If you’ve ever played sports of any kind, the concept of a bull bar should be pretty familiar to you. Whether you’ve stared into the eyes of a 350-lb defensive tackle or just took a knee to the soft spot after trying to front the post, you can appreciate the necessity of some extra padding and protection when it comes to your personal safety.
Your rig is no different. The grille on your front-end is deceptively fragile. All it takes is an oversize boulder, robust tree branch or a little fender-bender to punch straight through, and you’re looking at some pretty serious repair costs.
Protecting Your Vehicle with Bull Bars
But, with Ford Explorer bull bars, Toyota bull bars or Westin grille guards, you can protect those vulnerable, forward-facing components, while adding serious off-road style.
Also known as bumper guards, grille guards or brush guards, these truck upgrades are constructed from stainless steel tubing and sealed against the elements with your choice of a powder-coating or polished finish. Each is crafted by time-trusted manufacturers for your specific year, make and model. They typically feature solid, one-piece construction for extreme, long-lasting durability that stands up to just about anything the road can throw at you.
Off-Road Protection without Limiting Your Truck
Skid plates offer the same sort of protection for your undercarriage, while providing the same basic functionality as standard bull bars. They include the added feature of a stainless grille that shields the underside of your bumper from the damage often sustained by climbing over a creek bed. Skid plates are polished to a mirror shine and are virtually impervious to rust, delivering reliable all-weather protection for years.
Plus, many bull bars and skid plates come with pre-drilled holes for mounting fog lights or other aftermarket add-ons like a towing winch — ideal for those looking for some added safety and functionality without extensive modification.
What’s the Best Bull Bar for You?
Best of all, bull bars and skid plates bolt directly onto the frame of your vehicle with almost no effort required and absolutely no drilling for most vehicles. Each kit comes complete with all the necessary installation hardware and step-by-step instructions, allowing you to mount them just about anywhere you park your truck.