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Old 01-21-2008, 06:08 PM
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Opinion on bull bar...

I have really been wanting to get a bull bar for the front of my truck, but everyone around here has the chrome bull bar. What do you think it would look like if I got it powder-coated the arizona beige color they use as an accent color on the King Ranch? Would it just look goofy???

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Old 01-21-2008, 06:17 PM
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I have the same Bull Bar and I think it's pretty cheezy. It's basically ONLY for holding lights, the thing is not strong at all for pushing anything. It has been a useful step for working on my truck though! I will be changing over to a heavy duty bumper with winch integrated sometime later this year. As far as you having it painted to match....hmm. Undecided on that until I saw it, but I am thinking chrome will still look better. There's my .02
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I kind os like em.... Think im gonna put one one my rig!
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I bought my bar from randyellisdesigns.com (if you're looking to add lights too). He was local when I lived out in AZ so I went and picked it up. Very sturdy design, I've used it to pull some rigs out of the dunes, held up fine.

My thoughts on the beige, it might not look too bad since you already have some beige up there.
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Beige bull bar? 1 vote for goofy!

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i think all of them look gay
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I know it's only a light holder, and everyone has chrome, but my .02 is that is what looks good up there.

Plus, it's gonna be a pain in the @#$ to get one stripped and coated.

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Thanks for the 2 cents folks. I guess it's either I find something else, or just put on what everyone else has.
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Well I own it.....and I would advise against it haha. That's not very good product review is it?
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Well I own it.....and I would advise against it haha. That's not very good product review is it?
Well, if you bought it thinking you could push or pull with it, then I'd guess you'd be disappointed. But strictly as a light bar and something that looks good, it's a great product.

Pretty much any bolt-on "brush guard" type attachment is just that, just a brush guard.

If you want strength, replace the bumper.

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I dont have one but just wanted to say if you decided to get one try to find it with black powdercoat cause it would be easier to either strip or just paint over it vs. the chrome version. Plus, the powdercoat should be cheaper too.

I would suggest a full front end replacement bull bar but that is my personal preference and the deer factor in my area.

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I can't help you with the bullbar/no bullbar quandary...however, my bumber is Arizona Beige...

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I can't help you with the bullbar/no bullbar quandary...however, my bumber is Arizona Beige...
It's probably way out of my price range right now but who manufactured that bumper?
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I think it would look good, but is it worth the expense to have it painted?
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It's probably way out of my price range right now but who manufactured that bumper?
It was built by SouthTexasOutfitters in San Antonio. I had them weld and prime it, I painted and installed it. If I were to do it over again, I would have them cut and tack weld the bumper together and I would do the rest. They did mess up on the rear bumper and I'm still needing to fix the mess. The support and mounting bracket was welded on the wrong side of their strike line. 1/2" steel plate on both sides of the bumper. I had to torch off one bracket and re-weld it on the opposite side of the bracket and put spacers on the other bracket. I'm still looking for some angle bracket I can use to level the bumper.

I'm sure if they were to install it, they would have seen the mistake and fixed it. I also don't believe that a steel pipe bumper is no place for caulk...
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