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Old 03-07-2011, 10:17 PM
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Default Re: Brush Guard on a 2wd

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imo, it's kinda like putting a roll bar on a 2wd... doesn't make a whole lot sense to me.. but, it's your truck, do as you wish..
Because its common knowledge that a 2wd never rolls.

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Do whatever you want man, i personally like the look it gives.

Don't forget one thing though, a moose or deer has its weight above the area your bar will be protecting.


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Old 03-07-2011, 10:38 PM
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I love when 2wd folks claim they take their trucks where no full size 4x4 dare go.... lol

+1 on 2wd rangers getting stuck on wet grass... I too have owned both.. and the 2wd is brutal in any offroad situation
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Old 03-07-2011, 10:42 PM
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Nothing wrong with it....Do it up!
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Old 03-07-2011, 11:12 PM
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imo being 2wd or 4x4 has nothing to do with brush guards lol i say get it just for the protection and looks
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Old 03-08-2011, 12:23 AM
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I also have a WAAG....I made custom mounting brackets with 1/4" steel though


Id love to see some templates or something so I could beef mine up!



Any body think adding a BG to your truck would lower your MPG any?
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Old 03-08-2011, 12:32 AM
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i think I saw one too, lol
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Old 03-09-2011, 09:47 PM
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I say go for it. If it helps slow down whatevert/whoever hits your vehicle some day it might save your life, it might not, only one way to know.

I just picked up a grill guard off a Bronco II at the junkyard. Tossing it on my 2wd tomorrow. I regularly drive 300-500mi/wk in it, mostly mountain highway, some forest service roads, year round. I figure the grill guard is worth it considering I've hit 3 deer and an elk in my Jeep.
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I feel pretty confident in it, have driven through 6-8"of snow on dirt roads with consistent momentum and minimized steering input.
All that being said: I wouldn't take it anywhere I would take the XJ.
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Old 03-09-2011, 09:55 PM
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Im not really looking for protection i Would like it to slow down anything i may hit before it hits the truck tho. Maybe help knock down some of the damage.
Trust me i know if i hit a moose nothing is gonna help same with the bear.


Even tho my truck is 2wd i still have to take it places that alot of ppl wouldn't go down in there 4wd full size trucks for work.


I will have to look in to this some more i need to get my seats first

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Oh and my truck is a 1998 ext cab
I don't understand why people think a bear is going to do as much damage as a moose. Then again, the deer around here are usually bigger then a bear (not as many grizzlies as people think around here, and black bears aren't all that huge) and the highways speeds here are ridiculous.

If you're not looking for protection, then you wouldn't be asking about a brush guard. Duh! And they look fine on a two wheel drive, who cares? If you want one, get one. In my experience, they don't help out that much. A custom bumper is the only way to go to keep from getting the animals from doing some body work for ya.
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Old 03-09-2011, 09:58 PM
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I love when 2wd folks claim they take their trucks where no full size 4x4 dare go.... lol

+1 on 2wd rangers getting stuck on wet grass... I too have owned both.. and the 2wd is brutal in any offroad situation
I think the traction control system works wonders in normal conditions (1 foot of snow, etc) I live in Canada and my 2wd has not gotten stuck in the snow yet
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Old 03-09-2011, 11:02 PM
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I think the traction control system works wonders in normal conditions (1 foot of snow, etc) I live in Canada and my 2wd has not gotten stuck in the snow yet
Oh the traction control is definitely badass.. II didn't have it in my 2wd 2007 ... Like I said in another thread, I don't use 4x4 in snow most of the time because the traction control is so great..

But that being said.. traction control will only take you so far.. You're not one of them.. but a few 2wd'ers around here feel they can do the same shit as a 4x4 for some reason.
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Old 03-09-2011, 11:08 PM
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Oh the traction control is definitely badass.. II didn't have it in my 2wd 2007 ... Like I said in another thread, I don't use 4x4 in snow most of the time because the traction control is so great..

But that being said.. traction control will only take you so far.. You're not one of them.. but a few 2wd'ers around here feel they can do the same shit as a 4x4 for some reason.
cant we at least try? lol i know my trucks limits for the most part though
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Old 03-09-2011, 11:10 PM
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cant we at least try? lol i know my trucks limits for the most part though
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of course you can try! It's fun to fuck around..
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Old 03-10-2011, 08:24 AM
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get the brushguard
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