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Protect your vehicle's front end from the rigors of the great outdoors with a custom-fit grille guard by Westin or Aries Automotive. Enhance your vehicle's appearance while adding a rugged durability. The guards feature a no-drill application, making it easy to install and hit the trails. The tubing is contoured to the front of your vehicle, giving your vehicle a stylish finished look on the road and the protection you need while on the trail.

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Westin Sportsman Grille Guard Installation - 2003 Ford Explorer Sport Trac

Today on our 2003 Ford Explorer Sport Trac we're going to take a look at and also show you how to install the Westin Sportsman Grille Guard. This one-piece grille guard offers a black powder coating on a steel frame. The Part Number is 40-0805. This is a very rugged brush guard. It gives a superior protection. It's going to protect from dents on maybe our bumper or our hood, our grill, our headlight areas, just to give us superior protection whether it's from brush that may come up and rub our vehicle while we're offroad or other hazards that we can sometimes find running across the road. You see the smaller bars here. These are going to give us full headlight protection without hampering our headlight performance and they're very easily removable.


Aries Grille Guard Installation - 2012 Chevrolet Colorado

Today on our 2012 Chevrolet-Colorado, we're going to be taking a look at and installing the Aries black grille guard, part number AA4080. Also available in polished stainless steel, part number AA4080-2. Here's what this grille guard is going to look like once it's installed on the vehicle. As you can see, it's going to give us a nice heavy duty clean look to the front of the truck. It's made of a heavy duty carbon steel construction with 1-1/2 inch tubing. Here in front of the headlights, it's got these cages.


Westin E Series Bull Bar Installation - 2012 Ram 2500

Today on our 2012 Ram 2500 crew cab, we're going to take a look at and show you how to install the Westin E-series bull bar with skid plate. This is the polished stainless steel 3 inch tube. Part number is 31-5550. Here's what the bull bar's going to look like installed. As you can see, it's got a really nice, highly polished stainless steel look to it. It's going to give us that rust proof protection that we really want.


Pilot Bully NR Series Bull Bar Installation - 1995 Chevrolet C/K Series Pickup

Today on our 1995 Chevy CK Series we're going to install the Pilot Bully NR-Series stainless steel 3" bull bar, part number NR-101. Now here's what our bully bar's going to look like once it's installed. The bully bar is constructed with a mandrel-bent stainless steel tubing with a mirrored polish bar and plate, offering a seamless weld construction. It's a heavy duty 3" diameter stainless steel tubing. Additionally, the bottom mirrored plate is removable. Here in the crosstube there are two plugs.


Westin Sportsman Grille Guard Installation - 2006 Ford F-150

Today on our 2006 Ford F-150 4WD, we'll be installing the Westin Grille Guard part number 40-2015. Note the install for this application will be similar to a 2WD but we'll be following the 4WD install procedures. To begin we'll need to remove the manufacturer's tow hook. There's two. One on each side and each one is held in with two fasteners. We'll remove the fasteners and the tow hooks. Now after we remove the tow hook and fasteners, we'll go ahead and pull the old nut plate out of the frame that held the fasteners tight.


Westin Off-Road Driving Lights Installation - 2006 Ford F-150

Today on our 2006 Ford F-150, we'll be installing the Westin Off Road Driving Lights, part number 09-0505. We're going to mount these on the Westin Sportsman Grille Guard that has already been installed on the truck. To begin our install, our grille guard has mounting points for the lights already. We'll go ahead and locate the attachment points and remove the rubber plugs. Now to secure the light to the bar, the stud will go down through the light bar, then we'll install a flat washer, a split lock washer and secure with a nut. Let's go ahead and set out light in place and then we'll install our hardware. There's our flat washer, our split lock washer and then the nut. With our hardware finger tight, we'll make any necessary adjustments to the light and then tighten it down.


