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Does bull bar void warranty

Discussion in 'General Tundra Discussion' started by bonedog, Mar 26, 2015.

  1. Mar 26, 2015 at 11:30 AM
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    I bought a spyder industries black venom bull bar for my 2014 crewmax. Does anyone know if it will void my warranty? What about putting lights on it? Thx
     
  2. Mar 26, 2015 at 5:58 PM
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    The bull bar definitely won't void any warranty. Adding lights I guess could if you don't install the wiring properly. Don't splice into existing wiring and it shouldn't.

    I'm not an expert on this so check with the dealership if your worried. They may tell you anything non toyota and non toyota installed will void warranty but really they have to prove that it caused the problem.
     
  3. Mar 26, 2015 at 6:57 PM
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    Unless they can prove the bull bar caused reasons x and x to go bad - then no
    Bull bars don't really defend ur truck as u would think. You may damage the truck more with it...at least, that's what I've read on TW FB page from a few that had them on their tacos.
     
  4. Mar 26, 2015 at 7:47 PM
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    Very true bull bars aren't structural.
     
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  5. Mar 27, 2015 at 5:12 AM
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    Thanks guys
     
  6. Mar 27, 2015 at 6:48 AM
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    I've never seen one that isn't round tubing. That looks good, what brand is that?
     
  7. Mar 27, 2015 at 8:31 AM
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    Well that one looks structural. Much better than the ugly westin thin metal ones.
    Does it have a support higher to prevent it bending into your grill or bumper if you hit something?

    Also your worries with warranty on the bull bar and lights should be far outweighed by the 6" lift on there.
     
  8. Mar 27, 2015 at 8:39 AM
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    Its a spyder industries black venom bull bar.
     
  9. Mar 27, 2015 at 8:41 AM
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    And nothing mounted on upper but brackets and mounting plate are 3/8" steel. Its definitely more sturdy than the average bar.
     
  10. Mar 27, 2015 at 8:58 AM
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    Def beefy and should hold up to most hits. "
    Unique angular construction with heavy guage 2.5" square steel tubing on a 'diamond' for strength"
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  11. Oct 1, 2015 at 4:53 PM
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    Imagine nothing is there at all and you do have the misfortune of clipping a fairly large deer? The grill will be instantly fracked up. Light area too. Not to mention the cheap ass plastic above the bumper. $2K + easily. More like $3K. It's all about the bracketing to the frame/grille. My brackets to grille frame thickness is slightly over 1/2" with hardened bolts. Mounted to 6 points on the frame. Weakest link is exactly that.
     
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