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Westin or Aries

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by 09TRD, Mar 31, 2009.

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Westin or Aries

Poll closed Apr 15, 2009.
  1. Westin

    30.4%
  2. Aries

    15.2%
  3. Go with a brushguard

    28.3%
  4. Leave it bare

    26.1%
  1. Mar 31, 2009 at 3:18 PM
    #1
    09TRD

    09TRD [OP] it is what it is

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    Considering a Bull Bar and figured this would be a perfect oppurtunity to start a poll. Westin or Aries and why? If it makes a difference I'm considering the black with stainless/chrome(whatever it is) skid plate.
     
  2. Mar 31, 2009 at 3:20 PM
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    Lentsnh

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    Aries might be a little bit tougher than a Westin. Pretty much the same Bull Bar
     
  3. Mar 31, 2009 at 3:29 PM
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    PeteK

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    I'm in the same situation, and I think I'm going with a brush guard.
     
  4. Mar 31, 2009 at 3:53 PM
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    badguybuster

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    I just installed a Westin Bull Bar and it looks great. All black.
     
  5. Mar 31, 2009 at 3:56 PM
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    Untamed_SS

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  6. Mar 31, 2009 at 3:59 PM
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    tacomaman06

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    i picked go with a brushguard. i had an aries bull bar on the 06 i had......liked it for a while, then realized i liked it better with it off the truck. however......i like the aries bull bars alot better than the westins..............the aries have better welds that are actually polished down, unlike the westins that hides shitty welds with some black tube type piece.
     
  7. Mar 31, 2009 at 4:18 PM
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    KMN-BLU

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    I just liked the look of the westin even though they are basically thesame bar IMO.

    Mine is chrome though;

    [​IMG]
     
  8. Mar 31, 2009 at 5:37 PM
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    ForeRunner

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    Honestly. ARB a true bull bar and not a get backed into in the parking lot and cause $1000 worth of damage to bumper and grill bling bar.
     
  9. Mar 31, 2009 at 7:56 PM
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    judd94

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    The latest Aries and Westin grill guards are the exact same. I have no idea about the bull bars but I would think they are now the same too.

    Any of you want a Westin grill guard that was on my truck for less than 2 weeks, so its practically new.
    [​IMG]
     
  10. Mar 31, 2009 at 8:04 PM
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    09TRD

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    How much?
     
  11. Mar 31, 2009 at 8:06 PM
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    I'd go with both brush guard or bullbar, check out the toyota dealership for the ones that toyota sells
     
  12. Mar 31, 2009 at 8:09 PM
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    tacomaman06

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    yeah.....and pay out the ass for them too! go ebay for bull bar or brushguard.....alot cheaper than the stealership!;)
     
  13. Mar 31, 2009 at 8:11 PM
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    06BLUEDBLSPORT

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    I am just sayin, aries and westin, dont seem to match up to the toyota one...plus i hate how they have the little aries or westin logo right on the weak skid plate (not tryin to get into a battle with ya Will :))
     
  14. Mar 31, 2009 at 8:13 PM
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    tacomaman06

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    no battle here dude...........................but just so ya know.....the toyota ones are made by westin......with a different skid plate.:)
     
  15. Mar 31, 2009 at 8:13 PM
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  16. Mar 31, 2009 at 8:14 PM
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    09TRD

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    :DThat's funny .....(Westin mkes the Toyota ones)
     
  17. Mar 31, 2009 at 8:18 PM
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    06BLUEDBLSPORT

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    Really?? if you say so, I know i can trust what ever you say lol. but its weird, westin made the toyota bullbar thicker than the one westin sells themselves
     
  18. Mar 31, 2009 at 8:24 PM
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    thicker??? they are all the same.....made outta the same tubing.
     
  19. Mar 31, 2009 at 8:26 PM
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    I swear it is!!! but hey i could just be imagining things ;)
     
  20. Mar 31, 2009 at 8:27 PM
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