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Looking for deer catcher suggestions

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by BH15001, Dec 27, 2009.

  1. Dec 27, 2009 at 6:04 AM
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    BH15001

    BH15001 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Can someone tell me what is the actual weight of an all-pro front bumper for an 09 Tacoma? Shockworks lists theirs at 138 lbs. I am looking for something in case of deer encounters but I don’t want to mess with my stock front suspension or add too much weight. Does anyone know if the all-pro bumper is street legal in PA.?
     
  2. Dec 27, 2009 at 6:21 AM
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    Afwrestler1986

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    It won't much matter which aftermarket bumper you get, because it will def. weigh more than the stock bumper. And considering you have the V6 there is already a fair amount of weight up front. you may be ok for a while, but your coils will fade much faster with the extra weight.
     
  3. Dec 27, 2009 at 5:48 PM
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    skistoy

    skistoy Make mine a Double!

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    I got this from hunter4x4.com

    It wont keep the front end totally protected, but it will help. I would say it only weighs about 50 lbs. I had a simular push bar on my last truck and hit a deer about 40 mph dead on. saved my front end, only the driver side fender got dented. But it was a instint kill and if not for the push bar my truck probably would of been totalled. Thats why i put this and nerf bars on right away.
     
  4. Dec 27, 2009 at 6:16 PM
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    I've considered doing this very thing for the same reason. Not just deer though, any number of possible incidents. Probably never will get around to it though.
     
  5. Dec 27, 2009 at 6:28 PM
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    i suggest a rem 870 mounted in the back window
     
  6. Dec 27, 2009 at 6:34 PM
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    That only works if you shoot it before it runs out in front of you.
     
  7. Dec 27, 2009 at 6:35 PM
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    im still working out how to mount two 870's in the fog light cut outs;)
     
  8. Dec 28, 2009 at 6:24 PM
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    BH15001

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    Nice push bar skistoy.
     
  9. Dec 28, 2009 at 8:18 PM
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    I found this one on the internet out of Del Rio Texas, made by Arc Rite. All welded tube. You can really tell the difference between this one and the other ones. These guys have them in stock in a couple different styles and in chrome. $500 dollars for the grille guard and $100 for shipping well worth it. The packaging protecting it during shipping took me every bit of 30 minutes to remove. I highly recommend them, yet to have to try it out but have no doubts it will stand up to the task


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  10. Dec 29, 2009 at 3:54 PM
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    BH15001

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    Thanks rdmccart, it looks good with the blue.
     
  11. Dec 29, 2009 at 4:00 PM
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    Don't buy a Westin Ultimate bull bar for deer protection. I havent had a chance to try mine out on a deer, yet :D but mine is mainly for looks and would help very little at speeds over 40, the mounting points dont look very strong.
     
  12. Dec 29, 2009 at 4:37 PM
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    Dont want to ruin your thoughts, but I've seen photos on here of Tacomas with bull bars, sustain alot of damage because of the bull bar being pushed into the front of the truck. Do some searchin, they look cool but......
     
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