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Inexpensive Grille Gaurd from JCW

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my brother just got one for his explorer and was telling me about and i thought he was kidding when he said it was only 90$. it seems pretty solid from what hes told me. i think i know the first thing im gunna buy for the outside. altho i think u need to drill into the bumper to put it on. ill ask him when he gets on about that
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Hmm, not sure how well that would hold up if you hit anything. i'd hate to see if get pushed into your front end after hitting a deer or something. If i was gonna put something on my front end for protection, it would have a whole lot bigger than that. Even the Waag bar looks alot sturdier than that.
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i just talked to my brother and he was saying that it was purely cosmetic. he doesnt go off roading but im gunna say he just wants the look of it
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plus its an easy way to attach a lot of off road lights, w/o drillin in u're bumper everywhere....

and gives maybe a more rugged appearance
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THIS is the same bar that is on my truck


This bar only cost me $75 plus shipping NOW when I ordered this I only thought I was cosmetic and it really wouldnt hold up to any thing much WELL I was WRONG!!! This is right after I Hit a Grand Am doing 50mph!!!!!!!


As you can see all it did was chip some paint on it, I know this bar SAVED my whole front end and there was NO damage to my paint on the truck or body panels because of this the only thing that was really affected was that stupid plastic valance. up the top first pic I posted was before the accident and the second once was after, YES thats right its still the same bar just some touch up paint and some rubbing compound and it looks brand new. So you might think these are really crappy bars well guess what that $75 dollar push bar saved me from replacing my whole front end, O and for the grand am it was TOTALED it didnt get repaired.

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how did it attach to the bumper,i didnt get to talk to him that much yesterday and never asked, i think its just screwed on but i was j/w
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You hit a Grand-Am at 50 and didnt knock a KC out of alignment? Amazing. Nice save.
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how did it attach to the bumper,i didnt get to talk to him that much yesterday and never asked, i think its just screwed on but i was j/w
Ok for my app you have to drill 4 holes in the bumper and bolt it down with 4 grade 8 bolts they give you. now I didnt care about the holes becuase you can get my bumper new for like $100 and bolting it to my bumper is better then your guys with the newer trucks there stronger

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You hit a Grand-Am at 50 and didnt knock a KC out of alignment? Amazing. Nice save.
Adam the only thing I did touch after the accident was the passanger KC light it got turned but didnt brake at all other then that, thats the truck right after . that push bar is strong as hell, heck adam u have seen it in person do you thought it looked cheap?
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I never said it looked cheap...but think about what happened to Doc and his MASSIVE pre-runner bar after literally going up and over that poor Honda. Maybe you just got lucky, but I thought there would have been more damage. I don't recall you posting about it, however when it happened.

Nah, it is a pretty strong bar, I'll give you that.
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You mean this little honda.... :(


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Yeah...that Honda! I stil can't believe you did that. Not you as in 'YOU', but just that car is GONE...!
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I never said it looked cheap...but think about what happened to Doc and his MASSIVE pre-runner bar after literally going up and over that poor Honda. Maybe you just got lucky, but I thought there would have been more damage. I don't recall you posting about it, however when it happened.

Nah, it is a pretty strong bar, I'll give you that.
I posted it over on GE and it happened this summer
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That bar looks weak with the flat pieces of steel, but looks like it's a keeper and a bumper/front end saver (tested at 50mph)
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I say it's all in how you hit it. I've got a brush guard that is arguably more sturdy, at least from the looks of it. Meanwhile I've smacked it up pretty good just nudging a few wrist and arm sized pines around.. These things are mostly cosmetic guys! Don't count on them to do anything but look cool.
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^ im with stupid (couldnt find the smiliey guy)...if u hit a vehicle or object square and about the same height then the impact is going to be direct and the bar is going to take it. hit something higher or lower and u'll see. i wont argue it didnt do its job of protecting the front end. id rather have one that bolts to the frame.
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Mines bolts to the frame.... When I hit it I drove over it and her truck gilotined my KC light.
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I look at it this way the bar cost me $75+sh, it held up well, does the same job the $500 bars do and looks nice to me its a great bar just my $.02
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I really like em you can't beat that price.
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It's you personal preference, Im lokoing at the Westin Bullbar that came out for the looks, and to mount a few lights.
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