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I need a grill guard!

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Nunavut, Jan 27, 2012.

  1. Jan 27, 2012 at 3:21 PM
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    Nunavut

    Nunavut [OP] Eh oh, Canada go.

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    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/1st-gen-tacomas/205044-nunavut-my-build.html
    So today I was driving down the road and some idiot decided too back out of his driveway right onto the road. I hammered on my breaks and slide too a stop about an inch from the guy.

    So after I drove away I began too think, I need a grill guard. If I had a grill guard, it wouldn't of mattered if I would have bumped into the guy. My truck would of been protected.

    So what kind of grill guard should I get? I'm looking for something like this.

    http://www.autoanything.com/grille-guards/73A4294A0A0.aspx

    Are there certain brands that are sturdier then others, that will not rust as easily?
    What kind of grill guard do you have? Would it survive if you ran into a tree at 50 km/h?

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    There's my truck.

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    There it is again. It's a little stuck...
     
  2. Jan 27, 2012 at 3:29 PM
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    whatatoy

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    This truck is a work truck - not a lot of fancy mod's here, but it's getting the job done!
    IMHO:

    Get an offroad bumper from relentless, arb, all pro, trailgear, elite, etc - they are sturdier than the thing you linked too and look way better...

    PS - I like the stuck picture - almost to the frame eh?
     
  3. Jan 27, 2012 at 3:37 PM
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    Nunavut

    Nunavut [OP] Eh oh, Canada go.

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    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/1st-gen-tacomas/205044-nunavut-my-build.html
    Thanks for the advice. I'll take at some of those.

    About the picture. I had gone quading, and I got the quad stuck. So I figured I'd come pull it out with the Tacoma. I got the Tacoma stuck. So I finally came with a tractor and pulled them both out. :cool:
     
  4. Jan 27, 2012 at 3:39 PM
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    Grill guards are worthless, unless you like pushing around shopping carts in the grocery store parking lot.. :D
     
  5. Jan 27, 2012 at 3:42 PM
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    Nunavut

    Nunavut [OP] Eh oh, Canada go.

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    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/1st-gen-tacomas/205044-nunavut-my-build.html
    hahahaha. That one made me laugh:D
     
  6. Jan 27, 2012 at 3:46 PM
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    They also cause more damage to the vehicle if you ever got in a front-end collision with someone.
     
  7. Jan 27, 2012 at 5:33 PM
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    Bull bars and brush guards/grill guards are flimsy and wont stand up to a vehicle impact.

    They are acutally damage multipliers and will just end up causing more body damage than if it wasn't there.

    A replacement offroad bumper (tube or plate) is your only option if you want protection from animal strikes, trail damage, or to reduce damage from a minor accident.
     
  8. Jan 27, 2012 at 7:09 PM
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  9. Jan 27, 2012 at 7:33 PM
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    It's been said already so yeah...stay away from the damage multipliers.
     
  10. Jan 27, 2012 at 11:00 PM
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    hmmmmmm.......:notsure:...
     
  11. Jan 27, 2012 at 11:29 PM
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    Reminds me of that Kia Soul commercial - LOL - honestly, this ^^^^^^ says it all!
     
  12. Jan 30, 2012 at 7:51 AM
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    If you still want one try Blackhorseoffroad.com they have some. Grill guards that go over the headlights are illegal here in VA though. not sure if thats a common law or what. I just have to take it off b4 inspection.
     
  13. Jan 30, 2012 at 9:48 AM
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    just to throw in my .02 cents, i had a 91 toyota pickup 4x4. great truck, i put on a brush guard like the one you linked too. it wasnt made for the pickup so i had my mechanic weld it to the frame... haha...

    so long story short, i ended up wrecking the truck, road was slick, road turned, i hit the breaks and the truck slid straight, the truck plowed through a 4x4 mailbox post, took out a small tree, then it fliped over on its side.. the cab ended up bending... but that brush guard took all the impact, was bent to hell, but the bumper, headlights and grill were not damaged. i can say from experience that they will take more than shopping carts.

    as much as the heavy duty bumpers look good, they are a bit pricey. the elite bumpers are sick, but i cant afford the $800+ price tag, i can spend the $400 on a nice grill guard. just my opinion.

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  14. Jan 31, 2012 at 12:22 PM
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    Well I think i will be going with the second one....
     
  15. Jan 31, 2012 at 12:24 PM
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    Thanks for your input. What kind of brush guard did you get put on your truck?
     
  16. Jan 31, 2012 at 1:04 PM
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    i have no idea what kind was on it... i had a ford ranger before it with a topper on the back, i didnt like the topper so i traded it in to this topper place for a tri fold tonnoue cover.... then traded in the ranger for the toyota, the tonouee cover didnt fit it, so i took it back to the topper place and traded it for this old chrome brush guard they had sitting around... the headlight guards bolted off, and had the loop that went over the top... so it was 4 pieces.... i have no idea the brand...
     
  17. Jan 31, 2012 at 1:05 PM
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    For the $400-$500 you are going to end up paying for a grille guard you can get a tube bumper.
     
  19. Jan 31, 2012 at 1:28 PM
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  20. Jan 31, 2012 at 2:27 PM
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