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Buy a bull bar or not?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by 88nitro305, Feb 8, 2017.

  1. Feb 8, 2017 at 7:34 AM
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    88nitro305

    88nitro305 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I have the chance to buy a black bull bar for $50 but not sure if I would like it or if it will look cheesy... I have a white TRD OR with black method wheels... what does everyone think?
     
  2. Feb 8, 2017 at 7:40 AM
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    G.T.

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    Buy what you want for your truck and tell everyone that hates on it to kick rocks.
     
  3. Feb 8, 2017 at 7:56 AM
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    ChemDawg

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    Bull bars for looks.
    And/or hang lights on.
    If you like it.
    $50 seems like good price to try it out...
    If not.... can always re-sell
     
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  4. Feb 8, 2017 at 7:58 AM
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    ZachPrerunner

    ZachPrerunner Sometimes she goes, sometimes it doesn’t

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    No, just no.







    They'll end up doing more damage in the event of an impact, but it's honestly up to you. If you think it looks cheesy, don't do it.
     
  5. Feb 8, 2017 at 9:05 AM
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    PackCon

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    I agree with this. But sometimes they can look cool. Just know there is a risk with them if they are hit hard.
     
  6. Feb 8, 2017 at 9:24 AM
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    TacomaMike37

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    For $50, why not roll the dice.
     
  7. Feb 8, 2017 at 9:27 AM
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    when i see a bull bar, i cant help but think of bubba from forest gump....

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  8. Feb 8, 2017 at 10:37 AM
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    Thats funny, a woman at work has one on her Tacoma. She had her accelerator get stuck and plowed forward into a wall in front of her store and it kept her truck just about same as it was. probably an anomaly, but go figure.

    I say go for it. Im not a bull bar fan, but dont think they look bad. My thing is when people put them on for real offroading and realize they cant stand up to that.
     
  9. Feb 8, 2017 at 10:50 AM
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    ZachPrerunner

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    The bar can be pushed up into the grille with enough force.

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  10. Feb 8, 2017 at 11:13 AM
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    I didnt say use it for protection, i said "go figure". A bull bar is for looks, and shopping carts
     
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  12. Feb 8, 2017 at 11:47 AM
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    I decided not to get it, then he lowered the price to $40... I still don't want it though... it's a love hate thing for me I guess... I love the look some angles but others I hate it... I just wanted some input from the TW family! Thanks guys and if anyone is interested you can PM me and I'll let my friend know and maybe work out a deal
     
  13. Feb 8, 2017 at 12:23 PM
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  14. Feb 8, 2017 at 12:30 PM
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    Looks like garbage. Wont help in an impact. Get a Smittybilt light bar if you wanna put anything up front. l.jpg
     
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    It is also bolted to the reinforcement bar for the bumper. So when you hit something it basically acts as a wrench that ruins that bar when it might otherwise not have bent on impact.
    Fucking up your bumper is already expensive let alone ruining the underlying reinforcment.
     
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  16. Feb 8, 2017 at 2:32 PM
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    Guess I gotta spell it out for you.
     
  17. Feb 8, 2017 at 5:19 PM
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    It's really up to the user - the price is right, but ask yourself, are you thinking of this just because of the price? If it was $150 is it something you'd want?

    I don't like 'em, they serve no purpose
     
  18. Feb 8, 2017 at 5:51 PM
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    Justinlhc

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    Really deleted my comment? :jerkoff:
     

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