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Westin Bull Bar question?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Sporty_Taco, Jun 10, 2010.

  1. Jun 10, 2010 at 1:16 AM
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    Sporty_Taco

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    Newby here....Hello I want to install a Westin Bull Bar on my 2010 Taco so I was wondering if the Silver Skid Plate (not the stock one) needs to be remove?
     
  2. Jun 10, 2010 at 2:18 AM
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    tacomarotto

    tacomarotto "Change is inevitable, but growth is optional."

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    i dont have a 2nd gen tacoma but i DID have a westin bar for a year or so. it mounts with four bolts, two on each side of the frame. if the four bolts on the underside of the frame are not visible with the skid plate then id say you would probably need to take it off... but im making a suggestion i dont know the 2nd gen. tacomas as well as th 1st.

    p.s. i loved the look of my westin bar but if you are planning on wheelin ur taco. get something a little more aggressive. the westin bar makes it inconvienent for all frontal recovery situations. the westin bar will not mount up correctly unless the front tow hook is flipped backwards. (making it useless) also the skid plate will not take much abuse to anything out on the trails...


    good luck bud. and welcome to TW
     
  3. Jun 10, 2010 at 4:33 AM
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    tammikm

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    had one on my 07 sport, didnt have to remove it.
     
  4. Jun 10, 2010 at 11:13 AM
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    w4lter

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    I didn't have to remove my skidplate. I also didn't have to remove my towhook - however even the directions say you have to do this. I'm wondering what I did wrong, its mounted fine and seems solid.

    The bull bar is mostly for aesthetics. I managed to push mine into my bumper the first time I had it on and went wheeling. It looks really good but don't count on it for anything.
     
  5. Jun 10, 2010 at 4:34 PM
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    Kept the skid plate and tow hook on my 2009.
     
  6. Jun 10, 2010 at 11:41 PM
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    Sporty_Taco

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    Thanks alot for the info.....
     
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