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bull bar skid plate.

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by DdayIsNear, Jun 16, 2009.

  1. Jun 16, 2009 at 11:52 PM
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    DdayIsNear

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    So i wanna do this "mod" first, because i really like to run up hills and through shit, and i wanna make sure i protect what i gotta when f'n around. is it better to get bull bar skid plate combo or seperate, and where is best place to get best price, and what product shows reliablilty to do what it supposed to, what are my options?
     
  2. Jun 17, 2009 at 12:08 AM
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  3. Jun 17, 2009 at 12:13 AM
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    ya, i want functional skid plates, not cosmetic, i own a truck, not a beauty queen
     
  4. Jun 17, 2009 at 12:15 AM
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    You won't hurt the skids from either of those sites.
     
  5. Jun 17, 2009 at 9:27 AM
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    If your looking for a good skid plate, X2 on the allpro or the budbuilt, I am running the allpro skid plate, Ive denting mine up but its still holding up good.
     
  6. Jun 17, 2009 at 9:32 AM
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    My Bud belly skid took the full weight of my truck hitting against a rock and sliding off. It's bent and twisted but still bolts up just fine. It's the equalizer between a low COG and belly clearance.
     
  7. Jun 17, 2009 at 11:48 AM
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    when i went to the site, there is an all options skid plate forliek $700, i dotn think i need a full kit, what do you guys use, can youpost pics of yours? self install possible?

    thanks
     
  8. Jun 17, 2009 at 12:25 PM
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    I got the full kit except for gas tank skid. Eventually I'll snag that one. I'll try to post some pics when I get home. Sliders and skids front to driveshaft are great piece of mind. Basically you just have to worry about getting tires on the obstacle and then not putting and high points towards your exhaust, diff, or gas tank. I highly recommend it.
     
  9. Jun 17, 2009 at 12:41 PM
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    if nothing else...from budbuilt...you have to have the front skid first

    then work your way back
     
  10. Jun 17, 2009 at 7:34 PM
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    what about a bullbar, whats a good one, will they work with any skid plate? vice versa? westin seems to be popular brand?
     
  11. Jun 17, 2009 at 7:39 PM
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    wat?
    a bullbar is a waste. if u do hit something substantial it'll fold back into the bumper...so wasting a bumper and a bull bar
     
  12. Jun 17, 2009 at 7:41 PM
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    what is a good alternative to a bull bar and have full protection ?
     
  13. Jun 17, 2009 at 7:43 PM
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    wat?
    a full bumper from allpro, ARB, etc
     
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  15. Jun 17, 2009 at 7:45 PM
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    who are the etc? i dont know jack about this truck accessorylist yet, nor who makes a good product and who has the best price. help the uneducated?

    thanks
     
  16. Jun 17, 2009 at 7:46 PM
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    AllPro and ARB are companies that make steel bumpers

    theyre far superior to a brush or bull bar
     
  17. Jun 17, 2009 at 8:14 PM
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    is it somehting that goes over factoryor does it replace factory?
     
  18. Jun 17, 2009 at 8:20 PM
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    replaces factory

    other vendors may include

    Demello Offroad
    CBI Offroad
    Shrockworks

    theyre all going to run you $500-$1000 though
     
  19. Jun 17, 2009 at 8:23 PM
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    ya, removing front bumper can lead to airbag issues, thats somehting i want to avoid, so some over stock bumper guard is gonna have to do, will prob never be used for its ppurpse till i can add full off raod front rear side and under protection. so a guess a funtional cosmetic look, at this time...
     
  20. Jun 17, 2009 at 8:26 PM
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    i dont think allpro, shrockworks, or arb cause any airbag issues
     
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