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WHICH BULL BAR????????

Discussion in 'Product Reviews' started by hotrod45, May 10, 2011.

  1. May 10, 2011 at 2:40 PM
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    hotrod45

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    i have been looking for a stainless bull bar for my 09 taco. seems, that most out there require you to remove the factory shield. well, i don't think i want to do this, because the bull bars only cover slightly inward from the front edge of the bumper. the factory guard goes back a ways to protect the good stuff in there. so, question to you who have installed these bull bars, who mkes one to fit without the removal of the gravel shield? :confused::(
     
  2. Jun 14, 2011 at 6:54 PM
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    Rowski

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    did you find one?
     
  3. Jun 14, 2011 at 7:01 PM
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    No bull bar :)
     
  4. Jun 14, 2011 at 7:04 PM
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    stunt man hans

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    i have news for you the factory "splash" plate ain't really going to do very much in protecting anything any ways. its two pieces and if i'm not mistaken you can unbolt and unhook the front piece and then use your bull bar. imho if you are looking for protection look into some of the vendors on here like all pro and ato make some really nice skid plates, then look into a an ato or an arb bumper. thats if you want protection, if you want some looks and a little push bar style thing go the route your going
     
  5. Jun 14, 2011 at 7:06 PM
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    I think mine is a smittybuilt and I didn't have to remove shield.
     
  6. Jun 14, 2011 at 7:06 PM
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    but seriously x2 :eek:
     
  7. Jun 14, 2011 at 7:07 PM
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    Zac808

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    X3. No bull bar
     
  8. Jun 14, 2011 at 7:45 PM
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    im new to truck terms. i want a bar to mount off road lights and a winch. are we talking about the same thing or just something that can be replaced with an ed hardy shirt and some axe body spray?
     
  9. Jun 14, 2011 at 8:11 PM
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    correction bull bar was not ever ripped off.....unless you mean when i removed it...... only had a few scratches in it.....hell i just threw it away a few days ago cleabning out the shed.......
    but you aint winching a beer can with it...
     
  11. Jun 14, 2011 at 9:08 PM
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    So then, what does a bull bar do?
     
  12. Jun 14, 2011 at 9:12 PM
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    idk......
    but the one i had was made from a tin can but it looked cool....lol
     
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    I went from a bull bar to a smittybuilt light bar and all I can say is get the lightbar. I use to think bullbars were cool and function but they really aren't, they do look good on Tacomas I will say that and can take a beating judging from my run in with a deer doing 50 and a fender bender. But the light bar is alot more durable, it's solid metal, not hollow, and you can mount more lights and it's bolted directly to the frame or bumper support on the truck.
     
  16. Jun 15, 2011 at 9:14 AM
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    anyone found one which does not require the removal of the skid plate on the 09? or whatever you call that piece.
     
  17. Jun 15, 2011 at 5:30 PM
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    randy, what were you going to say? your post is blank. type something
     
  19. Jun 15, 2011 at 6:07 PM
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    If you just get a light bar you wont have to mess with the skid.
     
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    "If you want a front bar go with Avid. Much stronger, much thicker, and less bro like"

    Well said! X2 for the Avid bar.
     
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