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Tips on Grille Guards

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by RedneckHT07, Oct 8, 2008.

  1. Oct 8, 2008 at 10:16 AM
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    RedneckHT07

    RedneckHT07 [OP] Member

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    I have been looking at getting a Grille/Brush guard for my 08 TRD offroad taco. I want to make sure it offers plenty of protection while allowing me to add lights or possibly a winch if i want to. Any suggestions?
     
  2. Oct 8, 2008 at 10:24 AM
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    tacomaman06

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    most of the regular "brushguards" that i have seen for the tacomas are decent looking and all, but as far as any real collision protection and mounting a winch, besides an aftermarket bumper,such as an arb or allpro plate bumper, the only real brushguard i have seen that is able to mount a winch too and have it be strong enough to work is the warn trans4mer. most regular brush guards arent strong enough to support a winch, and normal bull bars wouldnt stand a chance, as they be ripped right off the front of the vehicle i believe.

    im gonna get a regular full brushguard for my 04, but im not planning on mounting a winch on it, if i decide to, i'll have to figure a way to mount the winch to the frame.
     
  3. Oct 8, 2008 at 10:38 AM
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    RedneckHT07

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    Do you know of any good guards that are affordable, good looking, and allow me to add a few lights. I also have a stock skid plate on it now and i would like to be able to keep it.
     
  4. Oct 8, 2008 at 11:02 AM
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    LonghornTaco

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    I just ordered the Westin Sportsman (40-1605) for my '09. I've seen pictures of it mounted with lights. I plan to add at least two (maybe four, if I can get them to fit).
     
  5. Oct 8, 2008 at 11:07 AM
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    tacomaman06

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    here ya go...........im gonna get one very similar to it for my 04........

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Toyo...m14QQhashZitem290265290229QQitemZ290265290229

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Toyo...m14QQhashZitem110295875160QQitemZ110295875160

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/2005...trksidZp3286Q2em20Q2el1116QQitemZ260294195781

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/05-0...trksidZp3286Q2em20Q2el1116QQitemZ260294284358

    check all these out.............some more expensive than others, but they look pretty good, imo, and there are mounts for lights also.
     
  6. Oct 8, 2008 at 12:06 PM
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    RedneckHT07

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    Sweet. Do you know if that will allow me to maintain my current toyota skid plate?
     
  7. Oct 8, 2008 at 12:10 PM
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    tacomaman06

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    the ones i listed , except one of them i think, will let you keep the skid plate on there.
     
  8. Oct 8, 2008 at 3:36 PM
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    EricS76

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    This one is good quality and the cheapest I've found at $279 and free shipping. They also have them in stainless but I believe they are $100 more. I got a black one for my dad a year ago and it's nice.

    http://www.huntertruckwholesale.com/?ITEMID=GT-811
     
  9. Oct 8, 2008 at 4:11 PM
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    vtragweed

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    ive got the hunter grille guard outta texas when i was down there and i picked up one for my dads frontier also both pretty good kinda a pain in the ass to put one on the frontier the tacoma guard was a breeze i put mine on in about 30 mins and the best thing about it you dont need to take anything off and you can do it by yourself
     
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