Best Grille/Brush Guard for LC200

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I recently purchased a 2013 LC200 and want to put a grille/brush guard on it. I live in Texas and deer are like rodents - all over the place. I came from a truck with a Ranch Hand style cattle guard and want something similar. I can only find grille guard/bumper replacements (ARB style), but I’m not wanting to go that far. Does anyone have a recommendation of the best grille/brush guard for the 200 series? Thanks in advance.
 

Markuson

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I recently purchased a 2013 LC200 and want to put a grille/brush guard on it. I live in Texas and deer are like rodents - all over the place. I came from a truck with a Ranch Hand style cattle guard and want something similar. I can only find grille guard/bumper replacements (ARB style), but I’m not wanting to go that far. Does anyone have a recommendation of the best grille/brush guard for the 200 series? Thanks in advance.
First...if you need deer protection...you’ll want to avoid referring to it as a brush bar. Brush bars are a thing, but are for...brush. -Not large critter strikes. What you want is a bull-bar, or if in Australia...a roo bar.

Brush bars typically attach to row or recovery points, but bull-bars are far stronger, and attach to the frame, taking the place of the stock bumper.

ARB Deluxe bar, TJM T13 are strong, popular choices. I personally like and use the T13, but it is notoriously difficult to get ahold of due to TJM’s strange production habits that no one fully understands.
 

Sandroad

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Around here where deer strikes are routine, brush/grill guards are called damage multipliers. Hitting a deer will push the guard back into parts way beyond the strike area. Take @Markuson advice and get a bull bar as a frame-attached replacement bumper if your reasoning is to reduce deer damage.
 
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