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Got my bull bar installed

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Logically Insane, Mar 11, 2010.

  1. Mar 11, 2010 at 3:52 PM
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    Logically Insane

    Logically Insane [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Kobalt toolbox mounted with J-Hooks, Locks on storage compartments in bed, Window Visors, Toolbox LED Lights, Underbody Lights, More to come.
    First off, before anyone says they suck, or they're ugly or whatever.. I love 'em.. I'll leave it at that. lol

    I ordered the Aries one from AutoANything, and could not believe how fast they got it to me.. I bought it Monday night, they shipped Tuesday and I got it Wednesday... Amazing if ya ask me... lol

    Anyways, I screwed around today while it rained and finally the sun came out..
    I was already itching to get it on.. And so I finally got out there and did it..
    I'll admit the bumper bolts were pretty hard to get off, but I was able to use one of the L brackets as a breaker bar... haha..

    Anyways, here's what it came out looking like..

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    I got it all installed in probably an hour at the most.. I got all the brackets mounted and got a friend to hold it while I hooked it up to the brackets..
    Just made it simpler to do.. Wish now I would have had him help with the nerf bars, lol...

    Anyways.. someone please tell me how good it looks.. lol
     
  2. Mar 11, 2010 at 3:55 PM
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    jrw1965

    jrw1965 Well-Known Member

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    Looks good
     
  3. Mar 11, 2010 at 4:02 PM
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    jtav2002

    jtav2002 Kenny Fuckin Powers

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    Love my black Aries bar. Looks good, although I prefer the black myself. Just be careful with that "skid plate." I bent mine on a snow mound haha.
     
  4. Mar 11, 2010 at 4:28 PM
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    A7XT

    A7XT Reppin UWYO

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    True that about the, uh, "skid plate". I have a westin but its the same thing and that plate is weak as heck :( mine has been bent so many times but I can always hammer it out with the good old BFH :D
     
  5. Mar 11, 2010 at 4:58 PM
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    Logically Insane

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    I had thought of going with the black.. But I'm not really into the whole black out thing.. If bad gets to worse I'll have it rhino-lined.
    Yeah the plate was kind flemsy .. but oh well, I got it for looks more than anything.. lol
     
  6. Mar 11, 2010 at 5:10 PM
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    DeeKay21

    DeeKay21 Lieutenant Dan.

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    I think it looks good! Nobody better dogg on them if they are a true TW member. We normally dont hate on each other!!:eek::cool:
     
  7. Mar 11, 2010 at 5:15 PM
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    Gregg

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    Looks Great!!!:thumbsup:
     
  8. Mar 11, 2010 at 5:19 PM
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    tammikm

    tammikm Well-Known Member

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    looks great! but tilt it back closer to the bumper
     
  9. Mar 11, 2010 at 5:33 PM
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    Logically Insane

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    Yeah, its a bit complicated.. I was right in the middle of installing and getting it all right when I got a call to go do some work. So I tightened everything and left it.
     
  10. Mar 11, 2010 at 6:02 PM
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    Logically Insane

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    Thanks for reminding me about that, Just went outside and raised it a bit, I knew something didnt look right.. I'll take better pics when it gets daylight again.. Nothing like some nighttime working on the truck to get the neighbors to think Im crazy.
     
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