Westin HDX Grille Guard Installation - 2014 Chevrolet Silverado 2500

Today on our 2014 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD Crew Cab, we're going to be installing the Westin HDX Grille Guard with the Punch Plate made out of black powder-coated steel. Part number 57-3615. We're first going to begin here underneath the vehicle, we're going to be starting over here on the driver side, we're going to need to remove a bolt, it's this bolt right here, that runs horizontally through the frame and through the tow hook. On this side there is a nut, we'll go ahead and take that out. We'll go ahead and repeat the same process over here on the passenger side. Next we're going to go ahead and just loosen the bottom bolt for each of the two tow hooks. Next we're going to come under here underneath the hood, we're going to need to remove this plastic cover to gain access down behind the grille. Now there's multiple fasteners that we'll need to remove.


Westin Safari Light Bar Installation - 2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee

Today on our 2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee well be installing the Westin Safari Light Bar with installation kit part number 30-0005-1135. To begin our installation well need to remove the black plastic cover that covers the sway bar here. There are four fasteners holding it in place. Well remove the fasteners and set them off to the side with the cover as we will not be reinstalling it. Now, the holes where the fasteners came out of are actually threaded and they are the holes that we will mount our brackets to, to hold our bar in place. At this point well go ahead and clean the threads out of the ball holes here using a brass penetrant and the nylon tube brush part number 814092.


Westin Driving Lights Installation - 2006 Ford F-150

Today in our 2006 Ford F150, we'll be installing the Westin driving lights. Part number 09-0205. On this vehicle we'll be installing the lights onto the Western light bar, part number 37-02015. We'll be installing four lights in total. Let's go ahead and mount our lights first. To mount the light, we'll simply remove the nut and lock washer, install the light on the light bar and then reinstall the lock washer and then the nut and then tighten them down.


