1. Welcome to Tacoma World!

    You are currently viewing as a guest! To get full-access, you need to register for a FREE account.

    As a registered member, you’ll be able to:
    • Participate in all Tacoma discussion topics
    • Communicate privately with other Tacoma owners from around the world
    • Post your own photos in our Members Gallery
    • Access all special features of the site

SteelCraft Bull Bar w/ Skid Plate, opinions plz

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by phatdrew, Feb 17, 2011.

  1. Feb 17, 2011 at 12:54 AM
    #1
    phatdrew

    phatdrew [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 10, 2010
    Member:
    #43048
    Messages:
    170
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    drew
    dover, de
    2" lift, 17" pro comp wheels, 285x70x17 micky t's, billet grill
    looking at purchasing this for my 06 taco and would like to see some pics and would like some opinions if you have one on your truck. thanks.

    [​IMG]
     
  2. Feb 17, 2011 at 5:44 AM
    #2
    KPT

    KPT sees what you did there.

    Joined:
    Sep 3, 2009
    Member:
    #22227
    Messages:
    32,339
    Gender:
    Male
    Vehicle:
    09 Prerunner
    Katskin leather interior, Satoshi grille, Bilstein 5100's @ 1.75, rear leaf TSB, magnaflow exhaust, 18x9 BBS RW's, 275/65/18 Nitto TG's, black headlights, black taillights, Hella Supertones, weathertechs, EFX tri-fold tonneau, n-Fab steps
    Most people on here are going to tell you they look horrible, but it's your truck so do what you want.
     
  3. Feb 17, 2011 at 5:54 AM
    #3
    MAXTacoma

    MAXTacoma Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 15, 2007
    Member:
    #917
    Messages:
    4,339
    Gender:
    Male
    Vehicle:
    Lexus GS 350
    I have a Westin and am really happy with it. I know it offers little protection to the front, but I think it looks good.
     
  4. Feb 17, 2011 at 6:01 AM
    #4
    Pugga

    Pugga Pasti-Dip Free 1983 - 2015... It was a good run

    Joined:
    Jun 18, 2010
    Member:
    #39131
    Messages:
    30,852
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Mike
    Massachusetts
    Vehicle:
    '13 Ford F-150 SCREW
    F-150 Mod
    Truck Toboggan!! :D I think they look alright and provide a place to mount fog lights. Overall, I'm neutral on bull bars. Your truck, do what you want. You're going to get mixed reviews here.
     
  5. Feb 17, 2011 at 6:18 AM
    #5
    DeeKay21

    DeeKay21 Lieutenant Dan.

    Joined:
    Nov 11, 2008
    Member:
    #10651
    Messages:
    14,188
    Gender:
    Male
    Nevada/Utah
    Vehicle:
    06' TRD Sport 4x4
    Lots of people like the Avid light bar. ;)

    [​IMG]
     
  6. Feb 17, 2011 at 6:20 AM
    #6
    Sport11

    Sport11 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 15, 2011
    Member:
    #51187
    Messages:
    617
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Matt
    Kingsport, TN
    Vehicle:
    Dodge Ram 1500
    I also wanted a bull bar, but think I have decided on an Avid light bar. I think it looks better IMO, but I think the steelcraft looks good also.
     
  7. Feb 17, 2011 at 7:59 AM
    #7
    phatdrew

    phatdrew [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 10, 2010
    Member:
    #43048
    Messages:
    170
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    drew
    dover, de
    2" lift, 17" pro comp wheels, 285x70x17 micky t's, billet grill
    thanks for all the info. i do know they offer little protection but for lights and looks, i like them. i havent seen any other besides this one and the custom bumpers... until now. where can i find an avid light bar?
     
  8. Feb 17, 2011 at 8:04 AM
    #8
    Pugga

    Pugga Pasti-Dip Free 1983 - 2015... It was a good run

    Joined:
    Jun 18, 2010
    Member:
    #39131
    Messages:
    30,852
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Mike
    Massachusetts
    Vehicle:
    '13 Ford F-150 SCREW
    F-150 Mod
    Vendor section - Avid Offroad. TW members get a discount. Check out their vendor page and you'll see how to apply the discount and all that fun stuff.
     
  9. Feb 17, 2011 at 8:18 AM
    #9
    mxnborder

    mxnborder Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 11, 2010
    Member:
    #38749
    Messages:
    1,110
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Jason
    Santa Barbara
    Vehicle:
    05 4x4 sport - black on black on black
    DR coilovers AAl 285 kelly safaris lightbar/skidplate need more!
    you could just buy my push-bar/lightbar with stainless steel skidplate i built ;p , how much are those bullbars you are looking at?

    taco22 017.jpg
    taco22 018.jpg
     
  10. Feb 17, 2011 at 11:07 AM
    #10
    phatdrew

    phatdrew [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 10, 2010
    Member:
    #43048
    Messages:
    170
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    drew
    dover, de
    2" lift, 17" pro comp wheels, 285x70x17 micky t's, billet grill
    well the steelcraft bar is $180 shipped and the avid i believe is around $380. how much are you selling yours for? i really like it! i just want something simple and clean. ive only got a 2.5" spacer lift and 285/70/17's so id like to touch it up a bit with a nice bar and some lights.
     
  11. Feb 18, 2011 at 8:06 AM
    #11
    mxnborder

    mxnborder Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 11, 2010
    Member:
    #38749
    Messages:
    1,110
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Jason
    Santa Barbara
    Vehicle:
    05 4x4 sport - black on black on black
    DR coilovers AAl 285 kelly safaris lightbar/skidplate need more!
    well this is the 3rd one i've made for my truck and people keep buying them off me for around 300 without the lights, 400 with the lights mounted and wired. the avid ones look way sick but they only mount on the bottom; the one i built mounts to the frame on the bottom like the avid and bullbar but also has brackets through the lower grille area that mount to the frame also, its a beast
     
  12. Feb 18, 2011 at 8:10 AM
    #12
    phatdrew

    phatdrew [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 10, 2010
    Member:
    #43048
    Messages:
    170
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    drew
    dover, de
    2" lift, 17" pro comp wheels, 285x70x17 micky t's, billet grill
    i dont do any wheelin in my truck yet so im really just looking for something that gives the front end some spice. im gong to do the headlight mod when i get home and make them black... i do like your bar, alot, however, its a little too much for just what im looking for. thanks for the info tho.
     
  13. Feb 18, 2011 at 8:20 AM
    #13
    mxnborder

    mxnborder Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 11, 2010
    Member:
    #38749
    Messages:
    1,110
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Jason
    Santa Barbara
    Vehicle:
    05 4x4 sport - black on black on black
    DR coilovers AAl 285 kelly safaris lightbar/skidplate need more!
    Here is the first one i built that is on my buddys truck now its kind of hard to see on the black truck but its basically the same as the one on mine but is not boxed or powdercoated its just plate steel whereas i box welded mine about 2" wide. I can built one of those for cheaper if you are at all interested. Probably ship it to your door for $250

    bull.jpg
     
To Top