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Lost a Bull Bar!!

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by firulice, Mar 25, 2012.

  1. Mar 25, 2012 at 10:30 AM
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    firulice

    firulice [OP] Well-Known Member

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    So I swapped out the bull bar for my truck yesterday for a n-fab light bar, added a set of PIAA's and did some more plasti-dipping. I think it really cleaned up the front end.

    Before:
    [​IMG]

    After
    [​IMG][​IMG]
     
  2. Mar 25, 2012 at 10:32 AM
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    Gimmick

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    Good move brah. Looks a lot better than before.
     
  3. Mar 25, 2012 at 10:32 AM
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    zachc113

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    That looks nice! i like he black better than chrome
     
  4. Mar 25, 2012 at 10:33 AM
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    jtav2002

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    Much cleaner. I went from liking the bull bar to absolutely hating mine. I think one of the best mods to my truck was REMOVING my bull bar lol.
     
  5. Mar 25, 2012 at 10:33 AM
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    jjew18

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    Added extra awesomeness to its original awesomeness.
    Looks really good!
     
  6. Mar 25, 2012 at 10:39 AM
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    BAMFTACO

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    Those bull bar suck only good to push shopping carts
     
  7. Mar 25, 2012 at 10:40 AM
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    firulice

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    Ha ha thanks guys... yeah when I bought the truck I wasn't sold on the bar...not something I would buy myself. Hopefully someone local wants it.
     
  8. Mar 25, 2012 at 10:54 AM
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    Putco Chrome for the grille? Seriously?
     
  9. Mar 25, 2012 at 12:12 PM
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    Looks about a billion times better. Bull bars are retarded.
     
  10. Mar 25, 2012 at 12:24 PM
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    Looks way better
     
  11. Mar 25, 2012 at 12:26 PM
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    What's that?
     
  12. Mar 25, 2012 at 12:57 PM
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    +1

    I ALMOST bought a bull bar for my '03 Tundra.
    Then I saw someone at work with one on their '01.
    Sticks out too far, hangs too low... it just looks like shit out there.
    It kills the approach angle if you're into any kind of off-road, so while it helps protect the bumper cover, it restricts where you can go.

    Mine was more of a street truck and it would have been completely out of place, so I stuck with just the chrome tube steps.


    Now on my '06 Silverado, I went with a "cop style" bullbar/brush guard and it "worked", and gave me a good place to mount my aux lights...

    [​IMG]
     
  13. Mar 25, 2012 at 12:59 PM
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    Look at his "before" picture.
    The cross-bars on the grille are chromed.
    That's not factory.
     
  14. Mar 25, 2012 at 1:00 PM
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    Looks awesome! Way better than before
     
  16. Mar 25, 2012 at 5:30 PM
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    hmm didn't know that. I like the look of the black better so I plasti-dipped it. does it come black with the toyota emblem chrome stock then? I guess I figured it was part of the sport package or something.
     
  17. Mar 25, 2012 at 5:36 PM
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    JaimeDawg

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    how much u asking for it?
     
  18. Mar 25, 2012 at 5:39 PM
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    Yup, the only thing chrome would be the part of the Yota that can detach, and on some models, the surround, which is a separate piece heat-welded to the backing.
     
  19. Mar 25, 2012 at 5:42 PM
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    the.sight.picture

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    looks much better without the bull bar
     
  20. Mar 26, 2012 at 8:03 AM
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    for what? The grille? Might as well keep it now that its black right? Is there anything to gain from trading for a stock one?
     
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