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Hunter Truck Wholesale Grille Guard

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by nitrus5, Dec 30, 2008.

  1. Dec 30, 2008 at 12:46 PM
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    nitrus5

    nitrus5 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Anyone out there have pictures of this grille guard on their trucks??? Or had experience with them??
    this price and free shipping is hard to pass up on. I was looking for just a light bar but this is the price of a good light bar and has the brush guards.

    http://www.huntertruckwholesale.com/?ITEMID=GT-811
     
  2. Dec 30, 2008 at 12:50 PM
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    Delmarva

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    I think 'LonghornTaco' has the hunter on his truck... but I could be wrong...
     
  3. Dec 30, 2008 at 1:27 PM
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    hillbillynwv

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    My wife has a similar grille guard on her 4Runner. They provide great protection (from deer) but are a pain in the ass when washing and detailing the front end.
     
  4. Dec 30, 2008 at 1:40 PM
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    tacomaman06

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    LonghornTaco has a westin grille guard.


    i just ordered a hunter brush guard from ebay.......should be pretty good. got decent reviews.
     
  5. Dec 30, 2008 at 1:58 PM
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    Delmarva

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    eh... figured as much... that's ok... they all look about the same... :D
     
  6. Dec 30, 2008 at 2:05 PM
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    tacomaman06

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    true dat!!:D
     
  7. Dec 30, 2008 at 2:10 PM
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    nitrus5

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    thanks guys i think i'm goin to order one!! tired of messing around
    i just wanted to make sure they weren't crap. They look like the fit the curves well.
     
  8. Dec 30, 2008 at 2:12 PM
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    tacomaman06

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    they should be pretty damn good man!!
     
  9. Dec 30, 2008 at 2:30 PM
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    muliefever

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    I had one on my 06 F150 that I traded in. I really liked it. But the damn thing vibrated like crazy from the bolt on design. So I threw on some welds and some black paint. Fixed!
     
  10. Dec 30, 2008 at 2:34 PM
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    tacomaman06

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    thats what i plan on doing to mine once i get it. gonna weld up the part that bolts to the brackets, and make it to where it'll basically be one piece when removed.
     
  11. Dec 30, 2008 at 6:25 PM
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    EricS76

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    I got the black hunter grill guard for Christmas. For the price it's hard to beat, but I will be making new frame mount brackets this weekend or at least making some longer gussets. They are a little more than 1/8th inch thick, and the whole grill guard shakes side to side over bumps. Only side to side, not up and down. And it hasn't contacted the body yet. Other than that, the design is good and it fits well. I may add a couple more bars if I can find some thin wall stock, but they are built the same way most other taco grill guards are. Just a little lacking on the mounting brackets.
     
  12. Dec 30, 2008 at 6:29 PM
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    you got pics of yours mounted??
     
  13. Dec 30, 2008 at 6:38 PM
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    i have one on my truck no pics though, fairly easy to install fair quality, im getting ready to take mine off and put a light bar on
     
  14. Dec 30, 2008 at 6:40 PM
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    rhoppas

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    I have the stainless Hunter bull bar on my truck. It is excellent. It looks as good as the day I put it on. Hopefully the brush guard is built just as well...

    Edit: I did make new mounting tabs for my lights out of stainless. It came with black ones.
     
  15. Dec 30, 2008 at 8:51 PM
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    I tried to take some pics, but they turned out bad. Black truck, black grillguard and night didn't look good. It looks exactly like the one on their website.

    http://www.huntertruckwholesale.com/?ITEMID=GT-811

    What causes the shaking isn't where the grill guard bolts to the frame brackets, it is the frame brackets themselves. They are thin and only have a small triangle gusset that's about 1.5 inches long. On metal that thin, the gusset really needs to be 5 or 6 inches long. (the frame brackets are 10.5 inches long). I plan on makeing my own out of 1/4 inch flat stock or adding alot longer triangle gusset to the origional brackets. Depends on how much time I have. I also don't like the fact that they don't supply black nuts and bolts to bolt the guard to the frame brackets, but we've got a different grill guard on the ranch truck that was twice as much and they're not black either.
     
  16. Dec 30, 2008 at 9:02 PM
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    Have one and love it. Well worth the money.
     
  17. Dec 31, 2008 at 9:07 AM
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    nitrus5

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    ok i ordered it.
    how long does it take for them to ship it??
    should i install it and see how badly it shakes or just reinforce the mounting brackets first then install it??
     
  18. Dec 31, 2008 at 10:50 AM
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    EricS76

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    I don't know how long it takes to ship, I recieved it as a Christmas present. I would have reinforced it first if I had known it would shake so bad. I drive on alot of dirt roads and it is very noticable. It doesn't move much at all on paved roads. If you don't drive much on rough roads, I would go ahead and mount it. But if you drive on any rough roads I'd reinforce it first. That way you won't have to mount it twice.
     
  19. Feb 6, 2009 at 7:06 AM
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    wiscdave

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    I just installed the Hunter brush guard. Oveall its nice, but it has a shake when you hit the bumps. What have others done to fix this problem?
     
  20. Feb 6, 2009 at 7:08 AM
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    Ghost96Romeo

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    It doesn't look like it fits the lines of the truck well on the 2nd gen. Too wide around the headlights.
     
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