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Westin Safari light bar

I know tons of you guys have them. Im wondering how the fit is? I went and looked at them and some 4X4 shop in town and the guy told me I might have to cut notches out of my bumpter to fit it. Is this true ? I told the guy Ive never heard of anyone doing that and he said something along the lines of "TRUST ME IM THE EXPERT IVE DONE THIS 1000 TIMES" I really love the look of that bar but I will absolutely NOT be cutting into my bumpers to make it fit. Besides, that guy was a real *** and his price was way more expensive than anywhere else so Im definitly not getting it from him. Can anyone fill me in on this ?
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it fits UNDER the bumper. You'll be fine

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I guess I'll need to relocate my lisence plate .... im plannin on slappin some 6 inch round lights on it and by lookin at it it'll definitly block the view of the plate. Crappy Canada laws LOL no front plate = big fines
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Front plate will fit fine still. My ranger has the front plate holder and it is centered in the bar. You'll be fine.



Oh, and about cutting the bumper, my safari bar barely touches the bottom of my front bumper. Trim it if you want, but its not required. That guy you talked to sucks.
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Get the bull bar!!! It looks alot more beefy!!! Instead of 2 inch tubing like the safari bar has, the bull bar has 2.5 inch tubing. Those Hella's are a little over 6 inches and you can see the plate just fine.
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^^nice set up..

I like my manik brush guard myself :D

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It will touch the bottom of the bumper but there is no need for trimming. Just close the gap up on your bumper aka bumper mod and the issue will go away. Thats what I had to do.
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Front plate will fit fine still. My ranger has the front plate holder and it is centered in the bar. You'll be fine.



Oh, and about cutting the bumper, my safari bar barely touches the bottom of my front bumper. Trim it if you want, but its not required. That guy you talked to sucks.

Like Larson said, it won't touch, or rub. And with the license plate bracket, I had two 6" fog lights installed, of which nothing touched the bracket or the valence.


Piece of cake, my friend.
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Besides, check out my avatar.....it doesn't touch.

Mind you, when I had it first installed, the guys that put it on had it right tight to the valence. After I had the valence repainted, I had adjusted the brackets to make sure that wouldn't happen again.
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Oh, one more thing. I'll take pics later today to show you more about how it should look.
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ditto i hate both of those bars but get the Bull bar it looks the best out of the two not so pansy-ish, doesnt mean i want to rip them off when i see them tho...pointless deprotch angle reducers...
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I had a safari bar on my 01 and hated that pointless curb catcher, it hung down as low as a plow carriage, and you couldn't hit anything with it becasue it wasn't stong at all (Not to mention I had mine painted bright Island blue to match my truck) I bought it for a Light mount, but I say 6 in lights look Kick a$$ behind the grill and they are nice and out of the way.

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Only pic I could find with the lights on: (edit) the lights aren't on, just the glow of the runnning lights I put in the grill, it looked killer at night)
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Thanks for the info guys .. Im gonna have a look at the bull bar and get some prices .... i still kinda prefer the safari bar tho.

I wont be doing any hard core off roading... shh*t.. Ive had my truck for almost 6 months now and havent even touched a dirt road yet haha so Im nto too worried about aproach angles and all that jazz
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I purchased my bull bar brand new for 245 dollars shipped to my door. Not bad in my opinion.

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I picked up my safari bar brand new on eBay for about $100 shipped to my door.
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Wow that was an awesome deal dude.. great find. Do you have a link? I have a buddy that may be interested.
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I got it from exotictruck-auto, http://stores.ebay.com/Exotic-Truck-and-Auto-Gear

I did a search for "safari" so they might not have any right now. It was about $115 shipped, had to check my back messages for that one.

edit: this is close

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