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Push Bar - NOT BULL, NOT LIGHT, PUSH

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by j4x4ar3, Aug 25, 2011.

  1. Aug 25, 2011 at 7:33 PM
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    j4x4ar3

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    Ok there are a ton of threads out there regarding bull bars and light bars but I'm looking for something that's strong enough to be a true PUSH bar. You know what I'm talking about.. something like the ones you see on highway patrol cars and such. So far I've only seen something resembling a true PUSH bar but it didn't state it was strong enough to be used as one and didn't really have instructions online to show how it was mounted.

    Anyone know of any and/or have experience with a real push bar? Not wanting brush guards either. IMO brush guards are ugly.

    Thanks
     
  2. Aug 25, 2011 at 7:34 PM
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    ^ this
     
  4. Aug 26, 2011 at 7:13 AM
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    With the ARB you have to replace the entire bumper. They have a nudge bar, but it is not made for the Tacoma. OP are you looking to replace the entire bumper?
     
  5. Aug 26, 2011 at 7:50 AM
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    Home made? This is what my rig had before i had my prerunner bumper on. It was pretty strong!

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    I know it's an older pickup but it's just an idea.
     
  6. Aug 26, 2011 at 7:59 AM
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    This was the pushbar i built on my old taco, it was pretty freakin heavy cuz i wanted to make a real pushbar not just a light bar, i box welded the two arms that come up and then welded the pipe across inside of the boxed arms. I mounted them to 1/4" angle with lots of supports that could bolt to the frame bars where your tow hook is now.
    Also had support bars going through the lower grill that bolted to heavy duty angle brackets that came up from the frame.. i really wanted to keep it when i sold my truck but i sold it too fast to get the 4x4. plan on making a similiar one soon if i can find time.

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  7. Aug 26, 2011 at 8:00 AM
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    Krazie Sj

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    You mean a motorist assist bar?
     
  8. Aug 26, 2011 at 7:33 PM
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    Nope.. just hoping for something I can bolt on. Don't do enough off-roading to warrent an ARB.
     
  9. Aug 26, 2011 at 7:33 PM
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    LOL yes a motorist assist bar.. but not quite the same assistance as a highway patrol would give. :D
     
  10. Aug 26, 2011 at 7:35 PM
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    Nice setup. Yes this is what I'm hoping someone out there makes retail. Looks good and has the strength to push and not be just for looks or lights. Unfortunately I don't have the time or skills to fabricate something myself.
     
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