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Westin HDX Grille Guard with Punch Plate - Black Powder Coated Steel

Westin HDX Grille Guard with Punch Plate - Black Powder Coated Steel

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This grille guard gives your vehicle a truly rugged look. Powder coated steel construction, heavy-duty wraparound wings, and full punch-plate grille offer maximum protection. Rubber-coated uprights shield grille guard from damage. 1-800-496-5010 to order Westin grille guards part number W68AQ or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Westin products. Great prices and Fastest Shipping for Westin HDX Grille Guard with Punch Plate - Black Powder Coated Steel. Grille Guards reviews from real customers.
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Westin Grille Guards - W68AQ

  • Steel
  • Full Coverage Grille Guard
  • Westin
  • Black
  • With Punch Plate
  • 2 Inch Tubing

This grille guard gives your vehicle a truly rugged look. Powder coated steel construction, heavy-duty wraparound wings, and full punch-plate grille offer maximum protection. Rubber-coated uprights shield grille guard from damage.


Features:

  • Custom-fit, extreme-duty grille guard protects your vehicle's front end
    • Deters dents, chips and scratches on your grille, headlights, and bumper
    • Acts as a brush guard for off-road adventures
  • 1-Piece, welded uprights are coated in heavy-duty rubber for additional protection
  • Large-diameter, contoured tubing wraps around front end for superior coverage and attractive lines
  • Punch-plate insert provides full-coverage protection for factory grille
  • Guard bars on wraparound wings help to shield headlights
  • Black powder coated steel is durable and corrosion resistant
  • Quick and easy bolt-on installation with included hardware


Specs:

  • Perimeter tube: 2"
  • Headlight guard tube diameter: 1-1/4"
  • 3-Year warranty


57-3825 Westin HDX Heavy Duty Xtreme Brush Guard/Grille Guard with Punch Plate Grille - Mild Steel - Black

Installation Details W68AQ Installation instructions

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Video of Westin HDX Grille Guard with Punch Plate - Black Powder Coated Steel

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Video Transcript for Westin HDX Punch Plate Grille Guard Review

Salesperson Hello neighbors, it's Brad here at etrailer, and today, we're taking a look at the Westin HDX line of Grille Guards for trucks. Now this is gonna be a great option to give your truck a tough appearance, but also give it protection from any road hazards or even if you're going offroading from those branches, and especially in the Midwest, deer. Now this is available in two different colors. It's gonna be our black powder coat finish here, and there's also a polished stainless as well so it can match the aesthetic of your vehicle. Now when you are choosing your grille guard for your vehicle, make sure to use the fit guide here at etrailer.com to make sure that you're getting the proper grille guard for your vehicle. Now, regardless of what vehicle you may have, it is going to contour it and be custom fit to your vehicle.

That way, your headlights are still gonna have beams come out and they're not gonna be blocked. And also, this is all a one piece design. And this also contours to the shape of the hood, so it's gonna fit nice and tight, but it's gonna work on your vehicle because it's custom tailored to it. Now, the entire grille guard is one piece, so it's quite large, but also that gives it rigidity. There's no loose pieces that can come off over time.

Even this mesh is welded onto it. So overall, very, very tough. Now the only pieces that won't be part of the one piece design are gonna be the brackets that you're gonna use to bolt it onto your vehicle. And even those are going to be directly bolted into your frame. So I mean, it is extremely solid once you have it bolted up.

Now you'll notice here on the main braces these protrude out the furthest, and it actually has a nice rubber coating on it, so that's gonna allow it to prevent any major scratches or nicks. That way, if you do catch some trees or limbs as you're off on the wilderness or out on the trails, it's gonna keep it looking nice and you're not gonna have gouges out of the front. Now the mesh is really nice because it's gonna protect any large things from hitting your grill, and it's gonna keep it looking good. And another thing is having mesh is gonna be great because you still maintain all that airflow. It's not gonna cause this to get hot, but you still have all of that protection.

This mesh is also attached to these cross member bars here, so it's really solid. It's not gonna have any flex to it, whereas a large area might. Now overall, this is a extremely sturdy design and you can see that throughout all of the bars. Now installation is probably gonna vary from vehicle to vehicle, but this one that we had here, you can knock it out in about an hour or two. And you are gonna probably want an extra person there with you just to kinda get this in place and bolt it in. It's rather kinda heavy and cumbersome, so having someone there to help you is gonna make a big difference. And overall, it's a pretty easy install and I think it's totally worth it. I've totaled the vehicle out by hitting a deer and I know a lot of friends that own farms, and these are great for cattle or anything along those lines that if it prevents your vehicle from getting totally damaged one time, it's totally worth it. And that was a look at the Westin line of HDX Grille Guards..


Customer Reviews

Westin HDX Grille Guard with Punch Plate - Black Powder Coated Steel - W68AQ

Average Customer Rating:  4.6 out of 5 stars   (25 Customer Reviews)

This grille guard gives your vehicle a truly rugged look. Powder coated steel construction, heavy-duty wraparound wings, and full punch-plate grille offer maximum protection. Rubber-coated uprights shield grille guard from damage.

