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Which Brush Guard?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by cmart, Sep 13, 2009.

  1. Sep 13, 2009 at 9:01 PM
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    cmart

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    Hey I am looking into getting a brush guard and wanted to see pics and get any recommendations that anyone has to show. I have a black 08 double cab taco and am looking for a black brush guard. thanks!
     
  2. Sep 13, 2009 at 9:12 PM
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    Whatever you do, make sure your brush guard is NBFR rated. That way you know that is has been National Big Foot Rated in the event you should come across one of these son of a flea-bag crotch-cricket infested sasquatches when your 4wheeling your way to the mall.
     
  3. Sep 13, 2009 at 9:16 PM
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    I don't have one...yet...but I like the warn trans4mer.
     
  4. Sep 13, 2009 at 9:19 PM
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    i didnt find any brush guards i liked but found this bull bar from hunter4x4.
     
  5. Sep 13, 2009 at 9:22 PM
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    thanks for the input rngrchad ill make sure of it
     
  6. Sep 13, 2009 at 9:35 PM
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    Don't waste your money on some cheap light aluminum junk, unles you just want it for looks. If you really want one, I would recommend Ranch Hand. I have one on my Tahoe and they are solid! Wouldn't go with any other brand, far as brush guards. Besides that, I would consider a bumper replacement such as ARB or other brands. I think thats what I am going to do in the future.

    [​IMG] Not the prettiest.
     
  8. Sep 14, 2009 at 10:32 AM
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    Hmm not so sure about the Ranch hand, Im all for quality but that is just ugly. Anyone have pics of a black 05+ with a black brush guard?
     
  9. Sep 14, 2009 at 10:57 AM
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  10. Sep 14, 2009 at 11:10 AM
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    Those light bars look nice, thanks. I am more interested in the full brush guard though as I like the look of them.
     
  11. Sep 14, 2009 at 11:25 AM
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    Thanks Dell, which brand is that and how do you like it? Ive been reading great reviews about the aries, and that the westin is overpriced..
     
  13. Sep 14, 2009 at 1:59 PM
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    I agree, the Ranch Hand for the Tacoma is not that pretty but for quality, you can't beat it. They use solid steel rather than that cheap aluminum crap.
     
  14. Sep 14, 2009 at 2:50 PM
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    I have the Westin one piece. It hits the head lights when you hit a good bump. It is installed properly (FYI). I plan on buying an ARB and losing the Westin when I have some extra cash.

    The Westin does what its supposed to, it seems flemsy though. I bent the bottom tube a little the other day, I think it is made from welded beer cans.
     
  15. Sep 14, 2009 at 2:56 PM
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    brush guards are fugly. period.
     
  16. Sep 14, 2009 at 3:20 PM
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    that ranchhand is serious stuff
     
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    had these on my ford diesels by far the best grill guard you can get, you pay for it but theyre good. when im in texas i always talk to my buddies in va see if anyone needs one and haul them up in my flatbed
     
  18. Sep 14, 2009 at 3:33 PM
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    Here is mine. The Westin is for on-road trucks. It flops around off-road. I would not recommend it.

    070309 076.jpg
     
  19. Sep 14, 2009 at 3:55 PM
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    40204ever is yours a westin or what brand do you have?

    nevermind just saw the previous post, thanks
     
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