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Old 03-02-2008, 01:22 AM   #1
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Are Grill Guards/Brush Guards not in style anymore?

I bought me a new 08 Chevy Silverado and am planning on putting on a grill guard... I used to have a 2001 Chevy Silverado Z71 and I DID have a grill guard on it and it looked super nice... but now I have noticed that most trucks have step sides on them and NO grill guards... Should I put one on my new truck? I already added step sides but need to know what you all think about the grill guards/cow crushers... Truck owners help!!!
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Old 03-02-2008, 01:41 AM   #2
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Why do you even have to ask? If you need my permission... Yes you can put it on your truck.
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Old 03-02-2008, 01:51 AM   #3
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Do you need one? If so put it on, if not... they're nothing but xtra weight & a pain in the to keep clean. Who cares what anyone else thinks?

Good choice in trucks btw
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Old 03-02-2008, 02:05 AM   #4
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Hey, he cares! Thats why he is asking.
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Old 03-02-2008, 04:44 AM   #5
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i have one on my f250 but because it was there when i bought it.
I heard something a few years ago about how they are not real safe.
Your front bumper is made to give abit and let the airbag deploy and with the big guard mounted to the frame your airbag may not activate in a wreck and there is no give with them.
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Old 03-02-2008, 08:34 AM   #6
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Deer Killersftw, Do U need one? do U drive at night thru deer country? who cares what others think? if U want it get it, but if U dont need it then why bother, these days of $3.00+ fuel those BIG, heavy ones could be a factor
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Old 03-02-2008, 08:51 AM   #7
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I'd say if you live in the outlining areas of Houston, where there is a chance that your vehicle may come in contact with some wildlife(run, boar, etc.), than it would be adviseable... otherwise, as Ken said... extra weight = for $$$ for fuel.
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Old 03-02-2008, 09:29 AM   #8
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, I got one, and I have three KC lights mounted on it. I do a lot of off-roading, especially during hunting season. I will never own another truck without a set up similar to the one I have now.
Grill guards FTW.
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Old 03-02-2008, 09:37 AM   #9
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I just had a toyota in the shop that hit a deer and blew out the windshield and did alot of damage, $6000, the adjuster that came out said he just looked at one where a deer had blew out the windshield and wound up inside the car, it kicked the lady in the throat and killed her and she just ran off the road and hit a tree, when they found her he said the deer was gone, managed to get back out thru the windshield, but he said the inside of the car was destroyed, crazy chit:/: I guess when ur # called its ur time
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grill guards are great for pushing shopping carts out the way
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Old 03-02-2008, 11:52 AM   #11
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I've always felt like they are more a "looks / image / fashion" statement. If you like it put it on there - me personally - I don't care for the looks (you asked).

I don't think they will do you much good if you hit a deer @ highway speed. I have also heard them called "Brush Guards", so if you drive through heavy brush and they keep the brush from scratching the front, it's gonna scrape down the sides of the truck anyway - so what's the point.

We have tons of hunters down here and if you want to say to the world "I'm a hunter" get one. They'll make your voice deeper too!
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imho lame....
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true dat... thanks for the advice...
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I guess when ur # called its ur time
True that. I just don't want to be on a plane and it's the guy sitting next to me's time to go.
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We have one on our Tahoe, but it was already on it when we bought it!
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