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"Grill guard ideas?"

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by tacoman00, Mar 16, 2011.

  1. Mar 16, 2011 at 2:37 PM
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    tacoman00

    tacoman00 [OP] Your Average Joe

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    Im looking for something that will go on my bumper on grill, something similar to a bull bar, but i dont know cause the bull bars make the truck look lower in my opinion. i like the smittybilt grille saver but i dont know. any ideas would be greatly appreciated. also i would like PICTURES, and i want to see what that smittybilt one looks like on a tacoma if anyone out there has one. thanks alot!:D
     
  2. Mar 16, 2011 at 2:50 PM
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  3. Mar 16, 2011 at 3:04 PM
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    rleeharris

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  4. Mar 16, 2011 at 3:13 PM
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    tacoman00

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    thanks guys but im kinda looking for like the bull bar/ protective type, if i do get something like a bull bar ill prob put 2 Hella's on it though.
     
  5. Mar 17, 2011 at 12:49 PM
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    tacoman00

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  6. Mar 17, 2011 at 1:18 PM
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    Pugga

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    What are you looking for protection from because bull bars won't take much of a hit. Most bend fairly easily. They're good for a light mounting location and that's about all I'd expect from it. There are some grille guards, like a Ranch Hand, that are pretty hefty that would provide protection to a degree. I've got a cheaper Hunter grille guard which is good for mounting lights, but again, I wouldn't expect it to do much it I hit anything with it.
     
  7. Mar 17, 2011 at 1:23 PM
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    anormis

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    Check out mine in my pics its as hunter brush guard
     
  8. Mar 17, 2011 at 3:17 PM
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    guyjones10

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    look at my bullbar in gallery. hope it helps
     
  9. Mar 17, 2011 at 3:20 PM
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    Derpy Derek

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    I mounted two KC lights on my Westin brush guard.
    Here it is:
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  10. Mar 17, 2011 at 4:14 PM
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    tacoman00

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    main thing i like the look. i really want an ARB safari bumper but thats shellin out 1100 dollars so that outta the question
     
  11. Mar 17, 2011 at 4:17 PM
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    DubyaDawg

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    I'm starting to feel like a broken record because of this, but what about the Avid Bar? Much stronger than bull bar, gives you more protection (strength wise and area wise), and gives you a good position for lights. Check out my gallery so you can see what it looks like on a Silver Sport DC.
     
  12. Mar 18, 2011 at 1:06 AM
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    looks good
     
  13. Mar 18, 2011 at 1:47 AM
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    I want the Avid light bar. It is going to be the next thing I add to my truck. I use to like bull bars and brush guards, but after reading threads about them, I think the light bar is almost the same strength.
     
  14. Mar 18, 2011 at 1:56 AM
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    I love my Westin Grill Guard. I'll put some hella lights on it when I get back from AFG.

    Signature truck.jpg
     
  15. Mar 19, 2012 at 6:57 PM
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    JaimeDawg

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    im looking for a grill saver too i saw this one on amazon but couldnt find anyone on here that has it heres the link http://www.amazon.com/Smittybilt-54...TF8&coliid=I2ZDXMBYP9A90N&colid=2HC8K44ZRR2P3 .... im a newb so dunno if i searched right.. also i couldnt tell if this one was shiny black or black chrome..i have the skid plate that came with my trd offroad package does anyone know if this has to be removed or can i install around it:confused:..any pics with this bar grill would be helpfull thanx :)
     
  16. Mar 19, 2012 at 7:01 PM
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    Avid Light Bar!! FTW!!!
     
  17. Mar 19, 2012 at 10:48 PM
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    Here are some pics of the Westin bull bar on my truck:

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  18. Mar 20, 2012 at 1:02 PM
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    x2 on westin

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  19. Mar 20, 2012 at 2:15 PM
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    Hunter 4x4: Just put it on. Seems to be good quality, I like the looks (the see through bottom doesn't make it seem lower), and it was only $135 shipped.

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  20. Jun 27, 2014 at 9:03 PM
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    Hey, those look really sharp, looking at picking up some daylighters for my tacoma. Ive got an aries grille guard (looks very similar to you and I think your lights fit perfectly. What size are those lights? (sorry if this has already been asked) I was gonna guess 6" but I wanted to be sure

    Thanks
     
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