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To bull bar or to not?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by tacomaes843, Jul 27, 2014.

  1. Jul 27, 2014 at 5:13 PM
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    tacomaes843

    tacomaes843 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I'm wanting to do something to my truck now that I've got a little money in my pocket but I don't want to do anything too extravagant so I'm thinking about getting a black bull bar. This one on eBay I'm looking at is only $130. This is my truck now so lemme know what y'all think. Thanks fellas

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  2. Jul 27, 2014 at 5:16 PM
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    a.smo

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    This is what my truck looks like with a westin bull bar.

    Edit: It will be taken off soon. I don't like it at all. I don't recommend it either.

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  3. Jul 27, 2014 at 5:16 PM
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    kenneth.morris07

    kenneth.morris07 كافر‎

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    please don't do it... and the link didn't work
     
  4. Jul 27, 2014 at 5:21 PM
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    No! Don't! This is a mistake!....
     
  5. Jul 27, 2014 at 5:24 PM
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    tacomaes843

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  6. Jul 27, 2014 at 5:26 PM
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    tylershane17

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  7. Jul 27, 2014 at 5:28 PM
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    tacomaes843

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  8. Jul 27, 2014 at 5:33 PM
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    tylershane17

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    Thanks.. It's saved the truck a few times. I hit a big doe going 60+ didn't even bend it.
     
  9. Jul 27, 2014 at 5:34 PM
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    that's pretty impressive. is yours the one from the ebay link you posted?
     
  10. Jul 27, 2014 at 7:53 PM
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    Yeah it is
     
  11. Jul 28, 2014 at 10:27 AM
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    Im lookin at that. 2 questions for ya......Did you have to cut anything like the bottom pan? And what do those 2 little arms attach to in the lower grill?
     
  12. Jul 28, 2014 at 12:24 PM
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    IMO brush guard over bull bar.
     
  13. Jul 28, 2014 at 12:25 PM
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    Those are awesome. Wish I had a little extra cash for one of those.
     
  14. Jul 28, 2014 at 3:02 PM
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    You don't have to cut anything. They are built to fit. They attach directly to the frame at the bottom where your tow hooks are. They also have 2 more supports higher up. Very easy installation.
     
  15. Jul 28, 2014 at 6:17 PM
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    I would save up for a bumper, tube bumpers aren't that hard on the wallet, and you will like it a hell of a lot more

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  16. Jul 28, 2014 at 6:19 PM
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    I think that's what I'll end up doing man. Yours looks damn good!
     
  17. Jul 28, 2014 at 6:43 PM
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    Thanks man
     
  18. Jul 29, 2014 at 1:07 PM
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    Only if you like this url=http://www.tacomaworld.com/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/418350/cat/500][​IMG][/url]
     
  19. Jul 29, 2014 at 2:02 PM
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    I was going to suggest this as well, but kept in mind his posted cost goal. I'm wrestling between Elite, or the DIY relentless FAB and another...
     
  20. Oct 31, 2014 at 4:20 AM
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    I went with what TylerShane17 got. After looking at other Trucks with Bull Bars, I just did not see how they would help being so low. The weight I would guess would be half, and I felt the Brush Guard weighed about 100 lbs. And I installed it myself without a problem.
     

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