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Old 07-17-2009
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Icon4 Bull Bar Suggestions?

Any advise on what bull bar I should get for my 2000 XLT 4WD? I was hoping to get one that wouldnt require any fabricating to install. HELP PLEASE?
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well then look into the westin bullbar.
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look around on here, i know there are many threads about bull bars and such
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westin will be your best bet. check into waag too im not sure if they have anything for the ranger or not
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Waag has the new style grille guard from bumper to hood. Im gonna try one more time in the next few months for another group buy for the old style that covers just the bumper.
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I love my warn,

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I would go with Westin.
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westin for sure, thats what i have.

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Only problem with the Bullbar is that if you put lights on, you lose the use of your tow hooks (if you have them).
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lose some ground clearance too. The warn would be nice if it was wrap around.
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i prefer the full brushguard, not the bullbar. they sit too low and you lose your tow hooks.
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I'm a big fan of the westin bar. Wanted one for my truck but never got one. I only like em for looks, cuz they serve absolutely no purpose otherwise.
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Old 07-30-2009
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There's two options from Westin: The Safari Bar, and the Ultimate Bull Bar

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The Bull Bar is made of 2.5" Tubing, while the Safari Bar is made of 2" (IIRC). The Bull Bar mount is a little better looking than the Safari Bar IMO, and comes with a removable skid plate.

I got the Bull Bar because I didn't like how you could see the Safari Bar mounting brackets hanging out there. The Bull Bar has the look of coming out from under the truck, which I preferred more. Plus, it's bigger and beefier.

IMO, go with the chrome-plated SS, as those have a lifetime warranty against rust. The black painted ones only carry a 5-year warranty.
Check out Westin's website for more details and info.

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if your buying one new i say get the bigger bar. i like mine but the bigger one looks way better.
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Hunter Bull Bar off of Ebay..!


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here's my ultimate bull bar.

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Mines a Waag grille guard AND I got to keep my tow hooks. Can't really notice, their painted black.

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Hunter Bull Bar off of Ebay..!






me likey that
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I would like to get one of these but will it or how does it effect the mounting with a 3"bl? Thanks
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nice, I really like the one Mike's got, deffinetly interested in that one.
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you'll have to fab up something to make it look right.
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me likey that
To be honest - with my '01 XLT Front Lower Valance - I don't see how you can install this WITHOUT a bodylift - it fits like a glove with the bodylift on.. since it mounts using the stock front bumper bracket locations. Looks great, is nice and snug - its a little "shaky" stock mounting - I fabbed up some quick bent metal 3/8"' flat stock and mounted it even better to the top of the bumper through the tow hook opening using some crush pipe and such.. worked fantastic and its as solid as the front bumper now




The Hunter Bull Bar mounting brackets also make a cool spot to mount the most awsomely awesome fog lights.. Subaru Style!

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