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Unread 02-07-2014, 12:33 AM   #1
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Best WJ grille guard. ????

Hello everyone. I want to put a grille guard on my 99WJ; looking at Westin, Aries, GoRhino, and Black Horse which all seem to be of a good quality with competitive prices.

Anybody have any experience with these or thoughts on which looks better (etc.) ? Much appreciated as I will have to order whichever one from an online supplier&can't go see them for myself.

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Unread 02-07-2014, 09:09 AM   #2
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I can't comment on brands but I feel I should point out that the mounting of bull bars and brush guards on our WJs aren't very sturdy. These things are more for looks as opposed to use. Many people feel brush guards actually cause more damage to the vehicle when in a front end collision as opposed to no guard at all.

That being said, I'd look into adapting the brush guard's mounting points to work with the Fawkes products. This will make it much stronger. Also, check out this thread: High mount bull/safari bar revisited

I'm not positive how the brush guards mount compared to the bull bar but it should give you some good ideas.
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Unread 02-07-2014, 09:35 AM   #3
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Thanks Chris, glad I asked - most of the feedback I've gotten is the same. Perhaps I'll skip that and look at some worthy upgrades instead.
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Unread 02-07-2014, 09:36 AM   #4
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You could always look into full bumpers...

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Unread 02-20-2014, 07:51 PM   #5
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Wj what I really want

All I want is something to help protect the front end in case I hit one of these deer at a reasonable speed. Highway speeds or an elk? I know, forget about it.

There's just nothing to mount to, maybe I could get a bumper (then a guard) or else just watch out.
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Unread 02-20-2014, 07:56 PM   #6
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Hitting a Elk, or even a sizable deer even with a rugger bumper is still going to mess stuff up...Bad!
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Unread 02-20-2014, 07:58 PM   #7
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If you want some real protection I'd get an ARB
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