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To the young Man who stopped me at the Shell in Big Sandy

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by KdF, Sep 26, 2018.

  1. Sep 28, 2018 at 5:49 AM
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    inwood customs

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    I've seen one fold back on an Xterra in a low speed accident... They are damage multipliers
     
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  2. Sep 28, 2018 at 5:53 AM
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    inwood customs

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    They are called "brushguards" for a reason.
     
  3. Sep 28, 2018 at 6:00 AM
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    I've bumped quite a few things with a fare amount of force with mine ( bent a heavy gauge corner post on a chain link fence, broke a mailbox post, bump barricades in front of stores) and it still looks the same. Then again I've never hit stuff with the headlight hoops , it's always been in the middle on the winch frame.
     
  4. Sep 28, 2018 at 6:02 AM
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    inwood customs

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    Yeah, u have escaped the whole leverage effect.
     
  5. Sep 28, 2018 at 6:08 AM
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    adk_tacoma

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    there are 6 bolts attaching the brush hoop to the winch frame, It feels really solid on the top middle. I don't think it will be as bad as a normal brush guard if I hit a deer with that part.
     
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  6. Sep 28, 2018 at 7:40 AM
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    tony2018

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    Keep it clean and you'll be fine in a couple yrs.
     
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  7. Sep 28, 2018 at 7:52 PM
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    The brush guard on ebay or the arb one?
     
  8. Sep 28, 2018 at 8:00 PM
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    inwood customs

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    Not an arb

    Ome/arb know how to make a bull/roo bar.
     
  9. Sep 28, 2018 at 9:23 PM
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    So in simple terms you started driving by braille and refuse to see an eye doctor
     
  11. Sep 29, 2018 at 4:59 AM
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    Great. I've been thinking about adding one. I don't wheel with this truck. It's just my road and yard work truck. Probably hang some lights on it. Really folks, they are called brush guards, not tree, or other vehicle guards. If you're preparing for a Mad Max event, a Taco shouldn't be your first choice. Or at least get a real bumper.
     
  12. Sep 29, 2018 at 5:10 AM
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    I've worked in bodyshops for 21 years . Regardless of what you call them they do help total a truck . Ranch hands are a little different due to stronger mount points but still rely on the sturdiness of a oem bumper . If you hit anything hard with it it can do more damage than the cosmetic parts some have listed . The core support ,radiator and condenser are also at risk. And they give less approach angle if you go offroad .
     
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  13. Sep 29, 2018 at 5:14 AM
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    No body thinks about a wreck though and that great condition gen 1 tacoma could easily be totaled . When a vehicle gets a little age even cosmetic stuff at a reputable shop could total it if fixed right .
     
  14. Sep 30, 2018 at 6:22 AM
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    Yes. I call it the bump method.:rofl:
     
  15. Oct 6, 2018 at 8:02 AM
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    Ouch. The 4runners face is even squished together is if in agony and as if to portray its final thought .

    How could I be so stupid.

    It's like running around with a knife pointing towards your stomach to look hard .
     
  17. Oct 7, 2018 at 2:53 AM
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    NOOOO
    THE DAMAGE MULTIPLIER STRIKES AGAIN!!!
     
  18. Oct 7, 2018 at 3:17 AM
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    The price is the bigger wtf. Can buy a real/full bumper for the price of this hollow thing
     
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  19. Oct 7, 2018 at 6:56 AM
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    Get and ARB or equivalent and there will be an end to these conversations.
    Mine has saved me thousands of dollars several times over... in fact I still feel sorry for the poor soul who pulled in front of me. Of course no damage to my vehicle but thousands to his.

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  20. Oct 7, 2018 at 8:34 AM
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    Didn't save the other member from damages a camry did.
     

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