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Hunter vs. Westin Grille guards

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by RedneckHT07, Jan 11, 2009.

  1. Jan 11, 2009 at 3:18 PM

    RedneckHT07 [OP] Member

    Jul 26, 2008
    Manhattan, KS
    08 Double Cab TRD Off Road
    Which is better; Hunter or Westin? Hard to beat the price of Hunter but I have heard that hunter grille guards vibrate, shake, wiggle, etc. when driving. To fix it people have welded the brackets or made their own brackets. I really don't want to go through that trouble.
  2. Jan 11, 2009 at 4:01 PM

    LonghornTaco Can you pass the bailout please?

    Oct 6, 2008
    First Name:
    Black 09 4x4 TRD Off Road Doublecab
    3" ToyTec coilover lift on Bilstein 5100s, Total Chaos UCAs, ToyTec diff drop, Scangauge II, 4D MagLite mounted on the drivers seat, Painted engine cover, Painted calipers (red), Painted skid plate (red) Valentine 1 radar detector hard wired, Damplifier Pro on the floor, back wall and doors, Luxury Liner Pro on the floor and doors, Kenwood DNX8120, 2 Pioneer TS-SW1041D 10" shallow mount subs, 2 Pioneer PRS-D4200F 1200W amps, Mr Marv sub enclosure, Hybrid Audio Clarus 6.5" components in the front doors, Alpine 5.25" coaxials in the rear doors, A.R.E. LSII fiberglass tonneau cover, All Pro bumper, All Pro sliders, Wet Okole seat covers, Sockmonkey Mountain badges, PIAA 510 SMR Driving Lights, Warn M8000 Winch, Bud Built skids
    I have a Westin. I looked at the Hunter's too, but what decided it for me were the vertical bars. The Hunter's are just straight. The Westin angles out just a bit, following the outside of the chrome grill surround. So, to me, the Hunter looked a little too generic while the Westin looked like it was made for the truck.

    Also, mine shakes right to left quite a bit. This is something you'll find on pretty much all of them I think. My Manik did the same thing on my Chevy. It's not bad, just noticeable.
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