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Help Installing Westin Grille Guard

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by mr2lor, Feb 21, 2011.

  1. Feb 21, 2011 at 3:14 PM
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    mr2lor

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    I've just bought this from a TW member. The grille comes off from a 2006 Taco; however, I have a 2010. I've tried to put this on today, but am somewhat lost on how to install this. Can someone help identify if this westin grille guard can be install on a 2010? If so, where do I mount? See pics below of what I have as of right now, including some bolts and washer.

    TIA

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  2. Feb 21, 2011 at 3:22 PM
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    have you taken the factory skid plate off? i think it has to come off to install the bull bar
     
  3. Feb 21, 2011 at 3:35 PM
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    Some people say that you don't have to take the skid plate off....
     
  4. Feb 21, 2011 at 3:38 PM
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    Hmm.. if it was the brush guard I could help you, but I don't know how to install the bull bar.
     
  5. Feb 21, 2011 at 4:00 PM
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    It attaches to the bolt were the tow hook is, no skid plate removal was needed. The directions state to remove the tow hook others said that was not needed. I can try to take a close pic tomorrow in the light. See my pics for one that's installed
     
  6. Feb 21, 2011 at 4:08 PM
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    Thanks, will love to see pics so that I know how to install mine....btw can you verify if I got the correct bracket? Thanks...
     
  7. Feb 21, 2011 at 8:45 PM
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    :confused:ugh..I was hoping to get this up today, but I guess I'll have to wait until I'm free again....or at least have an idea how to put this up.....

    if someone have an instruction and/or visual pictures on how to put this up...i would appreciate very much...:D
     
  8. Feb 22, 2011 at 5:40 AM
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    Hopefully this helps in figuring which way to position the brackets. Sorry about the pic quality. If you have a specific question I will try to help.

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  9. Feb 22, 2011 at 2:05 PM
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    Thanks for the pictures...now where on the driver do I mount the bracket?..I know the passenger side, it is the two hook..
     
  10. Feb 23, 2011 at 12:50 PM
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    I feel like it's a failure on the two items that I've bought last weekend...nerf bar doesn't fit....the bull guard vibrate after installation..I guess it's not mount correctly or it's not suitable for my 2010 taco....
     
  11. Feb 23, 2011 at 4:49 PM
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    I just put an aries on an "09". didnt have to remove the skid plate. the brackets look the same. they go up against the square tubing that comes off the frame to the bumper. you use two existing bolts on each side,just take the nuts off,put bracket on & replace nuts. should be 2 long bolts-they go through entire square tubing. also 4 bolts to bolt bull bar onto brackets, 2 ea. side. mine were M10*30 (4) & M10*120 (2) plus nuts, washers, & lock washers. sorry-don't have pix. hope this helps. mine says -fits 05-10- should be same for yours .
     
  12. Feb 23, 2011 at 6:18 PM
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    no need to take the skid plate off, have you gone to the westin website for the pdf of the install instrucs? I put it on my self in about 45 min. Don't matter the year btwn 05 and 11. Just put bolts on loose til ya get the bar up then tighten em where you want it set.
     
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