Aries Off Road Bull Bar with Skid Plate Customer Reviews
313 Customer Reviews
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Whether you're charging through a busy parking lot or blazing a trail across Death Valley, the Aries Bull Bar puts a solid barrier between your rig and the big, bad world. Riding dead-center in front of your forward bumper, it delivers the protection you demand without concealing your truck or SUV's front-end style.
Because life on the road is unpredictable, the Aries Bull Bar is built tough from heavy-gauge 3" stainless steel tubing. The included skid plate guards your undercarriage from parking blocks, scrub brush and even boulders. Polished to a mirror shine or with black powder coat (skid plate is not powder coated), this barricade looks great and is virtually impervious to rust.
Mounting your Aries Bull Bar won't eat up an entire afternoon. It's custom-designed to bolt directly to your truck or SUV's frame without any drilling. Some wrenches and a frosty beverage are all you need for this hassle-free, secure installation. Your Aries Bull Bar comes with tabs for mounting auxiliary lights.
313 Customer Reviews
Reviewed by michael r (CENTER OSSIPEE, NH) Reviewed for a 2014 Toyota Tundra — Apr 05, 2014 7:27 AM
DONE IN UNDER 30 MINUTES. REMOVE THE TOW HOOKS ( 4 BOLTS ), LOOSE FIT THE METAL BRACKETS, LOOSE FIT THE BULL BAR , CENTER IT , AND "BUTTON IT UP". NOW JUST GET USE TO NOT PULLING ALL THE WAY UP IN A PARKING SPACE. REMEMBER YOU ARE ADDING 6- 8 MORE INCHES IN FRONT OF YOU. I ADDED A SET OF PIAA FOG LIGHTS TO ADD ADDITIONAL LIGHT FOR DRIVING AT NIGHT. IT REALLY SET OFF AN ENTIRE NEW LOOK.
Reviewed by Jason W (CHARLOTTE, NC) Reviewed for a 2007 Toyota Tundra — Mar 24, 2014 7:08 AM
Great looking bar that was a piece of cake to install, even doing it by myself. Nice solid fit and feels strong and secure. My only improvement would be a heavier gauge skid plate. Just felt a little thin to me, but still solid for the application.
Reviewed by eric t (ALEXANDRAIA, VA) Reviewed for a 2014 Toyota Tundra — Mar 20, 2014 5:44 AM
Excellent. Looks great on my new 2014 Tundra. Very easy to install. Took about .30mins. Please note that if you get the license tag mount, make sure you put it on the bar before you connect it to the truck. Otherwise you will have to take the bar off to get to the attachment screw.
Reviewed by John A (McDonough, GA) Reviewed for a 2011 Ford F-150 — Mar 01, 2014 5:14 AM
If you do not have two tow hooks in front,you better have some good tools and body work ability ,must remove lower skirt in front and do considerable cutting of lower front bumper for access to frame and front of box frame to TRY and put bolts in from inside box frame,took 5 hours,even with high speed cutter,looks good,would not have bothered if I knew how much work and cutting I would have to do.
Reviewed by Howard M (Council Bluffs, IA) Reviewed for a 2012 Chevy Camaro — Feb 19, 2014 4:36 AM
The Aries bull bar that I bought seems very cheaply made. It didn't fit where the instructions showed where it was to go. Also, the instructions were very hard to follow. In addition to the other problems, the hardware kit contained ZERO nuts for all the bolts. The optional license plate bracket was a total waste of money. All that said, I am not very happy.
Reviewed by William D (Plains, MT) Reviewed for a 2013 Ford F-150 — Feb 15, 2014 5:52 PM
Chrome Bar looks fine but the so called "Skid Plate" is not a protector of anything ! In fact it is a hand slicer for the installer. The razor thin metal will bend with no effort and is basically a manufacturer decoration and an advertising medium for Aries. Even worse, the advertising copy for this particular bar says it has tabs for mounting off-road driving lights. It does not ! This caused me to order an additional $50.00 pair of tubular adapter mounts from KC so my $150 I spent on the lights wasn't wasted. Most lights of this type use a silver dollar sized pair of fender type washers compressing a similar sized pair of rubber washers between them to attach the light to a flat tab surface, not a round tube. So even if you could figure out how to insert and then thread a nut and washers up into the 3 inch depth of the tube using the "mounting hole" drilled through the tube,it wouldn't reach the lights shorter mounting bolt, let alone match the contour of the tube with the washers making the whole setup useless.