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Light bar/Bull bar?

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by theory13, Jun 13, 2007.

  1. Jun 13, 2007 at 6:10 AM
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    theory13

    theory13 [OP] On a mission

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    Has anyone installed a Smittybilt light bar?....trying to make a decision between a simple light bar or bulky bull bar....any opinions on either?....can you install a skid plate w/ the light bar?....thanks
     
  2. Jun 13, 2007 at 8:58 AM
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    ImInLoveWithMyTruck

    ImInLoveWithMyTruck Well-Known Member

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    Bull Bar!!!! IMO they look great and are very easy to install. Nothing to remove and lights can be installed.
     
  3. Jun 13, 2007 at 2:42 PM
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    Ldytaco05

    Ldytaco05 it's all about me

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    there's a bullbar with skid plate for sale in ebay for $280 check it out. :)
     
  4. Jun 13, 2007 at 4:26 PM
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    tacomaman06

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    go here...........

    http://www.4wheelonline.com/

    ...........they have awesome prices on bull bars(and alot of other things for that matter!!). i think im going to get a aries stainless bull bar from them, as this place is even cheaper than ebay!! hope this helps!
     
  5. Jun 13, 2007 at 5:49 PM
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    I have installed a safari bar on my old truck with KC lights and it was very easy to do. i would definately go with the bull bar this time around, they look awesome!!
     
  6. Jun 13, 2007 at 6:25 PM
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    theory13

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    Thanks for the info and the opinions...I like the bull bar...but it seems a little bulky for me...still undecided..thanks for the great input..
     
  7. Jun 6, 2010 at 11:21 PM
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    Hunter.V.White

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    How thick is the metal tubing on a typical Bull Bar? I have looked at several manufacture's product descriptions and they only say (so far) that it is "crafted with a 3" or 2.5" diameter heavy-duty hoop and cross bar (size depends on vehicle)".

    I'm familiar with how thin the tubing in nerf bars are, so I'm going to buy rock sliders instead. I figure if I'm going to spend the money, I would rather get something that is going to offer some protection to my truck, as well as the intended functionality (step). I intend to take the truck off-road for hunting, fishing, and the occasional trail ride.

    Are bull bars (say the Westin Ultimate Bull Bar: http://www.autoanything.com/grille-guards/77A1769A3039150.aspx?kc=ffsku) more like nerf bars, or can you get some that are more rugged, like rock sliders?

    Thanks for the insight!
     
  8. Jun 6, 2010 at 11:28 PM
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    tinker_troy

    tinker_troy I feel so Devo

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    here you go....

    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/2nd-gen-tacomas/47289-show-off-your-avid-off-road-bar.html
     
  9. Jun 6, 2010 at 11:33 PM
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    Hunter.V.White

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    Hey thanks a lot!
     
  10. Jun 6, 2010 at 11:43 PM
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    tinker_troy

    tinker_troy I feel so Devo

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    no problemo
    avid's bull bar/light bar is a pretty dang tough unit
    I can stand on mine and I don't even notice it flexing
     
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