Looking to buy the OEM brush guard. Does anybody know if there's any drilling involved or is it just a simple bolt on?
The one I used did not come with these lower brackets. The guy said that they were not installed on his truck from the factory. I ended up just making my own but it made the project a little longer and more frustrating.If you buy a used one make sure it includes the lower attachment brackets (2) that bolt on to the steel part of the bumper. You can buy a separate install kit from a dealer that includes the brackets but it costs approx. $75
I agreed with above. Trash those allen bolts, and use reg hex bolts.Some had stripped the previous allen bolts on mine so I finally cut the heads off drilled them out re-taped and used a regular bolt, Alot easier to install with a hex bolt than the allen heads.
Also install your driving lights prior to installing the brush guard.
I went with a "Real Wheels" brand brush guard from the Teaka Toys web site that looks almost OEM. The price was considerablly less than OEM and the install was a breeze. The brackets that come with the kit fit over the OEM bumper and bolt to pre-existing holes in the frame. The guard itself attaches to the bracket real easy with four allen head bolts.Looking to buy the OEM brush guard. Does anybody know if there's any drilling involved or is it just a simple bolt on?