realtruck.com

Live Chat
Chat with an Expert
877-216-5446
Sales & Service Hours
0
Financing As Low As 0% with
Prequalify Now

Bull Bars vs Grille Guards

Protecting your truck’s front end can prevent damage such as dents, dings, and scrapes that result from minor collisions. Two of the most popular methods of front end protection are grille guards and bull bars. While similar, the main difference between bull bars and grille guards is that a bull bar only protects the middle of your vehicle's front end while a grille guard covers the entire front end, even wrapping around the headlights. For a complete list of differences, see the images below.

Coverage
Coverage

Extends from underneath the bumper to just above the bumper on most trucks. Often includes a skid plate.

Coverage
Coverage

Extends from the bottom of the bumper to the top of the grille. Usually includes brush guard covers for your headlights.

Additional Accessories
Additional Accessories

Can include drilled holes for mounting LED light bars or round accessory lights.

Additional Accessories
Additional Accessories

Can include hitch mounting plates, LED light mounts, and even a step to make it easier to access your hood for engine maintenance.

Colors and Materials
Colors and Materials

Black powder-coated steel or polished marine-grade stainless steel. Chrome-plated steel is also available.

Color and Materials
Color and Materials

Black powder-coated steel or polished marine-grade stainless steel, sometimes combined in one unit. Chrome, silver, and white finishes also available.

Pricing
Pricing

Starts under $200.00.

Pricing
Pricing

Starts under $300.00.

Installation
Installation

No drilling required on most applications.

Installation
Installation

No drilling required on most applications, may require assistance to lift into place.

Installation of a Westin Ultimate Bull Bar on a Tacoma.
GO Industries Rancher Grille Guard on an F-250.

If you have questions about grille guards or bull bars, chat or call our product experts.