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My New Bull Bar!!

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by Dcrooks84, Jun 6, 2008.

  1. Jun 6, 2008 at 3:30 PM
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    Dcrooks84

    Dcrooks84 [OP] Sir Anal Loin of Beef

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    Removed secondary air filter, Fog light anytime, Map light mod, Scan Gauge II, Polished Stainless Steel Westin E-Series Bull Bar, Black GrilleCraft Grille, Borla CatBack Exhaust
    I was very excited today when my brother-in-law called me and told me they got my new bull bar in today!! I could barely wait to get off of work to go to the shop and get it. It is a Westin E-Series Bull Bar, polished stainless steel, lifetime warranty. The instructions state to take the tow hooks and stock skid plate off but there was no need. About 30 minutes to take all of the packaging off and an hour to put it on. I am very very pleased with what I got!
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  2. Jun 6, 2008 at 3:54 PM
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    Toy4Life

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    Looks good. Shiny!
     
  3. Jun 6, 2008 at 4:01 PM
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    silver07taco

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    Looks good, I use to have one befor I got my allpro bumper
     
  4. Jun 6, 2008 at 4:32 PM
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    Marioso

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    whats the point of these??
     
  5. Jun 6, 2008 at 4:46 PM
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    Dcrooks84

    Dcrooks84 [OP] Sir Anal Loin of Beef

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    Besides the aesthetics, I put this on so once I start getting into some of the larger hills and what not anything that would possibly rub up against the flimsy bumper won't now. Plus you never know around here if a deer is gonna jump out of a ditch, just a little more stability to the front end that will help prevent some damage.
     
  6. Jun 6, 2008 at 4:48 PM
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    Marioso

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    same as a skid plate kinda
     
  7. Jun 6, 2008 at 8:10 PM
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    WilsonTheDog

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    ^Not at all like a skid plate. Skid plates protect the undercarriage. Bull bars protect the front end. Having said that, if you hit anything more than say a bush with the bull bar, it will just be pushed back into the bumper and cause damage that way. Deer? Forget it.
     
  8. Jun 6, 2008 at 8:56 PM
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    SocalMan22

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    ^^ true that wilson, i use mine for looks and well i put lights and that helps out at night and people who cut you off.
     
  9. Jun 6, 2008 at 9:11 PM
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    Ridgerunner

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    I mainly have it to hold the auxilliary lights:D-they're tough enough and frame-bolted that they can actually save the front end in a bump up to maybe 10-15 MPH. Beyond that they-ll buckle
     
  10. Jun 6, 2008 at 9:47 PM
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    tacomaman06

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    bull bar looks good.......alot better looking than the westins with those black caps on them. you planning on mounting any lights on it??
     
  11. Jun 6, 2008 at 9:47 PM
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    looks great man!
     
  12. Jun 7, 2008 at 1:46 AM
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    Dcrooks84

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    The lights shall come in time. But next investment is with my stimulus check, and thats gonna be the borla exhaust.
     
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    danusa

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    You are missing a lot of your front end.

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  14. Jun 7, 2008 at 3:00 AM
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    The Colt`s go well with the Taco.
     
  16. Jun 7, 2008 at 6:11 AM
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    I have been playing around with the idea of getting a bull bar. I have the red truck and I think I would go with the black bar. They do look good. Any protection they give is a bonus.
     
  17. Jun 7, 2008 at 7:53 AM
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    Looka nice !
     
  18. Jun 7, 2008 at 8:32 AM
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    WilsonTheDog

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    I agree. I plan on getting one myself. That Westin above is nice.
     
  19. Jun 7, 2008 at 10:23 AM
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    Khaos

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    They will fold up on impact with anything harder than a bug. Don't fool yourself into thinking they will protect you.

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    I think I'm gonna keep mine for a while and then swap it for the RE light bar. Maybe give my bullbar to my Sister if she decides to get a Tacoma.
     
  20. Jun 7, 2008 at 2:31 PM
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    Dcrooks84

    Dcrooks84 [OP] Sir Anal Loin of Beef

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    Just couldn't find a full front piece that I liked and was in polished steel. I like the one on yours but I just don't think the black finish looks good on the Silver Streak Mica. I'm not a big fan of chrome just because one chip and you will start to see rusting.
     
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