You remove the hooks when you install any bull bar, not just Westin.CDNArMaDa said:Where does it moun nad do you have to take off the factory tow hooks ( Yes I really need them, used them too)???tg
It should protect against small stones, etc. However, remember it has LESS protection in an accident. The bar bends back causing damage to areas like the hood that would have sustained none during an accident. They are entirely made for looks, not function, but should give some small stone protection to the lower area, though not by design. A grille would work just as well or better vs. small stones. As a side note, I haven't heard anyone on this or any titan boards who had small stones/debris causing any damage due to the lower grille area being open. I would think it would be safe unless you follow other rigs close behind down gravel roads at high speeds.CDNArMaDa said:how much protection does this product offer to the lower bumper opening, Or would I be better off gettin a lower grille insert( really gotta protect the A/C condenser from stones and such)????