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Old 01-08-14, 01:56 AM   #1
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Want to add some front-end protection and style on my '05 GX470, and I saw the Aries bull bar at http://************.com. It seems to fit the bill and the price fits my budget. Does anyone have the Aries sport bar? Posting some pics would be appreciated. I wanted to find out what my ride would look like with that kind of bull bar. I know some guys here have the Westin but I'm not a fan of the included steel skid plate. Thanks a lot for any help.
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Want to add some front-end protection and style on my '05 GX470, and I saw the Aries bull bar at http://************.com. It seems to fit the bill and the price fits my budget. Does anyone have the Aries sport bar? Posting some pics would be appreciated. I wanted to find out what my ride would look like with that kind of bull bar. I know some guys here have the Westin but I'm not a fan of the included steel skid plate. Thanks a lot for any help.
They want $ 226.00 for it. It says Toyota Tacoma are you sure it will fit 2005 gx470?

Have you checked out flebay
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Ask your question at Ih8mud.com. in the 120 series forum.
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I doubt you'll get front end protection. If anything you'll get more front end damage. If you want protection get a aftermarket steel / aluminum bumper.
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I doubt you'll get front end protection. If anything you'll get more front end damage. If you want protection get a aftermarket steel / aluminum bumper.
Agreed on this point, I've always heard them referred to as "damage multipliers", lol.
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Doesn't get any better than Southern Style Speed's front bumper replacement.

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They want $ 226.00 for it. It says Toyota Tacoma are you sure it will fit 2005 gx470?

Have you checked out flebay
Here's the exact link from the site - http://************.com/Aries_Sport_Bar.51164.0#lexus. So I guess it will fit. Will try to check out ebay later for other options. Thanks for the reply.
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I have the Westin bull bar on my 06 GX470. Love the look of it and it installs extremely easy. Just bolts on. Oddly enough, I went with the Westin because I like the look of the skid plate.



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I doubt you'll get front end protection. If anything you'll get more front end damage.
Really? I always wanted this on my truck so I could kick their a$$ if anyone pisses me off on the road.

Good to know...
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Really? I always wanted this on my truck so I could kick their a$$ if anyone pisses me off on the road.

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You don't need a "bull bar" for that....just a little creativity.
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