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Westin Bull Bar

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by tarheelfan_08, Aug 16, 2010.

  1. Aug 16, 2010 at 6:38 AM
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    tarheelfan_08

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    I went and got a quote this weekend for a local place to order me a Westin Bull Bar, and install it! They quoted me $700, which seems ridiculous, please let me know if I am wrong. Once I got home I came home and found the bull bar I want plus the license plate relocation kit on autoanything for about $400. I plan to install it myself, can someone please lend me some advice when doing this or inform me how hard it is?? Is their anyway to keep my skid plate on??

    If this is in the wrong spot please move MODS!!! :D:D
     
  2. Aug 16, 2010 at 6:40 AM
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    JimBeam

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    if you MUST have a bull bar...at least do not PAY someone to install it

    its 4 bolts
     
  3. Aug 16, 2010 at 6:41 AM
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    Yea they want to charge way to much anyways!!!! I mean $700 really??
     
  4. Aug 16, 2010 at 6:41 AM
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    I will sell you mine for 150.00 in perfect condition...ordered it through rice toyota in gboro when i ordered the truck...you can see a pic of it on my truck in the gallery. It is bolt on....not too bad for a couple guys and a six pack to do.
     
  5. Aug 16, 2010 at 6:42 AM
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    My goal on this truck to is to make it mine....in other words install as much as I can myself! In 5 years I want to say...yea I built this!
     
  6. Aug 16, 2010 at 6:45 AM
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    Wow, I've got a Westin Bull Bar with Light Mounts. It's nice to know I'll be able to get $400.
    It's a really easy bolt on, and yes you can keep the stock skid plate. Look under there for 2 holes on each frame rail, under your stock bumper.

    RZ Rob
    [​IMG]
     
  7. Aug 16, 2010 at 6:49 AM
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    PM Sent, is it chrome or stainless steel??
     
  8. Aug 16, 2010 at 7:41 AM
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    Ebay has a ton of them for sale...brand new.

    I would rethink the bull bar thing though if I were you.
     
  9. Aug 16, 2010 at 7:43 AM
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    And why is that??

     
  10. Aug 16, 2010 at 7:45 AM
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    TurfTaco Is there a long john silvers on the island?

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    But you are not him.
     
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    I've never liked bull bars, if you take your truck off road at all it will ruin your approach angle. The lightbar jdrhodes has in his gallery looks much more clean if you want to keep your stock front bumper, imo.
     
  12. Aug 16, 2010 at 7:50 AM
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    I do not want them for protection! I want them for looks!! And thats it!
     
  13. Aug 16, 2010 at 7:51 AM
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    This is the one I was referring to.

    [​IMG]
     
  14. Aug 16, 2010 at 7:52 AM
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    Everyone has their own opinion and thats what makes each members truck unique. A lot of guys don't like bullbars and thats fine, but if you do then go with it. Besides you are the one paying for it and its your truck.
     
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    :D
     
  16. Aug 16, 2010 at 7:55 AM
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    See, I like bull bars, but I am not a fan of that light bar on jdrhodes truck! To each is on. But I do like his truck, just not my thing!
     
  17. Aug 16, 2010 at 7:55 AM
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    The Westin bull bar is mainly for looks and to hold some lights...doesn't really offer any protection. You can keep your skid plate and the license plate will be fine in the stock location.

    SSCN0194.jpg
     
  18. Aug 16, 2010 at 7:56 AM
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    Ok, well than to answer your question. For sure install it yourself, not difficult at all.
     
  19. Aug 16, 2010 at 4:33 PM
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    I think they are cheesy. And actually detract from the looks of the front end. IMHO

    I really hate how they have "Westin" cut into the "skid plate" part of the bull bar.

    I bet there is a Tacoma owner out there that has de-badged his truck of all Tacoma & Toyota and added a "Westin" bar on the front. LOL
     
  20. Aug 16, 2010 at 6:25 PM
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    I'm not a fan of Bull Bars. Oh wait, I'm wanting to get rid of mine.

    It's not that they're weak, but the way they mount makes them give if they're really put to task, damaging everything they're intended to protect.

    As for mounting lights, they don't have any light tabs, however I welded tabs on mine. It looks factory (see above post with photo).

    RZ Rob
     
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