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Get rid of brush guard for light bar?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Costa09, Mar 25, 2012.

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Keep brush guard or get light bar

Poll closed Apr 24, 2012.
  1. Keep brush guard

    29.3%
  2. Get a light bar

    29.3%
  3. Get a light bar and grille craft

    41.5%
  1. Mar 25, 2012 at 5:07 PM
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    Costa09

    Costa09 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I will have pictures up of what it looks like now tomorrow just need some help making my mind up. I have a westin brush guard with 4 hella 500's. i like it but I thinking of a Nfab or RBP light bar and grille craft to make the front end look cleaner. Just an idea. would love a relentless bumber but the fiancee want go for that lol, just getting a little tired of seeing the thing shake likes its going to fall off when i am going down the rode to or hit a bump. I like the look somedays but here lately i been wanting to take it off for a light bar. Give ideas or anything!

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  2. Mar 25, 2012 at 7:15 PM
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    Maverick904

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    stay away from anything with the RBP name on it...WAYY overpriced.

    the nfab/smittybuilt bar is a good option. and fairly popular around here

    also look into lights behind the grill if you want a super clean look.
     
  3. Mar 25, 2012 at 7:15 PM
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    BradleyJ33

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    Grillcraft with Avid Lightbar
     
  4. Mar 26, 2012 at 1:15 PM
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    Costa09

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    Yeah thats what I have been seeing, and the lights behind the grill is in the back of my mind also.
     
  5. Mar 26, 2012 at 1:16 PM
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    Fiolo

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    Light bar and satoshi
     
  6. Mar 26, 2012 at 1:33 PM
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    Costa09

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    I was actually going to ask you how much for your grill's I saw your sig yesterday
     
  7. Mar 26, 2012 at 1:36 PM
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    Pugga

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    Just made the switch you're thinking about and love the results. I went from a stainless steel brush guard like yours except with 2 lights to an Nfab with 4 lights.
     
  8. Mar 26, 2012 at 1:39 PM
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  9. Mar 26, 2012 at 1:40 PM
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    BuzzardsGottaEat

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    I personally think that brush guard looks good on your truck. I would keep it and upgrade the lights to LightForce :D
     
  10. Mar 26, 2012 at 1:43 PM
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    So far I've added an Advance folding bed cover and since removed it. Gave it to my son in Maine, he has an 05 2wd. GT perfect fit seat covers. Weathertech floor mats and window vent visors. Waag center brush/grill guard. Hose clamp tailgate mod. Turned off the seat belt chime. Added Ultra-Gauge. Trailer hitch. Softopper. Replaced sun visors with slide out style. Toyota bed extender. Had Firestone Destinations and now Michelin LTX AT2 in stock size. More mods to come; Fog lights, locking storage in bed, intermittent wipers. Now looking for Radio/HU upgrade. and maybe a lift way down the road.
    I like my grill guard because of the soccer moms at the grocery store and mall. I've been bumped into several times before I put it on. Now they don't get near it. Even if they did bump it I don't care.
     
  11. Mar 26, 2012 at 1:49 PM
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    Keep it! Sell the lights, and upgrade to HIDs! (but only 2 this time)
     
  12. Mar 26, 2012 at 2:39 PM
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    I too like the look of the brushguard with lights.
    On my old Toy PU I had a brush guard with PIAA lights (combo OR driving light and ion crystal fogs) and they never bounced off road. I secured the side guards to the steel bumper with home-made brackets and it was SOLID. (I deflected two deer with it).

    I wonder if the lights themselves or the mounting brackets contribute more to the bouncing?

    My new ride will probably get a full-metal jacket bumper with integrated hoops and light mounts.

    I will try to restore my old lights and reuse them if I can.


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  13. Mar 26, 2012 at 6:57 PM
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    Costa09

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    Yeah I think I will too. Just got to do it!


    Yeah man I like it too, but here lately I been thinking of getting rid off it. I wanted lightforces! Seen the video of them getting shot by the 12guage. Just didnt want to pay the$$ lol
     
  14. Mar 27, 2012 at 8:19 PM
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    Costa09

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    and the brush guard is for sale too $250. about to post it up.
     
  15. Mar 27, 2012 at 8:21 PM
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    rbeezy

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    the light bar and grill craft, OR Satoshi, would definitely look cleaner than the brush guard
     
  16. Mar 29, 2012 at 1:50 PM
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    For sure. Thats the way i am going
     
  17. Mar 29, 2012 at 5:09 PM
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    +1
     
  18. Mar 29, 2012 at 7:57 PM
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