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Bull Bar Selection

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by mn.cadena, Sep 16, 2009.

  1. Sep 16, 2009 at 5:31 PM
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    mn.cadena

    mn.cadena [OP] Active Member

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  2. Sep 16, 2009 at 5:42 PM
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    rhoppas

    rhoppas Land of Oz

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    I have the stainless version of the Hunter bull bar. I have had it about 2 years. It looks as good as the day I got it. I have a pair of 6" ProComp long range lights on it. However, I made some custom stainless brackets for the lights (by custom they are simply a piece of stainless bent into a 90 degree bend). If you use the brackets that come with it you probably would have to go with a 5" light. There are a couple more pics in my gallery.

    My thread outlining the way I wired them up: http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/technical-chat/6525-diy-wiring-after-market-lights.html

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  3. Sep 16, 2009 at 5:50 PM
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    bowyer2002

    bowyer2002 always tinkering

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    damage multiplier NOT a bull bar- ARB = bull bar
     
  4. Sep 16, 2009 at 5:57 PM
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    rhoppas

    rhoppas Land of Oz

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    I agree it is a damage multiplier. However, it is a bull bar and I like it. So bite me. :p
     
  5. Sep 16, 2009 at 6:02 PM
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    bowyer2002

    bowyer2002 always tinkering

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    I just didn't want someont thinking they can put this type bar on and have it provide protection.
    Just an observation not being critical of the accessory.
    BTW since you're in KS (somewhat local) are you going the the GATOR trail ride in Seymour, MO?
     
  6. Sep 16, 2009 at 6:15 PM
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    taco06

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  7. Sep 16, 2009 at 7:10 PM
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    rhoppas

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    Sorry. No problem. I agree, no one should look at these accessories as anything more than some bling and a place to mount lights. I am not much into trail riding, which is why the Hunter bar works great for me. I mostly use my truck to haul things, pull my boat, and occassionally get me to a out-of-the-way fishing spot. I would like to go once though, just for the experience. It looks like a lot of fun...
     
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