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$150 Westin Sportsman Brushguard....

got it off Craigslist, had to make a longish drive to pick it up, but it was worth it.

As a bonus, half my work was already done as I already had a Westin Safari light bar on the front, they use the same basic hardware. To put the Sportsman on I had to change one bracket on each side, and add the upright supports to the bumper is all.

30 degrees out, snowing, and took about 1/2 hour to finish:D

Lights are hooked up but unaimed, i need to get some 1/2" tall standoffs to be able to adjust them up/down correctly, no biggie, that can wait.

I shoulda cleaned the mud off the rubber on the left side before taking the pic I guess, bah.




I guess I''ll sell off the safari bar I suppose...
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when searching in craigslist what did you type to find that?
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looks good, good find
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when searching in craigslist what did you type to find that?
I generally search for "Ranger" if looking for parts, or Ranger" or "jeep" when looking for wheels/tires.

that however I just went to a city listing and hit the "auto parts" section, and that was the second post down.

lucked into it...wasn't even looking for it, it was just there, and i couldn't resist
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ok thanks!
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That's a good looking Bar. Any pictures from the side or front/side shots.
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looks good

what do you want for the safari bar?
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That's a good looking Bar. Any pictures from the side or front/side shots.
I can get some tomorrow, its wayyyy to dark now


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looks good

what do you want for the safari bar?
I put an ad in the Members classifieds, but it would be too pricey to ship, looking for $90 for the whole kit, its only a couple months old.
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Would you be willing to sell the mounting kit for $15 shipped

I posted a reply in the Classifieds but it hasnt showed up yet
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Would you be willing to sell the mounting kit for $15 shipped
I posted a reply in the Classifieds but it hasnt showed up yet
I don't want to separate it, the bar probably wont sell as easily itself. plus, the mounting kit is all steel, and weighty, so I'll lose on shipping, sorry.


as per the other pics requested, here it is all cleaned up and side/sidefront shot.




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Looks good man. What size tires you running? The look really skinny.
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just 235/75/15s.... its only a 2WD:D


its gets me where I wanna go tho.
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I found me one for $150 on craigslist too. The guy says theres no mounting kit, it just bolts to the frame. Is this true?
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there is a mounting kit, it consists of left and right upright frame brackets and fasteners/bolts, 2 reinforcement plates w/thru frame bolts, some under frame braces with bolts, and 2 standoff braces that mount to the rear of the bumper using factory bolts.

all that stuff bolts to the truck, and the guard bolts to that.

the mounting kit comes with the specific guard for your model truck, so if its just the guard with nothing else, you'll need extra stuff from Westin
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This is prolly a stupid question but is it strong enough to push another vehicle with it.
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looks like, guy said he did it a few times, with smaller type vehicles.
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i wouldn't recommend pushing with it, or at least be really careful.

it'ld have been nice when i almost slid into a mailbox tonight, but i probably would have broke the box... how about a pic directly from the side? show gaps from the bumper and guard that way
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as for slow pushing of smaller type vehicles for a short distance, i'd say it's ok to use the brushguard. but you cannot RAM other vehicles with it like a charging rhino.
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