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    Smile Bull Bar: Aries or Westin

    Hey all, I have an 05 Silverado Crew Z71 and I am looking to get a new bull bar so I can put my Piaa Lamps on. I am trying to choose between an Aries or a Westin. They both seem to be on top as far as bull bars go. I am told the the Aries will last longer since it is polished stainless steal where as the Westin is chrome plated stainless steal. They both have a lifetime waranty. If any one has any opinions and pictures it would be great to help my decision. Thanks.

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    Sorry I can’t help with pictures but I would go with the stainless, also depending on how they are mounted would make a difference as far as how well they work.

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    i like black accessories. Im still waiting to see a good looking black bull bar, hat wont eliminate the front tow hooks

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    Are you looking for just the bull bar or like the style I have?

    Mine was dealer installed so I'm not sure what make it is but the PIAA lights are very nice!
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    I think he means one of those 3" bars that sweeps up and protects the bumper and part of the grille. Usually has a spot for a pair of lights. Thats what I was talking about anyway. Not a full blown grill/ head light gaurd like you have.

    Sweet looking HD btw, love the color

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    Quote Originally Posted by NJclassic View Post
    Sweet looking HD btw, love the color
    Thanks! When I was shopping for a 2500HD w/Duramax, I found several of the more common colors but had never seen a yellow one so it was first on my list to see. Of course the dealer had put all the bling bling on it which made it harder to resist!

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    I have the Westin chrome plated stainless bull bar, with 2 PIAA 520 Series lights and I love it!
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    Westin also has their Eseries which is a polished stainless and its cheaper than the chrome plated units.
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    This old thread would be great to have some images added to it.

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