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Bull Bars; Yes or NO WAY......

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by GeoTaco1, Jan 28, 2011.

  1. Jan 28, 2011 at 3:42 PM
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    GeoTaco1

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    I am considering a bull bar, mostly for looks and when I park around idiots that hit you from the front backing up with their eyes closed, and witing to hear the bumper bump!

    I think a black bull bar will look better on mine since I have black hood bug deflectors anad windows deflectors, with a silver skid plate, like the Westin:
    http://www.autopartswarehouse.com/sku/Westin/Bull_Bar/W16331935.html?tlc=Exterior+Accessories

    But they do not show a 2011 available? I wonder if it's because the 2011 O.R. has the tow hooks on both sides of the front frame? But they can provide extended u clips so we canmount those on top??

    Thanks for any ideas!
     
  2. Jan 28, 2011 at 3:43 PM
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  3. Jan 28, 2011 at 3:44 PM
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    What he said^^^^
     
  4. Jan 28, 2011 at 3:50 PM
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    brutalguyracing

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  5. Jan 28, 2011 at 3:51 PM
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  6. Jan 28, 2011 at 3:54 PM
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  7. Jan 28, 2011 at 3:58 PM
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    2nd the avid offroad route if you are going to do anything along those lines, otherwise...man up and get a new bumper...then you'll inflict more damage than you'll receive if any retards back into you..
     
  8. Jan 28, 2011 at 4:20 PM
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    Not a huge fan of the Westin bull bar at all.
    Go big or go home: ARB
     
  9. Jan 28, 2011 at 6:51 PM
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    NWtacoma

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    ugliest thing you could possible do to your truck.
     
  10. Jan 28, 2011 at 7:28 PM
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    I bought an Aries bull bar a few weeks ago and I think it looks great. Here's a pic installed on my '11. I bought mine from AutoAnything.com. I bought mine for the 2010, but it fit my '11 just fine.

    01-19-11 Bull Bar.jpg
     
  11. Jan 28, 2011 at 7:33 PM
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  12. Jan 28, 2011 at 7:33 PM
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    Don't like the look of them. I'd prefer avid bar or all pro bumpers.
     
  13. Jan 28, 2011 at 7:58 PM
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    w8n4mud

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  14. Jan 28, 2011 at 8:04 PM
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    i say avid as well if you dont want a full offroad bumper
     
  15. Jan 28, 2011 at 8:31 PM
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    But it does not come with a skid plate like the bull bar.

    Is the stock skid plate on the 2011 Off Road good quality? Most of my off road adventures are on sand or some "mild" upsate NY hunting roads.
     
  16. Jan 28, 2011 at 8:57 PM
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    For what its worth, the TRD skid plate fits with the avid bar on the truck. You can have the best of both worlds.
    Mine is currently Line-X'd... as will my Avid bar when I get one.

    [​IMG]
     
  17. Jan 28, 2011 at 8:58 PM
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    AVID all the way!!!:D

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  19. Jan 28, 2011 at 9:12 PM
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    i wouldnt do it. but its your truck so do what you like and what youll be happy with
     
  20. Jan 28, 2011 at 9:38 PM
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    No..... But if u do I agree on avid
     
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