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Grille guard help

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by stombs, Mar 9, 2014.

  1. Mar 9, 2014 at 1:29 PM
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    stombs

    stombs [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I was thinking about putting a grille guard on my truck and I have down to two different models (still open to other suggestions). The one I am leaning towards is http://westinautomotive.com/westin/viewproduct.jsp?prod=Sportsman+Winch+Mount+Grille+Guard&id=29&vehicleId=&year=2013&make=TOYOTA&model=Tacoma&submodel=&cabstyle=&guid=855669eb-7438-aec0-9727-4780c1a53674

    the second one i was looking at is http://westinautomotive.com/westin/viewproduct.jsp?prod=Sportsman+Grille+Guard&id=30&vehicleId=&year=2013&make=TOYOTA&model=Tacoma&submodel=&cabstyle=&guid=0d9c6da3-c38e-995f-ac85-6c284342e82a

    the only reason i would go with the second is its cheaper. if anyone can tell me what they think of westin products or if they other grille guards they like let me know. thanks for reading!
     
  2. Mar 9, 2014 at 1:41 PM
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    Fire Taco Fighter

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    this is before westin winch mount

    photo (5).jpg
     
  4. Mar 9, 2014 at 2:42 PM
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    Thanks for the advice I think I will go with the more expensive one. also how was installation? some people say its really easy others say it was rough.. thanks again!
     
  5. Mar 9, 2014 at 2:44 PM
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    The shop I manage sells westin products. They are a good company, and their products are all well made
     
  6. Mar 9, 2014 at 5:10 PM
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    the grill guard was easy the winch mount was a bit of a pain.
     
  7. Mar 9, 2014 at 5:21 PM
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    how long did it take?
     
  8. Mar 9, 2014 at 5:21 PM
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    thanks for the tip i think im gonna stick with westin
     
  9. Mar 9, 2014 at 5:31 PM
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    I love all the fellow Jersey people here. Fire, I love that setup and was looking to do the same but did all that weight on the front end cause any problems with your front end suspension or any sag?
     
  10. Mar 9, 2014 at 6:55 PM
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    There might a lil sag. Not much. Rides great with the billies and eibach coils. Between winch,mount and grill guard its aroun 120lbs
     
  11. Mar 28, 2014 at 6:36 PM
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    how long does the black ones stay rust free? I had one on my jeep years ago and it lasted about 4 years before it started to rust. I know the SS ones have a lifetime warranty and I think the black powder coated have a 5 year warranty.
     
  12. Jul 19, 2014 at 11:33 PM
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    azgunrunner

    azgunrunner A guy that knows a guy, that knows a guy...

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    I'm thinking about getting the same mount. Can you tell me how far it sticks out ? Do you have side profile pics?
     
  13. Mar 29, 2020 at 1:33 PM
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    Zaybunt25

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    Can anyone help me out and let me know if a 2008 grille guard will fit on a 2016 Tacoma? Need an answer before I drive 3 hours to buy this
     
  14. Mar 29, 2020 at 2:10 PM
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    Ouch! 2008 grille guard will fit on a 2016 Tacoma?
    Your 2" wider than our trucks.
    You will have to consider that and if the frame is wider.
    I don't have the answer you seek...
     
  15. Mar 29, 2020 at 5:24 PM
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    It doesn’t have a winch mount but check out ranch hand.. I have one on my 2014 and it’s held up well
     

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