Looking around for a bullbar for my Tundra, and I've heard pretty good things about these Steelcraft bullbars. I know they'll fit the truck, but will I lose my factory splash guard/skidplate (whatever you wanna call it) and tow hooks in the process?
And if you guys have some pictures of your tundras with the bullbar.. or other suggestions that would be great! :laughing3d:
(http://www.tundrasolutions.com/forums/1gen-tundra/228101-off-road-lights-mounting-options/)welcome to the sandbox!
07-14-2012, 05:55 PM
Thanks for the reply; but it's not so much the lighting options that I was wanting to know about, I'm trying to make sure I can still keep my factory splash guard while having the bull bar on the truck still.. :confused:
07-14-2012, 06:56 PM
i've never heard that you have to lose the plate.
07-14-2012, 07:23 PM
Don't see any mention of removing the skid plate to install the bull bar. The bar attaches where the tow hooks are currently installed. I have a brush guard on my Tundra, and they also recommended removing the tow hooks. I found that by swapping the tow hooks to the opposite side, I could keep them installed. Here are the installation instructions. Welcome to the best Tundra forum around. Post pic's when you have it installed. :-)
1 BULL BAR
2 BRACKETS-PASSENGER & DRIVER SIDE
2 1/2 -13 X 2.00” HEX HEAD BOLT(M12X50mm) 4 1⁄2” FLAT WASHERS
4 1⁄2” LOCK WASHERS
2 M12-1.25 X 30MM HEX HEAD BOLT
STEP 1 REMOVE CONTENTS FROM BOX AND VERIFY ALL PART ARE PRESENT. READ INSTRUCTIONS COMPLETELY BEFORE BEGINNING .
STEP 2 IT MAY BE NECESSARY TO REMOVE/RELOCATE FRONT LICENSE PLATE AND LICENSE PLATE BRACKET. IT IS NOT REQUIRED, BUT SRONGLY RECOMMENDED.
STEP 3 DETERMINE PASSENGER AND DRIVER BRACKETS. SEE FIGURE 1. REMOVE AND DISCARD TIE DOWN LOOP AND TOW HOOK, (SAVE SHORTER 12MM FASTNERS). ATTACH BRACEKTS USING SHORTER EXISTING FASTENERS AND SUPPLIED 12MM BOLTS AS SHOWN. LEAVE LOOSE.
STEP 4 ATTACH BULL BAR TO BRACKETS USING 1⁄2” FASTENERS AS SHOWN. LEVEL AND ADJUST BULL BAR AS DESIRED. TORQUE ALL FASTENERS TO 65 FT .LBS.
FINISH PROTECTION- PRODUCTS HAVE A HIGH FINISH THAT MUST BE MAINTAINED SUCH AS ANY OTHER HIGH FINISH PRODUCT ON THE VEHICLE. PROTECT THE FINISH WITH A NON-ABRASIVE AUTOMOTIVE WAX. THE USE OF SOAP, POLISH, OR WAX THAT CONTAINS ABRASIVES IS DETRIMENTAL, AS THE COMPOUNDS SCRATCH THE FINISH AND OPEN IT TO CORROSION.
DISCLAIMER- BUYER ASSUMES ALL RISK AND LIABILITY WHATSOEVER FROM THE INSTALLATION AND USE OF PRODUCTS. PRODUCTS ARE SOLD AS DECORATIVE ACCESSORIES AND SHOULD NOT BE RELIED UPON AS PROTECTION FOR THE VEHICLE OR OCCUPANTS IN THE EVENT OF A COLLISION OR ROLL OVER.
07-14-2012, 08:23 PM
Alright sweet! Thanks for the replies.:)
I figured it didn't have to be taken off, but just wanted to make sure before I got it