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Push Bars?

Discussion in '3rd Gen Tundras (2014+)' started by Old Time Goat, Jul 16, 2016.

  1. Jul 16, 2016 at 2:29 PM
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    I'm considering something like a push bar on my 2014+. Something that will protect the front of the truck if, I hit a 200 lb deer, or maybe even a 350 lb bear at highway speeds. Is there any such animal out there? Who is the manufacturer?

    Also, I want it to look fairly good and not rust (hopefully never).

    Maybe, I should first ask, how tough is the front end of the truck stock from the factory? Anyone have experience in hitting a big creature with the truck stock?
     
  2. Jul 16, 2016 at 2:53 PM
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    ColoradoTJ I'm a boob guy.

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    Modern vehicles have crumple zones. I am sure there is a pretty beefy cattle guard out there. Might be looking into a new bumper though for freeway speeds and hitting a large deer/bear. My brother had a Ranch Hand on his last 3/4 ton diesel in Montana. He would bounce deer off that damn thing all the time.
     
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  3. Jul 16, 2016 at 3:01 PM
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    Oh, just an FYI, the Ranch hands are HEAVY!!!!. We used an engine hoist to install his due to the weight.
     
  4. Jul 16, 2016 at 3:13 PM
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    Do you happen to know exactly which Ranch Hand model he has/had?
     
  5. Jul 16, 2016 at 3:31 PM
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    I don't know the exact, but it was like this:

    http://www.ranchhand.com/catalog
     
  6. Jul 16, 2016 at 3:47 PM
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    I've got a tough country bumper I'm trying to sell. It's the same style as the ranch hands. It is heavy as hell. If I remember right, the website said approximately 275 pounds.
     
  7. Jul 16, 2016 at 6:38 PM
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    First off where do you live? If you live in an area that you need something like that I would either go with a ranch hand style bumper or make your own out of heavy duty steel.
     
  8. Jul 16, 2016 at 6:51 PM
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  9. Jul 16, 2016 at 7:02 PM
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    I got this now...... Forget a push bar. They are only good in case someone backs into you at 5mph and to use as a large light mount bracket. Can't beat a Ranch Hand product unless to want to spend twice as much for a fabricated set up. Not brag, just pure fact. The bracket/guard mount thickness is 1/2 thick with grade 8 fasteners. Can't beat that unless you pay big bucks to custom fab. Check it out: http://www.ranchhand.com/[​IMG]
     
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  10. Jul 16, 2016 at 7:09 PM
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    Ranch hand makes awesome stuff but if I had to buy one today, I'd buy ARB. Just a personal favorite as of now.
     
  11. Jul 16, 2016 at 7:12 PM
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    i think arb only goes to 2013 he has a 2016..
     
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  12. Jul 16, 2016 at 7:12 PM
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    ARB is the best you can get other than custom made, but I would only go ARB route if I wanted to mount a winch. Remember you would definitely have to seriously beef up your suspension to compensate for all that weight and at 2X times the cost.
     
  13. Jul 16, 2016 at 7:14 PM
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    I have the ARB catalog in my hand and it only shows 2nd gen Tundras as the sexy models for the Sahara bars/guards.
     
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    means the 3rd gens are out then... no date or not going to make them
     
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    I love my ARB on my tacoma... but for the 1st gen tundra ARB dropped the ball poorly on its design..
     
  16. Jul 16, 2016 at 7:17 PM
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    Just checked ARB site. Zero 3rd gen. I got this catalog a couple of weeks ago. ARB overall has some decent goodies if you have the $$$$. I wish I could afford one of their refers.
     
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    Im willing to bet they will NOT make a bumper for it...
     
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    I'm thinkin you are correct- a -mundo on that. How long would it take to print out a 3 rd gen ARB knock off bumper??? heh heh
     
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    Too long...
     
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    Well darn.
     
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    [​IMG]
     
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  22. Jul 17, 2016 at 12:27 AM
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    Had this custom built for my Tacoma. It took a deer no problem I'm trying to get another one built for my new tundra image.jpg
     
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    When you go out into God's country, you'll find Ranch Hands on nearly all the work trucks. I'll be buying one of their grill guards for mine sometime soon.
     
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