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Mounting/ Installing Aries Bullbar

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by wareagle5693, Jan 8, 2010.

  1. Jan 8, 2010 at 1:25 PM
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    wareagle5693

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    Anybody got any pictures to help me? I can't figure it out the instructions that come with them pretty much suck..
     
  2. Jan 8, 2010 at 1:42 PM
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    bakerla

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    I got a few pictures at home. The instructions pretty much suck, but the install is easy. I'll post some pics when I get home from work later tonight if nobody else posted any.
     
  3. Jan 8, 2010 at 1:43 PM
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    Thanks, I've sorta got it figured out... I think. But if you don't mind posting some pics, that would be awesome!
     
  4. Jan 8, 2010 at 1:45 PM
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    I don't but the install is fairly simple... Locate the black L-brackets and bolt them to the frame right behind/under the front bumper then bolt the bull bar to the brackets. You made need another hand to help hold the bull bar while you bolt it down or someone to do the other side at the same time.

    Sorry I don't have pics...
     
  5. Jan 8, 2010 at 1:47 PM
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    jtav2002

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    Yea sorry for the lack of pics here, if the other person doesn't I can snap a couple post install pics if you still need them. Was pretty straight forward. I agree it will be helpful to have someone hold the bull bar in place once you get that far. Instructions did really suck though but after staring awhile I got it figured out. It was just a giant pain to get the factory bolts loosened that was the hardest parts.
     
  6. Jan 8, 2010 at 2:03 PM
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    wareagle5693

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    so i need to loosen the factory bolts, and replace them? or use them with it..
     
  7. Jan 8, 2010 at 2:10 PM
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    IIRC, you use the factory bolts in addition to 1 of the long bolts provided with the bull bar to mount the L bracket to the truck.
     
  8. Jan 8, 2010 at 2:12 PM
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    Yep you reuse the factory bolts. I found it pretty self explanatory once I took one of the L brackets and just kinda put it where it has to go then you see how it goes together. I believe it was 2 bolts on each side.
     
  9. Jan 8, 2010 at 2:28 PM
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    OK Thanks guys. I had started to do it, and then realized I'm an idiot and didn't remove the bolts first.. so off the brackets go back into the box and on to something else it's too cold to do anymore work now :eek:
     
  10. Jan 8, 2010 at 8:49 PM
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    This is what I had and put together really quick. Too cold to go outside and verify / take more pictures.

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