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Bull Bar Help

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Evans381, Sep 22, 2009.

  1. Sep 22, 2009 at 12:55 PM
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    Evans381

    Evans381 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Need some help, pictures, or somethin guys. Just bought a bull bar from a friend. He says its an Aries but it has no brand plated on the front. Looks exactly like the westin ultimate bull bar. I tried to find a write up on here but couldnt. Someone please point me in the right direction before the rain comes back to Georgia. :eek:

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  2. Sep 22, 2009 at 2:39 PM
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    jtav2002

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    Looks like the Toyota one from what people have said. Essentially a Westin just with a blank skid plate. What do you need help with, installation? I assume you got the brackets and hardware to go with it?

    It's pretty straight forward once you get the 4 nuts(2 on each side) off which are somewhat of a pain in the ass. Then the brackets go over them then put the nuts back on and then there was a long bolt that went through the bracket and through a hole already in the frame. Then the bull bar attaches to those brackets. That's how it was for my Aries I'd imagine they're all the same. i can get some pics then if no one else has any. Hardest part was just getting those 4 nuts off since it's tight quarters behind the bumper and they're probably on there pretty snug.
     
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  4. Sep 22, 2009 at 2:59 PM
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    Yeah man Im up to that part now. Cant get those 4 damn nuts off. I guess I'll try some wd 40 cause our compressor isnt big enough to power a torque wrench. Thanks for the help.
     
  5. Sep 22, 2009 at 3:05 PM
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    Load them up with WD-40 and let it soak awhile. For the passenger side I found it easiest to lay sideways under the truck facing away from the bolts so I could get some leverage by holding onto the frame and pulling my socket wrench towards me. Leverage was the key in being able to get into it to get them loose. I'd recommend wearing some kind of gloves just in case you slip or something so you don't tear up your knuckles since you're in tight space there. Took me 3 seperate attempts to finally get them off, and my truck was only built in July so it's not like they were really rusted on or anything.
     
  6. Sep 22, 2009 at 3:06 PM
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    Evans381

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    alright man lets give it a shot. appreciate it :thumbsup:
     
  7. Sep 22, 2009 at 3:12 PM
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    Evans381

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    One more question.. Can I leave my factory skid plate on??
     
  8. Sep 22, 2009 at 3:32 PM
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    Yes sir. Doesn't get in the way at all.
     
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