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Chrome or Black?? Bull Guard or Full Brush Guard??

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by HottyToddy, Sep 13, 2009.

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Brush Guard, Bull Bar, Chrome, or Black

Poll closed Oct 13, 2009.
  1. Brush Guard

    44.2%
  2. Bull Bar

    41.9%
  3. Chrome

    11.6%
  4. Black

    69.8%
  1. Sep 13, 2009 at 6:32 PM
    #1
    HottyToddy

    HottyToddy [OP] Active Member

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    Hey guys I recently purchased a 2009 double cab Tacoma that is painted in Barcelona Red Metallic. I am trying to decide whether or not to buy a full brush guard or a bull bar for the front bumper. Also am curious which would look better black or chrome..?? Would like to hear suggestions or see pictures if possible...
     
  2. Sep 13, 2009 at 6:34 PM
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    tacomaman06

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    me personally....i like black accessories better than chrome, but thats just me. it really depends on what you like, and what other accessories you plan on getting. as far as bull bar or brush guard......brush guard all the way. i had a bull bar on the 06 i had, and i get real tired of it real quick.
     
  3. Sep 13, 2009 at 6:36 PM
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    huntertodd

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  4. Sep 13, 2009 at 6:37 PM
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    derekabraham

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    Black. Don't get a bull bar though. They don't look very visually appealing. Brush guards are pretty cool.
     
  5. Sep 13, 2009 at 6:45 PM
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    Blacoma

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    Black bull bar.
     
  6. Sep 13, 2009 at 6:58 PM
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    JayAre

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    I vote black brush guard. Specifically, I like the Warn Trans4mer. It's your truck though, look around the forum and find what you like best.
     
  7. Sep 13, 2009 at 7:10 PM
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    skistoy

    skistoy Make mine a Double!

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  8. Sep 13, 2009 at 7:35 PM
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    HwyRogue

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    IMHO - Red / Black definitely looks a LOT better than Red / Chrome... I like a dark contrast (ergo my Silver / Black theme) than the chrome... if my wife would let me darken the chrome on my Acura, I'd be all over that.. but she won't let me (yet :D)

    Now.. you leave it wide open.. bull bar or brush guard.. WHICH bull bar or brush guard are you thinking about?
     
  9. Sep 13, 2009 at 8:13 PM
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    HottyToddy

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    Thanks guys keep the suggestions and pictures coming!! Skistoy that is a nice picture of your rig and i like that bull bar I haven't seen one like it before. I am looking at the Westin Sportsman and Aries Brush Guard. Not sure about the bull bar.. curious to see what all is out there.
     
  10. Sep 13, 2009 at 8:18 PM
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    tacomaman06

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    here is my truck...........silver/black theme..........the only way to go(for me anyway)..

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  11. Sep 14, 2009 at 4:11 PM
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    carmellocafe

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    I think black will look best with your red truck.:)
     
  12. Sep 14, 2009 at 5:24 PM
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    jtav2002

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    Will be putting a black Aries bull bar on my mag gray Sport tomorrow. So black bull bar is my vote.
     
  13. Sep 14, 2009 at 5:36 PM
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    HottyToddy

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    thanks guys for your thoughts...yea i have always like the red and black combination.. anyone out there already have aries bull or brush guard installed on new tacoma??
     
  14. Sep 14, 2009 at 6:48 PM
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    gupster88

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    i voted black brushguard. protects your headlight and grille more. plus you do not have to worry about the black as much as chrome
     
  15. Sep 14, 2009 at 6:52 PM
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    WilsonTheDog

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    I have a similar color, IRP, and black on red definitely looks better, IMO. That's what I'm doing.

    However, I'm voting for none of the above because I don't like bull or brush guards.
     
  16. Sep 16, 2009 at 6:47 PM
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    OffroadToy

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    I purchased the black Westin Bullbar & Tube Steps for my radiant red taco...never regretted it.
     
  17. Sep 16, 2009 at 6:48 PM
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    rhoppas

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    I have to be different. I voted for chrome/stainless bull bar. However, it really depends on what else you plan to do to the truck. Keep the long-term target in mind. My bull bar is a bit different then the Aries/Westin you see everywhere.

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  18. Sep 30, 2009 at 1:02 PM
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    4U_2_NV

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    hey where did u get that bull bar rhoppas? it looks awsome love it
     
  19. Oct 7, 2009 at 7:11 PM
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    t-com09

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    black bullbar
     
  20. Jan 27, 2010 at 4:09 PM
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    2001tacoma4life

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    i just ordered my westin black bull bar for $223
    i voted black bull bar
     
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