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light bar or bull bar?

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by shitroc, Oct 19, 2009.

  1. shitroc

    shitroc [OP] Master of War

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    Hey im new to this site so bare with me. i need help making up my mind, i cant decide if i should go with a light bar or a bull bar. Whats the installation like on the light bars from say nfab or defiant? What are the pros and cons of goin with either a light bar or bull bar?
     
  2. 06BLUEDBLSPORT

    06BLUEDBLSPORT Well-Known Member

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    Bullbar=strong protection, trust me...i know
     
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    shitroc [OP] Master of War

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    yah i was probly goin to end up goin with a black westin one anyway but i was a little curious as to what everyones thoughts were. Did you hit a dear or something?
     
  4. baildavc

    baildavc TREADING LIGHTLY!

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    Bull bar, I pounded mine today after going face first into a hill coming down a trail.. Got out to check it and not even a scratch on the bar, prob saved me a $400 bumper.
     
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    rhoppas Land of Oz

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    If you don't do much off-roading I would go with the bullbar, otherwise I would go with the light bar.
     
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    yup hit a deer doing 40+ and rear ended friends new rubicon and dented the skidplate, its strong

    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/2nd-gen-tacomas/31828-i-hit-deer.html
     
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    I would spend a little more for a practical bull bar rather than a $400 light holder! You can't even put a winch on Westin brush guards! (I know you said light bar, but brush guards are all that come to mind when I hear Westin)
     
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    Light bar looks better and installation is a beeze. I have an n-fab and it looks great. It you want full protection go with an offroad bumper. I heard of bull bars causing more damage in collisions. I also heard that certain bull bars ruin approach angles when offroading.

    Quite pleased here with a light bar. I have four lights on mine and have used them quite often.
     
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