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Bull bar suggestions anyone?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by HADJIhunter, Dec 29, 2010.

  1. Dec 29, 2010 at 5:22 PM
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    HADJIhunter

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    Looking for a black bull bar/ brush guard for 2011 trd. Any goood brands/building options? any tips would be awesome
     
  2. Dec 29, 2010 at 5:25 PM
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    747

    747 function > form

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    Unless you're buying the bar to protect the front end of your truck, you might consider buying a light bar instead...less bulk, less $, and less weight on the front end. Otherwise, no suggestions on brand here.
     
  3. Dec 29, 2010 at 5:27 PM
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    Tippett's TRD

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  4. Dec 29, 2010 at 5:29 PM
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    X2....even then, the way most bull bars are mounted, they won't do much to truly protect the front end
     
  5. Dec 29, 2010 at 5:33 PM
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    HADJIhunter

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    Word, thanks brah. Light bar looks like the way to go for me. Those aries say you have to request bracket placement for lights. anyone have pics of their set up?
     
  6. Dec 29, 2010 at 5:45 PM
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  7. Dec 29, 2010 at 8:54 PM
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    OZ-T

    OZ-T Quite an experience to live in fear , isn't it ?

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    Toboggans is for kids :D
     
  8. Dec 30, 2010 at 5:09 AM
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    Wattapunk

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    Smitty-built light bar (same as N-fab).
     
  9. Dec 30, 2010 at 5:13 AM
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    :pout: I'z just a big kid :D
     
  10. Dec 30, 2010 at 10:35 AM
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    OZ-T

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    LOL :)
     
  11. Dec 30, 2010 at 10:42 AM
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    I have the Aries bar and painted the skid plate black. I think it looks decent. May in the future end up switching to the Avid bar. Although part of me just wants to go get a new front bumper. We'll see.


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  12. Dec 30, 2010 at 10:50 AM
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    X2! Smitty-built is great! I use to a bullbar and loved it. Got rid of it to change things up. Bullbars aren't that bad, idk why everyone freaks out abt them
     
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    Aries bull bars here! They look great, but y will be surprised how thin they are! For sure just for looks
     
  14. Dec 30, 2010 at 11:16 AM
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    avid light bar.
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  15. Dec 30, 2010 at 12:51 PM
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    It's really all up to you, for christmas i got a westin bull bar and i really like it.
     
  17. Dec 30, 2010 at 8:41 PM
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    HADJIhunter

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    Have any of you painted the bar?
     
  18. Dec 30, 2010 at 8:53 PM
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    i personally dont care for the look of any of the aftermarket bumpers, and a bull bar will do less dmg than just rear ending a guy anyways...... everyone should have full insurance anyways

    i went w/ the avid bar i got an e-mail today saying they had started construction, so maybe a week or two till i see mine. and than straight to the powder coaters for some loving
     
  19. Dec 30, 2010 at 8:58 PM
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    Avid all the way!!!

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