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Bull bar or no bull bar

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by cbear, Jul 13, 2010.

  1. Jul 13, 2010 at 3:12 PM
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    cbear

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    Just bought a 2010 Tacoma, Timberland Pyca, quad cab, short bed. This is my first truck and I will be using it to commute to NYC. I am thinking about buying a bull bar to protect my front bumper against any parallel parking type dings and dents. Is the bull bar considered a legit mod or an unnecessary addition. Just wondrin' what you guys think.
     
  2. Jul 13, 2010 at 3:14 PM
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    Incognito

    Incognito μολὼν λαβέ

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    If you think it will help protect the Tacoma for your situation then go for it - many here are against bull bars, but if it works for you then that's all that matters.
     
  3. Jul 13, 2010 at 3:43 PM
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    TacoMoMo

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    did u check out the ARB bull bars? They look very heavy duty......
     
  4. Jul 13, 2010 at 3:51 PM
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    blacktaco21

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    i have a bull bar and pushed over a parking meter on accident and caved it in.. looking into shrockworks or allpro bumper next
     
  5. Jul 13, 2010 at 3:51 PM
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    Htnswches

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    Is there any bulls in your area? It's your truck,you want to keep it as new as possible,if it helps you out,do it! I'm not a fan because most don't really do anything but dent and bend pretty easy.
     
  6. Jul 13, 2010 at 3:54 PM
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    James3492

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    are those tail lights really blue?
     
  7. Jul 13, 2010 at 3:54 PM
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    brutalguyracing

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    broken mods
    mine i bought for $100 off of ebay it is made like tin and it will probulary do more damage than its worth
    that being said im sure there are some better type out there that will suite your needs here is a pic of it on my truck
    [​IMG]
    hope that helps
     
  8. Jul 13, 2010 at 3:57 PM
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    flightcancled

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    Get the bar that Avid Offroad makes, that actually protects the corners of the bumper.
     
  9. Jul 13, 2010 at 6:36 PM
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    skistoy

    skistoy Make mine a Double!

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    Is it going to prevent total damage to front end - no

    But will it prevent minor damage, parking lot taps, etc - yes

    my last one saved my ass twice, once with a nissan and once with a deer.
    Both times just pulled the bull bar back into place
    the nissan went to the body shop, the deer never left the road.
     
  10. Jul 13, 2010 at 7:01 PM
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    Logically Insane

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    I love mine, I doubt it would withstand a lot, but I have seen that they can certainly prevent some damage, a few people have hit deers with them, and had minor damage, in cases where there would seem to be more damage..
    I have mine for looks more than anything, but i do feel it would offer some protection...
     
  11. Jul 13, 2010 at 7:22 PM
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    They arent too shabby! lol this is an old picture of my truck right about when i first got the lights and bullbar

    actually, this kinda looks like a bad angle to me, ive taken better pictures lol!

    [​IMG]
     
  12. Jul 13, 2010 at 8:45 PM
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    I bought the Aires brand bull bar. I thought the Westin brand couldn't be that much better for being $100+ more for a similar item. My 2 cents on the matter is that I also find them to be cheaply made. If I could do it all over again, I would go the Allpro brand route. Their products look like the real deal and I like the way their bar covers the entire front of the bumper, giving you better protection. They have sales from time to time, putting their products in the price range of more well-known, but inferior quality items. It's just one of those things....the more time you spend on this forum, the better the purchases you will end up making for your ride. Guys on here have walked the path and have a very valid point on just about anything. I've yet to be steered wrong.
     
  13. Mar 4, 2014 at 4:58 PM
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    08Tacomah

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    What bumper is this?? Been diving me crazy and can not figure it out... Thanks
     
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