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Taillight armour?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by ouyin2000, Apr 16, 2012.

  1. Apr 16, 2012 at 6:31 PM
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    ouyin2000

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  2. Apr 16, 2012 at 6:32 PM
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    Planning on driving 40 mph backwards through the woods?
     
  3. Apr 16, 2012 at 6:40 PM
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    No, but I recently had a kid on a bike accidentally break the lens on my rear light...
     
  4. Apr 16, 2012 at 6:42 PM
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    If you had those on there they probably would have bent into your paint from the impact instead. Just like a brush guard....damage multipliers.
     
  5. Apr 16, 2012 at 6:47 PM
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    You're not exactly helping, ya know. But thanks for your opinion.
     
  6. Apr 16, 2012 at 6:48 PM
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    Bumping the thread helps. Good luck with the search.
     
  7. Apr 16, 2012 at 6:51 PM
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    FearNothing321 You gonna eat that taco?

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  8. Apr 16, 2012 at 6:51 PM
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    brushguards aren't damage multipliers under certain speeds.....then they become damage multipliers for the car you rear end :anonymous:

    id say anything under 25 or 30 mph (guestimation)
     
  9. Apr 16, 2012 at 6:54 PM
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    Case by case basis. ive had two friend whose trucks got totaled because the brush guard bent the frame, rather than the bumper taking the impact, as designed.
     
  10. Apr 16, 2012 at 6:56 PM
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    colinb17 If at first you don't succeed, don't try skydiving

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    tony got it ^^^^

    i've had them for about 3 years. they're actually pretty strong. off road, they'll protect against brush and tree limbs. they won't help you in a rock to tail light situation though, but they would be plenty to protect against a kid on a bike.

    edit: another angle if you're curious

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  11. Apr 16, 2012 at 6:57 PM
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    mine tore a jetta to shreds and ate it for lunch....then laughed at it and told my truck, here, have a scratch...and that was it

    then again, I have a winch brush guard, I don't know if that will make a difference.
     
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