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bull bars yay or nay?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Rudbwoy7s, Sep 10, 2008.

  1. Sep 10, 2008 at 9:16 AM
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    Rudbwoy7s

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    Discuss. :)
     
  2. Sep 10, 2008 at 9:21 AM
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    SocalMan22

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    What Mods!
    It depends on what your use for it is, some people like it for looks in my case i wanted more lights for when i offroad at night and it comes in handy, the do not help you with accidents or push anything just a simple cosmetic mod.
     
  3. Sep 10, 2008 at 9:32 AM
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    HardCase

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    If you want something for light pushing or that might (arguably) offer a small bit of protection in the event of an accident/deer-strike, consider a Westin grill-guard with the rubber covered uprights. You can also mount additional off-road lights on it just as you could on a bull-bar. Of course, the "look" is different (see my avatar) from a bull-bar and fashion/tastes can vary, seems like the bull-bar look is popular now.
     
  4. Sep 10, 2008 at 9:32 AM
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    lsocoee

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    nay. My truck is already too long, I don't need anything else on there
     
  5. Sep 10, 2008 at 9:44 AM
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    SteelCity

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    Nay, mine is long enough as well, although I would love to get a light bar. Just don't have the garage room to park it!
     
  6. Sep 10, 2008 at 9:47 AM
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    SocalMan22

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    What Mods!
    I would love to get rid of mine for an n-fab light bar!
     
  7. Sep 10, 2008 at 9:58 AM
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    AFButters

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    Where did you get that front bumper from.. (Avatar)
     
  8. Sep 10, 2008 at 10:00 AM
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    derekabraham

    derekabraham Living vicariously through everybody

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    I don't really like them. Some look better than others though.
     
  9. Sep 10, 2008 at 10:00 AM
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    zombot

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    bull bar and offroad lights, tool box and other minor storage mods
    it was a place to put some lights, and the shape matches the shape of the tacoma grill almost exactly.
    not all trucks can say that, seems like it's a tacoma thing.
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    if i had a way to remove the lower grill and mount it THROUGH there so that it actually fit over the grill, that might be interesting.
    but i'd have to fab up some crazy new mounts.

    or buy something like this, in black.
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    y'know...IF i wanted to destroy the front of my hood in a minor collision.
    ;)
     
  10. Sep 10, 2008 at 11:32 AM
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    Rudbwoy7s

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    well I was thinking of buying one simply for cosmetic reasons but now I'm not so sure..
     
  11. Sep 10, 2008 at 11:45 AM
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    Agent475

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  12. Sep 10, 2008 at 11:56 AM
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    Dark Knight

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    Nay...dont like how bull bars mount from the bottom and hand down. go with the n-fab if you want some lights.
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  13. Sep 10, 2008 at 12:00 PM
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    Jasone510

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    I agree :thumbsup: That is what I have sittin' in my garage waiting to be installed...
     
  14. Sep 10, 2008 at 12:07 PM
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    Ridingontrd

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    K/C light bar.
     
  15. Sep 10, 2008 at 12:39 PM
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    Taos1

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    I considered it for a second. For the street, it serves no purpose for me and I never go off-roading.
     
  16. Sep 10, 2008 at 12:45 PM
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    Rudbwoy7s

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    now that I think about how the bull bar would hinder air bag deployment in the event of an accident I've decided naaaaaaayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy
     
  17. Sep 10, 2008 at 4:01 PM
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    RedTaco2134

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    I say Nay. Bull bars Hang way to low up front, could possibly get you hung up on obstacles off-road, and clearance issues. If you take it in the mud it will act like a plow, slowing you down, or getting you stuck.
     
  18. Sep 10, 2008 at 4:03 PM
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    Khaos

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    If you wheel, don't waste your time with one. I have one and though I think it looks good, it was a mistake to buy. It blocks your recovery point and severely limits your ground clearance/approach angle.
     
  19. Sep 10, 2008 at 4:08 PM
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    Chomag

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    Yay, imo between a brush guard and a bull bar. The bull bar looks a whole lot better.
     
  20. Sep 10, 2008 at 4:23 PM
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    Usurper

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    Here's a picture of my bull bar. For those who say it sits too low.. get a lift lit on it! =D

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