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This the review I posted on TacomaWorld about the grill: “I had purchased a HD Steelcraft grille guard, via Carid, for my 2017 Tacoma, but it was not received in acceptable condition (from manufacturing and shipping). After being refunded I purchased a HDX Westin, grille guard, via etrailer. First, I have to say the Westin was much more difficult in install; luckily I had a buddy with more experience on such projects, more patients and the right tools. The instructions covered several years of Tacomas and were poorly written and illustrated. With that said the packaging from Westin was far superior than that of Steelcraft’s. Westin had every part covered by cardboard cut to fit. Under the cardboard the grille guard had been wrapped in foam. The likelihood of the grille being damaged was very unlikely. On the other hand the Steelcraft only had foam and bubble wrap around it with a thin leather like covering around it all on the outside. Before even unpacking the Steelcraft it could be seen were the corners of the up rights had cut through the wrapping. As mentioned the quality of the grille was poor. There were places where it had not been powder coated, the powder coating on the punch out was sloppy and one of the up rights appeared to have been damaged before it had even been wrapped. The Westin was made of thicker and wider steel. Both grilles were one piece units. The Steelcraft bolted to the frame using vertical bolts, which seemed to me could be sheared off on impact, while the Westin grille bolted on horizontally. Steelcraft looked good the way the upper part of the guard turned inward to follow the upper part of the grille, and the Westin upper part turn outward following the angle of the lower part of the grille. The Westin offered more protection. If you were to hit something the wider spread of the Westin uprights seem like they would protect more. The uprights on the Steelcraft were just powder coated medal, but the uprights on the Westin had a nice rubber strip over them, well suited for pushing another vehicle. The Westin cost more, but worth it. Just make sure you’re very patient and having a pass though socket is a great help since there is very limited room to work under the bumper on the upper bolts. And Steelcraft’s warranty is two years while Westin’s is three years.”




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We chose this particular guard because we like the design over other brands for the Tahoe application. This is a 2020 Tahoe Premier RST. Grill guards are popular here in rural Texas even on cars and SUVS because they are known to at least sometimes help minimize vehicle damage during highway impacts. Turkey buzzards, hawks, feral pigs and deer are a constant presence on our rural public roads. We like the way it fits and the tubing is even heavier than the Ranch Hand on our farm trucks. We are very happy with this product.




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This is an excellent grill guard excellent people to deal with couldn't be happier thankyou etrailer




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After ordering the grille guard I wondered how it would be delivered as I have a long driveway with no turn-around. I called etrailer and made them aware of my driveway situation. They gave me the number to the shipper and we were able to meet up less than two miles from my home. I was really impressed with the way my grille guard was packaged. The installation went smoothly for the most part. The illustration pictures included with the instructions were a bit confusing at first. After scrutinizing the diagrams I was able to finish the installation. Since the grille guard was to much to handle for one person, I used a block and tackle hung from my garage roof rafter and had my wife steady the grille guard as I installed the bolts. Torquing the nuts was a bit of a challenge due to the limited access space. Also, after the installation was completed, I had a hard time opening the hood due to the limited space to access the horizontal hood latch. The top of the grille guard sits a bit higher than the truck's grill and the hood release space. Finally, after succeeding in opening the hood, I drilled a hole in the horizontal latch, installed a zip tie in the hole, and now can pull the zip tie horizontally to release the latch. The grille guard appears to be sturdy. If it keeps my headlight and factory grill intact after a deer strike it is money well spent. Price a headlight assembly and grill for a 2019 Ford F250 and I'm confident that you'll agree with me. The only added cost for me was buying an 18mm socket. I've received many compliments already on the grille guard.




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I love my grill guard. Now I am thinking I may want to attach some lights to it.




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I bought this grill one year ago. I like this grill. I can recommend it.




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I like to think my Westin Grille Guard is the best compared to some of the others I have seen on the road. I have the polished stainless and I do not see one bit of rust or discoloration. I do wish though that the bolts that hold the grille onto the truck were polished stainless or came with caps to cover the zinc oxide bolts that are used for the installation.


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It has been over a year now and my Westin Grille Guard still looks like the day it came out of the box. The truck stays outside 24/7/365 in upper NY state. I bought it to protect my front end against deer hits, but the deer seem to stand at the side of the road admiring how good my guard looks. Now I am thinking about ordering the Westin 6 HID light kit to improve night time driving. I certainly would recommend Westin to anyone looking for aftermarket products.
Jim N - 11/24/2017


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Good and strong grill guard.




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Been a year and still looks new. Salt and everything




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Built tough and looks great!




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This has been a great grille guard! Power coat looks new and this has been a "better than expected" item.




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Great Grill Guard. It was very easy to mount and we added a heavy duty winch. It really changed the look of the truck. Holding up really well with no rock chips or fading still looks brand new!




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It has a few chips in the chrome when I received the grille guard. Not sure if it was for the warehouse or shipping. Also there is a little rust starting at one of the welds. Still very happy with the grill guard.




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Great quality, finish is holding up excellent despite abuse. Another bit of information to note: if you have the chrome mesh grill (Denali style) it will require modification and not install per the instructions.




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Excellent product, timely received, easy to install. Glad I purchased it. Keep up the good work!

Wayne


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Iv had it on for some time it was easy to install, it is very solid Ive recommended it to others.
wayne - 04/12/2020


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Paint is peeing off in several places, it’s made very well and I pleased with everything except the paint.




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LOVE IT.




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On time, as described!




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  • Recommended Brush Guard for a 2019 Toyota 4Runner SR5 and TRD
    The Westin HDX Grille Guard with Punch Plate item # W68AQ weighs 101 lbs. It is confirmed to fit the SR5 and TRD models of the 2019 Toyota 4Runner. This is by far the best option available. All hardware required for installation is included. I have linked a review video and the installation instructions below.
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  • Recommendation for Grille Guard for a 2022 Toyota 4Runner Trail Edition
    While we do have bumper/grille guards that fit your 2022 Toyota 4Runner Trail edition, we do not carry any guards that do not interfere with your front sensors. We have a few different models available. For something rugged looking, I recommend the Westin HDX # W68AQ. For more of a traditional style, I recommend the Westin Sportsman # 40-3825 (black) or # 45-3820 (polished stainless steel). All of these guards come with customized mounting hardware for a bolt-on installation. Westin confirmed...
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