Reviewed by Gary W (Arlington, VA) Reviewed for a 2005 Toyota Tacoma — 2008-12-26 05:42:33
Like many of you, I read most of the reviews until my eyes started to hurt. It was well worth the effort! Overall, the Bull bar is great, but the installation instructions reminded me of my freshman year in engineering class:-(,(suck),but with a little patience and common sense it will be easy. Tip#1 If you are installing by yourself, I recommend using some bungee cord to hold the bar up while you are attaching it to the mounting brackets. Tip#2 The washers that attach the bar to the mounting bracket are too small(recommend spending $1.47 for bigger washers). Tip#3 Use Locktite compound on the mounting brackets. Tip#4 If you are a weekend warrior and brave the off road trails bring a Torx T10/20 to remove your skid plate. YES, you still can use the towing hooks, but if you are a serious off roader I would go with a heavier, sturdier, full face bar. Tip# 5 Tools needed 16mm & 17 mm socket wrench. Tip#6 Of course front end, will be slightly heavier but it is easy to get use to. Some weekend scruff, a little dirt and my Taco makes the women woozy;-) and you definitely stand out in the parking lot.