Simple install. Basically take off the tow hooks and bolt up the bull bar. Bull bar should have room for adjustment so you can adjust the angle of it and how close it sits to the bumper. No license plate or bracket here...no lights either, simple as can be.
I think this is one of the easiest things to install on our trucks. Hardest part may be loosening the bolts around your tow hooks! WD40 does a great job. I bought a used Aries bar and no issues so far. Simple chrome/metal polish keeps it shiny and smooth.
That looks awesome!!! Do you have a side view picture of the bull bar on your truck? Is that the OEM license plate frame? I went ahead and mounted my license plate bracket so I hope that the bull bar would cover the holes should I choose to install. Nice work.
Do you by any chance have a closeup pic of the license plate bracket from the side? Is it the OEM Toyota bracket that mounts to the front bumper? I'm wondering if the holes will show in my bumper if I move it to the front of the bull bar.
Also...what brand is that...Aries, Westin, etc? Looks great. Good job!!!
In my '01 4Runner, I used an OEM Toyota switch for all my Piaa auxiliary lights. Looked awesome having all the switches look the same. I'm curious if that switch will fit the opening in our Tundra dash. Here's a pic of it on another web site...
- It is the OEM license plate bracket, but I had to buy long stainless steel bolts and washers to hold the bracket on the bull bar.
- No side pics of the bracket, it's very tight in behind there.
- If the holes are in the black portion of the bumper, the bull bar will probably cover it.
- An OEM switch will not work for my lights since there are two lights in the one housing, but only one set comes on at a time. The two lights (LEDs) in the center of the housing are actually marker lights.
- It's an Aries bar.
EDIT: There have been 300 successful completions as of 6/20/13 (see members list at the bottom of Post #1):
(147) - Plug & Play (just added the switch, no wiring needed)
(153) - Performed the wiring changes;
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