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Unread 05-15-2013, 12:48 PM   #1
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2004 KJ Liberty Opinions for bull guards

What's up guys, new to the forum deal but looking for recommendations on a bull guard for my 04 lib. Red jeep with black rims, black racks. was looking at the black westin bull guard. all the one's i look at say that it won't fit my year. how do you find the right size?

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Unread 05-16-2013, 10:33 AM   #2
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They all mount to the where the factory tow hooks do. Any of them will fit. If you want the bull bar for protection don't bother as it will cause more damage than without one. But if it's for looks go for it
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Unread 05-16-2013, 02:29 PM   #3
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They all bolt on the same, no changes in the mounting points, ONLY difference is the bumpers.
02-04 are the same and 05-07
So mounting hardware maybe somewhat different due to that.
But I'd save my $$$$ and put it into something useful
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Unread 05-31-2013, 06:50 PM   #4
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awesome sounds good. thanks fellas
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Unread 06-01-2013, 01:16 AM   #5
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I'm curious, but as a Jeep owner for almost three weeks now I'm wondering why these are considered useless.

Just trying to learn, now that I have a vehicle which I'd like to spiff up a bit at some point. I'm not into bling as much as function.
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Unread 06-01-2013, 04:00 AM   #6
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They are like adding fake louvers to your hood, serve no purpose but cosmetic ones.
To mount them you do away with the ability to have tow hooks on the front,
they are very weak so if you would happen to hit something they fold back over and actually cause more damage to the front in than with out.
They are made of weak metal which ruts out
and the list goes on
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Unread 06-01-2013, 08:35 AM   #7
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Then any suggestions to what IS good to add to the front for protection? Brush/bull/push all add another place to add additional lighting too.
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Unread 06-01-2013, 10:56 AM   #8
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ARB bumper
RockLizard Monitor front bumper
JeepinByAl Matrix Brush Guard

all you can mount lights to, have tow points and will hold up great

Now you may think they are all too expensive
but consider this
So far with my ARB I've rear ended a Toyota Camry that suddenly stopped for no reason, it was towed away and I had a couple of marks on mine.
4 Deer on different occasions killed 3 last one had to shoot it , only hair and guts on the bumper
last was a lifted GM pickup was turning and all of a sudden stopped minor dent in the ARB
But if I didn't have the bumper the whole front end would of been wiped off of my KJ at least 5 of the 6 times
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Unread 06-01-2013, 11:51 AM   #9
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Thanks for all those ideas, Tom. What you said really makes sense. The confusing thing for a new guy is to figure out which things are worth the time, effort, and money.
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Unread 06-01-2013, 12:26 PM   #10
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Thanks for all those ideas, Tom. What you said really makes sense. The confusing thing for a new guy is to figure out which things are worth the time, effort, and money.
It can be confusing for sure
I was the same way back ah well 40 years ago
But just look around , invest your Jeep dollars wisely and it'll pay off in the long run
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