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grill guard

Post by jbryanbriscoe » Thu Aug 09, 2018 2:13 pm

i looked around and didnt see this question , ive a 2018 p/w and looking for a grill guard or push bar that i can hang some lights on that doesnt get in the way of my winch ...already bought the deezee push bar and it doent work very well ,,,anyone already figured this out or any ideas....thanks

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Re: grill guard

Post by BoldAdventure » Thu Aug 09, 2018 2:26 pm

jbryanbriscoe wrote:
Thu Aug 09, 2018 2:13 pm
i looked around and didnt see this question , ive a 2018 p/w and looking for a grill guard or push bar that i can hang some lights on that doesnt get in the way of my winch ...already bought the deezee push bar and it doent work very well ,,,anyone already figured this out or any ideas....thanks
Pass on the silly grill guard stuff ruins your approach angle.

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Re: grill guard

Post by FordyceCreekTrail » Thu Aug 09, 2018 6:53 pm

Additionally grill guards destroy your truck in a crash. Caving into the front end. Better to save for a nice bumper instead as was mentioned.
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Re: grill guard

Post by BoldAdventure » Thu Aug 09, 2018 7:41 pm

Most of them that mount to the lower radiator support or worse and do not provide any actual protection past a bush. Can't take deer strikes for example.
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Re: grill guard

Post by Mule007 » Fri Aug 10, 2018 10:08 am

We got one we liked when we got our 2005. Try linex.ca look for light/led bars. Plate steel sides w 2” horizontal bar. Centers above winch;
Plates bolted right to the frame. Sits& about mid grille above the bumper. Out of the way for approach/ does not impact winching. Definitely NOT a grille guard but not flimsy. Good construction, good look. Might be something to check out.
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Re: grill guard

Post by jbryanbriscoe » Fri Aug 10, 2018 2:22 pm

BoldAdventure wrote:
Thu Aug 09, 2018 2:26 pm
jbryanbriscoe wrote:
Thu Aug 09, 2018 2:13 pm
i looked around and didnt see this question , ive a 2018 p/w and looking for a grill guard or push bar that i can hang some lights on that doesnt get in the way of my winch ...already bought the deezee push bar and it doent work very well ,,,anyone already figured this out or any ideas....thanks
Pass on the silly grill guard stuff ruins your approach angle.

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i never thought about the approach angle,,,prob not a issue for west texas , mainly sand here ...ive llways had a bumper replacement because of deer and didnt know if a grill guard was strong enough to protect as a replacement was...anyway thanks for all the ideas ...going to go with a light bar...love this form...very helpfull

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Re: grill guard

Post by Bill2014 » Fri Aug 10, 2018 3:08 pm

This?
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Re: grill guard

Post by FordyceCreekTrail » Sat Aug 11, 2018 9:30 am

Bill2014 wrote:
Fri Aug 10, 2018 3:08 pm
This?
:D

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Even has a nice spot for the Air Horn
Now that says Texas for sure! :rockon:
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Re: grill guard

Post by jbryanbriscoe » Sat Aug 11, 2018 7:16 pm

Bill2014 wrote:
Fri Aug 10, 2018 3:08 pm
This?
:D

cow-catcher.jpg

Even has a nice spot for the Air Horn
thats funny....lol

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Re: grill guard

Post by Reloaderguy » Sun Aug 12, 2018 12:17 pm

FordyceCreekTrail wrote:
Thu Aug 09, 2018 6:53 pm
Additionally grill guards destroy your truck in a crash. Caving into the front end. Better to save for a nice bumper instead as was mentioned.
The factory bumper does a fairly good job against deer for being tin foil. Like you said, any of the bolt-on light bars on the market will likely increase the damage caused by a moving impact.

Here is what a 60mph deer strike on the driver's side of the bumper looks like.

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Re: grill guard

Post by olyelr » Sun Aug 12, 2018 10:12 pm

Jeezuz what are those reloader, 31’s?
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Re: grill guard

Post by Bill2014 » Mon Aug 13, 2018 8:34 am

That's impressive - relatively little damage to the truck. Where's a shot of the deer - :rofl:
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Post by RustyPW » Mon Aug 13, 2018 11:51 pm

The stock bumper on my 3G has taken 3 separate shots from deer. One at 80 mph right into the winch. My Aluminess bumper has taken 3 shots from deer, and you can't even tell.
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Re: grill guard

Post by Reloaderguy » Tue Aug 14, 2018 12:07 am

RustyPW wrote:
Mon Aug 13, 2018 11:51 pm
The stock bumper on my 3G has taken 3 separate shots from deer. One at 80 mph right into the winch. My Aluminess bumper has taken 3 shots from deer, and you can't even tell.
You need a deer whistle mounted to a train horn.
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Re: grill guard

Post by RustyPW » Tue Aug 14, 2018 12:38 am

Reloaderguy wrote:
Tue Aug 14, 2018 12:07 am
RustyPW wrote:
Mon Aug 13, 2018 11:51 pm
The stock bumper on my 3G has taken 3 separate shots from deer. One at 80 mph right into the winch. My Aluminess bumper has taken 3 shots from deer, and you can't even tell.
You need a deer whistle mounted to a train horn.
Deer around here are suicidal. :roll:
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Re: grill guard

Post by Bill2014 » Tue Aug 14, 2018 11:19 am

Here they play high-speed follow the leader across the roads. I guess they Always see the grass as greener on the other side of the road!

As you're cruising down the road, you will miss the first deer, plaster the second deer, and the third deer will plow into the side of your vehicle. :angry:
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Re: grill guard

Post by jbryanbriscoe » Wed Aug 15, 2018 12:35 am

Bill2014 wrote:
Tue Aug 14, 2018 11:19 am
Here they play high-speed follow the leader across the roads. I guess they Always see the grass as greener on the other side of the road!

As you're cruising down the road, you will miss the first deer, plaster the second deer, and the third deer will plow into the side of your vehicle. :angry:
yes sir i had one run into the side of my last truck and jump right before she hit me and take my tailgate off,,,,if you have never had to buy a new tailgate ...keep it that way....man she was a pricey deer

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