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Help me decide: brush guard, yes or no

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by GA_TACO4x4, Jul 15, 2010.

  1. Jul 15, 2010 at 2:18 PM
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    GA_TACO4x4

    GA_TACO4x4 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    here 'n there
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    I've had it on going on 3 years now. dont get me wrong i love it, and its saved me a couple times, but im just startin to think its time for a new look. so should i leave it or take it off?

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  2. Jul 15, 2010 at 2:22 PM
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    skistoy

    skistoy Make mine a Double!

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    sorry, they dont make this one anymore
    but may-be you could find something simular
     
  3. Jul 15, 2010 at 2:23 PM
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    Blue

    Blue You're my boy blue

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    if you take it off are you going to replace it with something else?
     
  4. Jul 15, 2010 at 2:34 PM
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    GA_TACO4x4

    GA_TACO4x4 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    idk...id love to get what skistoy has but its discontinued :(

    thinking about blacking out the bottom-half of the bumper and doing a grillecraft maybe.
     
  5. Jul 15, 2010 at 2:50 PM
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    TacoRun

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    I would say keep it. Maybe try to remove the little thin bars that go across the head lights. Might give it a different look and still have the brush guard on for protection. Also how good is it and what brand is it?
     
  6. Jul 15, 2010 at 2:51 PM
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    Incognito

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    X2, I'd take the headlight part off.
     
  7. Jul 15, 2010 at 2:54 PM
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    Primersinmyshoe

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    Take it off! Then send it to me for disposal.
     
  8. Jul 15, 2010 at 3:03 PM
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    GA_TACO4x4

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    cant remember the brand but its been a good one. its not that cheap flimsy Hunter brand crap. i used to get compliments on it all the time.
     
  9. Jul 15, 2010 at 3:05 PM
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    GA_TACO4x4

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    the only part of the headlight cover that comes off are the three middle bars. i wish i could take them off and leave just the center section.
     
  10. Jul 15, 2010 at 3:15 PM
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    TacoRun

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    Yeah just the center section would look cool.
     
  11. Jul 15, 2010 at 3:56 PM
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    GA_TACO4x4

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    too bad it dont come apart like that.
     
  12. Jul 15, 2010 at 4:45 PM
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    wing103

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    Take it off!! It dose not protect any impact when in accident, it will make it even worse!!!!
     
  13. Jul 15, 2010 at 4:52 PM
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    If the crossbars and uprights are welded together and you're absolutely sure about not wanting to undo the change, there's always the sawzall option....
     
  14. Jul 15, 2010 at 4:53 PM
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    Primersinmyshoe

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    I'm in the market for one. Which one will protect the front end?
     
  15. Jul 15, 2010 at 5:26 PM
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    skistoy

    skistoy Make mine a Double!

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    I disagree. i rear ended a nissan a few years back with my push bar
    I just pulled the push bar back into place
    the nissan had a couple thousand dollars damage.

    Is it going to totally save your front end - no
    but any additional crumple zone helps
     
  16. Jul 15, 2010 at 5:32 PM
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    The Yellow Dart

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    Wow. I really like that bull bar. What brand/model is it? Maybe I can find someone getting rid of theirs.
     
  17. Jul 15, 2010 at 5:36 PM
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    guyjones10

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    Keep it, looks good, remove headlight guards and put on 4" black step tubes.
     
  18. Jul 15, 2010 at 6:06 PM
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    skistoy

    skistoy Make mine a Double!

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