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Aries Brush Guard installed.

Discussion in '5th Gen 4Runners (2010+)' started by MountainMan, Dec 4, 2019 at 4:50 PM.

  1. Dec 4, 2019 at 4:50 PM
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    MountainMan

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    Barely got it installed before dark. Bought it off of Amazon and it arrived in perfect condition 5 days before it was scheduled.

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00JVPGEPU/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    Installation was a pain due to location of bumper bolts. I have big hands and it took a fair amount of cussing to get the bolts started with the brackets on.

    Quality of the brush guard is very good, looks very nice, and should save me money in front end damage. It is VERY solid and has a nice flat platform for an LED light bar.

    I installed one on my older Ram and a week later, a guy lost a couple of pallets off his truck and I hit one. Scuff mark on the brush guard vs. shattering my grille. After having it on a couple of years, it still looked great and it saved me from some front end damage a few times. Well worth the $500 investment.

    The one I put on the 4Runner is a little different, but it follows the body lines very well.

    The only downside to it is that it REALLY affects the approach angle. If this was a serious off-roader, it would not be good. Even on my Ram, there were a few times just on mild logging roads that the front bar dug into the dirt on an obstacle. This one will be no different.

    May end up lifting the whole rig, so that may help, but as is, it is not for someone who wheels their rig on anything other than mild trails.

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    Doesn't protect anything....
     
  3. Dec 4, 2019 at 4:52 PM
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    Whatever, Negative Nancy...
     
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    Sorry just pointing out fugly when I see it.
     
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    Front grille guard, rear bumper bar, 30" LED grille light, tint, remote start
    That's the same bar I'm running..20191104_212107.jpg
    Added a 32" double row bar under the cross bar.. perfect fit!
     
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  6. Dec 4, 2019 at 5:09 PM
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    First you say it doesn't protect against anything, which is obviously not true, since my old one definitely protected against a shattered pallet, multiple large tumbleweeds on the freeway, tight turns on the trail and nosing into an embankment and small trees, etc.

    Now you say it's ugly.

    Not really understanding why you chose to post in a thread to just say nasty things about other people's rigs.
     
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  7. Dec 4, 2019 at 5:30 PM
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    Try hit something solid with it and it pushed the entire guard into your engine bay.

    Then come back and tell me it protected anything or did more damage. Plenty of discussions on this.

    But yes you are correct your rig I retract my fugly statement.
     
  8. Dec 4, 2019 at 5:57 PM
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    Not my kind of tea ether BUT I think it’s wrong to throw it out in a disrespectful way
    Taste is different and that’s good otherwise we would all order the same vehicle in the same color etc.

    Let’s be respectful here
     
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