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Bull bar Install

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by vsg1980, Sep 11, 2012.

  1. Sep 11, 2012 at 1:08 PM
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    vsg1980

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    Hi, I'm new to the site and just bought a 2013 Tacoma Prerunner. I was just wondering if anyone knew if the install for today's bull bars on the market are the same as the 2012 installation? I know it may depend on which bull bar, but I was looking at the Aries possibly. Also the Westin ( I believe that's the name).
     
  2. Sep 11, 2012 at 1:09 PM
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    Step 1:
    Throw bull bar in the trash.
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    Drink Beer and enjoy a good looking truck without a bullbar
     
  3. Sep 11, 2012 at 1:16 PM
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    Lol. Well I have a bull bar. I know tw gives bull bars a hard time for being impractical...but I don't go off road so suits me just fine. But my bull bar from my 2008 fit my 2012.
     
  4. Sep 11, 2012 at 1:16 PM
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  5. Sep 11, 2012 at 1:21 PM
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    Stop trolling :D
     
  6. Sep 11, 2012 at 4:27 PM
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    OP, where are you located, there is a really cheap westin stainless bull bar in jax, FL on CL
     
  7. Sep 12, 2012 at 2:13 PM
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    HA! I took Macgyver's response as honest advise and nothing more, it's fine. I Honestly just like the look of a bull bar. I've seen the forum's opinions on them and why most of the members don't like them, but I think they look cool and that's about it. Besides, I have specific reasons why I want to install one other than to change the look of my Tacoma. I'm hoping the 2012 install is identical to the 2013, and it LOOKS like it is. I've looked under my truck and it seems to have the same parts in the same places.
     
  8. Sep 12, 2012 at 3:04 PM
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    Should be the same. and I think the bull bar is a nice piece. all my female friends love to sit on that thing...lol. Not sure why but hey
     
  9. Sep 12, 2012 at 3:27 PM
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    i wish i had female friends to sit on mine,

    but i do really like the look, i know lots of people say they are damage mutipliers and stuff, but i think it helps a lot against the parking lot dings and shopping carts
     
  10. Sep 12, 2012 at 4:08 PM
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    The 2012 and 2013 should be the same.
    I like my bull bar :cool:
     
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  12. Feb 22, 2013 at 12:21 PM
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    Just had my Westin bull bar installed on my 2013 and it looks like it is way too close to the bumper. If I loosen it up will it adjust and pull away some? Or has the wrong part possibly been installed?

    And before some tools wants to rag on me, i opted for a bull bar because I live in a city residential area with parallel street parking. I wanted something to protect the front end from assholes not capable of parallel parking without bumping each car front and back.
     
  13. Feb 22, 2013 at 12:26 PM
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    Loosen it up and pull it out further. And it would be fine from a light tap, but if someone hits you hard enough it will push into your bumper.
     
  14. Feb 22, 2013 at 12:35 PM
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    Thanks. That's what I figured. It's so close right now it would flex and rub on the bumper completely defeating the purpose I got it for.
     
  15. Feb 22, 2013 at 12:39 PM
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    I mean properly installed it does sit close to the bumper that's just how they are. Its how mine was before I removed it.
     
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