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Smittybilt???

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by WONDER8OY, Jul 31, 2009.

  1. WONDER8OY

    WONDER8OY [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Hey guys just trying to get a opinion on bull bars.

    I can get a brand new smittybilt bull bar for around $100 or a Aries for around $300

    other than the name whats really the difference between them?? and is smitty just not very good??:confused:

    -Brad
     
  2. Rudbwoy7s

    Rudbwoy7s Well-Known Member

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    never heard of smitty. lemee google.
     
  3. Rudbwoy7s

    Rudbwoy7s Well-Known Member

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    the smittybilt bull bars are ehhh but the street light bar is dope.
     
  4. brian

    brian Another Traitor

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    They kill your approach angle so I think they suck :)
     
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    brandon , avid /arctic ftw
     
  6. Metallikatz3

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    +1 Check out the "artic bull bar thread" Shipping will prob be a killer though up to BC
     
  7. WONDER8OY

    WONDER8OY [OP] Well-Known Member

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    well i was looking at that one too and REALLY! like it but isnt it like $300 somthing bucks???
     
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    Janster Old & Forgetful

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    Who cares about approach angle for the casual offroader - you're better off having a bullbar/ brushguard/ push bar on the front just to protect your front bumper/valance.

    I had a WAAG brush guard on my 96 and I beat the shit outta it while my bumper stayed untouched.
     
  9. HwyRogue

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    ..to have the arctic bull bar delivered to Regina, SK is $381 USD... I'm still debating it, since I'm sure they'll add taxes on that and a brokerage fee... all of a sudden these bars are $500 :mad:
     
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    Yeah for Nationalized Health Care! :eek:
     
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    paintdiddy Machine gun shits

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    was that a joke???? :confused: they have been around for 90000000 years. they are shit now but at one time they were "the shit"
     
  12. teri4lance

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    Smitty is still real popular in the Jeep world. Where did you find it for $100 ?
     
  13. WONDER8OY

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    i work for a toyota dealer in BC and I was talking to our accesorie shop and thats gonna be my cost on it.
     
  14. WONDER8OY

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    but really how can a bull bar be "shit" it cant be really hard to mess it up .... there powder coated black like all rest of them the only thing thats different is the name and the skid plate grates are a different style..
     
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    paintdiddy Machine gun shits

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    they rust/rot out really bad. i 've had tube bumpers/roll bars,nerf bars and the all rusted really bad at the ends where the put the cheesy plastic caps. the roll bar was welded crooked as hell
     
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    I came from the world of import racing, still learning truck stuff.
     
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    paintdiddy Machine gun shits

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    oh ok, glad you came over to the cool side of trucks
     
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    Arctic bull bar, hitch step, side bars (All by Avid Off Road!), BHLM, eye lids....
    Well, I bit the bullet and ordered this arctic bull bar from Brandon @ Avid ... $375 delivered; hopefully NAFTA will help as they're built in the US... I'll let yas know once the bars arrive...

    After all - satisfaction of getting what you want for your truck is priceless! :D
     
  19. Rudbwoy7s

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    I needed a mans vehicle! Imports were fun but I started to feel like I was driving a kids car. Besides, I kept finding myself in situations where I needed a truck.
     
  20. HwyRogue

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    whoa! Well, with the exchange it'll be $450ish...and then to get it powder coated on top of that... so still $500ish. Yes, more than I wanted to spend, but why cheap out? :D
     
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