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need suggestions on grill guards...

I've been looking around at different types of bars for the front of the truck. I kind of like the Westin Bull bar, but I don't know... Anyone have any suggestions or pics of different bars to help me decide what to get? Most bars I see online I don't know what they would look like on a Ranger.
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my fav on the newer trucks is the Go Rhino 3000 center style...
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i really like my warn

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Zach if you are still pissed at your truck and sell it I WANT THAT PUSH BAR!!!
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thanks guys, those are two suggestions that i didn't even know existed.
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I'm not sure of the brand, or if it exists.

But personally, after owning a brush guard, and judging every single one I've seen since then, the best looking ones I've seen are the ones that:
-has a thick "push bar" metal
-has the center piece follow the curves of the grill/headlight
-has headlight brush guards that wrap around the front corners of the truck
-has headlight brush guards with multiple thin bars going across it

find one like that, and it's got my vote
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Zach if you are still pissed at your truck and sell it I WANT THAT PUSH BAR!!!
why do you keep saying this i have told you before my bar doesnt work on newer trucks at all. plus i do not part out my vehicles if you want my bar go spend the $80 from JcWhitney and buy the damn thing...
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How about the Westin Front Bar. I love it.

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^^ what are those bars like weight wise? I don't want something thats gonna make the front sit any lower than it already is.
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I love mine, but I can't remember the brand.



-Levino
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I love mine, but I can't remember the brand.



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looks like a Go rhino 3000 1 piece
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theres always the Waag bar

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im not entirely sure of the weight. Its heavy, but I dont really notice that much of a difference. If you really notice it, I figure a few cranks of the T-Bars should fix it
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I thought nobody sells the waag bar anymore? I wouldn't mind getting that one.
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Manik.....


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man now i want a grill guard again.....do all of these need to have something made up to get one to fit with a body lift
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i like my bar.. its not bulky.. if i had a bumper, it would actually look better lol

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Here's mine with the Westin Bull Bar.

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man now i want a grill guard again.....do all of these need to have something made up to get one to fit with a body lift

Not too many people have done it....

I took my bracket, cut 3 inches out of the middle and welded them back together... painted them with bedliner spray and installed them....


Looks and works great...
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weight is approximately 70 pounds if memory serves me right; I can move it with one hand no problem and I'm a whole 5'6" 140 lbs former long distance runner. My Westin Sportsman 1-piece is currently sitting in my kitchen guarding the RCD kit stuff since I keep hitting the lower mount brackets on approach angles. I'm going to see if a local metal working shop can duplicate the lower mounts out of stonger metal while trying to get them to make rock sliders.
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that westin bull bar is taunting me. the more i see it the more i like it.
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imho...THIS one looks GREAT!
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