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Defiant light bar first impressions with pics

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by wmflyfisher, Aug 24, 2009.

  1. Aug 24, 2009 at 7:46 PM
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    wmflyfisher

    wmflyfisher [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Got this bad boy in the mail the other day from Paul over at Defiant Offroad. This morning I installed it and all I can say is WOW. This piece of art was worth every penny at $292 shipped to my door powder coated and all. Installation was very easy and took roughly 45 mins. I really couldn't believe the thickness of steel used. I'm almost positive the mounting brackets are 1/2" thick. I actually put all my weight (190lbs.) on the bar and it didn't even budge. Paul was a super awesome guy to deal with as well. His customer service skills were great and he can make anything you like. I give this product an A+. Feel free to ask any questions.

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  2. Aug 24, 2009 at 7:48 PM
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    usctacoma

    usctacoma Be a thinker, not a stinker

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    That looks really good. It blends in pretty good and it almost looks like the lights are mounted to the truck not the bar. But it looks really sharp. I like it.
     
  3. Aug 24, 2009 at 7:51 PM
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    MUDFISH

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    Damn... that looks really nice... first light bar I've seen that doesn't block the from license plate...
     
  4. Aug 24, 2009 at 7:52 PM
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    white+Peal

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    nice i like it. Real sharp looking
     
  5. Aug 24, 2009 at 7:52 PM
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    derekabraham

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    Looks good!
     
  6. Aug 24, 2009 at 7:54 PM
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    grdnrxr

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    very nice.......
     
  7. Aug 24, 2009 at 7:57 PM
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    wmflyfisher

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    Thanks guys. I really like it so far. I looked at the Avids but thought they hung too low. I got this one for under $300 shipped and powder coated. The Avid bars are more if not mistaken without paint.
     
  8. Aug 24, 2009 at 8:02 PM
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    Simon2150

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    I like it. Flows with bumper lines really well.
     
  9. Aug 24, 2009 at 8:07 PM
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    mreimann

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    how did u track down those fj wheels?! They are pretty rare, and otherwise they cost like over 1k
     
  10. Aug 24, 2009 at 8:29 PM
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    Yeah I got pretty damn lucky. I just bought the truck about 3 months ago and the wheels were already on it! Oh yeah, only paid $15k too with 60k miles :)
     
  11. Aug 24, 2009 at 8:42 PM
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    :eek: Thats one sweet find!! congrats on that
     
  12. Aug 24, 2009 at 9:18 PM
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    Looks really good!
     
  13. Aug 24, 2009 at 9:23 PM
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    Looks good! What kind of Hella Lights are those? HID?
     
  14. Aug 24, 2009 at 9:24 PM
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    Kyouto42

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    Looks good, that's the first bar that I actually think does look good honestly.
     
  15. Aug 24, 2009 at 9:25 PM
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    SocalMan22

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    That bar does sit better than the n-fab, looks real good that bar only come with 3 tabs?
     
  16. Aug 25, 2009 at 7:41 AM
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    Thanks guys!

    Their Hella 4000 non HID's. Pretty bright but I'm about to get 150 watt bulbs instead of the 55's they come with.

    The bar will come with however many tabs you like. Paul is very custom and designs each bar for you. He will space the tabs out for whichever light you choose.
     
  17. Aug 25, 2009 at 7:48 AM
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    StandingCow

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    I like it
     
  18. Aug 25, 2009 at 7:52 AM
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    looks awesome. I like the way it blends with the lines of the front end.
     
  19. Aug 25, 2009 at 7:56 AM
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    DeeKay21

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    That looks great!! Simple looking and not all crazy. Thats the way to go!!:D
     
  20. Aug 25, 2009 at 8:32 AM
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    Beefed Taco

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    Very nice bar, a little long imo, but overall, I lke it alot...the brackets are trick...and thick. Are those push in caps on the ends? Those lights are badass! :thumbsup:
     
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