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what to know when buying grill guard?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by ScootsOFP, Sep 12, 2010.

  1. Sep 12, 2010 at 10:40 PM
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    ScootsOFP

    ScootsOFP [OP] Well-Known Member

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  2. Sep 12, 2010 at 11:02 PM
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    scocar

    scocar Scouting the perimeter for weakness

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    How does this help answer the OP's question?
     
  3. Sep 13, 2010 at 5:33 AM
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    exminnesotaboy

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    Be sure it includes ALL the hardware. Depending on the brand, hardware may not be available anymore if the company is out of business.

    Black grill guards that have been on a vehicle for a few years have a tendency to have worn paint. Figure in a full sand and repaint into what you want to pay if this is the case.

    My $0.02: unless it is complete with great paint, that price is way too high
     
  4. Sep 13, 2010 at 5:41 AM
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    Pugga

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    I think this guy about covered it. Nuts and bolts can be picked up at a hardware store, but the mounting brackets would either have to be custom made or ordered through the company that produced the grille guard. As previously stated, if the company isn't around anymore, you're stuck with a grille guard you can't mount unless you make your own.
     
  5. Sep 13, 2010 at 10:38 AM
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    Jay W.

    Jay W. Whaaat?

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    Definitely make sure the mounting brackets come with, or are still available. I bought a westin brushguard off CL for $40, not thinking about the brackets. Westin doesn't make the brackets anymore...
     
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