20 pounds at the most they are not heavy
     
  4. Oct 23, 2008 at 9:00 PM
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    SocalMan22

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    Yeah you should definately be fine, now if it was an arb bumper then yes better upgrade.
     
  5. Oct 23, 2008 at 9:02 PM
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    LonghornTaco

    LonghornTaco Can you pass the bailout please?

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    Yeah - my brush guard was ~90 lbs. I think you're fine.
     
  6. Oct 24, 2008 at 9:06 AM
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    ubermx5

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    If a Bull bar weights your car down so much you need a lift you have issue or week springs...

    Now if it was a full bumper that was solid 1/2 inch steel and was over 600 pounds that is another story..
     
  7. Oct 24, 2008 at 6:59 PM
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    tacomaman06

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    a bull bar wont weigh down your front end.....they are very lightweight.
     
  8. Oct 24, 2008 at 7:16 PM
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    Toy4Life

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    I don't think a bull bar will be heavy enough.
     
  9. Oct 24, 2008 at 7:31 PM
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    Ridgerunner

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    Installed it myself-it's about 40lbs including the mounts and lights:)
     
  10. Oct 24, 2008 at 7:37 PM
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    norcalbb11

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    heres mine it doesnt weigh much

    1017081752-00.jpg
     
  11. Oct 24, 2008 at 7:44 PM
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    ForeRunner

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    Slap and real bullbar on there and add a winch. Then you can start to worry about lift options. I have an ARB and Warn M8000 on the front of the FJ with 0 suspension mods and have perhaps 1/2" sag after the springs settled.

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