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Heavy duty grille for taco

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Pibbles99, Oct 21, 2018.

  1. Oct 21, 2018 at 7:29 AM
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    Pibbles99

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    Saw this grille today
    I like it . I can mount fog lights on it and it offers great protection for lights.
    Can somebody point me to a link so I can get prices?

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  2. Oct 21, 2018 at 7:33 AM
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    metrick1215

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    You are looking for a grille gaurd not just a grille. Go to Amazon and look there are hundreds of options. Now that being said, this will not protect you in any kind of accident. It will most likely do more damage than you would have started with.
     
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    Damage multiplier
     
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    You beat me to it
     
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    Try a Ranch Hand. They make the best grille guards that offer the best damage control considering.
     
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  7. Oct 21, 2018 at 7:55 AM
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    ^It's great for pushing shopping carts out of the way at the mall... where the photo in the OP is taken.
     
  8. Oct 21, 2018 at 8:25 AM
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    Thanks for input guys. I can now see how it can spread the damage around.
    How about deer?
     
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    To be fair that brush guard WILL protect your more fragile front end components. Grille, plastic bumper, headlights etc. but only in a low speed collision. Any accident at higher speeds could end up damaging your frame rails because of how it attaches to the truck.
     
  10. Oct 21, 2018 at 10:26 AM
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    Exactly my thoughts after a closer look
     
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    A brush guard isn’t doing anything to the frame rails. I don’t blame you for absurd statements like this because no doubt you read it here on this forum, and are repeating it.

    Please don’t take it personal for me calling it absurd. TW has a shitty habit of not bothering to be accurate, so this post is clarifying that that is nonsense.

    A 150 lb bumper made out of 1/4” steel plate that bolts to the frame rails with big bolts and lots of plating is much different than a 60 lb brush guard made out of hollow, thin walled tubing.
     
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    Depends on size and speed of the collision:

    @Supra TT hit a deer in 2012 with his All-Pro plate bumper and one of the side sections got bent (1/8" boxed steel in that area): https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads/hit-a-deer.248393/

    @Creston hit a deer in 2012 with his Australian ARB bumper (designed for kangaroo strikes) and the frame's crumple zones activated, causing his truck to be totaled. Couldn't even open his door and had to crawl out the window: https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads/arb-bumper-deer-vaporizor-truck-destroyer.246225/

    Sometimes you hit the deer's hip, which causes the head to spin around into the rocker panel, so you get door damage as well.

    Friend's vegan wife totaled her Prius hitting a deer. Greatest irony ever. :laugh:
     
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    BUCKLE UP! It makes it harder for Aliens to pull you out of your Truck.
    If the impact is severe enough it ain’t gonna matter. I’m glad it’s there 99 percent of the time (haven’t had the pleasure of the other 1 percent)
     
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    Yep... Durham/Lee NH. A ton of Deer there that get owned on a regular basis on those roads.

    When my car hit the deer I was going around 45 or 50. My car has a lift so the deer was pretty much level with that Avid Bar. I encountered some front end damage but the frame is true etc. It was in the shop and no where near an insurance total scenario.

    Some of the guys I know around here swear by those Deer Whistles to help.
    Not sure how much data is out there on if they really work.
     
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    I hit that bad boy pretty fast too. Wish I would of had that bumper longer, but I am glad I had it for that hit, otherwise I know for a fact the taco would of been totaled.
     
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    I am curious.

    Has there been a study you are basing this statement on?

    Or is this more voodoo science?
     
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    Those things are just for looks until you get into a collision and they fold over and crush everything.
     
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    If the impact is strong enough to gold that thing over, wouldn't the stuff behind said folded over guard be crushed anyway?


    And thank you for referencing the study yo prove your opinion.......
     
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