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Old 09-23-2014, 10:51 AM   #21
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Glad this got back to the OP issue. Got to ask, why do you need Bush Guards? I see them on a few of the HD vehicles but always thought of them as just a "like the look" thing. If you damaged the old one and took out the truck bumper, what good did the Brush bar do?
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Old 09-23-2014, 10:58 AM   #22
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Glad this got back to the OP issue. Got to ask, why do you need Bush Guards? I see them on a few of the HD vehicles but always thought of them as just a "like the look" thing. If you damaged the old one and took out the truck bumper, what good did the Brush bar do?
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Old 09-23-2014, 01:19 PM   #23
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:canada: Hello
finally got ahold of a friend who deal with truck parts. Brought a rancher grille guard , looks just like the ranch hand .
Getting him to ship it to the body shop today. This may be done by the end of the week
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Old 09-23-2014, 01:44 PM   #24
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Glad this got back to the OP issue. Got to ask, why do you need Bush Guards? I see them on a few of the HD vehicles but always thought of them as just a "like the look" thing. If you damaged the old one and took out the truck bumper, what good did the Brush bar do?
I call it a "damage multiplier". Most are installed for cosmetic purposes. If they are involved in a collision, they are likely to cause as much or more damage as the collision itself.

That being said, I had one on my old truck and LOVED it. I will probably have one on my next truck too (don't want to add the weight to my current truck, plus it won't fit in the garage if I put one on). I figure at least I can bump stuff out of the way at low speeds with minimal damage
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Old 09-23-2014, 02:11 PM   #25
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We have a deer or elk walk out in front of our vehicles just about weekly. We can usually stop in time, but bumped into them three times in 25 years at less than ten mph at the time of contact. The bumper eliminates damage. We didn't have one twice and it cost just over a thousand on one and several hundred on the other to fix.
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Old 09-24-2014, 07:30 PM   #26
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My late husband took part of the bush bar off because it was falling a part from age.
When I hit the car in front of me with the truck. The bush Bar took the full force of the hit. It saved the front of the truck from being push in.
I have two radiators in there, with the weight of the trailer behind me.( trailer brakes failed)
It would be a lot worst. ( The car I hit I push in the back lift gate. and bumper.)
I was thinking of taking it off,
( But people move out of the way, when they see me coming down the road.)
Then I get out of the truck, And they See that it is a lady driving and they shake their head. I am only 5.3
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Old 09-24-2014, 11:24 PM   #27
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As far as the push bar I would try amazon. I picked up a Smittybuilt light bar that would have cost 250 to 300 bucks for a 100 bucks. I paid 15 less for a set of lights than I would have paid for them at the local place with my discount.
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Old 09-25-2014, 08:36 AM   #28
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I paid $ 640 for the new Rancher Grille Guard, It is coming from Saskatchewan (bad Canadian girl I had to look up how to spell it).My friend' home office is out there. Will be shipped right to the body shop in North Vancouver.
Should have it by Friday.
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Rule of thumb if it is chrome it is cosmetic if its black and on a heavy steel 4 wheeling bumper it is functional..
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It is black, the old one was chrome. But still did the job.
When and If I ever get the truck back I will take a picture of it.
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