Reviewed By Charles M L (Charlottesville, VA) Reviewed for a 2004 Toyota 4Runner —1/15/2012 8:21 AM
The grill guard went on pretty smoothly. It's definitely a two man job. The washers provided for the upper mounting brackets were too large. I had to use smaller washers on one of the bolts on each side, otherwise the washers would overlap. Fortunately, I happened to have four washers of the perfect size to avoid a trip to the hardware store. The instructions included weren't the best. Basic mechanical knowlege and common sense was a better guide to understand how it all went together. When installing the guard, don't tighten the bolts, because it will take some extra time to to adjust everything to make it all square, level, and evenly spaced. Not the most heavy duty grill guard in the world, but it seems well made and appropriate for a Toyota SUV. The deer here in Central Virginia are a menace. After having to pay the thousand dollar deductable on my fiancee's insurance policy because a buck sliced off the front bumper corner, my hope is that this gives both of us a better fighting chance against these Damnbies. It's certainly gonna be better than just plastic!