Reviewed by Charles M L (Charlottesville, VA) Reviewed for a 2004 Toyota 4Runner — 2011-04-15 06:39:54
A deer encounter with my brand new 2010 GMC Sierra is a matter of "when" rather than "if" working a late-shift job here in Central VA. So, after much research, it appears this is the very most heavy duty and functional grill guard available at a "reasonable" price. Yes, there are winch bumpers for three grand even more post-apocalyptical than this thing, but they're way too heavy for my 2wd 1500's front suspension... plus I can't afford them. Weighing about 85 lbs. and 6" in front of the bumper the front end feels very planted rolling down the highway. Good thing I bought those leveling blocks! Bolted on fairly easy, with some of the usual persuasion required to get the brackets & bolts to line up. A quality piece, with a nice shinny powder coat black finish pictures don't really show. They even include some touch-up paint... now that's class. Looks real evil! I hope I never have to test it, but I feel much more protected and less stressed on my drive to work. I'd recommend this to anyone who doesn't have a "show-truck" living in deer country. Worth the price paid... in my opinion.