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Looking for a good bumper/grille guard

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by dk6487, Nov 3, 2010.

  1. Nov 3, 2010 at 10:05 PM
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    dk6487

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    Are there any bumper guards that protect my front end from damage or airbag deployment?
     
  2. Nov 4, 2010 at 4:58 AM
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    06redtacoma

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    Lifted, Slider, stock rack, rear mounted winch in stock bumper, brush guard, Sound system, ipod to car, tint, wheel spacers, 285 bfg AT,
    air bags are set off by velocity. so no i dont think anything will stop them from going off. just out of curiosity why would u want to stop them from going off?
     
  3. Nov 4, 2010 at 5:01 AM
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    SilverTacoZack

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    Most of the brush guards/grill guards out there unfortunately aren't strong enough to really protect your front end from an actual collision with anything. An aftermarket plate steel bumper like an ARB may give you some protection. The only grill guard i've even heard of that is sturdy enough to do anything is the Warn Trans4mer. One guy told me its strong enough to actually hold up to some serious abuse.
     
  4. Nov 4, 2010 at 5:07 AM
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    Jimmyjohn

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    I got my WAAG Grill Guard to some what protect the Radiator in case I hit a Deer or something like that I may be able to still limp into town. Nothing is going to do much in a wreck
     
  5. Nov 4, 2010 at 8:54 AM
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    Trapper6speed

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    I was going to buy a skid plate guard this year. But I found a generic gril guard on craigslist cheep. Just enough to fend off the dog size deer around here. I will post pics once I install it.
     
  6. Nov 4, 2010 at 9:11 AM
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    Pugga

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    x2. I have an aftermarket full grille/headlight guard and I wouldn't expect it to do much in a front end collision, even with a deer. I got in a light accident and I rear ended a car at a very slow speed and it held up fine but beyond that it wouldn't do much. I bought mine because people here can't park so they park by touch and this thing saves my front end from getting cracked up.
     
  7. Nov 4, 2010 at 9:18 AM
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    SilverTacoZack

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    Wow, now thats one plate bumper that actually looks good. Have you thought about painting it white to match? That looks really good.
     
  8. Nov 4, 2010 at 10:04 AM
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    SilverTacoZack

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    So these come unpainted, like bare metal?
     
  9. Nov 4, 2010 at 10:45 AM
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    It does look pretty badass, especially compared to the ARB's.
     
  10. Nov 4, 2010 at 10:58 AM
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    RelentlessFab

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