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grill guard proction- tight on money

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by offroader123, Mar 2, 2017.

  1. Mar 2, 2017 at 11:37 PM
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    offroader123

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    After putting on 31in off road tires, new rims and a bilsten lift I am going down the home stretch! I drive a 2005 Tocama but live in iowa so I am paranoid about hitting a deer. As I have done research the grille guards like https://www.carid.com/2005-toyota-tacoma-grill-guards/aries-one-piece-grille-guard-33154785.html
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    https://www.carid.com/2005-toyota-tacoma-grill-guards/westin-sportsman-grille-guard-379774.html
    will only make the damage worse if I hit something by bending the frame. Am I correct on this? I can afford an off road bull guard because I'm going to college soon. I have roughly 400-ish to spend.
     
  2. Mar 2, 2017 at 11:48 PM
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    image.jpg Keep saving. They will do more harm than good if you ever do hit something bigger than a small stick.
     
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    BartMaster1234

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    You won't get any real protection unless you get a full bumper replacement like an ARB. If you're tight on money you could fab up one yourself.

    I have one on my '98 just because of the way it looks. I know it multiplies damage and is ass on my fuel economy but I have it simply because of how it looks.
     
  4. Mar 2, 2017 at 11:56 PM
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    SoCOTaco

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    I just got in a wreck with a bar on the front of my truck. (Check build thread for pics) All it did was multiply damage. Either keep saving for a plate bumper, or see if you can score a used one locally. All a bull bar/grill guard will do is multiply damage if you hit a deer or another car, costing you more money.
     
  5. Mar 3, 2017 at 6:19 AM
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    orezona

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    Finding a local fab is another great way to pinch pennies because shipping a full bumper is definitely more expensive.

    Not sure where in Iowa you are but a quick google search came up with "Xtreme Terrain Off-Road" and they do full bumpers. Driving a while to get something is still cheaper than shipping, usually.
     
  6. Mar 5, 2017 at 12:50 AM
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    02YotaGuy

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    not a bad price tag at all actually!
     
  8. Mar 5, 2017 at 12:58 AM
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    That is the one I'm considering for my 05.
     
  9. Mar 5, 2017 at 3:57 AM
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    How much $ is Jerry Jones going to pay you to advertise for him?
     
  10. Mar 5, 2017 at 11:15 AM
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    Lthompson

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    could try one of these. upload_2017-3-5_13-15-26.jpg
     
  11. Mar 5, 2017 at 11:30 AM
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    I second the arb bumper. Just google Tacoma arb bumper after hitting deer and you'll see why people get these. I'm sure other plate bumpers are good too. Good luck Image 6.jpg
     

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