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  • Installation Instructions for Westin Sportsman Grille Guard for 2003 to 2007 Chevy Silverado 2500HD
  • If you have Westin Sportsman Grille Guard # 40-1245 the instructions are linked on the product page on the right hand side. I have also included a link for them here also to the right. If you have # 45-1240 I have linked those instructions for you as well.
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  • Bull Bars/Grille Guards for 2014 Toyota Tacoma That Do Not Require Removal of Factory Skid Plate
  • All of the bull bars and grille guards offered for your 2014 Toyota Tacoma will require removal of the factory skid plate for installation. However, the skid plate may be re-installed after some necessary trimming to accommodate the mounting points for the bull bar. Westin offers their Ultimate Bull Bar in both chrome-plated-steel, part # 32-1600, and in black powder-coat finish on steel, part # 32-1605. My contact there confirmed these will fit your 2014 Tacoma. The installation instructions...
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  • Install Kit for Westin Bull Bar on 2010 Nissan Frontier
  • I spoke with my contact at Westin, who tells me that the Bull Bars are somewhat vehicle-specific. The only Bull Bars that are compatible with the 2010 Frontier are the # 32-1690 in chrome plated stainless or # 32-1695 in black powder coated steel. The hardware kit is part # 32-169PK, and is specific to the bars mentioned above. The Westin # 31-5170 you mentioned is only compatible with the GM Trucks and SUVs listed on the bottom of the product page.
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  • Recommended Winch Mount For 2000 Dodge Ram 3500 Turbo Diesel
  • The Winch Carrier for Bulldog Winch Grille Guard - 12,000 lbs # BDW733601 is not a fit for your 2000 Ram 3500. The only mount that is available is a receiver mount like the Bulldog Winch Receiver Mount Kit - 2" x 2" # BDW20155 or the Curt Trailer Hitch Electric Winch Mount Plate # C31010. For this you will need a front mount receiver if you don't already have one. We have two models available; the Draw-Tite Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - 2" # 65003 or the Curt Front...
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  • Installing Westin Ultimate Bull Bar on 2012 Dodge Ram 1500
  • The brackets for the Westin Ultimate Bull Bar actually pass under the bumper and attach to the frame members. I have provided a photo that will give you an idea of how the brackets attach to the vehicle. If your truck has the rubber splash guard attached to the underside of the bumper, it will need to be temporarily removed in order to install the bull bar.
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  • Westin Bull Bar # 32-1690 Mounting Kit Contents
  • Even though we do not carry a replacement hardware kit for this Westin Ultimate Bull Bar with Skid Plate, part # 32-1690, I can tell you what the contents of a hardware kit would most likely include. I pulled the installation instructions for this product and found that you would need the following to install this product on your 2007 Ford F150: 2 BRACKET, PASSENGER AND DRIVER 4 M12- 1.75 X 30MM HEX HEAD BOLT 8 M12 FLAT WASHER 4 M12 LOCK WASHER 4 M12 HEX NUT 4 M12-1.25 X 30MM...
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  • Installation Instructions for Westin Ultimate Bull Bar with Skid Plate for 2003 Ford F-150 Supercrew
  • I do apologize that there were no instructions in the packaging that came with the Westin Ultimate Bull Bar with Skid Plate, # 32-0245. I have included a link to the instructions below. Here is a brief overview: NOTE: Cutting the air dam is necessary if vehicles are not equipped with either tow hooks or fog lights. See NO TOW HOOK instructions. If you do have tow hooks then move on to the next step. Remove tow hooks by removing front bolt and loosening rear bolt sufficiently. DO...
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  • Installation Instructions for Westin HDX Grille Guard for a 2014 Ram 1500 SLT
  • Below are the written instructions only for Westin HDX Grille Guard # 57-3540 for your 2014 Ram 1500. I will also send you a copy of the complete instructions in a separate email. 1. Remove contents from box, verify all parts listed are present and free from damage. Carefully read and understand all instructions before attempting installation. 2. Remove the lower bumper front valance by removing the two M6 bolts at the ends and prying out the center pins of the plastic retaining clips...
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  • Will Westin HDX Grille Guard # 57-3540 Fit 2014 Ram 1500 Outdoorsman 4 X 4 with Factory Tow Hooks
  • The Westin HDX Grille Guard you referenced, part # 57-3540, will fit your 2014 Ram 1500 Outdoorsman 4 X 4 with factory tow hooks and plastic bumper cover as long as it is neither the Sport nor Express model. I confirmed this with my contact at Westin. The bumper cover does not affect installation, according to my contact. Installation will require temporary removal of your lower bumper front valance and factory tow hooks, but these will be re-installed. Tools required for installation...
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  • Is Trimming Required to Install Westin Ultimate Bull Bar # 32-1965 on 2013 Dodge Ram 1500 Express
  • The Westin Ultimate Bull Bar # 32-1965 is indeed a fit for the 2013 Dodge Ram Pickup and will fit all cab styles. This item installs without drilling. My contact at Westin advised that trimming of the air dam is required. Also, the installation instructions indicate that if the bottom splash guard is to be reinstalled after the bull bar is attached it will require trimming to accommodate the bull bar lower mounting bracket. In a separate email I have forwarded the installation instructions...
