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Which companies do you guys think had the best bull bar product

Any opinions on the company black horse bull bars?
 

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I'm considering a steel craft, I don't really want the company logo on the skid plate as this and many others automatically come with...
 

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they seem easy to install wasn't sure if one company was better than the other for all of them
 

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I have a Westin that looks great but have no contact with any others so not much help here.
 

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Damage multiplier.
 

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That's what brand my grill guard is:



Nice and easy install, nice and solid, not saying top of the line, but for the price, really not bad at all...by no means "protection" to the truck, just the 'look' that I wanted, was going between the bull bars and grill guard...went this route...overall, I am pleased, but I don't plan on any major offroading...just a little ;)
 

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Damage multiplier.
...what Are you trying to say, is that a brand?

That's what brand my grill guard is:



Nice and easy install, nice and solid, not saying top of the line, but for the price, really not bad at all...by no means "protection" to the truck, just the 'look' that I wanted, was going between the bull bars and grill guard...went this route...overall, I am pleased, but I don't plan on any major offroading...just a little ;)
That looks really good but the "protection issue" is a debate I've been concerned with since they are modular pieces...
 

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...what Are you trying to say, is that a brand?



That looks really good but the "protection issue" is a debate I've been concerned with since they are modular pieces...
Bull bars tend to multiply damage in fender benders. Makes it worse than it should have been.
 

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^--- Ouch, that doesn't look very good with that brush guard.

Bull bars are much lower and usually thicker than brush guards though, do they tend to do the same thing?
 

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^--- Ouch, that doesn't look very good with that brush guard.

Bull bars are much lower and usually thicker than brush guards though, do they tend to do the same thing?
Yes they do. They are typically not steel and will be pushed into your bumper, thus making more damage.
 

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You can have the same thing happen with any similar piece of equipment. Nerf bars are another example. It's partly because of the way they stick out and partly because of their tendency to buckle when hit. That's why you'll never see a serious off road vehicle with any of this type of equipment. Their "protection" value is quite limited.
 

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...so I'd be better off with something like the hefty bumper, rock sliders and skid plates (or is most of that equipment similar gimmicks)?

I've done track days with exotic cars (that weren't mine) and motorcycles (I've owned) but I want a change of pace to get info off roading so I'm looking for some ways to protect my rig.
 

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How would that bumper fair in a collision?
 
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