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Ranch hand brush guard

Discussion in '2.5 Gen Tundras (2014-2021)' started by Hayman2011, Dec 13, 2016.

  1. Dec 13, 2016 at 4:41 PM
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    has anyone installed a ranch hand brush guard on their Tundra? If so did it drop your suspension any?
     
  2. Dec 13, 2016 at 4:54 PM
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    Ok thanks. I just have a leveling kit I figured it wouldn't but just wanted to make sure.
     
  3. Dec 14, 2016 at 10:47 AM
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    I bought one for my 2001 Tundra, it didn't make the front end sag at all, if anything maybe a quarter of an inch. It was leveled like you plan on doing as well. Granted we are talking about third gens here but I'm assuming it will do the same thing if I were to add one to my 2016
     
  4. Dec 14, 2016 at 12:40 PM
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    I'm inclined to believe you're looking at the Legend grille guard? The bumper weighs 182 lbs and the grille guard only 115, so I don't think you'd have much sag to worry about with the latter. Any idea on how much your grille guard dropped yours @matluth?
     
  5. Dec 15, 2016 at 5:26 AM
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    I have zero drop with the Ranch Hand Legend, but remember I have the beefier heavy load 614 OME coils up front. If I was adding an aftermarket bumper too I would have gone with the 613s. ToyTec set mine up perfect for my use.
     
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  6. Dec 15, 2016 at 5:43 AM
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    Just the brush guard? Or full replacement brush guard bumper? I have grille guard only no drop
     
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    What is the weight difference between the OEM bumper and an aftermarket FAB style front bumper as an option vs. a brushguard/ranch hand?
     
  8. Dec 15, 2016 at 9:01 AM
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    Are you meaning the N Fab prerunner style or the beefy Fab Four style?
     
  9. Dec 15, 2016 at 12:13 PM
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    Not to mention Iron Cross monster bumpers which are quite heavy.
     
  10. Dec 15, 2016 at 4:18 PM
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    It would just be the grill guard.
     
  11. Dec 16, 2016 at 12:35 AM
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    KIMG0411.jpg
    No drop on mine
     
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    ditto
     
  13. Dec 16, 2016 at 4:58 AM
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    That looks sick. I'm for sure getting one now. I like that grill also.
     
  14. Dec 16, 2016 at 8:15 AM
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    Good protection against critters. Ranch Hand uses thicker walled tubing/flat steel than their competitors (not including custom fab'd of course).
     
  15. Dec 16, 2016 at 8:34 AM
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    Hey Hayman U referring to mine? I found off OfferUp.com for 175$ I grinded off the mesh screen to see the PRO grille
     
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  16. Dec 16, 2016 at 3:39 PM
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    Yea
    yea they use 1/4" which is really good and heavy duty.
     
  17. Dec 16, 2016 at 3:41 PM
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    Yea I like that pro grill. I would like to put that on mine. One thing at a time though.
     
  18. Dec 19, 2016 at 6:06 AM
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    See my build thread. Grille guard got put to use this past Saturday. Good thing I have it.
     
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    what did you hit?
     
  20. Dec 19, 2016 at 7:11 AM
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    A power pole. The drivers side took a hit. The guard prevented a lot worse damage.
     
  21. Dec 21, 2016 at 10:37 PM
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    what brand is that, nice looking addition!
     
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    The Ranch Hand is more sturdy than the Westin. When I went to Ranch Hand Truck Fitters store in Colorado Springs the manager showed me cross sections of the tubing, flat steel they use and the competition including Westin. Not even close. There is a 3rd gen Tundra that is parked next to me almost everyday. The owner has the Westin HD. Not even close. Mounting brackets are wimpy compared to the Ranch Hand. The tubing on the Westin is larger diameter but thin walled. The flat steel used is also thinner. Ranch Hand....... winner.......
     
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    I installed the ranch hand bull nose on the front. Full bumper have the 5100's for leveling and i didnt notice any drop in front suspension. You can find pictures on line @balou ranch hand and get a look at front and rear
     
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    I plowed a 180 pound whitetail buck last hunting season with it. No damage to the truck or brush guard(not even a scratch). I was traveling about 40MPH down a dirt road at night when it ran in front of me. The antlers broke into several pieces.
     
  28. Dec 6, 2018 at 3:41 AM
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    I see you said no drop in your suspension. I have factory SR5 suspension, think itll drop mine?
    Also, did your RH make your gas mileage drop at all?
     
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