We’re currently debating which kind of grill to get for the front of our Discovery. He wants the full out wrap-around brush bar while I just want a small, a-frame in the front.
As to the OP, we’re getting one because we’re tired of replacing our headlight covers when we strike pedestrians. With the brush guard in place, all we’ll have to do is hose off the blood and bits of skull and hair when we get home. Money well spent!
The stupidest truck I have seen in a while was a guy I knew from a bar. It was an f-650 with a modified short bed, painted perfectly with flames, and every chrome rollbar, brushguard, slide plate. I looked all over the damn thing to see it it was a Fifth wheel, Camper holder, or some other bizare trailer connecting device. Finally one day he came out while I was looking. I asked him what he used it for. He said it was just a daily driver. I just cannot understand why anybody needs a Truck with a frame and chassis designed to hold 10-20 tons to go and get eggs.
The stupidest truck I’ve ever seen was in the parking lot at work one day, naturally parked to take up two spaces in a very crowded parking lot. It was a Dodge Ram with chromed rhino protectors, running boards, fog lamps, raised suspension, huge tires, chrome rims, and chrome 18 wheeler-style smokestacks. I didn’t look under the truck to see if they were actually connected to the exhaust system, or whether they were purely cosmetic. To top it off, the truck was painted a metallic purple with flames on the hood. It looked so starkly out of place in the parking lot of a home improvement center, since I couldn’t imagine the owner actually putting any cargo in the bed and risking damage to the paint or chrome.
“A 1998 study by Australia’s University of Adelaide found that the damage to a child’s head when struck by a vehicle equipped with a small-diameter steel bull bar was 10 to 15 times worse than damage inflicted by a vehicle without one. “In practical terms, a pedestrian hit by a vehicle equipped with a steel bull bar will be seriously hurt or killed at speeds much lower than those that are usually fatal,” said Jack McLean, one of the study’s authors.”