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I just bought an 01 LE 4x4 Pathfinder to replace my old 90 XE 4x4. So far, I love it.

 

I want to put a brushguard on the front. I know quality will vary depending on price range. There are some for under $200 on ebay that are strictly for astetics and have no function. Then there are those such as Waag which are high dollar, but they back up the $$$ with ruggedness. Is there a brushguard out there that isn't going to break the bank, but at the same time will not literally break if it comes in contact with something?

 

I'm not going to be doing anything offroad but may encounter a deer or two during normal driving. I want something take can hand out punishment without being punished itself. How do Waag, Manik, Hunter all compare? I saw a Hunter on ebay for under $300 shipping incl. I am leary of that though since the headlight guards are left to be bolted on by customer. I'd think a fully welded 1 piece brushguard would stand up much better than something that needs to be assembled. Thanks in advance.

 

Aaron

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Is there a brushguard out there that isn't going to break the bank, but at the same time will not literally break if it comes in contact with something?

No.

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How does AC's brushguard compare with Manik and Waag? The latter two I've seen in the upper $400-lower $500 area. AC's is a little less than $400.

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I have heard a lot of negatives about “brush” guards, especially the cheaper ones. As they bolt down and under the bumper, they tend to pivot back very easily, causing more damage than might have occurred without it.

 

What you might really need is a proper bumper/guard combination if you are concerned about hitting deer at speed. Whatever you buy, make sure it is very sturdy and well built. Take a look at what the use in Australia, the Roo Bars.

 

They do make a good place to mount things like winches and lights.

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Maybe something like a "bull bar" then? Provides protection while maintaining low center of gravity to for extra strength.

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A brush guard isnt going to help you much against a deer.

 

This, however will:

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but it aint cheap: linky

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wow....that's a mighty sexy bull bar! if i had the $, i'd buy her! =P

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My brushguard saved my truck from being totaled. Hit a guard rail on the highway when my back tires lost traction in the snow and was sliding againest it for like 100 yards. My brushguard was junk but it saved my truck so i got the same one again.

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Is that the Nissan brushguard NastyPathy? What brand is it? Price?

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Is that the Nissan brushguard NastyPathy? What brand is it? Price?

yes that's the nissan brushguard, you can get it at www.courtesyparts.com for about $400

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How close does the brushguard sit from the hood at the top? I ask because I have a bug shield on my Pathy and want to make sure there wouldn't be interference between the two. Thanks.

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Don't know exactly how far it is, but it looks like NastyPathy has a bug deflector on his hood, so it must fit pretty well.

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