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Recommended bull bars or brush guards

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by grogs34, Jan 1, 2012.

  1. Jan 1, 2012 at 6:55 PM
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    grogs34

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    Looking at different bull bars and brush guards what should i get a bull bar or brush guard and what kind?
     
  2. Jan 1, 2012 at 8:00 PM
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    westin and warn are always good brands, are u looking for something you can mount a winch to ?
     
  3. Jan 1, 2012 at 8:01 PM
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    RelentlessFab

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    Had tons on the old Taco's.... new Tundra is pretty stock
    Most consider bull bars/brush guards to be damage multipliers in event of a crash. Best to go with a sturdy aftermarket bumper.
     
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  4. Jan 1, 2012 at 9:04 PM
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    IDtrucks

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  5. Jan 1, 2012 at 11:05 PM
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  6. Jan 1, 2012 at 11:16 PM
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    Hey, I posted that video a few weeks back
     
  7. Jan 1, 2012 at 11:17 PM
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    IDtrucks

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    yes, yes you did, now turn around and head back out. you saw nothing:spy:
     
  8. Jan 1, 2012 at 11:21 PM
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  9. Jan 3, 2012 at 10:20 AM
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    video explains alot. I've came to the conclusion of two things by watching it. chevys+mud= heartache. and two isnt he glad his buddy drives a tacoma :D. It also makes me think twice before i put a bull bar on mine
     
  10. Jan 3, 2012 at 10:23 AM
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    Me no want.
     
  11. Jan 3, 2012 at 9:51 PM
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    Neither, they don't actually do anything, look dumb, cost money, and increase the amount of damage that occurs in a crash.
     
  12. Jan 3, 2012 at 10:02 PM
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    GA_TACO4x4

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    I had a ranch hand for a while. As far as brush guards go its one of the strongest on the market. Sometimes I wish I wouldve kept it.
    [​IMG]

    If I get another one it'll be a warn trans4mer

    [​IMG]
     
  13. Jan 3, 2012 at 10:15 PM
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    I have a warn trans4mer grill guard w wench and it seemed to mount very solid, and has two sturdy tow hooks.
     
  14. Jan 3, 2012 at 10:15 PM
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    I love seeing cheby's fail...
     
  15. Jan 3, 2012 at 10:23 PM
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    No-a bullbar that is held to a truck's frame by a measly two bolts is NOT meant to be a tool to yank 4700lbs out of a muckhole-the joke here lies in the idea it could.
    However, it's a nice looking place to hold your auxilliary lighting:D
    [​IMG]
     
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  16. Jan 3, 2012 at 10:27 PM
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    mine mounted to the frame in two places w four bolts on EACH side.

    photo 1.jpg
     
  17. Jan 3, 2012 at 10:29 PM
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    yeah I installed mine a few years ago-you are likely right about that-but still these guys were asking way too much of that bar even with 4 bolts.
     
  18. Jan 3, 2012 at 10:34 PM
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    ya really. in the vid it ripped that bull bar right off ha
     
  19. Jan 3, 2012 at 10:37 PM
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    most likely that tube steel just snapped and the bolts stayed lol
     
  20. Jan 4, 2012 at 6:15 AM
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    But regardless, the mounting may be solid, but the actual tubing of the bar isn't meant to take that weight.
     
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