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  • How Would The Westin Sportsman Grille Guard, # 40-0145, Install On My 2000 Dodge Durango
  • This Westin Sportsman Grille Guard, 1-Piece Black Powder Coated, part # 40-0145, would install onto the bumper brace bolts on the outside of the frame on your 2000 Dodge Durango, you will need to be underneath your Durango to access this area. .
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  • Grille Guard Recommendation for a 2012 Ram 1500 Express
  • I have some good news and some bad news. The good news is the Westin Sportsman Grille Guard, # 40-3545, will fit your 2012 Ram 1500 Express. I spoke with my contact at Westin and he told me that all of their grille guards were initially listed as a no fit for the Express models, but they have redesigned the grille guard and mounting brackets to fit the 2009 to 2012 Express models. The bad news is that you will have to do some additional trimming of your airdam for the grille guard to...
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  • Replacement Installation Hardware Kit for Westin Sportsman Series Grille Guard for 2007 Sierra 1500
  • For the 2007 GMC Sierra Classic 1500 LD we offer two versions of Westin's Sportsman Grille Guard and we do offer replacement installation kits. Part # 45-1220 is the polished stainless-steel version for the 1500 LD that features rubber-coated uprights to allow movement of equipment without scratching the stainless steel. Part # 40-1225 is the black-powder-coat version which also has the rubber uprights. For both you can use Replacement Hardware Kit # 40-122PK that includes brackets...
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  • Installation of Westin Ultimate Bull Bar with Skid Plate # 32-3600 on 2012 Toyota 4Runner
  • According to the installation instructions on the Westin Ultimate Bull Bar with Skid Plate, part # 32-3600, you will remove three factory bumper mount bolts on each side of your 2012 Toyota 4Runner and line up the frame mounting brackets for the Westin Bull Bar with the holes and reinstall the three factory bumper mount bolts on each side to hold the mounting brackets to the vehicle. The Bull Bar will mount to those mounting brackets using two bolts for each mounting bracket. Before...
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  • Install Picture Request for the Westin MAX Winch Mounting Tray # 46-23555
  • I attached a picture that shows the Westin MAX Winch Mounting Tray # 46-23555 but in chrome mounted on a similar Ram truck as yours for you to check out.
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  • Recommended Grill Guard for a 2017 Chevy Colorado ZR2
  • I do have a grill guard option for you but I called my contact at Westin and they were not able to confirm fitment of the Westin Sportsman Grille Guard with Winch Plate part # 40-93845 on your 2017 Chevy Colorado ZR2. For a grill guard that is a confirmed fit I recommend using the Aries Grille Guard part # AA4088 for black and part # AA4088-2 for polished. The Aries Grill Guard is a one piece custom fit guard with all included parts needed for installation. The headlight cages are removable...
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  • Installation Guide for Westin HDX Grille Guard # 57-2505 on 2013 Ford F-150
  • The Westin HDX Grille Guard # 57-2505 that you referenced is a confirmed fit for the 2013 Ford F-150 either with or without the EcoBoost feature. The complete installation instructions from Westin have been sent to you in a separate email. The trimming required is illustrated in figure 10 of the instructions. I have linked that image for you. You will need to trim both sides of the air dam.
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  • Do Tow Hooks Have to be Removed to Install a Bull Bar # 31-5950 on a 2007 Dodge Ram 1500
  • According to the directions, linked below, for the Westin E-Series Bull Bar with Skid Plate, Stainless Steel, # 31-5950, for your 1997 Dodge Ram 1500, tow hooks are not mentioned as needing to be removed, relocated, or modified for installation of the Bull Bar. If your truck does have tow hooks, either from the factory or aftermarket, you will need to determine, based on the instructions, if they occupy an attachment point needed by the Bull Bar. The only mention of tow hooks being removed...
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  • Will View of License Plate Be Blocked by a Westin Ultimate Bull Bar on a 2012 Toyota 4Runner
  • If you were to install a Westin Ultimate Bull Bar # 32-3600 on your 2012 Toyota 4Runner it would not block your license plate from view. Check out the picture I attached that shows this product installed onto a similar vehicle as yours. The picture should also answer your question about how high the top bar of the product will be above where it bolts to the frame.
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  • Replacement Westin Sportsman Grille Guard for 45-1260/40-1265 on 2005 GMC Sierra
  • Grille guards are designed to fit specific vehicles. Replacement mounting hardware for Westin grille guards is specific to both the vehicle and the grille guard model. Both the grille guard and mounting hardware will need to be confirmed by Westin as a fit for the 2005 GMC Sierra for the guard to install correctly. If the Westin grille guard that you have is the Sportsman Grille Guard, Polished Stainless Steel # 45-1260 or Black Powder Coated Steel # 40-1265, the replacement hardware...
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