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Bull bar Yes or No

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by TRDBandit, May 4, 2011.

  1. May 4, 2011 at 4:55 PM
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    TRDBandit

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    What are the cons and pros of them if you have one?

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  2. May 4, 2011 at 4:55 PM
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    Dark Knight

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  3. May 4, 2011 at 4:57 PM
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    Lol.
     
  4. May 4, 2011 at 4:58 PM
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    Severely hurts approach angles.
     
  5. May 4, 2011 at 4:58 PM
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    Andrew H

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    no.

    dont really provide you with anything other than an ugly place to mount some lights.
     
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    JLee

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  7. May 4, 2011 at 5:00 PM
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    BulletToothTony

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    If your going for looks only then you could get away with it, but if you wheel and ive seen your video then sooner or later its gonna hit something and bend/break something else. I just helped a buddy put one on his 2010 dodge ram it looks good but only had 4 bolts supporting it so if he hits something its gonna bend back into his bumper.....
     
  8. May 4, 2011 at 5:01 PM
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    cgs2k2

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    maybe.

    if you like the way they look, get one.
    if you don't. don't get one.

    pros:
    inexpensive way to change the look of your truck
    can mount lights
    lightweight, wont hurt MPGs very much

    cons:
    hurts approach angles (if you wheel)
    ugly (to some (its all relative))
    will not provide any protection in a crash
    make the front look lower
     
  9. May 4, 2011 at 5:11 PM
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    TRDBandit

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    Ya, I never really looked at one up close. I bet it lowers the front end clearance as well. I mean. I kinda like the look, but my front bumper is already banged up as it is.I could only imagine how much approach angles are with it on. Ill probably murder that bull bar by this Sat. lol
     
  10. May 4, 2011 at 5:11 PM
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    MedlinAround

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    I myself think they are OK looking if they are black not the greatest thing in the world but just another opinion... Otherwise a FOR SURE NO!
     
  11. May 4, 2011 at 6:07 PM
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    i say nay
     
  12. May 4, 2011 at 6:09 PM
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    I have one and I love the way it looks like.
     
  13. May 4, 2011 at 6:09 PM
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  14. May 4, 2011 at 6:09 PM
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    I think it depends on the type. The Avid Off Road one is pretty nice IMO.
     
  15. May 4, 2011 at 6:10 PM
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    jgwheeler17

    jgwheeler17 I'm a zit. Get it?

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    personal opinion, i love a bull bar. over time i might get one myself. lots of people on here don't though. . . maybe its a left over effect from high school where everybody had one and we would bump into each others trucks at stop signs and stuff that makes me like them haha. . .and with as much plastic is on vehicles, including our trucks nowadays, it will help a lot if you hit a deer (also something big in my area)
     
  16. May 4, 2011 at 6:12 PM
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    DubyaDawg

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    I'd say got for a straight up light bar or something like the Avid, it'll give you decent protection, looks good IMO, good place to mount lights, and it doesn't look like you're driving a Pep Boys special.
     
  17. May 4, 2011 at 6:29 PM
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    Murph

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    defiantly no, i think there horribly ugly. And just plain silly.
     
  18. May 4, 2011 at 6:33 PM
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    I say yes on the bull bar. Its no uglier than the Avid.
     
  19. May 4, 2011 at 6:34 PM
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    I don't care for them, but they don't serve any purpose other than looks. I like the avid, it is much beefier (serves a purpose) and doesn't hurt approach angles.
     
  20. May 4, 2011 at 6:45 PM
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    I'm not a fan of the hoop bullbars, and I actually don't like the looks of the Avid either. I like the looks of the Westin brush-style guards, but they cause more damage than they prevent. I'm basically set on leaving it stock unless I go the plate bumper route.
     
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